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THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL 2016

CRIKEY, it’s our fourth festival already! I’m a self-confessed festival addict: audiences and creators meeting in one place for a short time to share their passion, curiosity, ideas and more is addictive. I’ve also organised an obscenely wide range of festivals and events over the years, but The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the most personal and, perhaps, closest to my heart. The spark was my now 18-year-old son’s obsession, an Asperger’s one at that, with comics. I had always been interested in comics but would never claim to be an expert, whatever that means. The idea of a different kind of comic art event and in the Lakes seemed like a good one. The spark was ignited when a throwaway question, ‘what about a comic art festival up here?’, to a recently-made local friend, Sean Phillips, was met with a ‘yeah, sounds like a good idea’ which led to recruiting some incredible guests (as I now truly appreciate!) courtesy of Sean Phillips and founder patron, Bryan Talbot, in our first year. And from there, the rest, as they say, is history. The point of this introduction is to tell you that I have fallen in love with comic art, its creators and audiences. They are some of the most talented, prolific, generous, challenging, witty and strange people I have ever met and worked with, and all of this can be seen in the range and quality of the work they produce. The impact comic art has on people’s lives and the world is not yet fully appreciated by those who decide what art is ‘valid’ and, therefore, what is worthy of time and support. Our mission is to change this so the festival acts as a showcase and celebration of the very best comic art has to offer. Last, but not least, a massive thank you to all our funders, supporters and partners listed in this programme, and to you, the audiences and participants, without whom we wouldn’t be here.

Julie Tait Director, LICAF

CELEBRATING COMIC ART FROM ACROSS THE WORLD We have an incredible line-up this year and such a lot of comic brilliance to pack into one weekend. Here’s a festival snapshot to whet your appetitive. Welcome to comic art heaven!

What’s inside Welcome from Julie

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The guest list

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Festival overview

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Venue map

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Festival top picks

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Friday evening events

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Saturday at a glance (timetable)

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Saturday in detail

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Sunday at a glance (timetable)

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Sunday in detail

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Family Zone

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Discover even more comics at the Shakespeare

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Comics Clock Tower

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The Knockabout Malt Room of Mischief

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Exhibitions

25-27

Kick-Ass @ Ruskins Bar

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Windows Trail

30-31

From the sublime to the ridiculous

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Black Dog

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Comics Workbook

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This year, the festival features live drawing, film, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, masterclasses, a free family zone and independent publishers. The events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.

Festival food and drink

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ComiXology

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Support us (please)

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We have comic artists joining us from Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland, as well as European comic creators. This is also an amazing showcase for the UK’s thriving comic art scene. There really is something for everyone, whether you are a superhero fan, mad about Manga or just love seeing incredibly talented artists at work.

Thank you

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There will be more than 70 special guests from across the comic world as well as some incredible exhibitions too. The Family Zone is packed with activities to let your imagination run wild and don’t miss the Windows Comic Art Trail as you wander around Kendal. The free Comics Clock Tower, open Saturday and Sunday all-day, is full of independent creators, publishers and retailers, representing a wide range of comics from around the world. We’re also honoured to be announcing the new Comic Laureate for 2016-17 at the festival on the opening night! And if that’s not enough, make sure you seek refreshment in our Kick-Ass styled bar at Ruskins. Phew… and that’s just a taster. Use this festival guide to plan your perfect comic art inspired weekender!

Cover artwork supplied by Ken Niimura

For Timetable of events, please go to pages 7- 17

Box Office 01539 725133

www.comicartfestival.com


2016 FESTIVAL AND GUESTS

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AIDAN KOCH

ADAM BROCKBANK

ALEKSI RANTA

BEN HAGGARTY

BENOIT PEETERS

BRUCE MUTARD

BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY

BRYAN TALBOT

BUNNY & CHIP

CAROL HANSON

CHARLIE ADLARD

CONNOR WILLUMSEN

CRAIG THOMPSON

DAN BERRY

DAVE CRANE

DAVE MCKEAN

DUNCAN FEGREDO

EDMOND BAUDOIN

EMMA VIECELI

ETHERINGTON BROTHERS

FRANK SANTORO

GARETH BROOKES

GILBERT SHELTON

GRAHAM DURY

HANNAH BERRY

HANNERIINA MOISSEINEN

IAN WILLIAMS

ILYA

ISABEL GREENBERG

JOE DECIE

JOE KELLY

JOHANNA ROJOLA

JOHN MARTZ

JOHN REPPION

JONATHAN EDWARDS

JORDI BERNET

KEN NIIMURA

LEAH MOORE

LOUISE EVANS

LUKE MCGARRY

MARC JACKSON

MARTIN ROWSON

MARY TALBOT

MICK MCMAHON

MIKE MEDAGLIA

MIKI YAMAMOTO

NIKO KUMPUVAARA

OLIVER EAST

OLIVIER KUGLER

PACO ROCA

PAUL HARRISONDAVIES

PAUL THOMAS

PAULA KNIGHT

PETTERI TIKKANEN

RIFF REB’S

ROBERT DEAS

ROBERTO BARTUAL

ROBIN FURTH

RUFUS DAYGLO

SALLY KINDBERG

SEAN PHILLIPS

SIMON THORP

STEVE MCGARRY

STUART MEDLEY

TILLIE WALDEN

TOM GAULD

VILLE RANTA

VIRPI OINONEN

THE GUEST LIST 2016

For Timetable of events, please go to pages 7- 17

Box Office 01539 725133

www.comicartfestival.com


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Box Office 01539 725133

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FESTIVAL CATEGORIES WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE

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FESTIVAL TOP PICKS THIS YEAR, THERE’S SO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM (SORRY!) THAT WE THOUGHT YOU MAY APPRECIATE A FEW POINTERS FROM THE PEOPLE CLOSEST TO THE FESTIVAL. WE ASKED THE MAIN TEAM, THE VOLUNTEERS AND OUR PATRONS TO COME UP WITH THEIR TOP PICK AND A REASON WHY. WE HOPE IT HELPS!

K DOG – DAVE MCKEAN: BLAC NASH THE DREAMS OF PAUL Sunday 16 October eatre 1.30 - 2.30pm, BAC Th ms of Paul “Black Dog – The Drea vel of the Nash is my graphic no illips tells year so far, and Sean Ph is the me its live performance work of a genius.” Stephen Holland, ner Page 45 Festival Patron and ow

I, DRAWING ON JAPAN: MIYAZAK MASTER OF GHIBLI Saturday 15 October 10.30 - 11.30am, BAC Theatre “First stop on Saturday morning will be the Brewery for a live draw with a difference: Drawing on Japan. Four artists will be together on stage, each to create a drawing that pays homage to the influence of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. This is the kind of one–off, not-to-berepeated, anything-can-happen event that LICAF excels at!” Aileen McEvoy, Associate Director, LICAF

JOE KELLY: TOUR DE FORCE – FROM BEN 10 TO I KILL GIANTS Saturday 15 October 12.30-1.30pm, BAC Theatre “I Kill Giants is one of my favourite novels of recent times, with an emotional punch almost as powerful as the death of Gwen Stacey, and I want to hear about its creation as well as Joe’s working relationship with manga master, Ken Niimura.” Peter Kessler, Director, Lakes Arts Festivals

AS: CREATRIX TO CARTOONIST WAY WHEN WOMEN LEAD THE Saturday 15 October 11.30am - 12.30pm BAC Screen Two “Because women in comics rock!”

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JORDI BERNET: SPANISH LEGEND Saturday 15 October 1.00 - 2.00pm The Shakespeare Centre and “It’s a unique chance to see ster hear in Britain a genuine ma e on of European comic art. He’s of the greats.” Bryan Talbot, Festival Patron

ASTERIX VS TINTIN: CLASH OF THE TOON TITANS Friday 14 October 7.00 - 8.15pm BAC Theatre “I’ve always been an Asterix fan. In fact, I passed my French O Level on my third try by reading those comics. The thought of hearing Charlie Adlard (who drew me a Zombie Merle last year...) Leah Moore, Stuart Medley and Pascal Mériaux join Dr Benoît Peeters and Peter Kessler to thrash out their respective merits...well, it’s the chance of a lifetime. Since I’ll be on duty in the Family Zone for the rest of the weekend, I’ll be able to watch Ilya Illkillya draw – he’s brilliant, such a nice guy, and it’s a joy to see how he gets young people to do their own art.” Suzie Hayman, LICAF Volunteer

THE ART OF MICK MCMAHON r Saturday 15 Octobe 11.00am - 12.00pm Centre The Shakespeare

event is my “Mick McMahon’s because I’d pick of the festival and why he love to know how lf to develop still pushes himse en though his and surprise us, ev ing.” art is always amaz

It’s pretty hard to choose just one session, so I’m going to have to mention three that I’d chew my arm off to watch: RRY: CHARLIE ADLARD &DAN BE S AS LIFE DRAW MASTERCL Saturday 15 October 1.30pm - 3.30pm BAC Studio Theatre “What’s not to desire about being guided in the arts of life drawing by Dan and Charlie? ir They’re both masters of the ng sti tra craft, providing con ct, approaches to the same subje and ever-embracing of new ” technologies and techniques CRAIG THOMPSON: UNIVERSAL STORYTELLER Sunday 16 October 1.00 - 2.00pm The Shakespeare Centre “Craig Thomson is a comics gem. Blankets was a lifed changer of a book for me an to I hope I’ll get to meet him al. tell him as much at the festiv in Don’t miss this rare chance the UK to see him discuss his career.”

: THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS MASTER CHEFS Sunday 16 October 3.30 - 4.30pm BAC Theatre “The Etherington brothers are born performers and master comickers. They’re hilarious, know how to put on a show, and s I GUARANTEE you will enjoy thi as much as your kids will.” Emma Vieceli, Festival Patron

Sean Phillips, Festival Patron

For timetable and more event detail, please go to pages 7-17 Box Office 01539 725133

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TOP PICKS & FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS LIST

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER - OPENING EVENTS

ASTERIX VS TINTIN

CLASH OF THE TOON TITANS Beatles or Stones? DC or Marvel? Connery or Moore? These are questions that divide the nation. Now for the comic art biggie: Asterix or Tintin?

BAC Theatre, 7.00 - 8.15pm All tickets £4 thanks to Lancaster University

LICAF opens this year in dramatic style, bringing together two top teams to slug it out on stage to settle this debate for good. Putting the case forward for Tintin is Dr Benoît Peeters, a novelist, philosopher, and Professor of Comics at Lancaster University; while presenting the arguments for Asterix is BAFTA award-winning producer, Peter Kessler. Joining the Tintin vs Asterix comic art clash are Walking Dead artist, Charlie Adlard; comic book writer, Leah Moore; Australian comics scholar and creator, Stuart Medley; and VIZ creator, Graham Dury. On screen there will be a host of comic artists, authors and readers with the ever-popular Hannah Berry acting as referee. All the way from Los Angeles special festival guests, Luke and Steve McGarry, bring their fast-draw cartooning talents to illustrate the event. This epic opening evening will conclude with the announcement of the second UK Comics Laureate for 2017 with its first incumbent, Dave Gibbons, handing over the baton. This opening event is courtesy of Lancaster University to inaugurate and celebrate Dr Benoît Peeters’ appointment as their first Professor of Comics.

OPENING NIGHT PRESENTED BY

SUPPORTED BY

THE MERC WITH THE MOUTH: SPECIAL SCREENING OF DEADPOOL INTRODUCED BY JOE KELLY (USA)

Friday, 8.30 - 11.00pm The Merc with the Mouth (Deadpool that is, not Joe!) gets fresh exposure with this special screening

BAC Screen One introduced by Deadpool writer, Joe Kelly, on an Running Time: 108 mins exclusive visit to the UK. Director: Tim Miller Deadpool was Joe’s first monthly title for Marvel back in 1997 and was an immediate success.

Featuring the voice talents of: Ryan Reynolds Based on Marvel’s most unconventional superhero,

Deadpool introduces us to Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Wilson adopts the alter ego Deadpool, and resolves to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER - AT A GLANCE THE BREWERY ARTS CENTRE (BAC) THEATRE

STUDIO THEATRE

DRAWING ON JAPAN: MIYAZAKI, MASTER OF GHIBLI

FRANK SANTORO, AIDAN KOCH AND CONNOR WILLUMSEN (USA): COMICS WORKBOOK COMPOSITION COMPETITION – LIVE

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DUNCAN FEGREDO: TO HELLBOY AND BACK 11.00am - 12pm

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ILYA: MASTERCLASS: ADAPTATION INTO COMICS 11.00am - 12.30pm

VIRPI OINONEN (FINLAND): FIVE SURPRISING THINGS I DISCOVERED THROUGH CARTOONING 10.30am - 12.00pm

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JOE KELLY: TOUR DE FORCE – FROM BEN 10 TO I KILL GIANTS 12.30 - 1.30pm

13.30 CHARLIE ADLARD & DAN BERRY: LIFE DRAW MASTERCLASS

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EDMOND BAUDOIN AND CRAIG THOMPSON: MOTION AND EMOTION 1.00 - 2.00pm

GILBERT SHELTON: FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHER 1.30 - 2.30pm

JOHN MARTZ (CANADA): HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE MY BAD DRAWINGS

ROBERTO BARTUAL (SPAIN): A MASTERCLASS IN READING COMICS 12.30 - 2.00pm

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LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER!

