Posy Simmonds and Bill Morrison Join Growing Guest List For Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Posy Simmonds and Bill Morrison Join Growing Guest List For Lakes International Comic Art Festival

New Guests Announced For LICAF

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed Gemma Correll‘s art for this year’s Festival, which will feature on posters and other promotional materials, and revealed Posy Simmonds and Bill Morrison as guests for this year’s weekend-long event in Kendal (9th – 11th October 2020).

Always varying the style of its promotional messages each year, reflecting the diversity of comics, Gemma’s art delivers a wonderfully light-hearted approach, reflecting the all-ages appeal of the Festival itself.

Gemma Correll is a writer, artist and cartoonist. Originally from rainy East Anglia, England, she currently resides in sunny Orange, California with her trusty pug sidekicks, Mr Pickles and Zander. Her work includes The Worrier’s Guide to Life and A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette, as well as her award-winning eponymous series of quirky, humorous greetings cards and gift products which are sold all over the world.

“We’re thrilled with Gemma’s art for this year’s Festival,” commented Festival Director Julie Tait. “She has a unique and quirky art style that reaches across generations.”

Gemma is also one of the guests at this year’s Festival, a line-up that includes The Guardian cartoonist Posy Simmonds, who is currently working on a new graphic novel, The Simpsons and Futurama Creative Director Bill Morrison, who is also a writer and artist at Matt Groening’s Bongo Comics, and The Phoenix writer and artist Robert Deas.

Previously announced guests for this year’s Festival, running Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October in Kendal include Charlie AdlardSteven Appleby, Comics Laureate Hannah BerryInkoChie KutsuwadaTerry MooreSean PhillipsMike RamirezBryan and Mary Talbot, and many more.

Again offering a diverse range of British, European and international guests supported by funding from the Arts Council and other partners, local, national and international, this year’s event will include creators from Africa, Australia, China, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the Philippines and North America. Events will include talks, panels, live draws, film screenings, the return of our comic creator workshops by popular request, our free Comics Clock Tower, free Family Zone events, Windows Trail – plus a full day conference for comics academics.

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal at various venues across the town 9th – 11th October 2020 | Tickets and Festival Passes are on sale now at https://www.comicartfestival.com/buy-tickets

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Festival Guest Spotlight: Gemma Correll


Gemma Correll is a writer, artist and cartoonist. Originally from rainy East Anglia, England, she currently resides in sunny Orange, California with her trusty pug sidekicks, Mr Pickles and Zander. 

Gemma’s published works include The Worrier’s Guide to Life and A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette, as well as her award-winning eponymous series of quirky, humorous greetings cards and gift products which are sold all over the world and displayed in pride of place on her Grandmother’s mantlepiece.

Gemma’s comics appear at TheNib.comThe Lily and on GoComics and in her regular self-published zines. She has also collaborated with charities, including Mental Health America and The Red Cross.

Gemma’s influences include Lynda Barry, Matt Groening and Mimi Pond as well as old Disney cartoons, folk art and the sense of purpose that comes from drinking a lot of coffee.

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