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FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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to all those who have supported us in 2015 Funded by

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Core Partners

Founder Sponsor (Family Zone)

Opening Night Sponsor

Windows Trail Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

BREW BROTHERS

Commissions 24 Hour Comics Marathon sponsors

Crossing Borders event sponsor

Bill Morrison is sponsored by

Take Me Back to Manchester - Oliver East supported by

Pop-Up Emporium sponsor

Volunteer Tshirts

French Programme sponsor

Additional Partners Lakes International Comic Art Festival is not-for-profit and welcomes (if not treasures) donations. In 2015 we have had two individual donations from Peter Kessler and Sean Phillips. Thank you to them both for their generosity and support. Keep up to date We’d love to see all your photos and hear about your festival experience – before, during and after, so keep in touch: @comicartfest www.facebook.com/TheLakesInternationalComicArtFestival www.pinterest.com/comicartfest thelakesinternationalcomicartfestival.wordpress.com For pre and post festival updates and to subscribe to our newsletter go to www.comicartfestival.com

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THE 2015 THEMES

MEET THE SUPERLEAGUE! The best superhero writers & artists draw live, talk about their work and present special film screenings. Featuring: Darwyn Cooke, Stuart Immonen, Jock & Dave McKean

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Make mine manga with workshops, events, film screenings, a Japanese Café and with special guests from Tokyo and Kyoto

Comic artists, writers, animators and video game designers feed our imaginations, creating parallel worlds, giant robots, monsters & more...

Satire is alive & kicking; some may say we’ve never needed it more... Comics give it that extra punch through live draws, interviews & more...

Featuring: Akiko Hatsu, Studio Ghibli Screenings, Akira (subtitled)

Featuring: Antony Johnston, Kieron Gillen, Ian McQue & Benoit Peeters

Featuring: Steve Bell, Kate Beaton, Bill Morrison, Seth & Viz (again!)

WE’RE WELCOMING THE WORLD In our third year we’re proud to welcome more than 20 international guests from across the globe to our truly international festival. It’s fantastic to be developing partnerships with key creators and “players” in those countries which are leading the way in getting comics taken seriously as well as producing awe-inspiring work. We’re doing our best to up the ante here in the UK which includes commissioning new work by UK creators. This year they have included Jonathan Edwards, Louise Evans, Dan Berry, David Gaffney, Oliver East and

Joe Decie as well as original art by many more including Hunt Emerson. We’ve also commissioned our newest patron, Boulet, to create this year’s festival poster which pays homage to our Lakes Gang of mascots. Anyway we hope you enjoy the breadth of work, celebrate old favourites and discover new ones too and we thank you, the audience, for your enthusiasm and support without which, of course, there would be no festival..... Julie Tait, Festival Director and the entire festival team

JOE DECIE MURAL Earlier this year Joe Decie created a new comic, There’s No Bath In This Bathroom, for and about the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. Continuing this series, Joe will be creating a new work, live in situ here in Kendal, about his time at LICAF. Working on the streets of Kendal, Joe will produce a large scale mural about an eventful evening this time last year. Spray paint, house paint, charcoal, wheat pasted posters and prints will make up elements of his comic, exclusive to the festival. As yet untitled, come and watch the story unfold. Joe will be producing the murals at Yard 2, off Stricklandgate. He’ll start Friday afternoon and keep going until he’s finished! A LICAF commission

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THE GUEST LIST 2015 AKIKO HATSU

ALAN MARTIN

ANTOINE COSSE

ANTONY JOHNSTON

BACH

BENOIT PEETERS

BILL MORRISON

BOULET

BRYAN TALBOT

CARDIFF UNI

CARTOONISTS CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN

CHARLIE ADLARD

CHIE KUTSUWADA

DAN BERRY

DARWYN COOKE

DAVE MCKEAN

DAVID GAFFNEY

DIX

EMMA VIECELI

FRANK SANTORO

HUNT EMERSON

IAN MCQUE

INKO AI TAKITA

JADE SARSON

JAMES HARVEY

JOCK

JOE DECIE

JOE KESSLER

JOHN ALLISON

JONATHAN EDWARDS

KARRIE FRANSMAN

KATE BEATON

KATHRYN IMMONEN

KAYOKO KURAMOCHI

KIERON GILLEN

JAMES STACEY

LOUISE EVANS

MARCEL RUIJTERS

MARY TALBOT

MATTIAS ADOLFSSON

METAPHROG

MICHAEL DEFORGE

MIKE MEDAGLIA

MINORI KANAI

OLIVER EAST

PHILIP REEVE

RICHARD SHORT

SAMUEL LEBLANC

SARA LOWES

SARAH MCINTYRE

SEAN PHILLIPS

SETH

SI SPENCER

SIMON GRENNAN

SOOKYUNG YOO

STEVE BELL

STEVEN APPLEBY

STUART IMMONEN

STUART MEDLEY

VIZ

WARWICK JOHNSONCADWELL

WINSHLUSS

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Hour-long events with creators drawing live. Their work is projected onto a large screen so the audience can see the detail and technique of each individual creator. Drawing OTHER ACTIVITIES is approx 40 mins with, where appropriate, OTHER ACTIVITIES gentle questioning by a presenter and/or background music and an opportunity for questions at the end.* watch them draw

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Comics Clocktower Our version of a market place, Kendal Town Hall is transformed into the Comics Clocktower for the weekend. Within it you’ll discover a specially selected group of creators, publishers and dealers with lots of goodies for you to browse through and buy. You can meet creators, watch them sketch and get stuff signed! Some work will be available for the first time at the festival and many of our guest creators will also appear at the Clocktower over the weekend to sign, sketch and meet their fans. What’s more, entry to the Clocktower is completely free for 2015! Open Saturday 17th October 10-6pm and Sunday 18th October 10.30am-5pm. Exhibitions

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A whole zone dedicated to children and their adult companions! As well as the many workshops listed here there’ll be plenty of free events and activities for all the family to enjoy at the Westmorland Shopping Centre and Kendal Library.