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MARTIN ROWSON: GIVING OFFENCE

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AIDAN KOCH (USA): VISUAL POETRY TOM GAULD: WE’RE ALL JEALOUS OF YOUR JETPACK

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THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURN: THE BIG COMIC DRAW

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SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: SPECIAL SCREENING INTRODUCED BY BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY 5.00 - 7.30pm

WRINKLES: SPECIAL SCREENING INTRODUCED BY PACO ROCA 5.30 - 7.30pm

3.00 - 4.30pm

CONNOR WILLUMSEN (USA): THE HAMMER PARTY 2.30 - 4.00pm


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PIRATES! WITH SALLY KINDBERG 10.00 - 11.00am

THE OFFICIAL WORLD LAUNCH OF THE CARROT TO THE STARS 10.30 - 12.00pm

IMPROVISED COMICS FOR KIDS (DIGITAL COMIC MAKING) WITH DAVID CRANE AND BYA ARTSEEN 10.00am - 1.00pm

10.15 10.30 OLIVIER KUGLER: COMICS SANS FRONTIÈRES 10.30 - 11.30am

10.45 11.00 THE ART OF MICK MCMAHON

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MEET THE MINIONS: DRAWING FOR ANIMATION WITH STEVE AND LUKE MCGARRY

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PAUL THOMAS: UNDER THE SKIN OF TATTOOS AND TABOOS

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AROUND THE UNIVERSE (AND BEYOND…) WITH SALLY KINDBERG 1.00 - 2.00pm

WE DRAW U DRAW - FEATURING ROBERT DEAS, PAUL HARRISON-DAVIES AND MANY MORE!

JORDI BERNET: SPANISH LEGEND

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1.00 - 5.00pm

MARC JACKSON’S CARTOON CLUB 1.00 - 3.00pm KID SAVAGE: WILD CREATURE MASHUPS

14.00 DAVE CRANE: STONE SOUP AND SECOND HAND STORIES

ADAM BROCKBANK AND BEN HAGGARTY: FROM HOGWARTS TO MEZOLITH

2.00 - 5.00pm

2.00 - 3.00pm

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HOTFOOT FROM HELSINKI: COMICS IN CONCERT 3.00 - 4.00pm

15.15 15.30 15.45 16.00

ISABEL GREENBERG: THE ONE HUNDRED NIGHTS OF HERO

16.15 16.30

Saturday, 4.00 - 5.00pm

16.45 17.00 17.15 17.30 17.45 18.00 18.15 18.30 19.00 19.15 19.30 20.00

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Burbling bilge water! Join Sally Kindberg’s ghastly pirate crew and get drawing treasure maps, scary sea monsters, sharks and shipwrecks in the Family Zone.

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IMPROVISED COMICS FOR KIDS (DIGITAL COMIC MAKING) WITH DAVID CRANE AND BYA ARTSEEN

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Miyazaki has had a profound influence on creative minds across the world with the philosophy, unique storytelling and visual beauty of his films. Jonathan Edwards (UK), Ken Niimura (Japan), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Canada) and Emma Vieceli (UK) come together on stage for the first – and perhaps only – time to create an original piece of artwork before your eyes. The brief is simple: take any of Miyazaki’s films or characters as inspiration and draw! This magical live draw event will be hosted by Toronto Comic Art Festival Director Christopher-san (aka Christopher Butcher), a self-confessed Japanophile, who writes about comics and manga.

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Virpi Oinonen has been drawing comics and cartoons on business topics for several years, bringing ideas to life in a way that the written word or video cannot.

You’ll complete a one-page comic strip within the time allowed, as part of a symbolic competition that aims to foster a challenging atmosphere in order to bring out the best in each participant. Beginners and experts are welcome.

Virpi’s session will show you how comics have been used in the business world and how you can communicate a dull business concept with a quick sketch. Virpi blogs and draws about business topics at businessgoessocial. net and her website for visual work is businessillustrator.com

Saturday, 10.30 - 11.30am Comics Clock Tower, Council Chamber Age: 5 to 8 years 1 PRICE: £8.00

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Please note: we won’t make complete cartoon strips to take away, but we will share the photos with attendees over social media by the end of the 1 2 day, and send along some completed stories shortly afterwards

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THE ART OF MICK MCMAHON

What do you do when you need to explain something that is boring but important? You turn it into a comic of course!

In partnership with Comics Workbook

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All participants will have the opportunity to have their work printed with the help of the Comics Workbook gang at the Comics Clocktower’s ‘riso depot’.

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Saturday, 10.30am - 12.30pm BAC Studio Theatre (capacity 25) Level: All 2 3 4 £10 5 6 (ticketed) PRICE:

Do you enjoy dressing up and acting? Or making models? Do you like telling stories? We’ll be making up stories and telling them as comics, using pictures made out of cloth, paper, toys, junk, and each other! We’ll have costumes and craft materials, mannequins and dolls to dress up and make masks for, and face painting, costumes and props to try out, too.

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Front line reportage has arguably found its most powerful medium through comics. Proof of this may lie in an emerging project by prize-wining illustrator and comics creator, Olivier Kugler. During two commissions assigned by Medecins Sans Frontières, Olivier spent time with Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan and Greece. Working with multiple interviews and countless photographs, Oliver created a series of illustrations, which appeared in a range of publications, including Harper’s (USA), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France) and Internazionale (Italy).

Olivier is now working on a full-length graphic novel exploring refugees’ personal stories. At this special event, he’ll present and discuss work in progress with comic art commentator, editor and writer, John Freeman

Mick cites his favourite work as Decap Attack, in the British weekly Sonic the Comic, and has high hopes for Kestrels, an upcoming series of graphic novels with Ben Dickson.

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ILYA: MASTERCLASS: ADAPTATION INTO COMICS

Saturday, 10.30 - 12.00pm Kendal Library PRICE: Free drop-in activity

Saturday, 11.00am - 12.30pm BAC Art Room 1 (Capacity: 15) Age: Ages 16+ PRICE: £10

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Sean Phillips describes Duncan 2 3 4 5 6 Fegredo as ‘a one-of-a-kind true original’. His best known works come from his collaboration with Mike Mignola on Mignola’s Hellboy including Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt and The Midnight Circus. WILDMAN

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Earlier significant works include Enigma with Peter Milligan and, more recently, MPH with Mark Millar. He’s currently working on a new Hellboy volume but, at the time of writing, he isn’t allowed to give the name away! Under the watchful gaze, and with some gentle probing, of fellow artist and friend Sean Phillips, Duncan Fegredo will draw live, painting with wash tones as he does with his Hellboy prints.

In partnership with Creative Concern

In an intensive practical and collaborative workshop session, you’ll look at different ways to transform famous works of art or literature into a comic format with writer, artist and editor, ILYA (Manga Shakespeare’s King Lear, How To Draw Comics, Kid Savage). We will choose and adapt one of Shakespeare’s Sonnets on the spot, fully exploring the many links between the language of comics and lyric verse and poetry. You will come away empowered to tackle anything!

CREATRIX TO CARTOONISTAS: WHEN WOMEN LEAD THE WAY

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DUNCAN FEGREDO: TO HELLBOY AND BACK

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Gently pursued at the behest of many 6 of the UK’s leading creators, LICAF is proud to have persuaded Mick McMahon to make a rare appearance. Now you can join Resonance FM’s Alex Fitch for a glimpse into Mick’s work.

From his brief flirtations with Marvel and DC, The Last American, written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, was perhaps the most notable, though Alien Legion and Batman Black and White were also well received.

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One of the UK’s most influential and inspirational comic creators, Mick McMahon claims his most notable character for 2000AD, where he was a regular contributor from Issue 2, was Superbean but, of course, we all know differently!

Hosted by Dr Mel Gibson, you will be introduced to a very special rabbit scientist and the art of making comics from one of France’s most acclaimed creators.

Illustrations from the Domiz refugee camp became the overall winner in the Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Award 2015.

Saturday, 11.00am - 12pm The Shakespeare Centre PRICE: £8.00

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Women direct comics festivals and 2 3 4 5 6 independent graphic novel publishers, head comic museums, work as comics academics, and feature equally with men both as creators and readers in the independent comics scene. So is there any need to shout out about what women do? WILDMAN

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Join a line-up of spokeswomen for some lively discussion about women in 21st century comic art. Panelists include Jade Sarson, winner of The First Graphic Novel Competition; Tillie Walden, author of The End of Summer; Johanna Rojola, the Finnish comics laureate; Hannah Berry, author of Adamtine; and Una, author of Becoming Unbecoming. Chaired by Nicola Streeten, author of Billy Me & You, and co-founder of Laydeez Do Comics.

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MEET THE MINIONS: DRAWING FOR ANIMATION WITH STEVE AND LUKE MCGARRY (USA)

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On an exclusive visit from the USA, Steve and Luke McGarry, father and son, and two of the most sought after cartoonists, animators and designers in Los Angeles, will show you how to draw your own Minion in this handson, inspiring one-hour session.

PAUL THOMAS: UNDER THE SKIN OF TATTOOS AND TABOOS

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JOE KELLY: TOUR DE FORCE – FROM BEN 10 TO I KILL GIANTS

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Using pages from different comics, Roberto Bartual will explore with a small participating ‘audience’ the principles of page composition in relation to plot and how these relate to the main themes of the whole comic.

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Join Titan Comics and podcaster 2 3 4 5 6 extraordinaire, Chris Thompson, for a rare opportunity to find out about Joe Kelly’s extraordinary career. Joe is an award-winning creator, writer and producer based in New York. MORRISONS

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Joe’s run on Marvel’s Deadpool is considered an industry standard and he’s credited with writing ‘The best Superman story of all time’ in Action Comics #775. I Kill Giants was winner of the 2012 International Manga Award from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign 1 Affairs, a rare feat for an American. The feature film screen adaptation, also written by Kelly, is currently in pre-production. As part of Man of Action Entertainment, he’s also one of the creators of the hit long-running animated series, Ben 10. In his spare time (!) he teaches Writing for Animation at New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing.

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Edmond Baudouin and Craig 2 3 4 5 6 Thompson are groundbreaking artists 1 2 from different sides of the Atlantic who are collaborating on a project that will undoubtedly create ripples throughout the comic art world. Here they share a stage and do what they do best – draw! WILDMAN

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Sally’s book series Draw It! including Draw It! Pirates, and the Comic Strip History of Space (Bloomsbury) will be on sale, and Sally will happily sign your copies. Workshops must be pre-booked online at www.comicartfestival.com or by telephoning Brewery Arts Centre on 01539 725133.

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Want to sit next to a professional comic artist and have them draw your favourite comic character? Well, now you can – as long as you draw something for them in return. Come and draw with Robert Deas (Troy Trailblazer), Paul Harrison Davies (Boo! Astro Dog) and numerous artists from across the festival!

Saturday, 1.30 - 2.30pm BAC Screen Two Age: Recommended 5+ but open to all! PRICE: Free (ticketed) LIBRARY

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Born in Dallas in 1940, Gilbert Shelton’s impact on underground comix cannot be underestimated. In 1968, after contributing to various publications with his earliest character Wonder Warthog, he created The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Since 1975, Fat Freddy’s Cat has led a successful, independent life and Not Quite Dead, the world’s least successful rock band, has appeared in a series of comics. Today, almost 50 years later, The Freak Brothers go from strength to strength.

What makes a good drawing good? We all struggle with our own limitations as artists, but we can channel those limitations into strengths by understanding the purpose and function of an image.

MARC JACKSON’S CARTOON CLUB

Saturday, 1.00 - 5.00pm Westmorland Shopping Centre Age: Recommended 5+ but open to all! PRICE: Free

GILBERT SHELTON: FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHER

Saturday, 1.00 - 2.30pm BAC Art Room 1 (Capacity 20) Level: All PRICE: £10

John Martz is a cartoonist and illustrator from Toronto. He is the creator of the wordless online comic strip Machine Gum and won the 2013 Ignatz Award for ‘Outstanding Story’ for his comic book Gold Star (Retrofit Comics, 2012). His book, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), was shortlisted for The Governor General’s Literary Awards and was nominated for the Eisner Award for ‘Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)’. His new book, Burt’s Way Home, also published by Koyama Press, will be released in September.

Whooshy! Join Sally Kindberg in a fun interactive comic strip drawing session and make your own space adventure using characters from her Hat of Surprise as prompts. Visitors from other planets and the outer galaxies most welcome.

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Warren Bernard is an Eisnernominated comics historian, as well as Executive Director of the highly regarded Small Press Expo in Maryland, USA. On his first visit to LICAF, Warren fulfils one of his life’s ambitions – to be up close and personal with THE Fabulous Furry Freak Brother.

We’ll take a close look at the relationship between words and pictures, study the work of artists who transcend ‘good drawing’, and learn to be happier cartoonists by casting away the shackles of perfection.

Saturday, 1.00 - 2.00pm Kendal Library (capacity 25) Age: 7 to 11 years PRICE: Free (ticketed) CCT

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JOHN MARTZ (CANADA): HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE MY BAD DRAWINGS

Alex Fitch of Resonance FM will 6 introduce you to Jordi Bernet, the King of Noir, offering a rare opportunity to share an audience with this Spanish legend.

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Saturday, 1.00 - 2.00pm The Shakespeare Centre PRICE: Free (ticketed)

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Edmond and Craig will share their thoughts and processes with the inimitable comics expert, Paul Gravett.

AROUND THE UNIVERSE (AND BEYOND…) WITH SALLY KINDBERG

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WE DRAW U DRAW FEATURING ROBERT DEAS, PAUL HARRISON-DAVIES AND MANY MORE!

Edmond Baudouin is a revolutionary comic artist and winner of three major awards at the Angoulême Comics Festival in France. His biography of the great surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, will be published in English by Selfmadehero in October 2016 and debuted at LICAF. Craig Thompson is a multi-award winning artist (Harveys, Eisners – you name it!) best known for Blankets and Habibi.

Since then, his work has enjoyed great success across Europe and further afield, in particular Clara de Noche (Betty by Night), which has been running since 1992. More recently he took on the last bastion: American mainstream comics. In 2000, he made his first Batman story. Since then, he has worked on Jonah Hex, Spirit as well as other Batman stories.

