LICAF Adds To Its Line-up For October
♦The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just announced more guests for its Festival weekend (12th – 14th October 2018) in Kendal, including Kate Evans and Frank Quitely…
The latest guests revealed are Hunt Emerson (Calculus Cat, Bloke’s Progress), the Etherington Brothers (Long Gone Don, Monkey Nuts), Kate Evans (author of Threads from the Refugee Crisis), New Yorker cartoonist The Surreal McCoy (author of The Wolf of Baghdad), Luke McGarry (Sad Chewie), Frank Quitely (Judge Dredd Megazine, All Star Superman), Bryan Talbot (Grandville), Mary Talbot (Dotter of her Father’s Eyes) and Emma Vieceli (BREAKS).
Guests announced so far for this year’s Festival weekend are Steven Appleby, Yomi Ayeni, Sayra Begum, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Corey Brotherson, Stanley Chow, Guy Delisle, Alan Grant, Ottilie Hainsworth, Rian Hughes, Kripa Joshi, Joe Kelly, Ian Kennedy, Kaisa Leka, Victoria Lomasko, Steve McGarry, Graeme McNee, Mikiko, Emmi Nieminen, Ken Niimura, Ian Rankin, David Silverman, Orijit Sen, Seth and John Wagner.
The Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful areas – the English Lake District, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, such as Angoulême in France, it takes over the whole town for a weekend of comic art. Its aim is to celebrate the whole spectrum of comic art, inspiring existing comic art fans and creators and, it hopes, generating new audiences and creators too. It invests in creators through a commissioning programme and has an emphasis on developing international collaborations.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming both new and returning faces to this year’s Festival,” said Festival Director Julie Tait. “Together with guests already announced, the latest creators to be announced, who include some of our patrons, reflect the wide range of ‘comic voices’ we want to bring to the attention of both comics fans and the wider public.”
“Another great line-up of guests that reflects the diversity always promoted by LICAF,” says Festival patron Bryan Talbot of this year’s growing guest line-up. “Whatever your taste in comics, you won’t be disappointed. This year will be bigger than ever.”
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be back in Kendal 12 – 14 October 2018