Digital Comics in the Spotlight at Lakes International Comic Art Festival

We’re really pleased to be able to tell you all a bit more about the line up for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. It’s really refreshing to see a comic arts event focusing on online comics and digital art as well as the more traditional medium.

For starters digital comics advocate Scott McCloud (Zot!) is on the guestlist, he’s opening the festival with a talk on ‘The Magic of Comics’ on the Friday evening. He’ll be going over the current trends in comics and the way they’re presented. So expect lots of delving into the pros and cons of digital formats! It’s £7 for this talk and you can get tickets via the above link.

On Sunday Scott is holding a talk on digital comics ‘To Boldly Go… A Journey Into Digital Comics with Scott McCloud and Daniel Goodbrey’. He’s joined by Daniel Goodbrey, a comics creator and  lecturer on Interaction Design at Hertfordshire University.

This panel looks really interesting, they’ll discuss how to use digital formats to increase readers and reach new audiences, so this’ll be a great one for those interested in working in the digital medium.

The panel is being hosted by Russell Willis who runs the digital publishing house Panel Nine. These guys also run the SEQUENTIAL comics app for iPad, which is full of interesting titles from a really varied group of comics creators including SelfMadeHero, Jonathan Cape and Fantagraphics.

This event is also £7 (all talks at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival are) but there is also a £1.50 booking fee too so be aware of that when you book your tickets!

The Lakes Festival is taking place on the 17th to the 19th of October in the gorgeous market town of Kendal (right on the edge of the Lake District). They have loads of events taking place over the weekend, the timetables and tickets for all of them are available on the official website

If you’re going let us know what talks you’re interested in below!

Source: Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Reporter: Sara Westrop

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