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Born in Barcelona in 1944, Jordi has won every comic book gong, including the Oscars of comics, the Eisner Award. His most famous and universally recognised work is Torpedo 1936, at what he believes to be the peak of his career.

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JORDI BERNET: SPANISH LEGEND

Paul is joined by comics scholar, John McShane, to discuss tattoo culture, the creation of The Unreliable History of Tattoos and explore his special brand of satirical cartooning.

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Established as a popular and prolific political strip and gag cartoonist, Thomas’ work has featured in publications including Punch, The 1 2 3 Spectator, Private Eye, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

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Not so much a horrible history but 5 6 certainly an unreliable one, Paul Thomas’ first book, published by Nobrow, offers an outrageous and raucous insight into the history of tattoos (and not the Edinburgh one!) INFOPOINT

Saturday, 12.30 - 2.00pm BAC Art Room 2 (capacity 15) Level: All PRICE: £10

Roberto Bartual teaches Children’s Literature at Universidad Europea de Madrid, and recently published his first graphic novel as a writer, Los Ángeles de María (Mary’s Angels), drawn by Julián Almazán.

Saturday, 12.15 - 1.15pm Comics Clock Tower Council Chamber PRICE: £8.00 SHAKESPEARE

EDMOND BAUDOIN AND CRAIG THOMPSON: MOTION AND EMOTION

Roberto aims to enable the reader to be more aware of formal mechanisms and, with one of the festival’s guest creators present, it will reveal aspects of their work in new ways. It promises to be enlightening, inspiring and fun too.

Workshops must be pre-booked online at www.comicartfestival.com or by telephoning Brewery Arts Centre on 01539 725133.

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ROBERTO BARTUAL (SPAIN): A MASTERCLASS IN READING COMICS

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CHARLIE ADLARD & DAN BERRY: LIFE DRAW MASTERCLASS

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Committed amateurs with an ambition for the comics industry are invited to join Walking Dead artist, Charlie Adlard, and the multi-talented, independent creator and publisher, Dan Berry, to explore and practise the fine art of life drawing. Charlie and Dan will demonstrate their approaches and techniques before coaching a small group in this special session featuring two life models.

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Marc brings his world famous (or it 3 4 5 6 should be!) drawing club to the festival where ‘mistake’ is an alien word and it’s all about drawing funny characters for fun! This will be Marc’s inaugural LICAF cartoon club and you’ll find his style (Beano, MooseKid, Lenny the Lettuce) addictive and his enthusiasm infectious. MORRISONS

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THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL 2016

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER ADAM BROCKBANK AND BEN HAGGARTY: FROM HOGWARTS TO MEZOLITH Saturday, 2.00 - 3.00pm Comics Clock Tower Council Chamber PRICE: Free (ticketed)

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LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER!

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Meet the creators of Mezolith, the 5 6 highly acclaimed rites of passage series set 10,000 years ago in Stone Age Britain. Picked up by Boom, this extraordinary graphic novel series sees a welcome second volume in September 2016. RANDOM

Dr Mel Gibson will discuss their collaboration and reveal the process of world building in Mezolith.

DAVE CRANE: STONE SOUP AND SECOND HAND STORIES

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Are you interested in learning how to tell stories using words and pictures, but don’t feel confident about your drawing ability? Or perhaps you already create comics and would value an insight into different processes for getting a story off the ground?

Dave Crane makes and publishes short improvised and experimental comics in collaboration with theatre groups, charities and festivals, and has a longer graphic novel in process.

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HOTFOOT FROM HELSINKI: COMICS IN CONCERT

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Kid Savage, the new graphic novel from ILYA (Manga Shakespeare) and Joe Kelly (creator of Ben 10) features some pretty wild creature combos. What’s the wildest mash-up creature you can think of? Bat Hulk? Dog Ballerinas?

MARTIN ROWSON: GIVING OFFENCE

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Connor Willumsen is an exceptional cartoonist whose résumé includes mainstream publishers such as Marvel Comics and arthouse publishers like Breakdown Press. Mr. Willumsen’s toolbox contains many different hammers with which to smash up traditional comic making approaches. This Comics Workbook workshop will explore how to navigate the diverse worlds of mainstream and avant garde comics and how to tailor one’s practice into a unified whole. Frank Santoro will provide workshop support. In partnership with Comics Workbook

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Tom Gauld is a hugely popular 2 3 4 5 6 Guardian cartoonist with a laugh out loud understanding of literature, pop culture and history. WILDMAN

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Paul Gravett will celebrate Tom’s extraordinary career to date and find out more about what makes Tom’s work so distinctive and popular.

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Saturday, 3.00 - 4.30pm BAC Art Room 1 (Capacity 20) Level: Intermediate to advanced PRICE: £10 LIBRARY

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He is best known for three major publications, The Gigantic Robot, Goliath and You’re All Jealous of My Jetpack. His new book, Mooncop, making its UK debut at LICAF, relates the deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moon.

His books include graphic novelisations of T.S.Eliot’s Wasteland and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, alongside being Chair of the British Cartoonists’ Association & Cartoonist Laureate to the former Mayor of London (Ken Livingstone).

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Martin is a multi-award winning cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared regularly in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror and more.

CONNOR WILLUMSEN (USA): THE HAMMER PARTY

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TOM GAULD: WE’RE ALL JEALOUS OF YOUR JETPACK

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Martin Rowson offers you an energetic 2 3 4 5 6 hour of insight into his individual style of visual journalism and how he has put himself at the front line of tackling ‘crimes against humanity’. WILDMAN

Never before seen or heard in the 6 UK, this highly acclaimed trio of Ville Ranta, Niko Kumpuvaara and Aleksi Ranta brings a fresh and exciting new approach to comics in performance.

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Saturday, 3.00 - 4.00pm BAC Screen One PRICE: £8.00 LIBRARY

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Energetic, fun and original it could be the festival experience everyone will be talking about… they certainly have in Switzerland, the USA, Finland and Sweden where their concerts have ranked as some of the most popular festival events.

Workshops must be pre-booked online at www.comicartfestival.com or by telephoning Brewery Arts Centre on 01539 725133

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Saturday, 3.00 - 4.00pm The Shakespeare Centre PRICE: £8.00

Be entranced and enthralled as you watch Ville create original comic art accompanied live by a kaleidoscope of improvised music from jazz to tango by Niko and Aleksi on guitar and accordion.

Join ILYA to discover the weird and wonderful world of mash-ups and see how creative you can get!

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Bring your own creativity, a small object with a story and we’ll throw it into the pot and create something out of nothing!

So bring along a small item with a short and simple story to tell. This can be a true story from your life, one you’ve read about or heard, or be completely made up. (If nothing comes to mind, don’t worry – just bring yourself!) All other materials will be provided.

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Luke McGarry is an illustrator, cartoonist, animator and designer and the creator behind the recent Star Wars-inspired Sad Chewie cartoons that quickly became an internet viral phenomenon. He is the go-to designer for some of the biggest festivals and music promoters in the States and has collaborated with, amongst others, Jack Black and Tenacious D.

Saturday, 2.00 - 5.00pm The Foyer Café (capacity 12) Level: All PRICE: £10

We will explore the mechanics of words and pictures combining to tell a story, how to make the words and pictures work together and how to make them fight or ignore one another. We’ll look at how these ‘art-house’ techniques can be used in the service of telling an interesting story.

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For the last three years, Steve has also been collaborating on movies such as Despicable Me 2, The Minions and the Secret Life of Pets and was story artist on Minions Paradise for EA Games.

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Originally from Manchester, they are two of the most prolific, widely published and sought after cartoonists in Los Angeles. In the UK alone, Steve’s daily strips include Badlands, which ran for a dozen years in The Sun, The Diary of Rock and Pop (The Daily Star) and he has regularly graced the pages of soccer magazines Match, Match of the Day and Shoot! His comics work ranges from Romeo in the 70s, Look-In in the 80s through to Toxic! today.

Ben Haggarty is one of our foremost performance storytellers and Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin.

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On an exclusive visit to the UK, Steve and Luke, father and son, will share their secrets on how to break into the world of illustration, animation, syndication, and more.

Best known for his work on all eight of the Harry Potter films, Adam Brockbank’s background in comics and fine art merged to forge a hugely successful career in the film industry as a concept and storyboard artist.

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KID SAVAGE: WILD CREATURE MASHUPS

Saturday, 2.30 - 3.30pm BAC Theatre PRICE: £8.00

ISABEL GREENBERG: THE ONE HUNDRED NIGHTS OF HERO

Aidan Koch is the William Blake of the ‘comics as poetry’ school of thought in contemporary art. One of the first cartoonists to crossover to literary magazines such The Paris Review, 1 2 3 Ms. Koch’s technique has really never been seen before in the world of comic books. BAC

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This Comics Workbook workshop will immerse participants in her unique approach to the medium of comic books with a focus on using non-traditional media such as pastel, watercolour and egg tempera, to create comics much like the monoprints of the great William Blake. Frank Santoro will provide workshop support.

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Prepare to be dazzled by the 5 6 overwhelming power of stories and see love prevail in the face of terrible adversity. INFOPOINT

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Isabel Greenberg is regarded as a shining light in the UK comics creators’ universe with her first graphic novel, The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth, winning an Eisner award and becoming a New York Times bestseller. Isabel will introduce you to some of these stories, discussing their creation with fellow comics artist and provocateur, Hannah Berry. In partnership with Jonathan Cape


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THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURN: THE BIG COMIC DRAW

WRINKLES: SPECIAL SCREENING INTRODUCED BY PACO ROCA

Saturday, 4.30 - 6.00pm BAC Theatre PRICE: £8.00

Saturday, 5.30 - 7.30pm BAC Screen Two Running Time: 86 mins Director: Ignacio Ferreras Featuring voice talents of: 2 3 4 5 the 6 Martin Sheen and Matthew Modine

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Four giants from the global comic art 2 3 4 5 6 scene gather together for the first time to reimagine one character uniting them all – Batman. MORRISONS

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Drawing Batman – but not quite as you know him! – will be Jordi Bernet, a European icon of the comic art world, best known for Torpedo 1936, and Rufus Dayglo renowned for his work on 2000AD and Tank Girl, and revered for his live draw skills. Also on stage is the legendary Mick McMahon, known for his work on 2000AD as well as his contribution to Sonic the Comic! Completing the lineup is Sean Phillips, a LICAF patron celebrated for his collaborations with Ed Brubaker. Chris Thompson from Titan Comics will challenge them to create an original artwork on the spot and find out how Batman and its many creators and writers have inspired them over the years.

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Based on the award-winning comic by festival guest, Paco Roca, Wrinkles portrays the poignant and charming friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two elderly gentlemen shut away in a care home. Recent arrival Emilio, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, is helped by new roommate Miguel to avoid doctors discovering his ongoing deterioration. This astonishing story of humanity, friendship and the fragility of old age will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. ‘It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s sweet, it’s heart-breaking. It’s brilliant!’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

In partnership with The School of Languages, Cardiff University

DUNCAN FEGREDO: TO HELLBOY AND BACK Saturday, 11.00am - 12pm BAC Screen One

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: SPECIAL SCREENING INTRODUCED BY BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY Saturday, 5.00 - 7.30pm BAC Screen One Running Time: 112 mins2010 Director: 2 3 4 5 6Edgar Wright Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans

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Described as ‘an urban fantasy action comedy’ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s bestselling graphic novel series.

Saturday, 12.30 - 1.30pm BAC Theatre

Heavily indebted to video games, Scott, an avid gamer, views the trials of his life as levels to overcome, taking on each of his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in a boss battle that ends in a shower of coins. This LICAF screening will be legendary in its own right with the one and only Bryan Lee O’ Malley introducing this cult classic.

THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURN: THE BIG COMIC DRAW Saturday, 4.30 - 6.00pm BAC Theatre

DAVE MCKEAN: BLACK DOG – THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH

HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY THE VIZ COMIC WAY: A MASTERCLASS

Sunday, 1.30 - 2.30pm The Theatre, BAC

Sunday, 1.00 - 2.00pm BAC Screen One

Box Office 01539 725133

BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: FROM SCOTT (PILGRIM) TO SNOT (GIRL) Sunday, 11.30am - 12.30pm BAC Theatre

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SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER - AT A GLANCE THE BREWERY ARTS CENTRE (BAC) THEATRE

STUDIO THEATRE

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JOHN MARTZ (CANADA): CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC CHARACTERS

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BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: FROM SCOTT (PILGRIM) TO SNOT (GIRL)

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DAVE MCKEAN: BLACK DOG – THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH

CHARACTER DESIGN CLINIC WITH EMMA VIECELI 12.30 - 1.30pm

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1.00 - 2.00pm

1.00 - 2.30pm

PACO ROCA: FROM PETER PAN TO WRINKLES (SPAIN) Sunday, 2.00 3.00pm

2.00 to 3.00pm

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MICRO MASTERCLASS WITH JOE KELLY: A QUESTION OF CHARACTER

BUILDING WITH ADAM BROCKBANK & BEN HAGGARTY WITH DR MELANIE GIBSON

14.45

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HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY THE VIZ COMIC WAY: A MASTERCLASS

MEZOLITH: WORLD-

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GAMES WE PLAY…. IN JAPAN 11.30am - 12.30pm

1.30 - 2.30pm

14.15

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MARTIN ROWSON: A CARICATURING MASTERCLASS

11.00am - 12.00pm

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DAYGLO AND TIKKANEN: INTERNATIONAL LIVE DRAW ROCKSTARS

BEN 10: OMNITRIX EXTRAVAGANZA INTRODUCED BY JOE KELLY

THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS: MASTER CHEFS 3.30 - 4.30pm

PRINCESS MONONOKE: SPECIAL SCREENING – INTRODUCED BY KEN NIIMURA Saturday, 3.00 6.00pm

ILYA: MANGA – THE ART OF EXPLODED MOMENTS 1.30 - 3.00pm


SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS LIST

WESTMORLAND SHOPPING CENTRE

COMICS CLOCK TOWER, COUNCIL CHAMBER

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FINGER PUPPETS

TILLIE WALDEN (USA)

11.00am - 12.00pm

11.00am - 12.00pm

THE WRITE STUFF – THE ART OF ADAPTATION AND COLLABORATION

11.15 11.30

11.00am - 12.00pm

11.45 12.00 12.15 12.30 12.45 13.00

WE DRAW U DRAW FEATURING ROBERT DEAS, PAUL HARRISON-DAVIES AND MANY MORE!