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Throughout the weekend you’ll be able to enjoy some fantastic exhibitions by top creators from around the world. See pages 30 – 43 for the full line-up including: Shojo Manga – World of Japanese Girls’ Comics at the Brewery Arts Centre, Phono+Graphic - 60 Vinyl Covers by 60 Comicbook artists at Kendal Museum and Bartkira at our special Pop-Up venue.

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New for 2015 a series of comic related theatrical performances throughout the weekend.

All our artists have generously agreed to donate their creations to the festival which is not-for-profit. We will auction work from November 2015 with details of how to participate via @comicartfest and www.facebook. com/TheLakesInternationalComicArtFestival and our subscribers newsletter. All monies raised go towards next year’s event – thank you!

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FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT EVENTS 16TH OCTOBER 2015

OPENING NIGHT EVENTS If Bursts Out

The Tale of Princess Kaguya “Kaguyahime no monogatari”

An Evening with Steve Bell

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Filled with faces familiar to British television, Luna follows two couples whose weekend idyll in an isolated English OTHER ACTIVITIES seaside home becomes a chance for spiritual healing. With his roots in graphic novels never far from the surface, McKean’s camera and script step in and out of reality to wonderfully unpredictable effect. The film overflows with powerful visuals, detailed artwork and a pitch-perfect soundtrack grounded by rich character development reminiscent of Dave’s prestige comics Arkham Asylum and Sandman. Luna won the BIFA and Raindance Best Feature Awards. comics in performance

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EVENTS Film Length:106 mins Director: Dave McKean

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Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthrals all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate - the punishment for a mysterious crime.

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Date: 16th October 2015 Time: 8.15-10.30pm Venue: BAC: Screen Two

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This animated folk legend was 8 years in OTHER ACTIVITIES the making and a labour of love for Isao Takahata, the legendary director of Grave of the Fireflies. A masterpiece to rank amongst Studio Ghibli’s finest, it bursts with lush, hand-painted images accompanied by an enchanting musical score. After initially being shunned by British cinemas, Kaguya was nominated for the 2014 Oscar for best animation. This is why we are delighted to offer it as one of our opening events.

For a third of a century Steve’s IF strip has been redefining the boundaries of political satire. In his cartoons our leaders have become grotesque monsters, and one Tory MP even wrote to The Guardian complaining that ‘to be forced to participate in Steve Bell’s perversions is degrading’. Now you can join Steve on a roller-coaster ride through the last five years of coalition government and bang up to date. Savage, funny, rude, transgressing all the rules of good taste and beautifully drawn, don’t make this evening IF but when. clocktower

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In election year, and with satire high on the agenda, OTHERmulti-awardACTIVITIES who better to open our festival than winning political cartoonist for The Guardian, Steve Bell?

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SATURDAY EVENTS 17TH OCTOBER 2015

Please Don’t Touch!

Felt Mistress Workshop

Steven Appleby shows us EVENTS around his mind

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Let’s take a look inside Steven Appleby. What OTHER ACTIVITIES makes him tick… And is the ticking dangerous? Guided by Steven himself, you’ll be perfectly safe as you poke about in his dark corners and prise open the drawers and cupboards where his obsessions live and all his ideas come from. You’ll discover the source of cartoon strips such as Captain Star (N.M.E., The Observer, Die Zeit & Nickelodeon), Small Birds Singing (The Times & a series of short stopmotion animated films), and Loomus (The Guardian). You’ll meet the characters and strangers who inhabit his stage show, Crocs In Frocks, his BBC Radio 4 series Steven Appleby’s Normal Life, and his numerous books, such as Antmen Carry Away My Thoughts As Soon As I Think Them or Jim - The Nine Lives Of A Dysfunctional Cat. family

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Tick… Perhaps there’ll even be time to dust off a few of his paintings and drawings for The Good Inn (by Black Francis and Josh Frank), before ending with a look at the ups and down of his current graphic novel project.

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Suitable for 10 years plus. No previous experience necessary Ticket price includes all materials

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New Frontier Introduced by Darwyn Cooke EVENTSFilm Length:75 mins Director: Dave Bullock

Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 10.15-11.45am Venue: BAC: Sc2

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Under the supervision and OTHER ACTIVITIES guidance of Felt Mistress, aka Louise Evans, you will be given everything you need to make your very own beautiful, terrifying or just weird felt creature to take home. Design your own or use our templates. All instructions will be provided. Louise originally trained in fashion design and millinery and has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dressmaker to the world of character design. She creates one-off, bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards.

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writer Mary Talbot unveils her latest work. This new graphic novel is her third collaboration with husband Bryan Talbot who has stunningly illustrated it throughout. It is scheduled for publication in 2016. Join Dr Mel Gibson to find out more.

