18-20 OCTOBER 2013 Kendal, Cumbria, UK
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THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US IN 2013 Founder Funding Partners
Additional funding from Cumbria County Council (Family Zone), South Lakeland Area Committee of Cumbria County Council, Sequential, Westmorland Shopping Centre (Family Zone), Winster Valley Brewery, Lakeland Car Centre, The Beer Hall, Hawkshead Brewery, Browns The Jewellers Founder in-kind partners
Founder in-kind Supporters Absolute Digital Print, Cumbria Tourism, Forbidden Planet, Jonathan Cape, Kendal Library (Family Zone) Also supported by/in kind supporters 2000AD, Aha Marketing, Art Heroes (Family Zone), Cinebook, CN Group, Dark Horse, Diamond, DC Thomson, Derwent Pencils (Young Peopleâ€™s Competition), Elephant Yard Shopping, Game, Hut8Media, Knockabout Comics, Lakeland Radio, Myriad Editions, Nobrow, Panini Redan (Family Zone), Selfmadehero, Soundsmith, The Phoenix Comic (Family Zone), Waterstones, Whitbread (the Premier Inn), James Cropper plc Working in partnership with Comica,The Family Arts Festival, The Stan Lee Excelsior Award, Abbot Hall Gallery, Wordsworth Trust, Part of
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WELCOME Welcome to the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival and welcome to Kendal and the Lakes. This new festival is born out of a passion both for festivals and for comic art. It’s about celebrating the extraordinary medium of comic art and bringing people, audiences and creators, together to create inspiring and memorable experiences. Comic art is full of humour, innovation, risk, rebellion and beauty and we’ll be aiming to take over the town for the weekend with all of this and more. In our first year we feel privileged to be hosting some of the very best comic art creators in the world including famous pioneers, world-renowned artists and writers and new and emerging talent. From cartoon strips to superhero comics, manga to graphic novels you can find your favourites and, we hope, discover new ones. The festival features an exciting line up of more than 70 writers and artists including some of the biggest names in comic art from the United States, Europe, South America and the UK.
In the spirit of the festival and comic art you’ll find a slightly alternative map at the back of this programme to guide you through the town toon-style. Comic art is all about the imagination and so we ask you to to use yours with this fabulous map devised and drawn by Bryan Talbot (and so a souvenir in its own right). If you want more conventional guidance there are plenty of maps, signs and tourist information points and our free downloadable app (lakescomicartfest) to call upon. We have an amazing group of volunteers in our first year who have dedicated their time and energy to helping us get this “beast” off the ground. You’ll be able to spot them as they will all be dressed in special red festival t-shirts. They are here to help you have the very best festival experience and I want to extend a special thanks to them all. Julie Tait, Festival Director
AND A FEW WORDS FROM OUR FOUNDER PATRONS Thirty years ago I attended my first major European comics festival in Lucca in Italy and it blew my mind. Here was an entire town en fête, a public celebration of the medium we love. Ever since then I’ve had a dream of a UK equivalent and now, at last, it’s here. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this, the first comic arts festival in Britain. Bryan Talbot, Sunderland, England
Hello and thanks for coming to the festival! I hope you’re as excited about it as I am. It’s something new for the UK comics world. Whether you’re attending the workshops and talks, watching the films, or just hanging out in the Clock Tower - with such a wide range of things to see and do, there’s something here for everyone. And we’re taking over the town! Mary Talbot, Sunderland, England
If you think comics are just for kids and geeks, you’re wrong. If you think there are no comics that would interest you, you’re wrong. If you think comics are all superheroes and the Beano, you’re wrong. Comics can be about anything, just like novels, television and film are. Come and see for yourself at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival what comics have to offer... Sean Phillips, Milnthorpe, England
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THE VENUES To find locations of our main festival venues please see our special map page 50 or download and use our free festival app lakescomicartfest. A fun, interactive app for all ages. Available on iOS and Android. Created by Hut8Media Kendal Town Hall transformed into the (www.hut8media.com), a local firm specialising Comics Clock Tower in visually engaging apps that inform and entertain.
The Brewery Arts Centre and Festival Main Information Point The Brewery Arts Centre is our festival hub featuring our opening night events, many of our main events, workshops and masterclasses and a programme of exhibitions. All festival films are screened here. See the food pages for more on their fantastic array of cafes, bars and restaurant.
Limited pay and display car parking available.
The Wildman Hub featuring The Box, The Castle Dairy and The Wildman Studios This is where the live draw event programme takes place (apart from the Big Comic Draw on the opening night). Akin to a fringe venue it has a few quirky events too including Quick Strips and the theatrical version of V for Vendetta. The Wildman Studios features an exhibition of Bryan Talbot’s work and the Castle Dairy has a myriad of small exhibitions as well as serving fine food and drinks throughout the weekend. The Watch them Draw events at The Box consist of one (or two) artists drawing live with the drawing projected onto a big screen with a presenter who will introduce their work and allow questions from the audience.
Limited pay and display car parking available here. Literally a one minute walk from Kendal (not Oxenholme) train station. The Box events are supported by
The Town Hall is right at the heart of the town and on the main shopping street. There is a range of pay and display car parks within a few minutes’ walk of the Town Hall.
Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal Library and Elephant Yard Shopping transformed into a free Comics Family Zone area. The Westmorland Shopping Centre has its own pay and display car park.
Abbot Hall Gallery hosting the Big Draw Come Draw With Me event and a special Ninth Art? debate both on Saturday 19 October. The Gallery has its own pay and display car park.
Kendal College Main Site hosting the 2000AD: An On-Earth Odyessy event
Free parking for the evening for those attending the event.
If you are around before or after the festival or fancy a journey into the heart of the Lakes we have a special additional exhibition at the world-famous Wordsworth Trust All venues (unless otherwise stated) are accessible to people using wheelchairs. However there are 2 steps at Wildman Studios and Ruskins Bar and the upstairs of The Castle Dairy are not accessible to wheelchair users
Travel Between Venues The festival is spread out across a small town but you will want to leave enough time to travel between venues. As a rough guide The Brewery Arts Centre (BAC) to the Comics Clock Tower is 5 minutes’ walk. The BAC to The Box and Wildman Street is 15 minutes’ walk and the BAC to the Comics Family Zone is 10 minutes’ walk. BAC to Kendal College Main Site is 10 minutes’ walk.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Travel
Lakes Arts Festivals is trying to minimize its environmental impact and encourages you to use public transport for your journey wherever possible.
Kendal is a small market town in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District. It is only 10 minutes drive from Junction 36 or 37 of the M6 Motorway. Kendal also sits on the A6 and A591 roads.
Kendal is approximately 1Â˝ miles from the West Coast Main Line railway station at Oxenholme â€“ which runs regular services to and from London Euston, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester The Lakes Line (branch line) connects to Kendal railway station which is within a few minutes walk from the main town.
Kendal is fully connected to national and regional bus routes. There are regular buses from the central Lakes and towns in the region.For tickets and timetables visit the Stagecoach website
Kendal is a small town and most accommodation is easily accessible on foot for those without mobility restrictions. For full accommodation listings go to www.golakes.co.uk and many other ideas for things to do and places to go during your visit. For those of you wanting to camp, or if you want more specific help, please contact Debbie at Kendal Tourist Information Centre on 01539 735891. She will have up-to-date access to availability on B&Bs, campsites, YHAs, bunkbarns etc.
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OPEN SATURDAY 10.30AM-6PM AND SUNDAY 11AM-5PM The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will put a spotlight for one fantastic weekend on the brilliance, diversity and quirkiness of comic art. One of the ways we will be doing this is in the Comics Clock Tower, which will be our version of a comics marketplace and artists’ alley. This is your chance to meet creators, see them sketch, get work signed as well as buy books, prints and more. Some work will be available for the first time at the festival. The Comics Clock Tower will not be like the traditional marketplaces that people are used to at comics conventions. For one thing the venue is relatively small so we have had to make choices and limit the number of creators and stalls we can offer to our audiences. We’ll be aiming to feed the hunger of existing comic art fans of all genres whilst, we hope, appealing to a curious, new audience eager to find out more.