YOU ASK, WE TELL! HELPING CREATORS PITCH TO PUBLISHERS, THE PRESS AND COMIC SHOPS

Sunday, 1.00 - 4.00pm

Sunday, 1.00 - 2.00pm

CRAIG THOMPSON: UNIVERSAL STORYTELLER

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Sunday, 1.00 - 2.00pm

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THE RED VIRGIN: MARY AND BRYAN TALBOT

14.45

2.30 - 3.30pm

15.00 15.15 15.30 15.45 16.00 16.15 16.30 16.45 17.00 17.15 17.30 17.45 18.00 18.15

Box Office 01539 725133

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SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER JOHN MARTZ (CANADA): CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC CHARACTERS

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Sunday, 10.30 - 11.30am BAC Studio Theatre (capacity 25) Age: 5 to 8 years PRICE: £3.00 LIBRARY

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Learn how to draw some of the cute and funny animals from John Martz’s Eisner award nominated A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, and from his new book, Burt’s Way Home (due to be released in September 2016), building them from simple shapes. Then use a set of shapes to invent your very own characters!

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When the Omnitrix begins a countdown to self-destruction, Ben and Gwen team up with Tetrax to find the watch’s creator before it’s too late.

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Rufus Dayglo is a comic book artist 2 3 4 5 6 living and working in Berlin for 2000AD, who is currently reuniting with Peter Milligan (after drawing Bad Company) to work on two new projects. Previously, he relaunched Tank Girl with Alan Martin and drew six series of the book, including Visions of Booga and Bad Wind Rising. WILDMAN

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Sunday, 11.00am - 12.00pm The Shakespeare Centre PRICE: £8.00

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Peterri Tikkanen is one of Finland’s foremost comic artists, who sometimes performs as a Lucha Libre character, Black Peider, on stage which also appears in his body of work loosely exploring masculinity and music.

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Emma Vieceli’s work is diverse in every sense, from the best selling Vampire Academy series to independent web series Breaks to the Alex Rider seriesfor Walker Books.

Presented by Titan Comics’ Chris Thompson.

In partnership with the Finnish Institute in London

FINGER PUPPETS

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The internationally acclaimed Felt Mistress returns by popular demand to help you turn your 2D characters into 3D ones before you can count to five (on your fingers that is!)

Sunday, 11.00am - 12.30pm BAC Art Room 1 (Capacity 20) Level: All PRICE: £10 LIBRARY

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Draw each other straight and then more exaggerated with less and less time. You’ll do a joint cartoon, too, on a topical subject on a roll of wallpaper – an amazing opportunity to learn from the maestro!

BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: FROM SCOTT (PILGRIM) TO SNOT (GIRL)

Comics offer a different and special 6 reading experience. Some of the best adaptations have been bestsellers, breathing new life into stories and introducing new audiences to literary masterpieces.

Leah Moore has co-written series such as The Trial of Sherlock Holmes, Damsels and, most recently, for 2000AD’s Black Shuck with husband, John Reppion. John Reppion’s love of Victoriana, horror and weirdness, alongside his passion for research, has led to his comic adaptations of Lovecraft’s Shadow over Innsmouth, Stoker’s Dracula and even Lewis Carroll’s Alice books.

CHARACTER DESIGN CLINIC WITH EMMA VIECELI

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On an exclusive visit to the UK, 2 3 4 5 6 Canadian cartoonist and creator of the massively successful Scott Pilgrim series reveals how he has conquered the comic art world with his honesty, humour and humanity. WILDMAN

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Bryan’s most recent book is the Eisner-nominated Seconds. He is currently collaborating on the much talked about new comic book series Snotgirl, a collaboration with Leslie Hung and published by Image, whilst simultaneously working on his next major graphic novel. Bryan’s friend and former flatmate, Christopher Butcher, will explore Bryan’s incredible career to date and share thoughts on pop culture, the age of social media celebrity and the future of the comic art medium.

GAMES WE PLAY ….IN JAPAN

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Sunday, 11.30am - 12.30pm BAC Art Room 2 (Capacity 15) Level: All PRICE: £10 LIBRARY

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This session will be a hands-on drawing event, aimed at beginners and basic to early intermediate level artists. You’ll learn the basic layout of anatomy and the face and then play with matching features to charactertypes.

YOU ASK, WE TELL! HELPING CREATORS PITCH TO PUBLISHERS, THE PRESS AND COMIC SHOPS

Sunday, 11.30am - 12.30pm BAC Theatre PRICE: £8.00 LIBRARY

Sunday, 12.30 - 1.30pm BAC Studio Theatre (Capacity 25) Age: 8+ years PRICE: £3.00

Workshops must be pre-booked online at www.comicartfestival.com or by telephoning Brewery Arts Centre on 01539 725133.

Martin Rowson is a multi-award winning cartoonist and writer whose work over the past thirty years has appeared regularly in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror and more. His books include graphic novelisations of T.S.Eliot’s Wasteland and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. He has been Chair of the British Cartoonists’ Association and Cartoonist Laureate to the Mayor of London (Ken Livingstone).

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Robin Furth is the co-author of Marvel’s best-selling Dark Tower comic book series. She adapted Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Lords of Avalon series and Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman into graphic novel form and is currently a consultant on the Dark Tower film.

Sunday, 11.00am - 12.00pm BAC Screen One PRICE: £8.00 SHAKESPEARE

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Four leading writers come together to discuss this and more with filmmaker, writer and commentator, John McShane.

DAYGLO AND TIKKANEN: INTERNATIONAL LIVE DRAW ROCKSTARS

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Are comics creators just playing with someone else’s train set or is this kind of adaptation an art in its own right? What forms do collaborations take, how do they work and what are the challenges?

Ben 10 has won three Emmy Awards for diverting disaster, saving the world from terror and fighting off villains. Come and celebrate this long-running, award-winning phenomenon at this one-off big screen event.

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Joe Kelly, Ben 10’s co-creator, on a special visit to the UK, welcomes you into Man of Action’s Omniverse at this feature screening of the first 1 2 3 Ben 10 film, Ben 10: The Secret of the Omnitrix.

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Tillie Walden is an Eisner-nominated 5 6 cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas, and a rapidly rising star. She graduated from the Centre for Cartoon Studies and has published several books with Avery Hill Publishing including the critically-acclaimed The End of Summer, and I Love this Part.

In partnership with Avery Hill Publishing

Sunday, 10.30am - 12.30pm BAC Screen Two Running Time: 71 mins Director: Sebastian Montes & Scooter 2 3 4 5Tidwell 6 Featuring the voices of: Tara Strong, Meagan Smith, Paul Eiding WSC

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Tillie will be in conversation with Warren Bernard, an Eisner-nominated comics historian, as well as Executive Director of the highly regarded Small Press Expo in Maryland, USA.

BEN 10: OMNITRIX EXTRAVAGANZA INTRODUCED BY JOE KELLY

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Her new book, to be launched at LICAF, is a futuristic tale set in the depths of space and follows Mia through two different periods of her life. Walden’s distinctive style and mesmerising narratives could make her one of your festival finds in 2016!

Workshops must be pre-booked online at www.comicartfestival.com or by telephoning Brewery Arts Centre on 01539 725133.

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MARTIN ROWSON: A CARICATURING MASTERCLASS

Sunday, 11.00am - 12.00pm Comics Clocktower, Council Chamber PRICE: £8.00

Ken Niimura is one of the 2016 festival’s special guests, all the way from Japan. Ken was winner of the Golden Prize in the 5th International Manga Award and was nominated for both Eisner and Eagle Awards for his work on I Kill Giants, created in collaboration with Joe Kelly. His illustration book Zero reveals both a rare and diverse talent, while Travelling and Henshin, both short story collections, display that intoxicating combination of fine art and strong storylines. He says: ‘Come, let’s do some drawing games together! You don’t need to draw well – just be ready to have some fun by using drawings as a means to tell a story and combine your drawings with those of the other participants.’

Sunday, 1.00 - 2.00pm Comics Clock Tower, Council Chamber Age: 8+ years PRICE: £8.00 SHAKESPEARE

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Independent publishing and selfpublishing isn’t just a means to critical acclaim, but to concrete, commercial success. Page 45’s biggest-selling graphic novel of 2015 was independently published, beating everything from DC which is owned by multi-millionaire mega-corps Time Warner, while their biggest-selling comic was self-published, outselling titles by Marvel, owned by multibillionaire Disney. With independent publishers, you can retain creative control and ownership and be nurtured like nowhere else, fostering long-lasting, personal relationships with retailers and review sites, which will prove invaluable throughout your career. Our panel will show you how: Ricky Miller (Director, Avery Hill Publishing), Katriona Chapman (self-publisher, freelancer for larger publishers and part of Avery Hill), Andy Oliver (Editorin-Chief at Broken Frontier pioneer review site and brand-new selfpublisher!) and Stephen L. Holland (Festival patron, Page 45, awardwinning comicbook retailer). Come and hear answers to the questions which you’ve yet to think of. In partnership with Page 45


SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS LIST

CRAIG THOMPSON: UNIVERSAL STORYTELLER

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MICRO MASTERCLASS WITH JOE KELLY: A QUESTION OF CHARACTER

Sunday, 1.00 - 2.00pm The Shakespeare Centre PRICE: £8.00 FOYER

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Craig Thompson is one of the most 6 critically acclaimed cartoonists of his generation. He dazzles with his pen strokes, his sumptuous artwork and mastery of storytelling, and has been described as ‘one of the finest contemporary writers regardless of medium’.

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Of Blankets, Neil Gaiman said ‘Moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest and probably the most important graphic novel since Jimmy Corrigan’. Blankets was winner of three 2004 Harvey Awards and two 2004 Eisner Awards for ‘Best Graphic Album’ and ‘Best Writer/Artist’, but there has been much more from Craig standing alongside this epic: Goodbye Chunky Rice, Carnet de Voyage, Habibi and, most recently, Space Dumplins. BAC

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Craig has been on the festival wish list since day one and, at last, our dream has come true! Grasp this opportunity for an exclusive audience with Craig and explore his career, influences and future plans with Chris Thompson of Titan Comics.

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‘Do you wish you could draw 2 3 4 5 6 superheroes like the professionals? So do we, but we can’t. But that’s not going to stop us holding our very own comic art masterclass’, so say Viz writers and cartoonists, Graham Dury and Simon Thorp. WILDMAN

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Spend an hour out of the rain with Graham and Simon as they take you through the process of creating and drawing a Viz superhero. Questions about any aspect of Viz Comic will be welcomed during this live draw lockin. Please leave at least ten minutes after the session starts before getting up and pretending to go to the toilet. There will be free Viz pin badges and mugs for any audience members who make it through the whole shambolic 60 minutes. Please note, this is not the cool manga Viz from Japan; it’s the half-arsed one from Newcastle. Sorry, no refunds.

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McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing and lasting power. Dave will perform live alongside musicians and collaborators, Clare Haythornthwaite and Matthew Sharp. This extraordinary piece premiered earlier this year in Kendal and in Amiens, France, to great critical acclaim. The original graphic novel will be launched at the festival, published by Dark Horse. Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is co-commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, On a Marché sur la Bulle and 14-18 NOW:WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It is also supported by Kendal College, Kendal Business Investment District, South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria County Council and the Brewery Arts Centre.

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Explore the storytelling art of manga with artist, writer and editor ILYA (Kodansha, Manga Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Manga Drawing Kit, The Mammoth Books of Best New Manga). Design a page layout to maximise drama and character. Learn how to speed up and slow down time. Conquer the world! Muahahaha… Come prepared to draw a lot

Sunday, 2.00 - 3.00pm BAC Screen Two PRICE: £8.00 LIBRARY

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Meet the creators of Mezolith, the highly acclaimed series set 10,000 years ago in Stone Age Britain. Adam Brockbank is best known for his work on all eight of the Harry Potter films, while Ben Haggarty is one of our foremost performance storytellers and Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin. This special session, led by Dr Mel Gibson, will reveal how worlds like Mezolith are imagined and built. Please note: this session involves lots of time for questions and answers but doesn’t involve practical exercises. Workshops must be pre-booked online at www.comicartfestival.com or by telephoning Brewery Arts Centre 01539 725133.

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Celebrating the utopian urge in 19th century literature and politics and the origins of science fiction, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia is the third collaboration of bestselling academic, graphic novel writer and LICAF patron, Mary M Talbot, with her husband, the graphic novel pioneer Bryan, also a patron of the festival.

Saturday, 3.00 - 6.00pm BAC Screen One Running Time: 133 mins Director: Hayao Miyazaki LIBRARY

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2 3 4 5 6 This epic, historical fantasy anime film is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. Set in the late Miromachi period (13361573) in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece depicts the clash between the natural world and its old gods and the rise of humans and the beginnings of modern civilisation. It shows three elements of the Japanese psyche warring for supremacy in an epic ecological fable of stirring mythic power.