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Justice League: The New Frontier is a 2008 animated feature starring the voice talents of Kyle MacLachlan, Brooke Shields and David Boreanaz. Set before the paranoid backdrop of 1957, the world’s heroes unite for the first time to destroy the mysterious “Center”... with classic heroes Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman joined by newcomers such as The Flash, The Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern. The film is adapted from the award-winning DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke, and captures his gritty writing style and powerful artwork. This screening will have an exclusive introduction by the creator himself, Darwyn Cooke, on his first ever visit to the UK. In Partnership with

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SATURDAY EVENTS 17TH OCTOBER 2015

The Wonderful World of Manga

Comics as Music The Architecture of Time and Space: EVENTS A Frank Santoro Masterclass

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Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: BAC: Sc1

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Did you know there is a manga museum in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan? The Kyoto International Manga Museum OTHER ACTIVITIES is crammed full of manga of all shapes and forms, many of them Japanese but others collected from around the world. You can read manga there, see fantastic exhibitions and take part in all kinds of events. We are honoured to be able to welcome two of this museum’s curators, Sookyung Yoo and Kayoko Kuramochi, to LICAF. Let them take you on a whirlwind introduction to manga culture and to the wonderful world of the museum. family

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Meet writer and artist Seth (born Gregory OTHER ACTIVITIES Gallant), one of the A-list talents in the comic book world. His series, Palookaville, which he both writes and draws, is a mainstay of independent comics. His stories, filled with lost, lonely characters searching for meaning, are deeply affecting and exquisitely drawn. He has exhibited throughout the world in a variety of group and solo shows, his comics have appeared in The New York Times magazine and his illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker and The Walrus. Join Chris Thompson of Orbital Comics to explore Seth’s fascinating world.

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Frank Santoro is a world-renowned artist, cartoonist and educator based in Pittsburgh. OTHER His impact on comic art has ACTIVITIES been immense - and he’s never even drawn a superhero. Over the last 20 years he has pioneered new approaches to creating comics, and, in 2011, he founded the Santoro Correspondence Course, a distance learning programme for cartoonists that has influenced a new generation of artists all over the world. Even when he talks about panel layouts he’s riveting. This is a rare opportunity to experience one of Frank’s masterclasses. Taking music as a theme Frank will take you through a range of specific and accessible exercises which will both illuminate and provide a practical insight into his unique working method. Age 15+

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Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: Shakespeare Centre

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Seth: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World

Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 10.15am-12.15pm Venue: BAC: AR2

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The UK launch of The Red Shoes, the new book by the extraordinary creators of the Louis graphic novel series. Metaphrog have built a reputation for inspiring and fascinating young people through their distinctive work. Join Dr Mel Gibson to find out more about their much-anticipated interpretation of this Hans Christian Anderson’s classic.

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SATURDAY EVENTS 17TH OCTOBER 2015

The Art of Jock

Graphics to Games...

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Jock is an award-winning, British artist renowned for his edgy, dynamic style and gritty design aesthetic. He is best OTHER ACTIVITIES known for co-creating the best-selling graphic novel series The Losers with Andy Diggle for Vertigo. He’s also behind the original graphic novel Hellblazer: Pandemonium for DC Comics and stunning covers for numerous titles such as X-Men, Daredevil and Scalped, which led to his nomination as Best Cover Artist at the Eisner Awards.

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Jock has recently completed writing and drawing his first mini-series for Marvel Comics, Savage Wolverine, and is currently drawing a major new creator-owned ongoing series, Wytches, with writer Scott Snyder. Join Chris Thompson to find out more about the many different faces of Jock.

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The worlds of comics and games may seem very different, but there’s a surprising amount of crossover between the people who make them — and the skills needed to create them. Writer Antony Johnston (The Fuse, Dead Space, Shadows of Mordor) hosts a discussion with fellow creators who straddle the line between comics and games, including Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, The Curfew), Ian McQue (Grand Theft Auto), Bach (It’s Hard to Be a Girl), and Samuel Leblanc (Perfume of Lilacs). Find out why comics and games have so much in common, why they attract a certain kind of creator, how a game gets made in the first place, and whether games can be considered works of art in the same way as comics.

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The Art of Kate Beaton

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Since Kate Beaton appeared scene in 2007 her cartoons have become fan-favourites and gathered an enormous following, appearing in The New Yorker, Harper and the LA Times to name but a few. Her website, Hark! A Vagrant, receives on average 1.2 million hits a month. Praised for their expression, intelligence and comic timing, her cartoons are best-known for their light touch on historical and literary topics. Her new book, Step Aside Pops, takes a side-swipe at great men and women of history including Heathcliff, Wonder-Woman, Feminists and Hunks. Her latest project involves a fat pony... need we say more?

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“Majo no takkyûbin” (original title) EVENTS Director: Hayao Miyazaki

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One of Studio Ghibli’s most popular animations. A young witch on her mandatory year of independent life finds fitting OTHER ACTIVITIES into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service – 25 years before Amazon drones! This screening will be introduced by Studio Ghibli young enthusiast/expert Katie Kessler. In her own words, “This film really draws you in with its simple realism and dash of supernatural. The coming-of-age that’s so common in Miyazaki’s work is most prominent in this film I think. And it’s really sweet.” comics in performance

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Come and meet Kate (and the fat pony) where she will be in conversation (and maybe drawing a bit too) with Alex Fitch of Resonance FM. In Partnership with

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SATURDAY EVENTS 17TH OCTOBER 2015

How I Make a Graphic Novel Bryan Talbot Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 1.00-3.00 pm Venue: BAC: AR2

Reinventing the Horror Comic Si Spencer & Dix

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Award-winning creator and festival patron Bryan Talbot takes you through the astonishing creative processes involved OTHER ACTIVITIES in drawing and writing one of his books. This exclusive masterclass will take you from original conception to finished page, covering research, plotting, story structure, scripting, the use of grids, panel transitions, page composition, layout, use of eye level, lettering and colouring (phew!).