Some of our guests who feature in our main events programme will also be appearing in the Comics Clock Tower over the weekend to sign and sketch and meet their fans. A timetable for this rolling programme of appearances will be available via our website from 23 September 2013. The Comics Clock Tower day pass is £3.50 Saturday and £3.50 Sunday (under 12s accompanied by an adult go free) offering unlimited access during opening hours. These can be bought in advance online or by phone or in person via the Brewery Arts Centre as well as on the door. Please note if you buy a weekend pass for £25 (your choice of any 4 ticketed daytime events excluding workshops) you get free access to the Comics Clock Tower for the weekend. If you buy a day pass for £14 (your choice of any 2 ticketed daytime events excluding workshops) you get free access to the Comics Clock Tower on that day.
Aspiring comics artist? Saturday 19 October 3-5pm
Bring your work along to our portfolio review with British Comic Awards winner John Allison. John has worked professionally in comics for the last ten years and will do his best to pass on his knowledge of art, writing, self-publishing and industry practice on a one-to-one basis with 15 minutes per person. Limited places - book by contacting email@example.com.
SO WHO ARE OUR GUEST CREATORS IN THE FIRST EVER COMICS CLOCK TOWER? JOHN ALLISON www.scarygoround.com KATE ASHWIN www.widdershinscomic.com YOMI AYENI www.clockworkwatch.com KRISTYNA BACZYNSKI www.kristyna.co.uk NICK BROKENSHIRE www.nickbrokenshire.co.uk PM BUCHAN & FRIENDS www.pmbuchan.com DAN CHARNLEY www.dancharnley.co.uk MAL EARL www.malearl.com GARY ERSKINE www.garyerskine.blogspot.co.uk GAREN EWING www.rainboworchid.co.uk VERITY GLASS www.anadapta-art.com BRIAN GORMAN www.facebook.com/BrianGormanIllustration KATIE GREEN www.katiegreen.co.uk INKO www.inko-redible.blogspot.co.uk PAUL HARRISON-DAVIES www.astrodogadventure.wordpress.com KATE HOLDEN www.kateholdenart.com RIKKE HOLLAENDER JENIKA IOFFREDA OWEN JOHNSON www.creatingmonsters.blogspot.co.uk JACK KNIGHT www.knighttimecreations.com PAULA KNIGHT www.paulaknight.wordpress.com LARS KRAMHOFT www.raresightings.blogspot.dk TOM KRISTENSEN www.tomkristensen.net KIVI LARMOLA www.kivilarmola.com JAMES LAWRENCE www.dangerine.bigcartel.com STEVE LEIALOHA JON LOCK www.jonlock.com JOHN MIERS www.johnmiers.com
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ROB MILLER NEW INTERNATIONALIST www.newint.org/books/politics/fight-the-power/ NICH ANGELL COMIX www.nichangell.co.uk NUMBSKULL COMIX www.freewebs.com/ganjaman65 PAU GRAHAM PEARCE www.babblecomix.com MARK PENMAN www.m-d-penman.co.uk IVAN PETRUS www.ivanadriaenssens.com JACOB PHILLIPS & MATEUS DOMINGOS ANDY POYIADGI www.ajpoyiadgi.com PSYCHEDELIC JOURNAL OF TIME TRAVEL PAUL RAINEY www.pbrainey.blogspot.co.uk CURIA REGIS www.whatido.co.uk TRINA ROBBINS www.trinarobbins.com DAVE TAYLOR www.d-taylor-comics-music-ford-mustangs.blogspot.co.uk TEAM GIRL COMIC www.teamgirlcomic.co.uk JACK TEMPEST www.cargocollective.com ANDREW TUNNEY www.andrewtunney.com THE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA COMIC BOOK COLLECTIVE www.grillust.blogspot.co.uk PAULINA VASSILEVA www.pauscorpi.blogspot.co.uk EMMA VIECELI emmavieceli.com TERRY WILEY www.idcm.net IAN WILLIAMS www.graphicmedicine.org
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PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS Who will be offering you the finest comic art fayre with an array of genres ACCENT UK www.accentukcomics.com ACES WEEKLY (DAVID LLOYD) www.acesweekly.co.uk BLACK HEARTED PRESS www.blackheartedpress.com BRAW BOOKS www.brawbooks.co.uk CINEBOOK www.cinebook.co.uk COMICA FESTIVALwww.comicafestival.com DISCONNECTED PRESS www.disconnectedpress.wordpress.com EPONYMOUS www.vscomics.co.uk FANFARE www.ponentmon.com GREAT BEAST www.greatbeastcomics.com IMAGINATION STATION KNOCKABOUT COMICS www.knockabout.com MYRIAD EDITIONS www.myriadeditions.com NOBROW PRESS www.nobrow.net ORBITAL COMICS www.orbitalcomics.com PLAN B BOOKS www.planbbooks.co.uk SCAR COMICS www.scarcomics.com SELFMADEHERO www.selfmadehero.com SOARING PENGUIN PRESS www.soaringpenguinpress.com STRIP www.printmediaproductions.com Plus a Pop-Up Forbidden Planet for the weekend stocking a great range of Books, Comics, Graphic Novels and T Shirts - including many Limited Editions, Variant Covers and signed editions. GET YOUR
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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
All information correct at time of going to press. Please check websites for updates and Festival information points over the festival weekend. You can also keep up-to-date with the programme of events by using our free downloadable app lakescomicartfest
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FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013 www.comicartfestival.com
Trina’s Adventures Underground and What She Saw There All the way from San Francisco comes the legendary Trina Robbins. She’ll present a slideshow and discuss her almost-fifty-year career in American comics, from underground cartoonist to feminist writer and herstorian. She’ll be interviewed by comic art guru Dr. Mel Gibson. Trina loves to talk so bring lots of questions. Kendal Library
David Lloyd :
V for Vendetta (15) Created nearly 30 years ago V for Vendetta occupies a prominent place in comic art history. The artist David Lloyd, who created V for Vendetta with writer Alan Moore, introduces a screening of the film of the same name and talks about its transfer onto the big screen. This will be followed by a special sketching and signing session for the audience.
The Big Comic Draw
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Brewery Arts Centre – Theatre
Four leading comic artists come together for the first time for one of the festival’s opening events. Doug Braithwaite (X-Men and Storm Dogs), Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy) and José Muñoz (Alack Sinner) will take part in this special live drawing event, giving the audience the chance to see how they work. The session will be hosted by fellow comic artist Peter Doherty – a live, interactive and captivating evening.
This event is dedicated to Michael Hanlon, a talented local comic artist and awesome sailor and “adventurer”. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen One
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013
The Write Comic Stuff Ed Brubaker and Kurt Busiek, two of the USA’s best known multi-award winning comic writers, make a rare appearance on stage together in the UK to discuss the art of writing great comics. Ed is famous as the man who killed off Captain America and more recently for his work with Sean Phillips on Criminal and Fatale. Kurt Busiek took well-known superheroes in a new direction in Marvels and has created his own superhero universe in Astro City. Ed and Kurt will be in conversation with one Brewery Arts of the UK’s leading authority’s on comics, Paul Gravett Centre – Theatre
SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013 Nobrow – A Different Aesthetic?