A critical and commercial success, Princess Mononoke was the highest grossing film of all time in Japan until Titanic floated by later that year. It has more than stood the test of time becoming one of Studio Ghibli’s most revered films. On a special visit to the UK, Ken Niimura will introduce this film and reveal why he thinks it has a special place in the Studio Ghibli canon.

Sunday, 2.00 to 3.00pm BAC Studio Theatre Age: 8+ years PRICE: £3.00 LIBRARY

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PRINCESS MONONOKE: SPECIAL SCREENING – INTRODUCED BY KEN NIIMURA

MEZOLITH: WORLDBUILDING WITH ADAM BROCKBANK & BEN HAGGARTY WITH DR MELANIE GIBSON

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Roberto Bartual, comics scholar at 2 3 4 5 6 the University of Madrid, Spain, will introduce you to the extraordinary work of Paco Roca, a much-loved illustrator whose work has pushed the boundaries of comic art in Spain. WILDMAN

Sunday, 2.30 - 3.30pm Comics Clock Tower Council Chamber Age: 8+ years PRICE: £8.00

Their first book together, Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, won the 2012 Costa Biography Award. Enjoy this special audience with them as they present and discuss their most recent collaboration and how they have created their ‘winning formula’.

In partnership with The School of Languages, Cardiff University

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Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash 2 3 4 5 6 is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician, Dave McKean. WILDMAN

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His work can be intimate and personal whilst also covering the broad sweep of Spain’s recent political history. Inventive, radical and familiar his graphic novels have brought new subjects into comic art and new readers into the fold not only in Spain, but in Europe and the Americas, too. He also hosts a radio show and works in the advertising and animation industries.

Sunday, 1.30 - 2.30pm The Theatre, BAC PRICE: £8.00 WSC

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Paco’s affectionate advocacy for neglected members of society in Wrinkles (Arrugas) earned him an international reputation both for his comic and for the film on which it was based, also screened at the festival.

Want to sit next to a professional comic artist and have them draw your favourite comic character? Well, now you can – as long as you draw something for them in return. Come draw with Robert Deas (Troy Trailblazer), Paul Harrison Davies (Boo! Astro Dog) and numerous artists from across the festival!

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Sunday, 1.30 - 3.00pm BAC Art Room 2 (Capacity 15) Level: All PRICE: £10

THE RED VIRGIN: MARY AND BRYAN TALBOT

PACO ROCA: FROM PETER PAN TO WRINKLES (SPAIN)

DAVE MCKEAN: BLACK DOG – THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH

HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY THE VIZ COMIC WAY: A MASTERCLASS Sunday, 1.00 - 2.00pm BAC Screen One PRICE: £8.00

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Well-developed characters are the heart of any good story, illuminating a theme, driving the plot and holding a mirror to the audience. Aiming at writers with a basic understanding of story structure, Kelly will discuss storytelling from a character perspective. He will examine layered character motivations, operational themes and cast construction that will help to tell your story in a more robust and specific way, regardless of your medium.

WE DRAW U DRAW FEATURING ROBERT DEAS, PAUL HARRISON-DAVIES AND MANY MORE!

He has been awarded three Eisner awards, three Harvey awards, two Ignatz awards, and a Grammy 1 2 nomination for album cover artwork on Menomena’s Friend and Foe.

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Sunday, 1.00 - 2.30pm BAC Art Room 1 (Capacity 20) Level: Intermediate to advanced PRICE: £10

ILYA: MANGA – THE ART OF EXPLODED MOMENTS

THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS: MASTER CHEFS

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The highly acclaimed Etherington 2 3 4 5 6 Brothers bring their Big Adventure Show to LICAF as the festival finale. In a high-energy epic workshop, they reveal the connections between storytelling and cookery, mixing demonstrations with audience participation and more. WILDMAN

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They’ll reveal the core ingredients for every great story, the basic spices that help to give your story bite and flavour and a super quick recipe for creating your very own character. This dynamic show is one for the whole family, and is sure to send young imaginations soaring! Suitable for 7-13 years. In partnership with… The Etherington Brothers!

Box Office 01539 725133

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The internationally-acclaimed Felt Mistress returns by popular demand to help you turn your 2D characters into 3D ones before you can count to five (on your fingers, that is!)

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Featuring Robert Deas, Paul Harrison-Davies and many more! 1.00-4.00pm - Recommended 5+ but open to all! Plus

BUNNY AND CHIP: Returning in glorious technicolour with their epic brand of Cos Play Makeovers. Discover more about the (younger) weird and wonderful world of comics with our fine selection of creators from across the UK:

MARC JACKSON – CREATIVE HERO ORSON AND GEOFFREY COUPLAND, AKA ZEEL GRAHAM PEARCE JACK KNIGHT AIDAN SAUNDERS – PRINTWAGON SLOTH COMICS JORDAN VIGAY – THE RED CROW JOE MATTHEWS

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10.00am - 11.00pm - 5 to 8 years Burbling bilgewater! Join Sally Kindberg’s ghastly pirate crew and get drawing treasure maps, scary sea monsters, sharks and shipwrecks in the Family Zone.

MEET THE MINIONS: DRAWING FOR ANIMATION WITH STEVE AND LUKE MCGARRY (USA) 11.30 - 12.30pm - All ages On an exclusive visit from the USA, Steve and Luke McGarry, father and son and two of the most sought after cartoonists, animators and designers in Los Angeles, will show you how to draw your own Minion in this hands-on, inspiring one-hour session.

AROUND THE UNIVERSE (AND BEYOND…) WITH SALLY KINDBERG 1.00 - 2.00pm - 7 to 11 years Whooshy! Join Sally Kindberg in a fun interactive comic strip drawing session, and make your own space adventure using characters from her Hat of Surprise as prompts. Visitors from other planets and the outer galaxies most welcome. Sally’s book series Draw It! including Draw It! Pirates, and the Comic Strip History of Space (Bloomsbury) will be on sale, and Sally will happily sign your copies.

KID SAVAGE: WILD CREATURE MASHUPS 2.30 - 3.30pm - 8+ years Kid Savage, the new graphic novel from ILYA (Manga Shakespeare) and Joe Kelly (creator of Ben 10), features some pretty wild creature combos. What’s the wildest mash-up creature you can think of? Bat-Hulk? Dog Ballerinas? Join ILYA to discover the weird and wonderful world of mash-ups and see how creative you can get!

PLUS DROP-IN FREE ACTIVITY THE OFFICIAL WORLD LAUNCH OF THE CARROT TO THE STARS 10.30-12.00pm There’s a very special book creating a storm in France and we, at the festival, have been working hard to translate it to English in time for this year’s event. Not only have we (just) managed to pull it off but we are also proud to announce that its artist, Riff Reb’s, is joining us especially to launch The Carrot to the Stars with its publishing Director, Pascal Mériaux, who also organises the Amiens Comics Festival. It’s a funny, moral tale for 8-14 years with a unique graphic style. Hosted by Dr Mel Gibson, be introduced to a very special rabbit scientist and the art of making comics from one of France’s most acclaimed creators.

MARC JACKSON’S CARTOON CLUB 1.00 - 3.00pm Marc brings his world-famous (or it should be!) drawing club to the festival where ‘mistake’ is an alien word and it’s all about drawing funny characters for fun. This will be Marc’s inaugural LICAF cartoon club and you’ll find his style (Beano, MooseKid, Lenny the Lettuce) addictive and his enthusiasm infectious.

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JOHN MARTZ (CANADA): CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC CHARACTERS 5 to 8 years Price: £3 10.30 - 11.30am BAC Studio Theatre Learn how to draw some of the cute and funny animals from John Martz’s Eisner award nominated A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, and from his new book, Burt’s Way Home (due to be released in September 2016), building them from simple shapes. Then use a set of shapes to invent your very own characters!

CHARACTER DESIGN CLINIC WITH EMMA VIECELI 8+ years Price: £3 12.30 - 1.30pm BAC Studio Theatre This session will be a hands-on drawing event, aimed at beginners and basic to early intermediate level artists. You’ll learn the basic layout of anatomy and the face and then play with matching features to character-types.

MEZOLITH: WORLD - BUILDING WITH ADAM BROCKBANK AND BEN HAGGARTY with Dr Melanie Gibson 8+ years Price: £3 2.00 - 3.00pm Meet the creators of Mezolith, the highly acclaimed series set 10,000 years ago in Stone Age Britain. Adam Brockbank is best known for his work on all eight of the Harry Potter films. Ben is one of our foremost performance storytellers and Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin. This special session, led by Dr Mel Gibson, will reveal how worlds like Mezolith are imagined and built. Please note, this session will involve lots of time for questions and answers but doesn’t involve practical exercises.

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THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS: MASTER CHEFS The highly acclaimed Etherington Brothers bring their Big Adventure Show to LICAF as the festival finale. In a high-energy epic workshop, they reveal the connections between storytelling and cookery, mixing demonstrations with audience participation and more. They’ll reveal the core ingredients for every great story, the basic spices that help to give your story bite and flavour and a super quick recipe for creating your very own character. This high-energy show is one for the whole family, and is sure to send young imaginations soaring! Suitable for 7-13 years In partnership with... The Etherington Brothers!

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There is a theme here. It’s ‘discovery’, offering a chance to go beyond your comfort zone. Meanwhile, some of our ‘premium’ main events will be taking place here, followed by signings. These feature: Jordi Bernet, Mick McMahon, Ville Ranta and band, Craig Thompson, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Robin Furth and Emma Vieceli.

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Do the words ‘Australian comics’ spout a thought bubble above your head with a question mark in it? Blimey! Then here’s your chance to go down under (no more clichés, we promise) at the Australian Comics Corner.

Meet Dr Ian Williams, Paula Knight, Mike Medaglia from Jessica Kingsley Publisher/Singing Dragon and Myriad Editions to find out more about the current explosion of comics about medicine and healthrelated issues.

Here, we will have a selection of some of the best Australian comics to browse through and buy, along with some of the artists who make them. Attending will be Gregory Mackay (Anders and the Comet, Anders and the Volcano; Francis Bear), Bruce Mutard (The Sacrifice, The Silence, A Mind of Love), Tim McEwen, Laura Renfrew and Stuart Medley. The artists will be selling, drawing and making comics conversation throughout the weekend, so stop on by and say g’day (oops, sorry!).

MORE THAN THE MOOMINS Saturday and Sunday There’s much more to Finnish comics than the Moomins (as much as we love them and appreciate their global influence). Did you know that Finland is the third largest comic reading nation per capita in the world? It wouldn’t be a surprise to some if they visited this fascinating country and witnessed for themselves how much comics are respected and appreciated there. To whet your appetite, this year we’ve brought some of Finland’s leading creators to our festival. They feature in our main events programme, our Family Zone, our exhibitions programme and our workshop programme, too. Here you’ll be able to meet them over the weekend hosted by our wonderful partners at The Helsinki Comics Festival with whom we have started an exchange programme which we intend to grow in future years.

UN PETIT PEU… OF FRENCH Saturday from 2.00pm only Meet Pascal Mériaux, Director of the Amiens Comics Festival, and Riff Reb’s, one of France’s most acclaimed realist comic artists. Pascal has built a formidable comics organisation in Amiens (On a Marché sur la Bulle) which includes a resources centre, national and international touring educational and community projects, a prolific publishing arm (Les Éditions de la Gouttière) and an annual festival. One of his key creators and collaborators is Riff Reb’s and we are proud to announce that we will be launching one of their most popular children’s works in English at the festival this year, Carrot to the Stars (see pages 18-19 family zone). too. Here you’ll be able to meet them over the weekend hosted by our wonderful partners at The Helsinki Comics Festival with whom we have started an exchange programme which we intend to grow in future years.

Graphic Medicine explores the frontier between the medium of comics and healthcare, through autobiographical, fictional, and educational works: an area of study, a community, a movement for change. Come and meet authors, academics and publishers in this exciting new field.

WAKE UP TO WACOM Saturday from 2.00pm and Sunday until 1.00pm Your chance to play on a Cintiq (27QHD) and find out more about this much-coveted tool which has transformed the lives of many comic artists across the globe in recent years. Wacom’s vision is to bring people and technology closer together, and it’s the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays. The intuitive pen technology used in Wacom’s Cintiq® creative pen displays and Intuos Pro pen tablets makes creating digitally as natural as pen on paper. They have been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world. These sessions will be informal drop-ins with someone on hand to offer you some tips, plus there’ll be the latest Bamboo Spark to play with too. Further information about Wacom and its products can be found at http://www.wacom.com

PORTRAITS OF VIOLENCE Saturday and Sunday from 2.00pm Introducing a new documentary-style illustrated book about violence, featuring 10 key thinkers on the issues of state violence, war and terrorism, including Noam Chomsky, Frantz Fanon and Judith Butler. With a text introduction by well-known cultural critic, Henry Giroux, it will be published by New Internationalist in November 2016. Portraits of Violence is a collaboration between Dr. Brad Evans (Founder and Director of the History of Violence Project at Bristol University) and Sean Michael Wilson, featuring artwork by a diverse range of artists: Scottish artists, Lorna Miller and Chris Mackenzie; Japanese manga artists, Inko and Michiru Morikawa; US artist, Carl Thompson; Vietnamese artist, Yen Quach; and English artists, Robert Brown and Samuel Williams. Meet Dr Brad Evans, Robert Brown and Dan RaymondBarker and find out more about this extraordinary project.


