It might be a festival weekend but we are busy all year round celebrating the wonderful world of comics.

LICAF has become a regular and well-respected commissioner and co-commissioner of new work and even publishes its own titles.

An 18-month mentoring initiative aiming to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics and to hopefully open up a career pathway within the publishing industry.

‘Playing for a Draw’ is a new exhibition showcasing the history and creativity of football comics and illustration across the world.

Hero(ine)s features work from over twenty artists including Steven Appleby, Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Finnish artist Kaisa Leka, Swiss artist Hélène Becquelin and Belgian comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke.

Traces of the Great War is an ambitious anthology of new illustrated short stories featuring over twenty internationally acclaimed comic book artists, graphic novelists and writers.

This year we will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson.

We're delighted to announce a new competition open to students across the globe to showcase their comic art talent, as a tribute to Will Eisner.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has published a number of comic titles as part of a developing publishing program.

Charlie Adlard, best known as the comic artist behind The Walking Dead series, is presently the UK’s Comics Laureate 2017–2019, an ambassadorial and educational role for the comic genre.

Initiated by The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash sees comic art tackling one of the most harrowing and dark periods of human history.