Bryan Talbot Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition Festival Founder Patron Bryan Talbot is widely-regarded as one of the most prolific and influential comic artists in the world. Here he discusses his Grandville graphic novels series of steampunk detective thrillers and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown. Introduced by Dan Franklin, Publisher, Jonathan Cape. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen One
Nobrow prides itself on working with the best illustrators and artists in the world creating “stand out books which deserve to be printed” and “with their inherent qualities in mind”. In just five years it has made a distinctive contribution to the comic art medium. Paul Gravett will explore how Nobrow has achieved this and what lies ahead for this ambitious publishing company. Featuring tow of their internationally-acclaimed creators, Jon McNaught and Luke Pearson. Jon was the first Briton to win the Prix Révélation, The Best Newcomer Award, at Angouleme, for his first full-length book Automne (entitled Dockwood in English). Luke writes and draws the popular Hilda series of books. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen Two 10.30am Tickets £7
Watch them Draw
Stephen Collins and SJ Harris
Two new leading lights in UK comics come together to (literally) illustrate their approach to story design, caricature and more. Stephen Collins began cartooning for The Times in 2003, and has since won several awards, including the Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize 2010. His first graphic novel, The Gigantic Beard that was Evil, was published in May 2013 to great acclaim. It is an off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl about life, death and the meaning of beards. Steven (SJ) Harris is a British cartoonist and writer, based in London. His first graphic novel Eustace was also published by Jonathan Cape in 2013. It’s a blackly comic, surreal and exquisitely-rendered work and reveals a fresh imagination and talent within the UK comic art scene. The Box, Wildman Street
The Art of Political Satire: Steve Bell
Cartoons have long been part of the political scene since artists like William Hogarth and James Gillray used the medium to expose the failings of politicians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Steve Bell is one of the country’s leading modern day political cartoonists. He gave us John Major wearing his underpants over his trousers and Tony Blair with a psychotic glint in one of his eyes. He has won numerous awards including Cartoonist of the Year in 2005 and 2007 and the Cartoon Arts Trust Award eight times. Dr Andrew Miles will be talking to Steve about the art of creating political cartoons, their place in political debate and some of the highlights of his own career as a political cartoonist. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen One
Re-imagining the Classics I. N. J. Culbard, Rob Davis, David Hine and Ilya Pioneering graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero presents four of its leading writers and artists in conversation about their work adapting classics, from King Lear to The Picture of Dorian Gray. How does an artist capture the spirit of the original? Can adaptations bring new readers to classic literature? How have the classics inspired modern comic art? Alex Fitch of Resonance FM will explore these issues with this illustrious panel. I.N.J.Culbard has adapted many books including works by H. P. Lovecraft. Rob Davis is the author of a graphic novelisation of Don Quixote. David Hine has adapted Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs (with Mark Stafford), the story that inspired Batman’s adversary, the Joker and Ilya is the artist behind the Manga Shakespeare adaptation of King Lear. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen Two
Watch them Draw
Charlie Adlard Charlie Adlard is one of the UK’s most popular comic artists on an international stage. A unique opportunity to get close up to see him drawing live and to find out how he goes about creating the images we see in comics like the popular Walking Dead series which he produces with American writer The Box, Wildman Street Robert Kirkman.
The Art of Sean Phillips
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To tie in with his new artbook, The Art of Sean Phillips, and the festival exhibition of the same name, Peter Doherty, long-time friend and fellow artist, takes Sean through his journey from a day-dreaming kid to a four-colour legend. Follow his work for British girls’ comics, 2000AD and Vertigo to his superhero work for Marvel, DC and Wildstorm to his many creator-owned series with long-time collaborator Ed Brubaker. This event offers an insight into the career and processes of one of the most acclaimed artists in comics today and he’s based here in the Lakes!.
This is My Life – The Art of Memoir Four writers who have produced acclaimed memoirs in the form of a graphic novel discuss the art of the graphic memoir including the advantages (and the drawbacks) of using the
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medium to tell their life stories. Al Davison (The Spiral Cage), Mary Talbot (Dotter of her Father’s Eyes), Nye Wright (Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park…When You’re 29 and Unemployed)
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and Katie Green (Lighter than my Shadow) will be talking to Nicola Streeten, who has herself created a powerful and moving graphic novel based on her own personal experiences.
SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013 Watch them Draw
Glyn Dillon has made a major impact on the international comic art scene with his graphic novel The Nao of Brown since it was published in 2012. It tells the story of a half-Japanese, half-English woman who suffers from violent morbid obsessions and a racing, unruly mind. The book won the Prix Spécial du Jury at Angouleme earlier this year. Glyn has had a wide-ranging career from Tank Girl to working as a storyboard artist and concept designer for both film and television. This live drawing event is a great opportunity to see how he works as a comic artist and to get an insight into his creative process. The Box
THE Ed Brubaker Brewery Arts Centre – Screen One
Ed Brubaker was raised partly on Navy bases and began school in Cuba on the Naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He credits being forced to go to his mother’s Alcoholic’s Anonymous meetings throughout much of his childhood with planting the seed of writing in his brain, and his father’s love of comics and movies for nurturing it. Ed is famous for his work on comics like Captain America, Batman, Catwoman, Uncanny X-Men and Daredevil and has won the Best Writer Award in the Harveys and the Eisners five times since 2006. His work with Sean Phillips on Sleeper, Criminal, Fatale, and Incognito, has been translated around the world to monumental acclaim. In his first ever appearance at a UK comic art event Ed Brubaker will be talking to Dr Dave O’Brien about his life in comics.
Riding on the Underground with
Hunt Emerson and Gilbert Shelton Ruskinian scholar Kevin Jackson will be talking to two of the comic world’s wittiest comic artists, Hunt Emerson and Gilbert Shelton, about their work from the underground comix of the sixties to the present day. It’s a chance to learn about the stories behind comics such as Shelton’s The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers as well as more recent work such as Emerson’s hilarious adaptations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Dante’s Inferno. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen Two
Watch them Draw
Oscar Zarate is a prize-winning creator who has had a major impact on comic art over many decades. He has worked with Alan Moore on A Small Killing and produced several graphic novels with Carlos Sampayo and with comedian Alexei Sayle. Here he’ll be drawing live from his new book The Park, a delicate examination of how anger, repression and powerlessness can overwhelm even the most logical and well-intentioned person in a confusing modern world.
Sally Heathcote : Suffragette – Mary Talbot, Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth Bryan and Mary Talbot made history in 2013 when they won the Biography Prize at the Costa Awards this being the first time a graphic novel had prevailed. and putting comic art well and truly on “the map”. Their new collaboration, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, charts the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work as she is swept up in the feminist activism of the Edwardian era. It is written by Mary Talbot, illustrated by Kate Charlesworth with Bryan Talbot doing the lettering and detailed layouts. This event offers an exclusive insight into their collaboration ahead of the book’s muchanticipated publication in 2014. (12+) Kendal Library
Watch them Draw
Doug Braithwaite began his career in comics 25 years ago working for Marvel UK and 2000AD. He has worked on many of the industry’s flagship titles and has drawn just about every major character for both Marvel and DC comics. His recent work includes Secret Invasion: Thor, Wolverine Origins, and the award-winning Justice series for DC comics. He is currently working on the highlyacclaimed creator-owned series Storm Dogs with writer David Hine who will join him here to reveal the secrets of successful collaboration.
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Full of Dredd
A special Dredd evening introduced by his muchrevered co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Featuring a double-bill of the criticallyacclaimed short fan film Judge Minty (a character created by John Wagner and Mick McMahon), introduced by its director Steve Sterlacchini, and Dredd (directed by Pete Travis) shown here in 3D. By the time it’s all finished you’re guaranteed to have had your fill of Dredd. 5.30pm
The Ninth Art?