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ELECTRICOMICS Saturday until 1.00pm Electricomics is a self-publishing tool for digital comics that allows you to create innovative digital comics and publish them yourself. You can control your comics at panel level, create a reveal with each new image, or arrange whole pages. You can use a .gif file just as easily as a .jpg, which means you can incorporate moving images as easily as still ones. It’s free and what you make with it is up to you! Led by Leah Moore, working with her father, Alan Moore, this is an exciting and evolving new development which you’ll want to find out more about – and from the horse’s mouth. Leah will be ready to explain the potential of Electricomics and answer any questions you may have.

INTRODUCING THE OXFORD COMICS NETWORK Saturday and Sunday until 1.00pm October 2016 marks a bold new step for comics as an academic art form, and a new, even bolder, step for Britain’s most venerable university. Yes, it’s now possible to study comics at Oxford! The Oxford Comics Network is an initiative set up by The Oxford Research Centre for Humanities, or TORCH. TORCH exists to bring together different academic disciplines in special research projects. For comics, that means professors from English, Art, Modern Foreign Languages and Philosophy, all with an interest in this subject. The group is led by Research Fellow, Dominic Davies, with funding provided by Peter Kessler, one of LICAF’s board directors. OCN will meet fortnightly at first, focusing discussion on key texts from the comics history. The Network will also regularly welcome writers, artists and others involved with comics to talk and discuss their work. Longer term plans include an academic comics convention at Oxford and an exhibition of original comic art. OCN and LICAF clearly share many aims and beliefs about the value of comics.

TIME FOR COMIC ART TEA! MANHUA CHA Saturday and Sunday in the Courtyard Manhua Cha sell comic book-themed bubble tea. Instead of customers selecting what flavoured drinks they would like, customers pick their favourite superpowers and accessories, alongside the colour cape they prefer (blue is for a cold drink, red is for a hot). This gives the already iconic bubble tea a unique twist! What’s more, Manhua Cha members have written and self-published their own comic book to tie in with their brand and menu. Come and sample tea for one, two or more…

DO IT YOURSELF FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE No we’re not being lazy! We know Kendal will be brimming with creative types and control freaks who like to make their own way in life. So we’ve teamed up with local print-star, Ben Dodge, so you can take home some very special swag from our festival this year. Choose from a specially-created selection of festival designs, pick your tote bag and/or t-shirt and make your own unique souvenir in just a few minutes. Ben has worked with global brands, one-man bands and everything in between - taking in The Designers Republic, Usain Bolt and the BBC along the way. He’s taken his head out of the virtual cloud and fulfilled his longheld dream of owning his own screen printing studio at The Factory in Kendal, home of the Comic Art Festival too. He shares his inky love through running workshops and now at festivals and events too. Check out his prints too - they’re fantastic! www.bendodge.com

PLUS PREMIUM EVENTS AS PART OF OUR MAIN EVENTS PROGRAMME

SATURDAY The Art of Mick McMahon 11.00am-12.00pm Jordi Bernet: Spanish Legend 1.00-2.00pm Hotfoot from Helsinki: Comics in Concert 3.00-4.00pm

SUNDAY The Write Stuff – The Art of Adaptation and Collaboration 11.00am-12.00pm Craig Thompson: Universal Storyteller 1.00-2.00pm

A percentage of proceeds from sales will go to our festival charity OCD-Action

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COMIC BOOK SALES, EXHIBITIONS, GAMES, CABARET, FESTIVAL BEER. More Excitement than can be encompassed by the four walls!! The World’s Finest Comic Books on sale from Knockabout, VIZ, Fanfare Exhibition of underground comix artwork by GILBERT SHELTON (The Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy’s Cat, Wonder Wart-Hog) HUNT EMERSON (Calculus Cat, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Dante’s Inferno) KRENT ABLE (The Big Book of Mischief) Krent Able’s artwork is Adults Only and on display in the naughty corner - stand on the Naughty Step and view through peepholes!

FUN AND GAMES Lakes International Comics Festival Darts Challenge Test your “arrows” skill by playing against a Notable Cartoonist for worthless prizes.

Back for a third year! The spectral supernatural experience that is:

THE MAGIC PHOTO BOOTH!

Have your picture taken in the beautiful and mysterious Fortune Teller’s Tent by a beautiful and mysterious Victorian Trollop! Get your own personalised Victorian calling cards and see ghostly comic characters appear as if by magic.

FRENCH CRICKET:

HUNT EMERSONS FEZ TAI CHI CLASSES:

UNLUCKY DIP:

A full length Tai Chi session to remove all vestiges of Saturday night’s bacchanal. Bring your own Fez if you have one, or try one of our natty selection and spend an hour loosening up and relaxing while following Mr Emerson’s motivating moves.

Sunday 10.30 to 11.30

All-comers welcome. Traditional rules – whatever they are. Do you dare plunge your hand into the Barrel of Plastic Crap?

NB: If possible, please register your interest in the class on Friday or Saturday.

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE Knockabout will have 3 new titles at LICAF

Exclusive sales of Limited Edition Festival Beer

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EMPRESS is a compellingly crisp, deliciously dry hoppy blonde ale made using Lakeland water and dry hopped for extra flavour. Label design by Stuart Immonen

by Bobby Joseph & Joseph Samuels. Britain’s first Black urban graphic novel.

READY FOR POP

by Lord Hurk Kidnapping, shrinking drugs—the battle to win TV’s weekly Pop show by any means.

JERUSALEM

by Alan Moore. A novel with no pictures. Gulp!

SIGNINGS SCHEDULE

Malthouse of Mischief T-Shirt A limited edition of high quality t-shirts at a price that will have you reaching for your wallet! This will be your only opportunity to acquire these unique garments – once gone, never repeated!

SATURDAY NIGHT

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FREE!! but tickets only from Brewery box office 01539 725133 www.breweryarts.co.uk. RORY MOTION: 25 Years as Poet, singer/songwriter, comedian and tree impressionist have established Rory Motion as one of the most popular and innovative performers on the national circuit. Born the son of a simple Yorkshire sales executive, he has delighted both natives and foreigners alike with his deceptively laid-back style, keen intelligence and quirky wit. Ably supported by: GILBERT SHELTON: plays Boogie Woogie piano HANNAH BERRY & DAN BERRY: “No You Hang Up” The Berrys talk to creative guests about what they do, how they do that, and how they waste their time being silly and not doing that. PETTERI TIKKANEN: Black Peider is a singer-songfighter. Pure energy wrapped in spandex. Superhero -wrestler who doesn’t know when to stop, delivering fast songs and twisted lyrics.

Friday Hunt Emerson 2- 3 Krent Able 3 - 4 Saturday Gilbert Shelton 11-12 Paco Roca 10.30-12.30 VIZ 12.30 –2.30 Krent Able 2.30-3.30 Hunt Emerson 3.30 - 4.30 Sunday VIZ 10.30 –12.30 Paco Roca 10.30-12.30 Hunt Emerson 12.30 –1.30 Gilbert Shelton 1.30-2.30 Krent Able 2.30-3.30

OPENING HOURS: FRIDAY 1 TO 6, SATURDAY 10 TO 6 RE-OPENING FOR CABARET FROM 7.30, SUNDAY 10.30 TO 5 Knockabout will also be selling a selection of LICAF merchandise. Please see page 42 to see whats available.


KNOCKABOUT MALT ROOM OF MISCHIEF & EXHIBITIONS

LICAF EXHIBITIONS The Sugar Store Gallery, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 7 October-7 November 2016

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Get inside the head of internationally-acclaimed comic artist, Ken Niimura. Ken is winner of the Golden Prize in the 5th International Manga Award and was nominated for both Eisner and Eagle Awards for his work on I Kill Giants, created in collaboration with Joe Kelly. His illustration book, Zero, reveals both a rare and diverse talent, while Travelling and Henshin, both short story collections, display that intoxicating combination of fine art and strong storylines.

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Born in Spain and currently living and working in Tokyo, Ken has a foot in both the European and Japanese comic art worlds, creating an exciting fusion of traditions and styles whilst conjuring up something seemingly unique. This exhibition features original art, brought to life through annotations and additional sketches on the walls of the Gallery. ‘Let me show you a selection of scenes where the unexpected lurks at the turn of each page and around each corner. This exhibition features original art from comics such as I Kill Giants and Henshin, for which I am best known, as well as work I have done for Marvel and DC Comics – and some unreleased work too.’ Ken Niimura

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SILENCE/ HILJAISUUS

In war, the silent moments are often the most meaningful.

AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL ART BY HANNERIINA MOISSEINEN (FINLAND).

The Wildman Gallery Wildman Street, Kendal 12 October – 12 November 2016 Opening Times

Festival 12 – 16 October: 10.00am - 5.00pm All other days: 11.00am-3.00pm Closed Mondays

FREE ADMISSION

Based on Hanneriina Moisseinen’s fourth graphic novel, Kannas / The Isthmus (Kreegah Bundolo 2016), which was heralded ‘the Magnum Opus of Finnish comics’ by Harri Römpötti, Helsingin Sanomat, this special installation consists of original artwork and archive photographs combined with an evocative soundtrack by Eero Grundström with guest musicians.

The story takes place in 1944, during World War Two, on the Karelian Isthmus where more than 400,000 people are forced to leave their homes for good. The only valuable property they are able to take with them is their cows. Besides the journey with the cows, the story also reveals the lesser-known psychological impact these wartime events had on the soldiers. In Finland, war-related literature has mostly avoided these tales but Hanneriina Moisseinen, known for her exposure of silent taboos, highlights them and uses the graphic novel art medium to breathtaking effect. Moisseinen has a fine arts background in drawing, sculpting and installation but is now best-known as a graphic novel artist. She also sings, and has debuted as a film director in 2014. She has had exhibitions in more than 15 countries across the world in art museums and galleries.

Supported financially by

Organised in partnership with

Thanks also to Helsinki Comic Art Festival and MTP Media. All archive photographs thanks to the Finnish Wartime Photograph Archive.

Featuring free personal tours by Hanneriina on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, 1.00-2.00pm each day

FIVE BRIDGES STORIES OF THE FLOOD MIKE MEDAGLIA, LISA WOYNARSKI & FAROKH SOLTANI

Kendal Museum, Kendal College 12 October – 19 November 2016 Opening Times

Festival 14 – 16 October: 10.00am - 4.00pm • All other days: 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed Sundays and Mondays A unique comics exhibition where the human stories of flooding are depicted through comics and brought to life in a dynamic audio performance. In December 2015, flooding hit Cumbria when the region suffered a year’s worth of rainfall in a single day. The River Kent breached its banks in Kendal, closing the town’s five bridges and flooding many local homes. Featuring five different stories of people that experienced the flooding, this exhibition tells the human stories behind the extreme weather event. Highlighting the wider picture of the interrelatedness of all human and nature relationships, these stories provide a human experience to the often abstract and complex issue of climate change. After experiencing the stories from the flood, audience members will have a chance to contribute their own responses, drawing a self-portrait and telling their own stories, adding to and growing the exhibition. Drawn by acclaimed comics artist Mike Medaglia with story by Lisa Woynarski and sound design by Farokh Soltani.

‘Everyone knows someone affected by the flood’

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Supported by KENDAL TOWN COUNCIL

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plus fundraising efforts by students at Queen Katherine School


EXHIBITIONS

BEATRIX POTTER REIMAGINED

Curated by Sean Phillips

Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal

The Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road, Carlisle 13 October – 17 November 2016

FREE ADMISSION

Opening Times

7 – 28 October 2016

FREE ADMISSION

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:30am – 17:00pm Wednesday 9:30am – 19:00pm Thursday 9:30am – 13:00pm Saturday 9:30am – 16:00pm Sunday – Closed

Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man. You win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say, I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is the ace of spades, the ace of spades Motorhead As part of the University of Cumbria’s ongoing collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, the campus gallery in Carlisle will be playing host to PHONO+GRAPHIC, an exhibition of vinyl record covers designed by leading comic strip artists. The show, curated by comic-book supremo, Sean Phillips, has been touring the globe and will come to the University morphing into a new exhibition comprised of a mix of professional, tutor and student pieces (University of Cumbria BA Hons Illustration & BA Hons Graphic Design). The brief is to choose a song from an enticing list and work with the theme, feel, sound, and content of both lyrics and music to create a sequential visual narrative across one or two double-page spreads.

This year is the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter – a literary and artistic icon who is synonymous with the English Lake District. Her books have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 35 languages. Beatrix Potter is without doubt one of the most beloved and influential storytellers and artists of all time. To mark this special anniversary, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival called on students of the arts to reinterpret and reimagine Beatrix Potter’s tales or characters. The leading student entries will be showcased as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, at Kendal Library, from 7 – 28 October. The exhibition also includes Beatrix Potter inspired artworks by a number of highly acclaimed comic artists including ‘The Lake District For Comics and Quiet Imaginings’ by Charlie Adlard and ‘Captain Peter Rabbit of The Lakes International Rescue’ by Duncan Fegredo. Alongside additional creative comic art reimaginings by Hannah Berry, Luke McGarry and Rufus Dayglo. This LICAF project has been kindly supported by the University of Cumbria, with prizes generously provided by Wacom and Penguin Books.

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OPENING TIMES Friday 14 October 5.00pm - 1.00am Saturday 15 October 5.00pm - 1.00am Sunday 16 October 11.00am - 1.00am Ruskins Bar, Yard 2, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND. Tel: 01539 721698

FREE ADMISSION

Ruskins has become a legendary part of the festival where its dedicated team unashamedly show their love for comics, comic artists and their audiences with a warm, quirky and enthusiastic welcome. They transform their bar into something extraordinary for the weekend. In 2013 it was the Viz Fnarr Bar; in 2014 it was The Batcave, and in 2015 it was The Walk Inn Dead. This year indulge yourself in the ‘Wonderful World of Millar’; Mark Millar, that is… A tribute to the man whose best known works include Kick-Ass, Secret Service, Wanted, Civil War, Jupiter’s Legacy, Ultimate X-Men and, more recently, MPH, Huck and Empress and who has brought comics to millions across the world on paper and on screen. We present an original, live installation created by film students from Kendal College’s award-winning Arts and Media department. The bar also features exclusive free live entertainment on 14 and 15 October.

