The Lakes International Comic Art Festival: Cumbria 18th – 20th October

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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival takes place on the weekend of October 18th – 20th 2013 in Cumbria.

The  entire festival has been designed to be family friendly with a wide range of activities for all ages.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is modelled on the European comic festivals rather than comic conventions that UK audiences are more familiar with.

The aim is create an ‘en fete’ atmosphere, making the whole town part of the festival.  There will be a much bigger emphasis on the range of talks, special live drawing events, workshops, films, exhibitions and a kids’ zone.  Some of the events, including the exhibitions and the kids’ zone will also be free.

Confirmed guests include: American writers Ed Brubaker (Daredevil) , and Kurt Busiek, (Astro City) Charlie Adlard (artist on The Walking Dead), Simon Thorp and Graham Dury (creators of Viz Magazine), American comics journalist Joe Sacco, illustrator Posy Simmonds MBE, John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra (co creators of  Judge Dredd) and many others.

Bryan and and Mary Talbot are the festival patrons and will also be present as guests.

 The programme will feature around 30 events of different styles and scales including meet the creators (presentations, live drawings and interviews), panel discussions and a few quirky events too. Alongside this there will be a film programme, exhibitions, workshops, our version of a marketplace/artists’ alley and a dedicated kids’ zone……and more

Tickets can be bought for individual days  – £7.00, or the entire weekend – £25.00 or individual workshops – see festival pages for more detailed ticketing information.

More detailed information  about the entire festival can be found on the festival homepage: http://www.comicartfestival.com/

Reporter: Faintdreams

Source: Comic Art Festival

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