The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced Terry Moore, creator of Strangers in Paradise, Rachel Rising, Motor Girl, Echo and Five Years, as a special guest of its eighth Festival in Kendal, 9th - 11th October 2020.
Indie powerhouse Terry Moore began his career in comics with the critically-acclaimed epic series Strangers in Paradise, the compelling love story between three unlikely friends who find themselves bound together by their pasts. The long-running series garnered many awards including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialised Story and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Reuben Award.
Strangers in Paradise has been translated into nineteen languages and is as popular today as when it was first published in 1993. In 2018, Terry marked twenty five years of Strangers in Paradise with new stories in a ten issue limited series, Strangers in Paradise XXV.
Moore has created many award winning series including Motor Girl, the story of a wounded warrior and her imaginary best friend, Rachel Rising, a horror comic with a ten year old serial killer named Zoe and Echo, a science fiction thriller.
In 2020 Terry concludes the exciting series, Five Years, that brings together characters from all of his series in one heart stopping story.
The recipient of numerous industry awards worldwide Moore continues to create strong female characters in extraordinary stories that touch the hearts of readers around the world.
In addition to publishing work under his own label, Abstract Studio, Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Boom! and other major publishers throughout his career.
"We're absolutely delighted to host Terry Moore as a special guest at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival," says Festival Director Julie Tait. "He has a huge following for his work in the UK and Europe, and we're delighted he's been able to add our event to his busy 2020 schedule."
"It is an honour to be a guest of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival which raises awareness of the power of comics through its celebration of artists and writers from around the world," says Terry. "I look forward to being a part of this amazing weekend and appreciate the Festival for giving me this opportunity."
Again offering a diverse range of British, European and international guests supported by funding from the Arts Council and other partners, local, national and international, this year's event will include creators from Africa, Australia, China, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, the Philippines and North America. Events will include talks, panels, live draws, film screenings, the return of our comic creator workshops by popular request, our free Comics Clock Tower, free Family Zone events, Windows Trail - plus a full day conference for comics academics.
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal at various venues across the town 9th - 11th October 2020 | Tickets and Festival Passes will be on sale in February 2020
Festival guests for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2020 revealed so far are: Charlie Adlard, Steven Appleby, Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, Neill Cameron, Gemma Correll, Robert Deas, Francis Desharnais, Inko, Marc Jackson, Nichola Jennings, Lou McKeever, Metaphrog, Terry Moore, Benoît Peeters, Sean Phillips, Mike Ramirez, Zoom Rockman, Martin Rowson, Lucy Sullivan, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot, Toy_Box and Emma Vieceli - with many more to be announced soon
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival recently launched a new project and are seeking backing for via GoFundMe, specifically to support their expanding youth-focussed content.
• Interested in a stand in the Festival's Comics Clock Tower?Then download the Application Form and read the Terms and Conditions. Completed Application Forms must be returned to Carole Tait via firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm on Friday 27th March 2020