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From Bambi to Bart Simpson and Mowgli to Moe, Bill Morrison has drawn them all, and almost everything in between. For the past few years he has spent most of his waking hours on projects related to The Simpsons, including video games, books and posters. When the Simpsons’ creator, Matt Groening, set up Bongo Comics, Bill was hired as art director and realised his cartoonist’s dreams when he drew the very first Simpsons comic. Bill is travelling from his US home to join us at the festival. John McShane will attempt to persuade Bill to reveal all about his extraordinary career and some secrets behind The Simpsons, including how it gets from page to screen.

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Si Spencer has written for Grange Hill, EastEnders and The Bill. His comic work includes strips for Judge Dredd and Deadline, Books of Magick (with Neil Gaiman), Hellblazer: City Of Demons and the award-winning 2014 cult hit series Bodies. Dix is a freelance illustrator, designer and comic book artist whose work includes regular strips for The Guardian. Now Si and Dix have collaborated to create Klaxon, a mouldbreaking horror story published by SelfMadeHero in October 2015. John Freeman celebrates the launch of the book at the festival with Si and Dix and finds out why Klaxon is a very British horror story that owes more to William Blake than Stephen King. In Partnership with

Weird and Wonderful Worlds EVENTS Mattias Adolfsson Workshop

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Mattias Adolfsson describes himself as a “compulsive illustrator from Sweden”, but we would describe him as “pure OTHER ACTIVITIES genius”. When not doing commission work he spends his time creating phenomenal doodles in sketchbooks, random paper or anything that might be handy. Mattias has published four books, with his latest, The Second in Line, winning the Svensk Bokkonst Most Beautiful Swedish Book award in 2014. Learn the art of creating fantastical worlds and taking images from your mind (as weird as they may be) and putting them on paper. Age 12+ comics in performance

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SATURDAY EVENTS 17TH OCTOBER 2015

New Waves in Contemporary Comics

In God We Trust Winshluss

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Winshluss (real name Vincent Paronnaud) is a French artist/writer who creates outrageous, terrifyingOTHER andACTIVITIES utterly beautiful graphic novels. He has been described as “a macabre humorist with no morals”. Take a look at his latest book In God We Trust, a gruesomely funny spiritual journey which follows the adventures of God, Jesus, Mary - and also includes some surprise guest appearances from a muscle-bound Conan and the Man of Steel himself. Viciously intelligent (and hilariously offensive) it reinforces his extraordinary talent as recognised with his previous book Pinocchio which won Album of the Year at the Angouleme festival 2009. A unique opportunity to meet this enigmatic Frenchman and to see him in action. (Winshluss will also be introducing the screening of the film Persepolis, which he codirected). Hosted by Alex Fitch of Resonance FM family

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Breakdown Press is a London-based comics publisher to producing cutting-edge work by new cartoonists and forgotten classics of the past. Experimental and avantgarde, they produce risographs (that’s a special kind of digital photocopying), graphic novels and new translations of manga. This is an opportunity to discover the work of two of their leading artists, Joe Kessler and Antoine Cosse (on a special visit to the festival from France). Antoine’s book J.1137 received great critical acclaim on its launch at Comic Art Brooklyn in 2013, and Joe’s first book, Windowpane, was described by The New Statesman as “the best looking book you will hold this year”.. comics in performance

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Darwyn Cooke is a Canadian animator who also happens to be one of the most highly-regarded comic artists in the world. He’s drawn almost every superhero known to humankind, as well as authoring such revered projects as The Spirit, DC: Solo, and Richard Stark’s Parker, all of which have won multiple Eisner Awards. His last major mainstream work was Before Watchmen: Minute Men. We are honoured to welcome Darwyn, on his first ever visit to the UK, to share the stories behind his work with Chris Thompson of Orbital Comics.

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Shojo

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Akiko Hatsu’s stories cover a wide range of themes involving a mix of Japanese and Western elements. This, and her ability to create upright, noble characters, drawn in beautiful colours, has won her fans all over Japan. On her first-ever visit to the UK comics expert Paul Gravett will take us on a journey through Akiko’s fascinating personal story, and will reveal the very special world of Shojo. There is an accompanying exhibition in the Brewery Arts Centre: Shojo: The World of Girl’s Manga. In Partnership with

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The Art of Viz Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 4.30-5.30pm Venue: BAC: Sc1

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Roll up! Roll up! For your amusement Viz editors Graham Dury and Simon Thorp will be drawing a selection of their comic characters whilst simultaneously answering your questions about their 35 years of writing, drawing and editing the comic without the aid of a safety net! Imagine the awe and excitement as the Fat Slags, Roger Mellie, Finbarr Saunders, Mrs Brady and many more Viz favourites manifest themselves in ink before your very eyes! Not suitable for children, pregnant ladies or those of a nervous disposition. Please note, anyone asking “Where do you get your ideas from?” will be ejected from the auditorium. Entry to this event comes complete with a voucher entitling the bearer to one piece of Viz tat from the Viz Exhibition at the Pop-Up Emporium. Compered by John McShane.