(Age restriction - 18)
Brewery Arts Centre – Screen One
The French refer to comics as ‘The Ninth Art’. In the inspiring setting of the Abbot Hall Gallery, an international panel will discuss this European perspective on comics, their coming of age in the UK and what the future holds. Is comic art a legitimate medium which can stand on its own two feet? How is it viewed within the visual arts and literary worlds (and does it matter?). Observer critic Rachel Cooke will explore these questions and more with, Dan Franklin (Publisher of Jonathan Cape), Paul Gravett, Bryan Talbot, Joe Sacco and Posy Simmonds. Abbot Hall Gallery
6.45pm Tickets £7
SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013
A myriad of comic artists, some famous, others emerging, will talk about and present an aspect of their work-in-progress for a maximum of 6 minutes each. It may be a get-richquick view of their current book, or a special preview glimpse of what their next book is about, or what pens they use, or how they found a publisher. Compered by Nicola Streeten, coordinator of Laydeez Do Comics, and author of Billy, Me & You, and in association with Corinne Pearlman of Myriad Editions. Featuring Myriad authors Darryl Cunningham, Kate Evans, Hannah Eaton, Gareth Brookes, Nye Wright and Nicola Streeten plus festival guests Kate Charlesworth, Inko, Andy Poyiadji, Paula Knight and Ivan Petrus.
Rocking with Horror
Viz - Better than Nothing?
Mwa ha ha ha ha haaaaa! Prepare to be disturbed. This is a panel talk but not as you know it….Meet scary comic creators Hannah Berry (Britten and Brulightly and Adamtine), Ian Culbard (At the Mountains of Madness, Deadbeats and more), David Hine (The Bulletproof Coffin, The Man Who Laughs and more) and Ravi Thornton (The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone) as they talk about their methods and their madness. Chaired by Alex Fitch of Resonance FM.
Viz is a national institution and one of the true greats of British publishing. An icon for British humour, a beacon of wit in a dark age of banality and a light relief from the grinding futility of everyday life….or so they would have us believe. This is an (almost) unique opportunity to hear Viz creators Simon Thorp and Graham Dury talking about their work. More than 25 years after their last appearance at a comic event they will be talking to Kev F. Sutherland about the comic, the art of crude toilet humour, black comedy and surreal joke and some of their most famous characters like Raffles the Gentleman Thug, The Fat Slags, Felix and his Amazing Underpants and Roger Mellie the Man on the Telly.
Brewery Arts 8pm Centre – Screen One
Brewery Arts Centre Screen One
2000AD: An On-Earth Odyssey
A special celebration of the evolution and influence of the ever-popular British comic 2000AD and, in particular, the work of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, co-creators of its most famous character Judge Dredd. They will be joined by a star-studded Council of (at least) five fellow writers and artists who have worked on 2000AD over the years including Robbie Morrison, Andy Diggle, Dave Taylor, Gary Erskine, Peter Doherty, Simon Fraser, Bryan Talbot and more. With the thrill-meter at the ready, the unleashed creative talents of arts students at Kendal College and hosted by the ever-popular John McShane, this event will bring the story of the comic and its most famous characters to life! Calling all Earthlets…… Rookies welcome….
Kendal College Main Site
V for Vendetta (theatrical version) See Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s seminal graphic novel brought thrillingly to life on stage. In the aftermath of a global biological war, England is a police state ruled by the fascistic Norsefire party. Individuality and dissent are stamped upon and freedom is a thing of the past. But someone is determined that the voice of the people may be heard again; a man in a mask who will become notorious - known only as V. And when an innocent young woman, Evey Hammond, stumbles into V’s long-standing vendetta, she soon finds herself unsure who is the hero and who is the villain... Created by the cream of the Manchester fringe theatre scene, Lass O’Gowrie Productions in association with Sytheplays. this is a lean and punchy hour-long version of one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. The Box
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2013
Everyone We Know Loves The Beano A fantastic opportunity to meet the Beano historian Morris Heggie who will take you through 75 years of Britain’s favourite comic, giving a unique insight into the fun, laughter and genius that goes into making The Beano. The story will take you from the first pencil sketches in 1937, to the digital production of today. Artist Steve White will work alongside Morris, letting you see the formation of a classic cartoon in real time. The event will also include a viewing of some original sized artworks from The Beano archive and will end with a Q&A session with the audience. (All ages) Kendal Library
Watch them Draw Pau
FREE but ticketed
See page 4 for how to book
Countryside Comics “I thought it would be like in Tamara Drewe but I feel like Jack Nicholson in The Shining…” Brewery Arts Centre Screen Two
Penrith-local graphic novelist Owen Michael Johnson and Disconnected Press writer/editor/co-founder Lizzie Boyle in conversation to discuss what it takes to create comics from out in the sticks. Owen and Lizzie explore the process of creating Owen’s second graphic novel Reel Love; a journey through one man’s cinematic fantasies, and ‘Disconnected’; a Twilight Zoneesque anthology series. Creativity, isolation, inspiration, a splash of local history, and the Croglin Vampire!
and Hunt Emerson
Hailed as “a national treasure”, Hunt Emerson has received several comics industry awards and in 2000 was named one of the 75 Masters of European Comics by the CNBDI, the noted French comics Academy. He has produced witty adaptations of stories such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as well as two books based on the ideas of Victorian philosopher John Ruskin. His latest book is a riotous take on Dante’s Inferno. Spanish cartoonist Pau has won The Oscarcomix children’s comics award, the Luis Molina International contests award (Italy) as well as the Haxtur Award for Humor, for his daily editorial cartoon Pau Per Tots. Together they will draw live for your curiosity, entertainment and sheer pleasure. The Box
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2013
Andy Diggle – More than a Snapshot Andy Diggle is one of the UK’s leading and busiest comic-book writers. He is currently writing Doctor Who for IDW Comics; Snapshot for Image; Uncanny for Dynamite; and Thief of Thieves for Robert Kirkman at Skybound.He is best known for co-creating the New York Times bestselling action thriller The Losers, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Awards and turned into a film. His previous work includes Batman, Hellblazer, Swamp Thing; Daredevil and Hawkeye and a host of other comics. He has also edited the legendary British anthology comic 2000AD. John Freeman will be talking to Andy about his career in comics and the secret to writing Brewery Arts Centre - Screen One great comic stories.
Getting to Grips with Graphic Novels Hot-foot from teaching on the Arvon Foundation leading comic creator Karrie Fransman will help you get to grips with this exciting medium. Explore the history of sequential art from the Bayeux tapestry to Grayson Perry’s own tapestries, debate the meaning of manga, graphic novels and sequential art, and discover why we are entering a golden age of visual storytelling. Karrie’s graphic novel, The House That Groaned, is published by Random House’s Square Peg and highly- praised by film director Nicolas Roeg as well as being chosen as ‘Best British Debut Graphic Novel’ by comics scholar Paul Gravett. Brewery Arts Centre – Screen Two
Posy Simmonds : A Life in Drawing Posy Simmonds is an extraordinary cartoonist and has won many accolades and awards. The characters in her stories of middleclass life are known and loved by millions. But what of Posy Simmonds herself?
Posy Simmonds was born and brought up near Cookham in Berkshire and is best known for the strip cartoons and serials that were published in The Guardian, and the books that derive from them. These include Mrs Weber’s Diary (1979), True Love (1981), Literary Life (2002) and the graphic novels Gemma Bovery (1999) and Tamara Drewe (2006). Tamara Drewe won the Prix Des Critiques in 2009 and was made into a feature film directed by Stephen Frears in 2010. She has also written and drawn several books for children which include Baker Cat, Lulu & the Flying Babies and Fred, whose film version was nominated for an Oscar in 1996. Observer critic Rachel Cooke will be in conversation with Posy who has been described as “the laureate of English middle-class muddle”.
