Friday, July 05, 2013

Lakes International Comic Art Festival

October 18th – 19th

Hi Folks,

Well, here as promised, is my latest update Blog about the forthcoming inaugural comic art festival in October.

It looks like being an exciting, fun-filled and huge event with lots and lots to see and do for both children and adults alike. The guest list is large and the fun takes place over several nearby venues in the wonderful, picturesque town of Kendal situated in the northern part of Cumbria or most folks call it “The Lake District.” So it promises to be an absolutely super event.

The festival is modelled around the ones in Europe – remember my Blogs on the one in Malta, well, you get the picture. So pretty much the entire town of Kendal is going to be transformed into a world of comic universes for a weekend. The Lake District may never be the same again, as we see all the different comic universes, including the one in which Worlds End resides, coming together in a veritable plethora of creativeness.

The impressive guest list is massive and looks like this:

Charlie Adlard
Steve Bell
Hannah Berry
Doug Braithwaite
Gareth Brookes
Ed Brubaker
Kurt Busiek
Kate Charlesworth
Stephen Collins
Daniel Clifford
Darryl Cunningham
Rob Davis
Al Davison
Andy Diggle
Glyn Dillon
Pete Doherty
Graham Dury
Hannah Eaton
Hunt Emerson
Gary Erskine
Kate Evans
Carlos Ezquerra
Duncan Fegredo
Karrie Fransman
Paul Gravett
Katie Green
Isabel Greenberg
Robin Grenville-Evans (Evsie)
Steven Harris
Morris Heggie
David Hine
Owen Johnson
David Lloyd
Jenny O’Connor
Jon McNaught
Robbie Morrison
Jose Muñoz
Luke Pearson
Tim Perkins
Ivan Petrus
Sean Phillips
Gary Pleece
Warren Pleece
Andy Poyiadgi
Trina Robbins
Lee Robinson
Joe Sacco
Colin Shelbourn
Gilbert Shelton
Posy Simmonds
Mhairi Stewart
Nicola Streeten
Bryan Talbot
Mary Talbot
Ravi Thornton
Simon Thorp
John Wagner
Ian Williams
Dave Windett
Nye Wright
Oscar Zarate

There will also be publishers there, such as Redan and The Phoenix Comics folks too.

There are absolutely all sorts of different events going on throughout the weekend – something for everyone.

Here’s just a sampling of what you can expect:

In the Brewery Arts Centre – Sugar Store Gallery
Open from the 6th October – 10th November 2013, you will be able to see an exhibition; “The Art of Sean Phillips.”

And over in the Wildman Studios on Wildman Street
Open from the 4th October – 10th November 2013, you will be able to see an exhibition; “Brainstorm: The Art of Bryan Talbot”

In the Comics Clock Tower
Open on Saturday 10.30am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm, there will be a mix of retailers, publishers and most of the international guests will also be situated inside here. So here you will be able to purchase comics and meet some of the guests too.

In the Family Zone, Westmorland Shopping Centre, Stricklandgate, Kendal
Open on Saturday 19 October 10.30-16.00pm and Sunday 20 October 11.00-16.00pm, you will be able to check out various events with drop-in activity sessions and workshops, signings, sketching sessions, as well as competitions, face-painting and more. Appearing inside the mall will be folks such as Gary Erskine and Mhari Stewart, Dave Windett, Colin Shelbourne, Evsie and myself - Tim Perkins alongside publishers such as The Phoenix Comic and Art Heroes.

Please note that children under 8 years old; must be accompanied by a responsible person.

More information about all the activities, etc will be announced on the official festival website in September.

Some of the events are tickets only, so to make sure you have a place there, please check out this link: Lakes International Comic Art Festival TICKET SALES

In the meantime check out the official festival website where you will find lots more information about what looks to be an impressive event filled with lots of fun stuff!

I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to the festival. Please don’t be shy come along and say hi, check out the usual Wizards Keep products, along with some new ones, find out more nearer the time, which will see their launch there, as well as being able to see the pencils and some finished artwork for Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall.

I can’t wait.

Check back here soon for more updates on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
July 5th 2013

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