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Tank Girl, the inspired creation of Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, is a classically British cartoon institution: anarchic, OTHER ACTIVITIES absurd and absolutely brilliant. Tank Girl drives a tank which is also her home. Declared an outlaw she embarks on a series of misadventures with her boyfriend Booga, a mutant kangaroo. Tank Girl quickly became a cult classic in the 1990s and it has had a whole host of reincarnations over many years, the most recent being 21st Century Tank Girl. Join us to celebrate the publication of its paperback edition with its stellar line-up of creators, Alan Martin, Jonathan Edwards and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell – all in conversation with Chris Thompson. family

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Award-winning artistic chameleon and Marvel Architect Stuart Immonen began his comics career in 1988, and he’s OTHER ACTIVITIES worked for most of the industry’s major publishers, including Marvel, DC and Image in the quarter-century since. During his decade-long tenure at DC, in addition to writing and pencilling Adventures of Superman, Stuart illustrated the critically-acclaimed mini-series Superman: Secret Identity. For Marvel, as well as 2011’s Fear Itself event, he has drawn such high-profile series as Ultimate Spider-Man, The Mighty Thor, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers and the cult favourite Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. After joining forces with Mark Waid to inaugurate Marvel’s digital Infinite Comics line, in the Marvel NOW! era, Immonen launched All-New X-Men and All-New Captain America. His creator-owned credits include collaborations with Kurt Busiek on Shockrockets and Superstar, and with Kathryn Immonen on Never As Bad As You Think, Moving Pictures and the recentlycompleted Russian Olive To Red King.

This event introduces us to the world of Japanese Shojo (“girls’ manga”) in the company of one of its major creators, Akiko Hatsu. In the 1960s Shojo was seen as a low form of manga, but as a result of the pioneering work of creators in the 1970s such as Hatsu, it is now a cultural genre to rival literature.

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Take Me Back to Manchester

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Oliver East, a walking comic creator, was the first artist to be by LICAF in 2014. comics in performance

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For this project Oliver walked some 200 miles from Waverley Station Edinburgh to Manchester, following exactly the same route taken by an Indian elephant called Maharajah and his keeper Lorenzo Lawrence in 1872. Oliver was accompanied not by an elephant but by his phenomenally imaginative drawing and narrative skills, along with two film-makers who followed him along the route.

Take Me Back to Manchester was filmed by Cumbrian-based film-makers Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester. In this session Aileen McEvoy interviews Oliver East about his journey, followed by a special screening of the film. In Partnership with

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The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head by Dan Berry and David Gaffney is a Lakes International Comic Art Festival commission. Experimental and original, it’s a live performance of a graphic novel with projected images and specially commissioned music by Sara Lowes. The piece explores relationships, memory, loneliness and obsession in a darkly humorous way, and will also be published in book form. Dan Berry is an illustrator, designer, cartoonist and lecturer. David Gaffney is an acclaimed short fiction writer and this is his debut comic art collaboration. clocktower

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Persepolis Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi EVENTS Film Length: 96 mins Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 6.00-8.00pm Venue: BAC: Sc2

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This highly-acclaimed film has received numerous awards including the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. It was written and directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (Winshluss). Based on Satrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre-and post-revolutionary Iran and later in Europe, the film traces Satrapi’s growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the looming shadow of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war. This special screening will be introduced by co-director Vincent Paronnaud (Winshluss). In Partnership with

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Akira

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This cult epic animated science fiction film is considered by film critics and audiences alike to be a landmark of Japanese What happens when The Simpsons meets Akira? Answer: the animation. Many see it as the greatest animated science mind-bending crossover otherwise known as Bartkira fiction film of all time – and it’s hard to disagree. The plot synopsis alone is mind-bending: Kaneda is a bike gang Brainchild of British artist Ryan Humphrey, Bartkira OFFER leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in brings together Matt Groening’s The Simpsons and Buy a ticket for Bartkira a government secret project known as Akira. On Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira to dazzling effect. In the (at 6.15pm on 17th Oct) his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group aftermath of this internet-shattering event James and Akira (at 7.30pm on of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, Harvey proposed the impossible: to redraw, in the 17th Oct) and receive irresponsible scientists and a powerful military its entirety, Otomo’s 2146-page epic Akira with leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo’s a 50% discount * Simpsons characters. Uniting the forces of the supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup global indie comics community, over 400 artists attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where pledged to contribute pages. It’s been growing ever Akira’s secrets were buried 30 years ago. since, both in size and popularity. Find out more about his crazy project from James Harvey and James Stacey (all the This special screening in Japanese with English subtitles will way from Tokyo), and Bart’s struggle between powerful be introduced by James Harvey & and secret forces. James Stacey. clocktower

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9 Lives

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Date: 17th October 2015 Time: 7.15-7.45pm OTHER ACTIVITIES Venue: BAC: Theatre

Fallen is an original vampire story that explores themes of love and trust and takes us on a fast-paced epic journey through time to a devastating conclusion. Two sisters, Vashti and Grace, are being pursued by a pack of vampires and find themselves in a village, where William falls in love with Vashti and believes he is destined to save the girls. This story is told through beautifully intricate choreography, original music and a highly-talented cast of dancers and actors. family

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Fallen is also told through a graphic novel which was developed in tandem with the stage production. This is the first time the company has explored telling a story through different media with the aim of using techniques from both disciplines to influence each other.

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The Sandman and Batman graphic artist and multidisciplinary genius Dave McKean performs original songs and stories accompanied by a collection of still images, film clips and animation. 9 Lives draws its audience deep into McKean’s signature world. This is a special recreation for LICAF 2015 with the original work having premiered at The Sydney Opera House in 2013. It will feature six songs and three narrated stories performed by Dave McKean with frequent collaborator, ECM recording artist, Iain Ballamy on saxophone. A rare chance to see this maestro in action.

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Seth’s Dominion

Death of the Artist

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A screening of the atmospheric and insightful documentary about Canadian artist Seth, introduced by the artist himself.