Brewery Arts Centre - Theatre
Watch them Draw
Hannah Berry & Isabel Greenberg
Jonathan Cape is at the vanguard of graphic novel publishing in the UK and part of Random House, the world’s largest publisher. It therefore occupies a critical place in the promotion of the comic art medium at a global level and, in particular, of the work of established and emerging UK talent. Dr Mel Gibson, one of the UK’s leading comics scholars, invites you to join Dan Franklin, Publisher of Jonathan Cape, to celebrate some of their best new titles from 2013, to discuss how it chooses new work and new creators and to reveal what lies in store for 2014. Featuring Katie Green (Lighter than my Shadow, launched October 2013), Isabel Greenberg (The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, launched October 2013) , Robbie Morrison (Drowntown) and Gary and Warren Pleece (Montague Terrace).
Two of Jonathan Cape’s leading lights come together to reveal how their imaginations and brilliantstorytelling find their way onto the comics page. Hannah Berry is one of the talented young artists at the forefront of the new golden age for British comic art. Her first graphic novel, Britten & Brulightly, was published by Jonathan Cape while she was still studying. The New Statesman described her second graphic novel Adamtine as doing ‘horror in the traditional way, while using the quirks of the medium to ratchet up the fear’.Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer who won the Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize in 2011. In her debut book, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth out October 2013, Isabel Greenberg has created an entire world and populated it with gods and monsters. It’s described as “a book of incredible beauty which will appeal far beyond the traditional graphic novel market” The Box
Brewery Arts Centre - Theatre
A Giant Leap Forward : Kurt Busiek American Kurt Busiek is one of comic writing’s true giants and has won more than two-dozen industry awards for his work. He has had runs on Avengers, Spider-Man, Superman, Conan and others, and has co-created books such as Thunderbolts and Arrowsmith. Kurt is best known for his work on the multipleaward-winning Astro City and Marvels which was described by Stan Lee as “a giant leap forward in the evolution of illustrated literature”. Who better to reveal the contribution Kurt has made to comic art than comics “guru” John McShane? He will talk to Kurt about his life and work. Brewery Arts Centre - Screen One
EVENTS AND ADDITIONAL FILMS
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2013
Joe Sacco with Steve Bell Joe Sacco, one of the world’s foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war reportage comics. Political cartoonist Steve Bell talks to Joe about his compelling work as a comics journalist. The interview will look at why Joe, who was trained as a journalist, decided to report from war torn areas like Sarajevo, Chechnya and Palestine in a comic book format, how the medium helps him to provide an insight into complex issues of global politics while telling the stories of some of the ordinary people living in the middle of a conflict. Brewery Arts Centre - Theatre
Make Mine Manga Manga wrangler ILYA (author of the Manga Drawing Kit; Manga Shakespeare’s KING LEAR; editor for 3 volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga; and a judge of annual UK talent competition, Manga Jiman) shares trade secrets - how manga works, its roots and origin, why it has become a global phenomenon, and where it’s going next. Brewery Arts Centre Screen One
The A-Z of Charlie Adlard The name Adlard may be synonymous with Zombies and for good reason. The Walking Dead,, dominates the list of best selling graphic novels month in and month out and has been turned into a hugely popular TV series. Fellow comic artist Dan Berry will help chart Charlie’s fascinating journey as an artist, his life since “becoming” the Walking Dead and will help reveal how there is much more to Charlie than meets those scary eyes……. Brewery Arts Centre - Screen One
EVENTS AND ADDITIONAL FILMS
More to it than Meets the Eye Peter Doherty with Duncan Fegredo
Often overlooked, the colourist is a critical part of the comics creative process and team. One of the UK’s best-known colourists, Peter Doherty, will reveal why colour is an essential storytelling component with the aid of fellow artist Duncan Fegredo. Peter Doherty is an artist and colourist who is particularly known for his work on Judge Dredd. He is currently colouring Jupiter’s Legacy, a new epic tale by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Duncan Fegredo has illustrated comics for pretty much all major publishers and is probably best known today for his work on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy with whom he continues to 2pm Tickets £7 The Box collaborate to this day.
Four of the greatest exponents of the crime/noir comics genre join Paul Gravett (author of The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics) to discuss their work and to interrogate the strengths and limitations of this genre in comic art form. An exclusive insight into the award-winning work of Ed Brubaker, David Lloyd, José Muñoz and Sean Phillips.
Brewery Arts Centre – Theatre
Watch them Draw
Jon McNaught Jon McNaught was the first Briton to win the Prix Révélation, The Best Newcomer Award at Angouleme, for his first full-length book Automne (entitled Dockwood in English) and was an Eisner Award nominee in 2013. “There are few younger comics artists with whom I feel a genuine aesthetic kinship but the radiant and glowing Dockwood is Jon McNaught’s loveliest argument for the beauty of simply being alive. It’s a gem” Chris Ware. Find out why.
The Crow 102 mins
Sat 19 Oct 2013 Based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr, this fantasy follows Eric Draven, a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée, Shelly, by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live. Star Brandon Lee was killed while filming and like his father, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, Brandon was fated to enjoy his greatest popular success after his premature death.
The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen Two
Cast: James O’Barr, David J Schow, John Shirley, Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson Director: Alex Proyas Introduction: by Joel Meadows
Tamara Drewe (15) 115 mins
Sun 20 Oct 2013
With an introduction by Posy Simmonds Based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr, this fantasy follows Eric Draven, a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée, Shelly, by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live. Star Brandon Lee was killed while filming and like his father, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, Brandon was fated to enjoy his greatest popular success after his premature death. Cast: James O’Barr, David J Schow, John Shirley, Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson Director: Alex Proyas
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (PG) (Kaze no tani no Naushika) 117 mins Sun 20 Oct 2013
With an Introduction by Ilya This impressive work, from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, represents a significant departure from traditional anime. Foregoing the gritty storylines, extreme violence and adult content found throughout many anime, Miyazaki’s works borrow as much from fairy tales as they do from science fiction. Beautifully animated and written, the moral to this ecological fable is difficult to miss. Cast: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda
The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen Two
Sin City (18) 124 mins
Sun 20 Oct 2013 The Eisner Awardwinning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series’ history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Brittany Murphy. Kate Bosworth, Mickey Rourke, Jaime King, Nick Stahl, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Michael Clarke Duncan Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller Introduction by: Joel Meadows
Director: Hayao Miyazaki The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen One
The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen Three/Theatre
Oldboy (Oldeuboi) (18)
A History of Violence (18)
Sun 20 Oct 2013
Sun 20 Oct 2013 – 8pm
With an introduction by Ilya South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook directs this violent and offbeat story of punishment and vengeance. Oh Dae-su is a husband and father whose reputation for womanizing is well known. One day, for reasons he doesn’t understand, Oh Dae-su finds himself locked up in a prison cell with no idea of what his crime was or whom his jailers may be. Emotionally stunted, but physically strong after 15 years in jail, Oh Dae-su struggles to unravel the secret of who is responsible for locking him up, what happened to his wife and daughter, and how to best get revenge against his captors. Cast: Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong Director: Park Chan-wook The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen One
With an introduction by John Wagner David Cronenberg directed this screen adaptation of the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke which explores how an act of heroism unexpectedly changes a man’s life. We are delighted to welcome John Wagner to introduce this film at the festival. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt Director: David Cronenberg The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen Three/Theatre
Comic art workshops at the Brewery There are also comic art workshops and masterclasses at the Brewery Arts Centre over the weekend. Places are very limited and are expected to sell out before the weekend. Full details are at www.comicartfestival.com and www.breweryarts.co.uk. Here is a list with dates and times:Hannah Berry - Writing Without Words Saturday 19 October 10.30am
Al Davison : Facial Expressions & storytelling Saturday 19 October 10.30am
Tickets £7.50 1.5 hours
Tickets £10 2 hours
Dan Berry - Comic Storytelling Sunday 20 October 11am
Al Davison : Fight Choreography for Film & Comics Sunday 20 October 10am
Tickets £7.50 75 mins Oscar Zarate : A Masterclass for just 8 people Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 10am1pm each day (participants must attend both sessions) Tickets £40 2 x 3 hours (Sat and Sun 19 & 20 October)
Tickets £15 3 hours Inko : A brief introduction to Manga This workshop runs twice Saturday 19 October 2pm Sunday 20 October 2pm Tickets £7.50 1.5 hours
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(Wizard’s Keep) Tim Perkins is an awardwinning comic illustrator and writer and has worked on Transformers, Thundercats, Doctor Who ,Judge Dredd, Earthworm Jim, and Hot Wheels amongst others. Tim will also be signing copies of his own books and artwork. www.wizards-keep.com
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COMIC ART FESTIVAL - EVENTS’ TIMETABLE BAC = The Brewery Arts Centre (various venues within the building see key below) Kendal Library: Pre-book your free tickets at the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01539 713523 Any remaining seats will be released 15 minutes before the start of each event. Key to colours: -
The Comics Clocktower: Kendal Town Hall The Box, Wildman Street Kendal College
Main Guest Events: Brewery Arts Centre, Screen One Main Guest Events: Brewery Arts Centre, Screen Two Main Guest Events: Brewery Arts Centre, Theatre Films: The Brewery Arts Centre Workshop Events: The Brewery Arts Centre
Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal Library Pre-book your free tickets
Friday 18 October 19.00
V for Vendetta-Film BAC The Big Comic Draw
The Write Comic Stuff
Trina’s Adventures Underground and What She Saw There
Saturday 19 October 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 V for Vendetta
Comics Clock Tower Oscar Zarate: A Masterclass (Workshop) Hannah Berry: Writing without Words Al Davison: Facial Expression & Storytelling (Workshop)
Nobrow- A Different Aesthetic?