In partnership with

FRIDAY

FREE ADMISSION

SATURDAY

FREE ADMISSION

14 OCTOBER 9.30PM

15 OCTOBER 10.00PM

BLUES HARVEST

“Their hypnotic, pulsing synth beats and nu-disco sound is high energy stuff, potent enough to bring out the dance freak in anyone” – OC Weekly

(LANCASTER, ENGLAND) Blues Harvest (named after the secret working title of Return Of The Jedi) plays a joyful mix of classic Rhythm & Blues with a geeky twist and a selection of beloved music from the movies that everyone loves. This year, Blues Harvest was chosen to perform at the official Star Wars Celebration held in London this year by Lucasfilm. Featuring Lapti Nik on guitar and vocals, Andy Sith on drums and backing vocals, Sham Solo on guitar, Bass Windu on bass, an Matt Rebo on backing vocals and keys.

POP NOIR (LOS ANGELES, USA) Formed by British twins, Joe and Luke McGarry, when they were still teenage students at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Southern California, Pop Noir quickly built a following in the indie clubs of Los Angeles. To date, the band has shared a stage with Doves, The Wombats, Robyn, Sebastien Tellier and Fitz & The Tantrums, and headlined shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, Manchester and Paris. Luke McGarry is an illustrator, cartoonist, animator and designer and the creator behind the recent Star Wars-inspired Sad Chewie cartoons that quickly became an internet viral phenomenon. He, together with brother Joe, is the go-to designer for some of the biggest festivals and music promoters in the States and hascollaborated with, amongst others, Jack Black and Tenacious D. Sale of exclusive festival beer, Empress, by Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen, brewed locally by Bowness Bay especially for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Empress is a compellingly crisp, deliciously dry hoppy blonde ale made using Lakeland water and dry hopped for extra flavour.


KICK-ASS @ RUSKINS

Page 45 upstairs in the Clock Tower, taking cash AND credit cards.

www.page45.com We Ship Worldwide! Twitter: @pagefortyfive

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WINDOWS TRAIL Across the UK, talented artists have been painting, drawing, cutting, sticking, sewing and printing, Kendal businesses have been preparing their windows, meeting the artists and planning displays – all to create our wonderful Windows Trail. The Trail will bring to life a wide variety of comic art styles and approaches as well as an assortment of interpretations and impressions of the Festival’s themes and the types of businesses in the town. From artists appearing in the Comics Clock Tower to Kendal’s finest, from our local school children

to world-renowned artists, all their work has been brought together in one exciting trail which unfolds across Kendal. We need you to become involved by casting a vote for your favourite window in The People’s Vote. Voting slips can be found in the individual trail leaflets and the ballot boxes to post them can be found at the Brewery and Clocktower. Please post your vote by the end of Monday 17 October. The Festival team will also award prizes for the Best Artist Window and the Best School/Community Group Window.

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Kendal Leisure Centre

Buzz Club

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Pizza Express

Steve and Luke McGarry

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Costa at K Village

Space 2 Create

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Slate

Gareth Hopkins

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Youdells

Michi Mathias

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Armstrong Ward

Josh Moorby

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The Ring o Bells

1st Kendal Boys’ Brigade

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Nat West

NIck Brokenshire

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Petrie Design Ltd

Jamie Barnes

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AC Gallery

Charles Stock

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Armistead Barnett Estate Agent Heron Hill School Beatrix Potter letters

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The Hair & Beauty Studio

Queen Elizabeth School

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Indigo Furnishings

Lindale CE Primary

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Boots

Brantfield Nursary

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CNL Computers

Furness College

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Waterstones

Kirkbie Kendal School

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Signature Gallery

Armathwaite Community Primary School

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Grandmas Puppet Shop

Milnthorpe School

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Cobbler John

St Thomas’s CE Primary School

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Market Place Books

Dean Barwick School

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Highgate Vets

St Mary’s Primary School,

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Relish

Vicarage Park After School Club

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Thuline’s Art Gallery

Queen Katherine School, Kendal

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Tourist Information Centre

Heron Hill School

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Milne Moser Estate Agents

Classic Comic Covers

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Iridium

Sean Collins

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Soutergate Gallery

Brewery Pre School

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Nevisport

1st Kendal Cub Scouts

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Brew Brothers

Cambian Whinfell School

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Kendal Fisheries

Eleanor Hollindrake

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Colin Reynolds

Mat Jimdog Art

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South Lakes Foyer

Dave Crane

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Oxfam

Furness College

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Westmorland Financial Advice

Sharon Tait

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Ruskins

Martin Rowson

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The Oaklea Trust

Stramongate School

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Room

Jennifer Winetrobe

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O’neill associates

Oliver East

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Farrers Tea & Coffee Merchant

Sula Hancock

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Morrisons

Joe Decie

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FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS

MOVE OVER THELMA AND LOUISE! Brewery Arts Centre Gardens

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October There are two new adventurers hitting the road, as cartoon pensioners, Doris and Ivor, set their Sat Nav for Kendal. Having climbed from the sketchbook of comic artist, Carol Hanson, during research with the Dementia and Imagination Programme, Doris and Ivor hope to celebrate humour, the need to live in the moment and to dispel the myths of ‘going a bit funny’. After a summer road trip incorporating paper picnics and cartoon camping, it’s now time to hit the high street as Carol recalls some favourite memories from her time with the study – it’s definitely been a journey! With cartoon installations also showcasing some of the participants’ artwork and brought to life with family-friendly animation, we hope you mirror, signal and manoeuvre down to the festival as they park their cartoon classic car and mingle with the crowd.

WILL HE GET AWAY WITH IT? A NEW MURAL BY MARTIN ROWSON Outside Ruskins Bar (Kick Ass @ Ruskins) Yard 2, off Stricklandgate

Late afternoon on Friday 14 October until around lunchtime on Saturday 15 October We are thrilled to welcome Martin Rowson as one of our main guests (see page 12 for his main event and page 16 for his masterclass). Martin is a multi-award winning cartoonist and writer whose work over the past thirty years has appeared regularly in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror and more. He has been Chair of the British Cartoonists’ Association and Cartoonist Laureate to the former Mayor of London (Ken Livingstone). In Who’s Who, his interests are cited as ‘cooking, drinking, ranting, atheism, zoos and collecting taxidermy.’ Well, Martin intends to leave his mark on Kendal – in more ways than one! From sometime late on Friday afternoon until sometime around Saturday lunchtime, Martin will be let loose just outside Ruskins Bar (Kick Ass @ Ruskins), Yard 2 Off Stricklandgate to make a festival statement all of his own. Come down and see if you think Martin can get away with it!

UNEXPECTED ITEM IN BAGGING AREA

24-HOUR COMIC RELAY At a secret location

3.00pm Thursday 13 October until 3.00pm Friday 14 October Returning to the festival this year for the third time is the 24-hour comic marathon – but this year, there’s a twist. Rather than artists each creating a 24-page comic, multiple artists will collaborate to create a single 24-page comic in 24 hours. With a script by talented writer, Alex Paknadel (Arcadia, Turncoat), and Dan Watters (Limbo), the story will be themed around living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The comic will again be edited by the 24-hour marathon veteran, Dan Berry, to be printed and sold at the festival in order to support the charity, OCD Action. The Comic Relay will take place between 3.00pm Thursday 13 October and 3.00pm Friday 14 October at a secret location, with the subsequent comic launched and on sale in Page 45’s room, Comics Clocktower, from 3.00pm Saturday 15 October. OCD is a severe disorder but it is treatable. OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. www.ocdaction.org.uk.

Morrisons Supermarket, Queen Katherines Avenue, Kendal Friday 14 October 2016 11.00am - 5.00pm

Joe Decie will be spending the day drawing supermarket inspired comics, documenting the hustle and bustle of everyone’s favourite pastime. Watch him ponder the exciting things on offer, the thrill of the Buy One Get One Free, how to choose the fastest queue, understand the difference between bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Can I have a price check on a bag of limes please, Carol? Clean up to aisle three. Do I really need this multipack of alphabetti spaghetti? And as if that wasn’t enough supermarket-themed fun A Seriously Special Supermarket Superhero Treasure Hunt will take place throughout the weekend. Who will you find in store? Who did you see in: Fruit and Vegetables? Fish Bar? Oven Baked? Salad Bar? Bakery? Cake Shop? Butchery? Deli? Food Hall?

SUNDAY SERVICE FOR COMIC ART: SUPERHEROES AND THE QUEST FOR PEACE Kendal Unitarian Chapel, Branthwaite Brow, Market Place, Kendal LA9 4TN Sunday 16 October 11.00am Cartoonist John Pickering leads a service at Kendal Unitarian Chapel embracing the Spirit of Creativity, Humour and Comic Art and the inspiration for Hope, Justice and Peace in the world. All welcome. Free tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards.


FROM THE SUBLINE TO THE REDICULOUS

LICAF IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST OCTOBER!

You may think that LICAF is ‘just’ a weekend festival in October but it has become much more than that and now a growing, year-round programme of activity. Here’s a very brief overview of what we’re up to. You can find out more on our website and by subscribing to our newsletter.

COMMISSIONING

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

LICAF has developed a commissioning programme since 2014 supported by Arts Council England and working with a host of partners both in this country and further afield. To date these have included :-

Linked to our commissioning programme are country themes and partnerships. The outcomes include representation at key comic art festivals in other countries which are often reciprocated by the festival and some of the commissioned artists we are working with. Some are joint initiatives such as exhibitions, publications and performances. We also “broker” artist residencies and exchanges and more... Our current key partnerships are as follows:

1. 24 x 7 - seven original 24 page comics and anthology (Eisner award shortlisted in 2016) 2. The Homesick Truant’s Cumbria Yarn by Oliver East - 10 comics, 10 giant murals and an exhibition 3. Drawing on Japan - Jonathan Edwards and Louise Evans - sketchbook, exhibition and education residency 4. Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head by Dan Berry and David Gaffney - comic and performance piece 5. 2015 24 hour comic marathon – six original 24 page comics 6. Take Me Back to Manchester - Oliver East - comic, exhibition and short film

1. The Toronto Comic Art Festival in Canada taking place each May 2. The Amiens Comics Festival in France taking place each June 3. The Helsinki Comics Festival in Finland taking place each August 4. Various partnerships in Japan including with The International Manga Museum in Kyoto, the new Comic Art Tokyo festival and Black Hook Press

7. Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean - comic (with special artist’s editions) and performance piece

5. Representative bodies and foundations including The Finnish Institute in London, Institut Francais in London/Paris, Wallonie Bruxelles International in London, The Japan Foundation in London

8. Five Bridges by Mike Medaglia & Lisa Woynarski - installation piece with comic art and audio

Plus emerging partnerships in Spain in collaboration with Cardiff University and with Australia thanks to Bruce Mutard and Stuart Medley.

9. Artists’ residencies in Helsinki as part of the Helsinki Comics Festival 2016

TOURING

And a range of smaller projects some with local artists.

We tour some of our exhibitions nationally and internationally. For example our recent Shojo Manga exhibition travelled to The Atkinson in Southport and to The House of Illustration in London. Phono + Graphic has toured to Toronto and Macclesfield and is heading to Carlisle as part of this year’s festival. Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash has been performed in Amiens, France and heads to Tate Britain in November and we have more plans afoot. We welcome interest from venues and organisations.

We seek out and solicit collaborations and projects from creators across the world both established names from a wide range of genres or up-andcoming talent. They tend to be jointly initiated and often with a theme in mind, sometimes fitting with subsequent strands at the festival. We are also interested in new ways to present comic art to the public. We’ll shortly be announcing our commissions for 2017. Meanwhile we welcome ideas for the future - don’t be shy! Email julie@comicartfestival.com.

TWO GREAT AND DEVELOPING INITIATIVES BOTH LAUNCHED ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL:

THE FIRST VISITING PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC FICTION AND COMIC ART AT LANCASTER UNIVERSITY Benoît Peeters was appointed by Lancaster University to this new post in November 2015 and he starts his three-year tenure in October 2016 with his inaugural public event at the festival Clash of the Toon Titans - TinTin vs Asterix. This appointment is a partnership with LICAF supported by Wallonie Bruxelles International and is part of a developing Memorandum of Understanding with Lancaster University, which has commitment at every level of the University and across a wide range of faculties and departments.

UK COMICS LAUREATE The first Laureate was announced in 2014 at our festival, a fabulous initiative by the Comics Literacy Awareness Trust led by Paul Register. LICAF is honoured to have been asked to ‘adopt’ and take this critical initiative forward. The first Laureate is the incomparable Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Kingsman and more) who has been energetic in promoting comics and comic art to those in the education sector across the UK. His two-year tenure comes to an end in December 2016 and a new Laureate will take on this mantle. A careful nomination and voting process resulted in a unanimous decision as to who should be the second Laureate, someone who could build on Dave’s achievements to date and continue to spread the word. We will be announcing the new Laureate and their intended schedule at the end of the opening night event at the Brewery Arts Centre Theatre (see page 7) and, subsequently, our website will be the port of call for more information.

Supported by With over seven decades of experience, and a passion for children’s literature, Peters is the UK’s leading specialist children’s book and furniture supplier to nurseries, schools, academies and public libraries. From our team of dedicated children’s librarians and curriculum specialists who read and review every book we take into stock to our unique showroom with over 40,000 titles for you to browse and buy, we’re here for you. Thanks to our knowledge and expertise there’s no limit to the bespoke support we’ll provide. Visit www.peters-books.co.uk to start your story..