Seth’s Dominion showcases Seth’s life and work with a combination of live action and animation. Reflective, witty and nostalgic, Seth makes for an intriguing subject. Dominion is a 1950s city, a product of Seth’s imagination, which began as a series of sketches. Seth expanded Dominion into a 3D model city which later went on to be exhibited at art galleries. “You’re not aiming at the detail so much as the overall feeling,” Seth notes of his creative process.

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European Giants Mattias Adolfsson & Boulet Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: BAC: Sc1

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We bring together two European giants of the live draw: Boulet (France) and Mattias Adolfsson (Sweden). They both draw with great imagination, detail and flair, and are legends in their respective countries and beyond. The festival patron Boulet has more than 25 published books to his name, loves single malt whisky and French fries, and hates people who say, “in my humble opinion”. Mattias Adolfsson just can’t stop drawing and feels “half-dressed without his sketchbook”. He won the 2014 Most Beautiful Swedish Book award. If he could be one animated cartoon character it would be Mr Potato Head.

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The ever-popular Karrie Fransman takes a look at experimental comics, from digital to sculpture, examining how she experimented with the graphic novel form in her latest book Death of the Artist. Introduced by festival Patron Mary Talbot.

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Join Sookyung Yoo from the Kyoto International OTHER Manga Museum ACTIVITIES and find out how manga artists actually draw. In this workshop you will discover the secrets of manga, including how to shape speech bubbles, use effect lines and handle proper manga drawing equipment. Open to all abilities, Sookyung promises a fun and informative session even if you don’t usually like drawing!

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The Art of Dave McKean

Breaking the Rules

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Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 11.00am-12.00pm Venue: BAC: Theatre

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Arguably the most OTHER ACTIVITIESartist of the past prolific 50 years, Dave McKean has illustrated Richard Dawkins’ child-friendly The Magic of Reality, worked with the Rolling Stones (Voodoo Lounge), designed over 150 album covers (Tori Amos, Counting Crows, Alice Cooper and Michael Nyman) and created the magical beasts of two Harry Potter films. Yet it was during his time as a young art student when McKean began his life-changing partnership with Neil Gaiman - conjuring the darkly comic, multi-award winning novella Coraline and the dream-weaving covers for The Sandman, Violent Cases and Black Orchid. Since illustrating the most successful graphic novel of all time, Batman: Arkham Asylum, McKean has continued to transcend styles and trends. His self-penned Cages won several awards for the year’s best graphic novel. And then there are his children’s books... He is currently working on a fourth film, a new graphic novel called Caligaro, and more. Join Chris Thompson for a rare chance to see him in action and to delve into the mind of a living genius. comics in performance

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Stuart is an Australian comics creator and University lecturer who was in residence OTHER ACTIVITIES at the Maison des Auteurs, Angoulême, France in 2013-14. His Great Tree was comic critic Paul Gravett’s selection in Adventures in Comics, 2013. Clients for his comics include the UK’s Imperial War Museum. He is also the author of The Picture in Design.

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Stuart will demonstrate that style is more important than drawing realistically when it comes to developing characters and communicating via comics. This workshop features practical exercises that demonstrate that the human mind can cope with the most outlandish exaggerations and proportional wrongness as long as categorization and identification can be preserved. Break the rules of depiction and invent your own! Participants will gain an understanding of how much visual information is necessary to convey particular meanings and how drawing realistically can actually be a disadvantage in visual communication. You should bring along an idea for a character’s life: what do they do? What do they like? What is their back story? We’ll develop their look in the workshop. You should bring drawing tools that you are comfortable with (pencils, pens, or tablet and laptop) but also those you are less familiar with (try inking with a crow-quill or a brush that other comics artists might recommend on your favourite blogs) as the use of particular tools can profoundly affect your style. Age 15+

Superheroes Kathryn & Stuart Immonen

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John McShane interviews husband and wife team Kathryn & about their incredible comic art careers and their imaginative collaborations.

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Kathryn has been getting paid to make things up for more than 20 years. She has written stories for both DC and Marvel, but is best known for Journey into Mystery with Valerio Schiti and the sleeper hit mini-series Patsy Walker: Hellcat with David Lafuente. clocktower

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Kathryn and Stuart’s webcomic Never as Bad as You Think was published in 2009 and Moving Pictures, a story of the theft and commoditization of both art and desire during the Second World War, was released by Top Shelf to wide acclaim in May 2010. In Partnership with

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Stuart has a massive worldwide following which includes some of the best-known comic art creators. He has a distinctive aesthetic and brings characters powerfully to life. During his decade-long tenure at DC, in addition to writing and pencilling Adventures of Superman, Stuart illustrated the critically-acclaimed mini-series Superman: Secret Identity. For Marvel, in addition to 2011’s Fear Itself event, he has drawn such high-profile series as Ultimate Spider-Man, The Mighty Thor, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers and the cult favourite Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. After joining forces with Mark Waid to inaugurate Marvel’s digital Infinite Comics line, in the Marvel NOW! era, Immonen launched All-New X-Men and All-New Captain America. We are pleased to welcome Kathryn and Stuart on their special visit to the UK.

