When: 18th – 20th October 2013
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
£: A festival pass costs £25 and a day pass costs £14. Some events are free.
What is it?
This month sees the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival take place in Kendal. The festival aims to put a spotlight on the brilliance, diversity and quirkiness of comic art.
The festival programme will feature over 50 events including exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings and a chance to meet the creators. Over the festival weekend there will be a comics marketplace and artists alley called the Comics Clock Tower where visitors can see creators sketching, buy books and get signed artwork.
Here are a few festival highlights:
Bryan Talbot: Grandville and the Anthromorphic Tradition on Saturday 19th October, 10am at the Brewery Arts Centre.
Talbot discusses his series of steampunk detective thriller graphic novels.
Steve Bell: The Art of Political Satire on Saturday 19th October, 12.15pm at the Brewery Arts Centre.
Bell is one of the country’s leading modern-day political cartoonists. Dr Andrew Miles talks to Bell about creating the cartoons and their place in political debate.
THE Ed Brubaker on Saturday 19th October, 3.45pm at the Brewery Arts Centre.
Famous for work on comics like Batman, Captain America and Daredevil, Brubaker talks to Dr Dave O’Brien about his life in comics.
Making History on Saturday 19th October 2013, 4.30pm at Kendal Library.
This event offers an insight into the collaboration between Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot for their new book Sally Heathcote: Suffragette.
Watch them draw: Hannah Berry & Isabel Greenberg on Sunday 20th October, 12.30pm at The Box.
Find out how two artists imaginations and storytelling find their way onto the comic page.
Andy Diggle: More than a Snapshot on Sunday 20th October, 12.30pm at the Brewery Arts Centre.
Diggle is one of the UK’s leading comic-book writers and will be in conversation with John Freeman.
Crime Lords on Sunday 20th October, 3.30pm at the Brewery Arts Centre.
An exclusive insight into the work of Ed Brubaker, David Lloyd, José Muñoz and Sean Phillips.
More info: www.comicartfestival.com