Watch them Draw: Charlie Adlard
Watch them Draw: Glyn Dillon
Watch them Draw: Oscar Zarate
This is My Life – The Art of Memoir
Riding on the Underground with H Emerson and G Shelton
Making History: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette Watch them Draw: D Braithwaite
2000AD: An On-earth Odyssey
Quick Strips – Myriad Authors & Friends
The Crow – (Film)
Saturday 19 October 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 Watch Them Draw – S Collins & SJ Harris Bryan Talbot – Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition
ReImagining the Classics: Culbard, Hine, Davis, Ilya The Art of Political Satire: Steve Bell
Full of Dredd – Dredd 3D (Film) With Introduction by J Wagner & C Ezquerra
Inko: A Brief Introduction to Manga The Art of Sean Phillips
Rocking with Horror
The Ninth Art?
The Art of Ed Brubaker
VizBetter than Nothing?
Sunday 20 October 10.00 11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 Comics Clock Tower Al Davison: Fight Choreography for Film & Comics Dan Berry – Comic Storytelling J Sacco with S Bell
Tamara Drewe with an Introduction by Posy Simmonds P. Simmonds: A Life in Drawing
Inko: A Brief Introduction to Manga
Sin City with Introduction
Make Mine Manga
Watch them Draw: Hannah Berry and Isabel Greenberg
Watch them Draw: Jon McNaught
Andy Diggle: More than a Snapshot
More to it than Meets the Eye: P Doherty with D Fegredo
Watch them Draw Pau and H. Emerson
Getting to Grips with Graphic Novels
The A-Z of Charlie Adlard
A Giant Leap Forward: Kurt Busiek
Everyone We Know Loves The Beano
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind with an Introduction by Ilya
Oldboy with Introduction
A History of Violence with an Introduction by John Wagner
COMIC ART FESTIVAL- FAMILY ZONE TIMETABLE Key to colours: Westmorland Shopping Centre
Elephant Yard Shopping
Kendal Library - all free
Waterstones timetable available on website from October 1st or in store.
Kendal Library - all free but please prebook by emailing comic.kendal.library@ cumbria.gov.uk or tel: 01539 713523
Saturday 19th October 10.00
The Phoenix Comic Creation Centre Wizard’s Keep Wizard’s Keep Perfect Spiral Perfect Spiral Perfect Spiral Dave Windett Dave Windett Colin Shelbourn
Wizard’s Keep Perfect Spiral Dave Windett
COMIC ART FESTIVAL- FAMILY ZONE TIMETABLE Evsie
The Beano Pop-Up & Other Activities Comics masterclass - Kev F Sutherland Resident guru Dr Mel Gibson talking comics
Resident guru Dr Mel Gibson talking comics
An Intro to the Stan Lee Excelsior Awards: Paul Register Peppa Peppa Peppa Pig Pig Pig
A rolling programming of signing and sketching by festival guests
Sunday 20th October 10.00
The Phoenix Comic Creation Centre Wizard’s Keep Perfect Spiral Perfect Spiral
Wizard’s Keep Perfect Spiral
Wizard’s Keep Perfect Spiral
Dave Windett Colin Shelbourn Evsie
Evsie Art Heros The Beano Pop-Up & Other Activities
Everyone We Know Loves the Beano
An Intro to the Stan Lee Excelsior Awards: Paul Register
Waterstones: A rolling programming of signing and sketching by festival guests
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COMIC ART FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME
The Art of Sean Phillips “Sean Phillips’ pencil and pen reveal a world of stained, neglected architecture and stained, neglected dreams; old, road-dusty cars and old, road-dusty men; women with soft flesh and hard eyes; dudes with hard knuckles and soft eyes; beasties with impeccable suits and too many eyes. The Art of Sean Phillips is a crazed flickershow of jolting pulp imagery and an astonishing document of his journey from a daydreaming kid to a four-color legend. It also, along the way, stands as further proof of the fierce vitality of modern comics”. Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns and NOS4R2 Follow Sean’s remarkable “career”, from British girls’ comics, 2000AD and Vertigo to his superhero work for Marvel, DC and Wildstorm to his many creator-owned series with long-time collaborator Ed Brubaker. This exhibition ties in with the launch of Sean’s new artbook and offers an insight into the career and processes of one of the most acclaimed artists in comics today. The exhibition is designed and curated by Janette and Sean Phillips Open normal Brewery opening hours. Brewery Arts Centre - Sugar Store Gallery 6 October - 10 November 2013
The Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize– The Shortlist 2013 We are delighted to be revealing and celebrating the shortlist for this prestigious prize. The judges are Joe Dunthorne (author of Submarine and Wild Abandon), Stephen Collins (author of The Gigantic Beard that Was Evil), Rachel Cooke (The Observer), Dan Franklin (Publisher, Jonathan Cape), Paul Gravett (Director, Comica Festival) and Suzanne Dean (Random House Creative Director). The first prize is £1,000 and the publication of the 4-page story in The Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and their work will appear in The Guardian. Open normal Brewery opening hours.
Brewery Arts Centre - Intro Bar 16 October- 10 November 2013
EVENTS The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Young People’s Comic Art Competition Winners
Brewery Arts Centre - Warehouse Cafe 16 October- 10 November 2013
See the results of some incredible imaginations and talent from young people aged 5-18 studying in Lancashire and Cumbria, England who have created original comic art for the festival’s inaugural year. The inaugural competition judges are Hannah Berry, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot. In partnership with Game, Dark Horse, Derwent Pencils, Kendal College and Lakeland Radio Alongside this we will be celebrating local comic artist and comic art fan Michael Hanlon with a selection of his illustrations which have inspired people across the world. Open normal Warehouse Café opening hours.