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Border Crossing Serious Fun with Comics Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 12.00-1.00pm Venue: CCT

Pushing Boundaries Frank Santoro

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This energetic panel presentation (there’s a lot to tell you in just one hour!) looks at the increasingly role OTHERimportant ACTIVITIES comics play across the range of university teaching and research; from designing comics for health awareness in Ghana, to learning languages; from understanding autism, to uncovering war and colonialism. Presented by The School of Languages from Cardiff University who are doing pioneering work in this area and hold the UK’s largest collection of Spanish comics. family

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Michael DeForge Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 1.00-2.00pm Venue: Shakespeare Centre

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Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 12.30-1.30pm Venue: BAC: SC1

Frank Santoro’s most heralded work, Storeyville, inspired the legendary Chris Ware to say, “I consider reading OTHER ACTIVITIES Storeyville for the first time one of the touchstones of my life as a cartoonist, and the book itself one of the landmarks of comics’ development.” It was self-published in tabloid newspaper form in 1995 and has since been reissued in deluxe hard cover editions by publishers in the US and France. Since then Frank has produced a unique body of work in a wide variety of formats and in the process pioneered an approach to comics’ production that tailors form to content. At the same time he acts as an online tutor and guru to the next generation of comic creators around the world. On an exclusive visit to the UK, Frank and his work will be introduced by one of his dedicated followers, renowned artist Oliver East.

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The world of child mafias, beasts, funky leathery space dudes, soft bodies, diseased bodies, and crusty bodies, is the world of DeForge. Toronto-based Michael DeForge is running amok in the independent comics scene. He is consistently putting out top-notch work executed in his very distinct style, a style that allows for plenty of room for experimentation while still being immediately recognizable as the “DeForge touch”. At the age of 24, with just a few years solidly devoted to comics, it’s amazing to imagine what he will achieve in his lifetime. On top of that, he devises props and effects for the wonderful Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. He has the drive. He has the look. He has it all. He is King Trash.” Michael Olivo, May 2012.

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Before Maus, before The Dark Knight Returns, and before Watchmen, there was Arkwright. Back when most comic readers were still shouting, “It’s Clobberin’ Time!” young Bryan Talbot already had far darker fish to fry. He was going to try something new: a serious, complex, intelligent adventure story for adults. The Adventures of Luther Arkwright became Britain’s first graphic novel. It’s satirical, intriguing, uncompromisingly violent, and filled with artwork of astonishing power and detail. Its influence was immense, and some say it has never been equalled. In this session, Bryan will discuss Arkwright and its place in the history of comics with producer and writer Peter Kessler, as well as showing some original artwork and answering your questions too.

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So where is he now? Well he’ll be here at the festival in conversation with Chris Butcher (Director, Toronto Comic Art Festival) and demonstrating how he has more than lived up to the title King Trash. In Partnership with

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SUNDAY EVENTS 18TH OCTOBER 2015

Manga

Architect of the Imagination

The Next Step

Benoit Peeters

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Chie Kutsuwada is a popular manga artist OTHER ACTIVITIES based in Brighton who is well-known for her workshops. She will take you on to the next level of manga art, exploring mood-making, such as atmospheric background, camera work/composition and pacing, and how to create advanced facial expressions – a method unique to manga. family

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Comics creator, curator, critic and Hergé Benoit Peeters was born in Paris in 1956. From Tintin to Nouvelle Manga Benoit has been a major influence on the global comic art scene and has been presented with the Inkpot Award for Lifetime Achievement in Comics for his writing.

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After a degree in Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he prepared his Master’s under the direction of Roland Barthes. He has written essays and biographies on Hergé, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Valéry, Nadar, Töpffer, Raoul Ruiz‚ and Chris Ware amongst others.

Obscure Cities, a graphic novel series set on a counter-Earth, was created by Benoit and his long-time friend François in the 1980s. In this fictional world, humans live in independent city-states, each of which has developed a distinct civilization, characterized by a distinctive architectural style. In 2015, and long overdue, Obscure Cities becomes available in English for the first time in the form of The Leaning Girl. Grasp this rare opportunity to hear Benoit talk about his life and work and personally introduce The Leaning Girl in conversation with comics expert Paul Gravett.

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Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 1.00-2.30pm Venue: BAC: Theatre

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MEET THE SUPERLEAGUE!

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Exhibitions

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Simon Grennan is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary artist, comic scholar and author of more than 40 comics and art books. Dispossession is his latest work. Based on a littleknown novel by Anthony Trollope, it’s a virtuoso graphic novel by this master visual storyteller. Comic scholar John McShane interviews Simon about the inspiration behind his work and how he takes unique advantage of the graphic form to conjure the material world of the Victorian era. In Partnership with

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Darwyn Cooke (Justice League: New Frontier, Before Watchmen: Minute Men), Stuart Immonen (Nextwave: Agents OTHER ACTIVITIES of H.A.T.E., All New-Captain America), Jock (The Losers, Wytches) and Ian McQue (Grand Theft Auto) - four leading artists come together for the first time in a fast-paced, interactive and entertaining live draw event. Hosted by Chris Thompson of Orbital Comics.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

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The Big Comic Draw

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Masterclasses

Exhibitions


SUNDAY EVENTS 18TH OCTOBER 2015

What’s in it for You?

Illustrate your Mantra EVENTS

Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 1.30-3.00pm Venue: BAC: AR2 watch them draw

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Masterclasses

A hands-on workshop where you can take your favourite OTHER ACTIVITIES words of wisdom, be they song lyrics, inspirational quotes or mantras, and illustrate them on a postcard. Led by Mike Medaglia, creator of One Year Wiser, you’ll be encouraged to turn ideas into a drawing that you can keep for daily inspiration or send to a friend to inspire them. All supplies will be provided. Just show up and start drawing! family

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EVENTS The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain

Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 3.00-4.00pm Venue: CCT

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Pugs of the Frozen North

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SATIRE IN COMIC ART

film

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Exhibitions

Reeve and McIntyre present

The Guardians of Satire &COMEDY

Masterclasses

FESTIVAL FINALE EVENTS

Steven Appleby & Steve Bell

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The Cartoonists’ Club, founded in 1960, is the UK’s largest cartoonists’ organisation. It is purely a OTHER social club and its ACTIVITIES members cover a very broad spectrum of the cartoon, comics and humorous illustration field. Here is your chance to get an overview of the club, its activities and the benefits it offers to members. The session includes a question and answer session with a panel of cartoonists.

