25th Mar2014

New guests announced for 2014 Lakes Comics Festival

by Phil Wheat

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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced more guests for its 2014 event, including return visits from The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and Vampire Academy artist Emma Vieceli.

Top designer and comics creator Rian Hughes, Fables artist Mark Buckingham, self-taught Japanese artist Junko and Dutch underground comics artist Joost Swarte, Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins, Nick Abadzis (creator of the critically-acclaimed Hugo Tate and Cora’s Breakfast), Beano and VIZ artist Lew Stringer, Cornwall’s Donya Todd (creator of Death & The Girls), Lizz Lunney (creator of many a surrealist animal) and Flemish cartoonist Peter van Heirseele, the brains behind the absurdist comic Cowboy Henk; all of whom will join other comic creators for Kendal’s second comics extravaganza.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (which takes place between 17th – 19th October 2014) is a new kind of comic art event in the UK. Modelled on a European-style festival it aims to take over the market town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, with comic art presenting the widest range of genres. Events include a 24 Hour Comic Marathon, children’s comic workshops, talks, signings, Great War in Comics art exhibition and a Comics Fair.

Previously announced guests for the Festival include Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, digital comics frontiersman Scott McCloud, leading US comics writer Gail Simone, and artists Sean Phillips, COSTA Award winner Bryan Talbot and Jonathan Edwards, who has designed the event’s “Mascot Family” (pictured above).

Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale from 25th April 2014. For more information check out www.comicartfestival.com

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