Brainstorm!: The Art of Bryan Talbot Described as “a dazzling and tireless exponent of the comic art form” Bryan Talbot has been one of the driving forces in the comics industry since the late 70s when he created the Brainstorm Comix series for Alchemy Press. Since then he has produced work in almost every genre and pushed boundaries in many ways ranging from sci-fi Victoriana (The Adventures of Luther Arkwright) credited as being the first graphic novel in the UK, to a moving tale about surviving child abuse (The Tale of One Bad Rat) to Alice in Sunderland covering the history and culture of Sunderland. Most recently his highly-acclaimed steampunk detective series Grandville, which follows the life of Detective Inspector Lebrock, employs anthropomorphism and satire to startling effect. This exhibition not only reveals the life and work of a great creator but also an energy and passion which have made him one of the most influential comic art figures to this day. From covers to comics, illustrations from his psychedelic beginnings to a rock star and offbeat paraphernalia, Bryan Talbot presents his outstanding body of work. Opening Times:Fri 4 Oct 6.30-9pm, Sat 5 Oct 2-5pm, Sun 6 Oct 10-1pm Thurs 10 Oct 4.30-7.30, Fri 11 Oct 4.30-7.30, Sat 12 Oct 10-1pm Tues-Thurs 15-17 Oct 4.30-7.30pm Fri 18 Oct noon-6pm Sat 19 Oct - 10am-6pm, Sun 20 Oct 10am-5pm The exhibition is designed and curated by Sharon Tait. Wildman Studios, Wildman Street 4 October- 10 November 2013
COMIC ART FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME
Celebrating the new, the innovative, the quirky……and the wonders of tea! A J Poyiadgi is a comics creator and filmmaker. His comic, Teapot Therapy, was shortlisted for the Graphic Short Story Prize and was coloured with genuine English Breakfast tea. His latest project is Teabag Theories, a micro-comic-in-ateabag that uses the humble brew to unravel the mysteries of science. This exhibition will provide a glimpse into Andy’s world and there’ll be a Kendal-related theory all of its own unveiled here and at other locations in Town (limited edition, collector’s items!).
Berry, Britten & Brulightly Hannah Berry is mostly a graphic novelist, but also a writer, illustrator, occasional lecturer and editorial gun-for-hire. This exhibition features artwork from, amongst others, her first graphic novel, Britten & Brulightly, which she began while studying an illustration degree at the University of Brighton. She has exhibited work in solo and collective exhibitions and written for publications including the New Statesman, Dazed & Confused and Huffington Post UK. The Castle Dairy, Wildman Street 16 September - 10 November 2013
Drawings fromThe Gigantic Beard that was Evil Stephen Collins has been hailed as one of comic art’s leading new lights. He began cartooning for The Times in 2003, and has since won several awards, including the Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize 2010. He contributes regular comics to the Guardian Weekend and Prospect magazine. His first graphic novel, The Gigantic Beard that was Evil, was published in May 2013 to great acclaim. It is an off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl about life, death and the meaning of beards. Includes prints for sale.
Getting yourself a girlfriend is easy Getting yourself a girlfriend is easy according to Richard. All you need is papier mache, string, soft material, a balloon, some old fashioned bellows, and a good pair of scissors. And his creator, Gareth Brookes, will show you how (if he can manage to shove ‘Jessica’ up to the Lakes from West Byfleet). Winner of the 2012 First Graphic Novel Competition, Brookes will exhibit the life-size girlfriend of Richard’s dreams and examples of the embroidery and lino-cuts from which he has created his artwork for The Black Project . Gareth will have handmade prints for sale. The Castle Dairy exhibitions are curated by Jamie Barnes.
Hunt Emerson: Original works from the Ancient Mariner and Frankenstein
Popular local haunt Ruskins transforms itself into a Fnarr Bar for the weekend paying homage to Britain’s 3rd or 4th * funniest magazine . Rammed full of Viz gear, original artwork and offering an exclusive peek at some classic memorabilia, this is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to delve deep (ish) into the annals of one of the icons of British humour (and comics too).
Hunt Emerson’s association with the Wordsworth Trust dates back to 1997 when his original drawings for Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” featured in an exhibition at the Wordsworth Museum. These drawings were subsequently acquired by the Wordsworth Trust and form part of a superb collection of artistic responses to Coleridge’s poem spanning 150 years. In 2011 the Wordsworth Trust commissioned from Hunt Emerson a large cartoon strip telling the story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The strip accompanied a major exhibition on Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley at the Wordsworth Museum. Published originally in three volumes, Hunt skilfully manages to distil the full story into 52 frames!
4 October - 3 November 2013
* possibly 5th. This random collection of junk is curated by Sharon Tait Opening times Fri 18 Oct 7pm onwards, Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct 11am onwards The Wordsworth Trust, Ruskins Cafe and Bar,Grasmere Stricklandgate 18 - 20 October 2013
Exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Tripwire magazine at Kendal Library 17 - 21 October 2013
Coping with the BigC We are proud that the amazing final Coping with the BigC cartoon, raising money for cancer charities, will be revealed at our festival at Kendal Library from 1 October 2013 www.davekirkwoodstudio.wordpress.com
Come Draw With Me Saturday 19 October 3.30 - 5.30pm Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kirkland, Kendal FREE admission for children
Have you seen anyone famous? Well how about drawing next to some of the best Comic Arts celebrities around. To launch the first national Family Arts Festival and this year’s Big Draw, the gallery is going to be filled with Comic Art Festival super stars drawing and taking inspiration from the work on display. Comic Art Festival has provided us with Art Heroes to help get you started and give you some guidance For all ages and all abilities unlock your inner artist. Paper, pens and guidance provided. No booking required. Free with admission (adults £6.20). www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk
YOU DON’T KNOW
CHARACTERS. “DEAD” by David Hughes
WANT TO? “EVIL” by Stephen Collins
“GIRL” by Jamie Hewlett
Createdwww.comicartfestival.com by student William Chun Thanks: Matt for the chance, Julie for the kind words, Jess Florence for the picture.
“RAT” by Bryan Talbot
Festival Tshirt by Bryan Talbot S/M/L/XL
Festival Tshirt by Sean Phillips S/M/L/XL £12
Festival Sketchbook £3 40
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18-20 October 2013 Kendal, Cumbria, UK
18-20 October 2013 Kendal, Cumbria, UK
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Festival Poster by Sean Phillips £10
Festival Poster by Bryan Talbot
You can also buy the limited edition exhibition posters accompanying Sean Phillips’ and Bryan Talbot’s exhibitions and our Tall Toad Ale too
WINDOWS ON COMIC ART TRAIL
Where is it?
What is it? A special trail in our inaugural year to welcome comic art visitors to Kendal and to celebrate our brand new festival. When we announced the festival earlier this year we said we would aim to turn Kendal into a “comic art town” for the weekend. Here is the first step in, what we hope will be, a long-term journey of discovery into the world of comic art for the Town, both for local people and for visitors too. There will be a map of the trail available from 4 October 2013 from the Brewery Arts Centre and on the festival website. This will contain more detail on the participating businesses and groups/artists. By the way you may spot other unexpected things along the way – watch out for reallife characters, new forms of decoration and even a bit of yarnbombing too…. At the time of going to press these are the fantastic businesses and groups/artists who have taken the challenge up in year one with great enthusiasm and creativity. They have set a precedent for the future, given a further insight into the breadth of comic art and, we hope, brightened even further your experience of Kendal and the festival. Thank you to them all
Kirkland Area Highgate Veterinary Centre with local artist Jamie Barnes B & M Harrison with First Kendal Cubs Union Jack Café with St Thomas’ School, Kendal Signature Gallery with Dallam School, Milnthorpe
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Highgate Area Stained Glass Workshop with local artist Jamie Barnes Kirkland Kitchens with John Ruskin School, Coniston Turning Point with Castle Park School, Kendal Soutergate Gallery with St Mark’s School, Kendal Gentry with Kendal College
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Stricklandgate Area Arnold Greenwood Estate Agents with artist Kate Holden
Comic art project logo by Settlebeck school
Fat Face with Settlebeck School, Sedbergh Indigo Furnishings with Furness College Farrers with artist Andy Poyiadgi Game, Westmorland Shopping Centre with Furness College Waterstones, Westmorland Shopping Centre with Space2Create, Kendal Elephant Yard Shopping with Brantfield Nursery and Youth Ability, Leonard Cheshire Foundation
Gear, Wainwright’s Yard with Vicarage Park School, Kendal Browns The Jewellers, Elephant Yard Shopping with Ruby Shoes Farrers coffee shop in Kendal
GAME in Kendal
Stramongate Area Westmorland Financial Advice Centre with Kendal College Kendal Sports with Queen Katherine School, Kendal
Waterstones in Kendal
Made in Cumbria/Tourist Information Centre with the Riverview Community Hub Mrs Lovett’s Tattoo with Kendal College
Wildman Street Area O’Neil Associates with artist Jacob Phillips
Brantfield Nursery in Kendal
FOOD AND MERCHANDISE PAGES
Feed Me! As well as satisfying your hunger for comic art we know that a critical part of a good festival is being able to keep your energy levels up by finding the right kind of food, in the right kind of places and, wherever possible, avoiding long queues. We have done our best to recognize this by working in partnership with some of Kendal’s favourite cafes, bars and restaurants. That isn’t to say there isn’t a fine food and drinks offer right across the Town and you’ll find plenty of places to accommodate different tastes and budgets. We highlight here those based at some of our key venues and/or those who have made an extra special effort to celebrate comic art in its various guises helping to make Kendal a comic art town for the weekend.