In addition we have a growing network of academics from a broad range of disciplines working with the festival. If you’re interested in finding out more please contact Aileen McEvoy at aileen@comicartfestival.com. We’re currently developing a partnership with a new comics network at Oxford University -TORCH - which will be represented at the festival this year at The Shakespeare Centre. See pages 20-21 to find out more. Thank you to all our current (2016) collaborators and, in particular, to:

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BLACK DOG

PART OF 14-18 NOW: WW1 CENTENARY ART COMMISSIONS

THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH BY DAVE MCKEAN

BOOK LAUNCH: SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 10:30 AM PAGE 45, THE COMICS CLOCK TOWER

PERFORMANCE: SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 1.30 - 2.30PM THE THEATRE, BREWERY ARTS CENTRE

Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean. In Black Dog, McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power. Paul Nash created powerful paintings which captured the nightmare-like battlefields he witnessed during the First World War. Paul Nash is considered one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century. Dave will perform live alongside collaborators Clare Haythornthwaite and Matthew Sharp. The Black Dog performance combines visual storytelling, a captivating musical score and spoken word performance. It’s a visual journey through the mind and experiences of Paul Nash explored through the exceptional comic artwork of Dave McKean. Black Dog premiered in Kendal in May and has since toured internationally as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. We are absolutely delighted that the performance is back for the festival, this really is a comic art experience not to be missed. The festival also marks the launch of the Black Dog graphic novel, published by Dark Horse publishing. There will be an opportunity to buy this stunning graphic novel at the performance and during the festival.

The graphic novel has already received rave reviews ahead of publication: “With sympathetic skill Dave McKean has succeeded not only in communicating to a new audience and a new generation Paul Nash’s vision and visions but, in doing so, furthered Nash’s goal to “bring back words and bitter truths” to remind us of the horrors and insanities of war which show no sign of stopping, and to counter those who would perpetuate them.” Stephen Holland, Page 45 Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash coincides with a major exhibition of Nash’s work at Tate Britain which opens on October 26th. There will be a Black Dog performance at Tate Britain on 13th November. Dave McKean’s work has won numerous awards including the World Fantasy Award, the V&A Museum Illustrated Book Award and the Harvey Award for best Graphic Novel. He has worked alongside writer Neil Gaiman on graphic novels including the critically acclaimed The Sandman series, as well as illustrating the celebrated Batman graphic novel Arkham Asylum – one of the biggest selling graphic novels of all time. Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is co-commissioned by The Lakes International Comic Festival, On a Marche sur la Bulle and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

“I’d like to explore Paul Nash’s role in the birth of modernism and surrealism, and how those movements were actually witnessed by Nash in the dream-nightmarelike battlefields of the war. He used the landscape that he loved to try to deal with what he’d been through, and to try and find calm and solace beyond.” Dave McKean


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Welcome TO OUR WORLD, let us show you around Discover the University of Cumbria at one of our open days: UNDERGRADUATE OPEN DAYS

POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAYS

Carlisle - Brampton Road 21 October 2016 10:00 - 15:00

Carlisle - Brampton Road 21 October 2016 10:00 - 15:00

Lancaster 21 October 2016 10:00 - 15:00

Lancaster 21 October 2016 10:00 - 15:00

Ambleside 12 November 2016 10:00 - 15:00

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Carlisle - Fusehill Street 12 November 2016 10:00 - 15:00

Carlisle - Fusehill Street 12 November 2016 10:00 - 15:00

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/opendays to book your place.

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FESTIVAL FOOD AND DRINK 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 the long queues. We have done our best to recognise 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 drink offering right across town and you’ll find plenty of places to accommodate different tastes and budgets. Highlighted here are those based at our key venues and/or those who have made an extra special effort to celebrate comic art in its various guises or have put their hands in their pockets in some way to actively support us. These are :-

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The Quest for Peace The Official Sunday Service for the International Festival of Comic Art Sunday 16 October 2016

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This special cartoon service will include a minute’s silence to remember those cartoonists killed in the Paris attack.

Time for Comic Art Tea!

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Manhua Cha – Saturday & Sunday in the Courtyard of The Shakespeare Centre See Page 21

Supporting the Comic Art Festival and serving authentic cuisine rivalling the very best in the world No. 54 Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BD t. 01539 722944 • e. info@thairestaurantkendal.co.uk

One of Kendal’s newest coffee shops serving superb local (Cumbrian) roasted coffee, a range of drinks and tasty hot and cold food on the doorstep of the festival Family Zone and just 5 minutes from the Comics Clock Tower. Experience their transformation into a comic art café for the weekend.


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Official Festival Café

BREW BROTHERS 69 Highgate • Kendal 01539 722237

Shabby Chic Licensed Coffee Lounge serving fresh, artisan foods including breakfast all day long. Cakes baked on premises and serving Illy coffee and Farrers teas. Open Monday to Sunday 8am-6pm

Tasty, freshly-made festival food and drink to eat in or takeaway close to all festival main venues. All visitors will receive an exclusive voucher to download for free Sherlock Holmes #1. byLeah Moore & John Reppion on ComiXology until they run out.

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TWITTER • TRIP ADVISOR • FACEBOOK

Minioni Pepperoni Exclusive opportunity to meet Steve & Luke McGarry, hotfoot from Los Angeles, USA. Come and see them sketch the Minions and more, for one hour only from 11.00am-noon Sunday 16 October 2016

YOUR ALL NEW YOUR ALL NEW Bring this voucher and choose from the following: PIZZAEXPRESS PIZZAEXPRESS • Margherita - Mozzarella and tomato

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Authentic Japanese food: Miso Soups, Bento Boxes, Sticky Rice, Hello Panda Biscuits & Jasmine Green Tea…

@The Warehouse

Immerse yourself in Japanese comics, books and design as the Warehouse transforms into Café Doraku, the focus of the Brewery’s celebration of that most unique of comic art forms – Manga.

Great festival food, pizzas, beer, coffee & more - all @ festival’s premier venue.

Open from 10am Fri 14 Oct - Sun 16 Oct (usual Warehouse opening hours over the weekend).

Info @ Box Office | breweryarts.co.uk

Lancaster University, developing and showcasing innovative theatre, art, dance and music. We are delighted to sponsor the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. Through Lancaster Arts, we support artists at all stages of their careers, and our award-winning programme brings nationally and internationally renowned artists to the region. In September 2015 we appointed world renowned biographer, theorist and graphic artist Benoit Peeters to the post of Visiting Professor in Graphic Fiction and Comic Art. Benoit joins a dynamic team of top academics and award-winning writers who research and teach Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

Photo Credit: Giuseppe Cerone Luke Wright: “What I learned from Johnny Bevan” 8pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Arts on Campus • Lancaster International Concerts: one of the UK’s finest classical music programmes • The Nuffield Theatre: presenting some of the best-known companies from the UK and abroad • The Peter Scott Gallery: home to an outstanding international art collection (free entry)

“The place in England to see the most innovative new work” The Guardian

Lancaster Arts Box Office: +44 (0)1524 594151 Email: info@lancasterarts.org www.lancasterarts.org


COMIXOLOGY

THANK YOU COMIXOLOGY

In 2016 comiXology has come on board as a sponsor of our festival and seems to really understand and be enthused by what we are trying to achieve. As part of their support they have done a deal with some fantastic publishers and creators who are offering the special opportunity to download for free a series of comics featuring work by some of our main guests. There are seven comics in total and you can collect them from different elements of the festival and/or at a few additional locations. They are available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Some are a thank you for buying a ticket for a main

event whilst others are for anyone/everyone. You’ll receive a voucher with a unique code and instructions on how to redeem it. Collect all seven if you can.

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by Mark Mill ar & Frank Quitely Only at Kick Ass @ Ruskins Exclusive to University of Cumbria students

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 150 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

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2. Enter your unique promo code. 3. Enjoy your FREE digital comic, in HD and Guided View on your device..

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SUPPORT US (PLEASE!) The festival is not-for-profit so we are constantly seeking different ways to help sustain it in the future. If you have enjoyed the festival, we would be grateful if you would consider donating at the festival’s special donation points. We have also produced limited edition festival goodies, the profits from which go back into supporting the festival. This year, for the first time, we are working with a dedicated charity, OCD Action, which will receive 20% of the festival’s profits from sale of merchandise. All the proceeds from our 24-hour comic project will also go to OCD Action. OCD is a clinically-recognised disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population. It is debilitating and paralysing. People with OCD experience intensely negative, repetitive and intrusive thoughts, combined with a chronic feeling of doubt or danger (obsessions). In order to quell the thought or quieten the anxiety, they will often repeat an action, again and again (compulsions).

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. www.ocdaction.org.uk

Exclusive 2016 Limited Edition A3 Festival Prints – £25 each

From Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean

Artwork by Dave McKean copyright © 2016 Dave McKean The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Commission 2016 - Limited Edition of 60

Beatrixpotting by Luke McGarry copyright © 2016 Luke McGarry Part of Beatrix Potter Reimagined, for Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016 - Limited edition of 50

Giclee landscape various 2016.indd 5 Giclee Dave McKean.indd 2

Charlie Adlard The Lake District - For Comics and Quiet Imaginings Beatrix Potter Reimagined

Jordi Bernet Homage to Frank Miller – Sin City & Clara

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Dave McKean Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash

Luke McGarry Beatrixpotting Beatrix Potter Reimagined

Limited edition Screenprint – £50 each

Artwork by Ken Niimura copyright © 2016 Ken Niimura Lakes International Comic Art Festival Commission 2016 - Limited Edition of 40

Ken Nimura Making a Scene

Duncan Fegredo Captain Peter Rabbit of The Lakes International Rescue’ – Beatrix Potter Reimagined

Gilbert Shelton Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Postcards from the Edge of Reality from 2015 set of seven £5 – limited edition

Sean Phillps Limited edition Kill Or Be Killed screenprint, exclusive to LICAF

Pinbadge – £2.50 each

A set of original postcards inspired by the Lakes by Steven Appleby, Bryan Talbot, Jonathan Edwards, Dave Gibbons, Sarah McIntyre, Bill Morrison & Sean Phillips

Do It Yourself Festival Merchandise No we’re not being lazy! We know Kendal will be brimming with creative types and control freaks who like to make their own way in life. So we’ve teamed up with local print-star, Ben Dodge, so you can take home some very special swag from our festival this year. Choose from a specially-created selection of festival designs, pick your tote bag and/or t-shirt and make your own unique souvenir in just a few minutes. SEE PAGE 21


SUPPORT US (PLEASE) / THANK YOU

THANK YOU The core festival team is: Festival Director & Producer – Julie Tait Associate Director– Aileen McEvoy Festival Co-Producer – Matt Burke Guests’ & Special Projects Co-ordinator – Carole Tait Windows Trail Producer/Volunteers Co-ordinator – Sandra Wood Film programme and additional marketing – Chris Ashton Marketing and PR – Creative Concern PR & Website – John Freeman Design – Curious Road With invaluable additional support from: The team at the Brewery Arts Centre Richard Axford Jamie Barnes Leigh Beavis Dan Berry Dom Bush Annie Coxey Michael Denny Angela Diggle Mike Howard Hana Ikeda Mike Nelson Josh Parkin Marianne Lusby Sorrel Stratford Simon Sylvester Sharon Tait Jonathan Valelly Phil Welch Katie White Dave Willis Thanks to: The team at Kendal Town Hall The team at Kendal Library The team at MTP The team at the Premier Inn The team at The Castle Green Hotel

A special personal thanks for their generosity, encouragement and time:

Thank you for fundraising for us at Queen Katherine School:

Shaun Bainbridge and Phil Walker at Ruskins Bar

Isabel Cambray

Roger Baker

Connie Gallop Laura Halliwell

Dwayne Bell Tony Bennett, Knockabout Anna Blakeley

Katie Russell To our generous donors:

Christopher Butcher Andrew Woodrow-Butcher Dave Crane

Charlie Adlard Lynette Adlard Shaun Bainbridge

Claire Croskery

Paul Carter

Chris Dessent

Peter Kessler

NIck Dodds

Sean Phillips

Gill Ducker Liz Duncan

All the creators who contributed to our auction at Orbital Comics in November 2015 and all those who supported us by buying items

Clare Feeney-Johnson Richard Foster David Gaffney Jo Gamble Lucy Griffin

And finally a very big thank you to our fantastic patrons:

Suzie Hayman

Boulet

Chris Hogg

Stephen Holland

Annette & Steve Kerner

Sean Phillips

Peter Kessler

Bryan Talbot

Steve McGarry

Mary Talbot

John McShane

Emma Vieceli

Chris Medcalf Mike Medaglia Pascal Mériaux Chip Mosher Andrew & Finlay Miles Bill Morrison Ken Niimura Corinne Pearlman Stephen Robson Alistair Sanderson Ivan Salazar Space2Create/Mat Dogart Ian Stewart Simon Thomas

THE RED SHIRT BRIGADE

For information over the festival weekend look out for the red shirt brigade.

Imelda Winters-Lewis

The team at Ruskins Bar The team at Orbital Comics The team at Page 45 All the Windows on Comic Art Trail businesses and groups

For Timetable of events, please go to pages 7- 17

Box Office 01539 725133

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THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! We are a not-for-profit festival and your enthusiasm and support makes all the difference. There are lots of ways you can support us. Every ticket purchased, every donation made and every piece of merchandise sold adds up to make the festival a reality. We are also looking for sponsors for next year or local businesses who can get involved. If you have enjoyed the festival, we would be grateful if you would consider donating at the festival’s special donation points.

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF LICAF 2016, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE OF COMIC ART. www.comicartfestival.com


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