Comicartfest @ The Brewery Plenty of variety at our main venue on Highgate. See facing page for full details
Ganoush @ Comics Clock Tower Opening times : Saturday 19 October 10am6pm and Sunday 20 October 10.30am-5pm One of Kendal’s most popular delicatessens and “canteens” will pop up at the festival, at the Comics Clock Tower, serving hot & cold drinks. sandwiches and rolls, hot sandwiches and melts, warm filled pittas, chilli pots and tagine pots . Plus soups with local artisan breads and loads of lovely cakes and biscuits. Vegetarians and gluten free people will be well catered for.
2000AD @ Kendal College, Milnthorpe Road 7-11pm Saturday 19 October A 2000AD bar will be available throughout the event with cinema-style food and drinks.
Comicartfest @ Wildman Street Expect creativity at our “fringe” venue which is a new and exciting collaboration with Kendal College. The historic Castle Dairy is an acclaimed restaurant run by Kendal College and headed up by master chef Robert Stacey. For the duration of the festival it will transform into a comic art eatery serving food and drinks all day every day. Open from: 10am - 11pm Friday 18 October 10am – 11pm Saturday 19 October 10.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 20 October Alcohol will be on sale from 12pm daily until close. The Box Courtyard will also feature special refreshment stands to grab a quick bite or drink all day Saturday and Sunday.
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Comicartfest @ Emma’s Yard 46, Branthwaite Brow (off Market Place) 01539 730080 Friday 18 October 10am-4pm and Saturday 19 October 10am-4pm A hidden gem serving lovely tea-room fayre but, just for this weekend, with a comic art twist or two.
The Fnarr Bar @ Ruskins Yard 2, Smokehouse Yard (off Stricklandgate) 01539 721698 Celebrating all things Viz in a suitably inappropriate fashion. See exhibitions pages for more detail. Friday 18 October 7pm-2am, Saturday 19 October 11am-2am, Sunday 20 October 11.30am-2am. Noon-2pm & 5-7pm each day serving a hot lunch option of good old English fayre and 2-5pm each day serving cold sandwiches and snacks. Live jam nights with local musicians and opportunity to join in 7.30pm onwards Friday and Saturday.
We are proud to announce a special festival ale. Tall Toad is brewed by Hawkshead Brewery for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Name and label by Gilbert Shelton, the fantastic creator of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. It’s a hoppy, fruity and bitter Golden Ale and the favourite beverage of that Fabulous Furry Freak Brother, Fat Freddy. At time of going to press available at :Booths Supermarket, Wainwright’s Yard The Castle Dairy, Wildman Street The Castle Inn, Castle Street The Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane The Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate The Fnarr Bar @ Ruskins, Stricklandgate Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley The Rainbow Tavern, Highgate The Ring o’ Bells, Kirkland Available on draft and in limited edition, souvenir bottles whilst stocks last! Bottles also available at The Comics Clock Tower @ Kendal Town Hall A very big thank you to Gilbert Shelton, Pic and Tony Bennett at Knockabout Comics for the beer label artwork.
Comicartfest @ Costa Coffee, Elephant Yard Shopping Opening times Friday 18 October 7am-6pm, Saturday 19 October 7am-6pm, Sunday 20 October 8am-5pm. To celebrate the Comic Art Festival coming to town Costa Coffee in Elephant Yard Shopping is offering a 10% discount on purchases on production of a valid Comic Art Festival ticket or wristband. Thank you Costa!
Costa Coffee in Kendal
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he MLitt in Comics Studies offered by the University of Dundee is a unique one year postgraduate course that allows you to study comics and graphic novels from a number of perspectives, looking at the history of comics, their formal properties, key genres, the growth of autobiographical and digital comics, and the international scope of the medium. Students enrolled on this course write essays, research dissertation topics of their own choosing, and have the opportunity to create their own comics as part of the assessment. This combination of the academic and the practical is supported by numerous workshops with top comics industry professionals. There are also many comics events at Dundee, including exhibitions,
and conventions such as Comics Day. Guests have included Grant Morrison, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Warren Ellis, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Alan Grant, John Wagner, Cam Kennedy, Pat Mills, Emma Vicelli, Nana Li, Colin MacNeil, Nicole Streeten, Robbie Morrison, Alan Davis, Tanya Roberts, and many others. If you are interested in studying or creating comics this course is for you. To learn more about the course contact: Humanities Postgraduate Secretary, email@example.com or Dr Chris Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org School of Humanities University of Dundee Dundee, Scotland Tel: +44 (0) 1382 388927 or 388625 http://www.dundee.ac.uk/english/prospective/postgraduates/comicstudies/
With thanks to Colin MacNeil for the illustration. Design by V14 Studios www.v14.co.uk
THANK YOU The core voluntary festival team is Festival Director & Producer – Julie Tait Festival Co-Producer – Matt Burke Exhibitions Curator and General Support – Sharon Tait Film Programmer - Chris Ashton Guests Co-ordinator – Jenny Graham Family Zone Co-ordinator - Justin Grammer Volunteers Co-ordinator - Alison Barnes Exhibitions Co-Curator - Jamie Barnes
With invaluable additional support from The team at the Brewery Arts Centre The team at Kendal College The team at Kendal Library Janice Benson Shaun Blezard Tess Hills Liz Inman Owen Johnson Osprey Communications Sandra Wood
Thanks to The team at Kendal Town Hall The team at Abbot Hall Gallery All the Windows on Comic Art Trail businesses and groups Our Dredds – Liam Matthew and Phil Moore
Finally special personal thanks for their generosity, encouragement and time:Shaun Bainbridge and Helen Issac at Ruskins Bar Rory Black, Designworks Paul Gardner, Osprey Communications Bambos Georgiou Jon Harrison, Forbidden Planet Paul Harrison-Davies Stephen Holland, Page 45 Jackie Fay, Kendal Library Richard Foster, Brewery Arts Centre John Freeman, downthetubes.net Fiona Hanlon Michael Hanlon Steve Kerner, Curious Road Design Ian Loxam, Chris Medcalf and staff at Game, Kendal Alex McCroskrie John McShane Andrew Miles Janette Phillips Ian Read, Lakeland Arts Trust Stephen Robson at Fanfare/Ponent Mon Simon Thomas, Staff of Life
An extra special thanks to all our volunteers – please feel free to thank them yourself over the weekend
And our fantastic patrons who have been so active and generous with their time Sean Phillips Bryan Talbot Mary Talbot And a special mention to Finlay Miles for his inspiration - this one’s for you.