Age 12+

Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 2.30-3.30pm Venue: BAC: Sc1

FREE

Meet the Creators

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Date: 18th October 2015 Time: 3.15-4.15pm OTHER ACTIVITIES Venue: BAC: Theatre Masterclasses

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£6 under 16 yrs Meet the Creators

Comics in comics in performance Performance

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Our festival finale offers you the chance to join writer/illustrator doubleact Phillip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre on a magical journey to the Frozen North, in the company of brave sledgeracers, noodle-eating yetis and sixty-six pugs. Learn how to draw your own cartoon, how to defeat a hungry Kraken and discover the secrets of the Fifty Different Kinds of Snow. family

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Suitable for age 7+ and get your book signed and doodled after the event.

Steve Bell and Steven Appleby both produce regular strips for The Guardian and both pack a punch in a different way- one through his scurrilous satire of modern politics, the other through his uniquely unsettling but irresistible guide to life. Here they come together for the first time to draw live and, we hope, to give away some trade secrets.

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DISCOVER AND EXPLORE

THE AMAZING WORLD OF COMICS AT THE FAMILY ZONE

Sat 17th and Sun 18th October 2015

ts Sarah McIntyre presen Dinosaur Police!

FREE

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Poblin’s Bedtime Comic Jam

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11.00-12.30 pm Saturday 12.00-4.30 pm and Sunday pm 0 -4.0 3.30 day Auction: Sun tre at the Westmorland Shopping Cen

WE DRAW U DRAW

FREE

Saturday 11.00-5.00 pm and Sunday 11.00-4.00pm at the Westmorland Shopping Centre

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 Trail blazer), Paul Harrison Davies (Boo! Astro Dog) and numerous artists from across the festival! Age: recommended 5+ but open to all!

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sters, Jordan Vigay, Exhibitor tables featuring Funny Mon Nika Nartova from and n inso Jonathan Holmes, Nigel Park Henderson, Graham Pearce, Alan , man Chap es Jam o, Bean The y superhero tattoos the Print Wagon, RSPB and temporar by Jack Knight comic-making tables Giant colouring wall, crafting and the irrepressible PLUS mini-Harajuku makeovers with Chip and y Bunn

At the Library Philip Reeve and FREE Ian McQue present

RAILHEAD

Saturday 10.30-11.30am at Kendal Library

FREE

Saturday 12.30-2.00pm at Kendal Library Join the creators of Pugs of the Frozen North for a giant Comics jam session! Watch as they create a comic in front of your eyes, based on your suggestions, then jump in to start off your own Comics Jam! Watch as your characters take on a life of their own in a comics game a bit like Consequences. Age: strictly 8+, adults welcome, followed by a chance to get your book signed and doodled.

Create a Comic FREE with Laura Howell Saturday 12.00-1.00pm and 4.30-5.30pm at the Westmorland Shopping Centre Sunday 12.30-1.30pm at Kendal Library

Philip Reeve’s new novel Railhead is a story of thieves and androids, exiles and emperors, insects and intelligent trains, and takes place in a far future society linked by a hyperspace railway. Philip and Ian McQue will talk about creating worlds through words and pictures, and Ian will create some images based on readings from Railhead. Recommended for 8+

Comics Jam with Phillip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre

create a giant Join professional artists and help yone is tucked ever n Whe in! Pobl for quilt art ic com ier Inn elves Prem the t nigh rday Satu up in bed on ion for auct to ther toge ls will stitch all the pane Premier Inn) charity on Sunday. (Sponsored by Fun for all the family

FREE

Sunday 2.00-3.00 pm at Kendal Library

Learn the basics of creating a comic page with The Beano’s Laura Howell. You’ll soon be creating your own characters and seeing your story ideas come to life on the page in front of you. Suitable for ages 5+

Dr Mel talks about British girls’ comics from Girl to Misty, looking at the artwork and stories and exploring why the genre, which included titles that sold over a million a week, disappeared

FREE Dr. Melanie Gibson presents What Can I Read Next?

FAIRY GEEKMOTHER

Saturday 2.30-3.30pm at Kendal Library Dr Mel shares some of the best graphic novels and comics for young people and their families. Come along to join in the conversation, share your favourites and discover some new books to enjoy. Suitable for all ages

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Dr. Melanie Gibson presents What Became of Bunty?

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Suitable for all ages

FREE

Saturday & Sunday at the Westmorland Shopping Centre and Kendal Library Looking for a comic and can’t decide what’s for you? New to comics and wondering where to start? Wish on a word balloon, and your Fairy Geekmother will turn up, just like magic, to find just the book for you! Fun for all ages


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COMIC WORKSHOPS SATURDAY 17TH

all tickets

11.00-12.00PM, 1.00-2.00PM, 3.00-4.00PM

SUNDAY 18TH

11.00AM-12.00PM, 1.00-2.00PM AND 3.00-4.00PM

£3

at Brewery Art Centre

The Phoenix is back! Get ready for two days of comic workshops and master classes from some of the best artists and storytellers in the UK. Whatever you do, don’t miss them!

Neill Cameron:

WARNING: This workshop contains PIRATES, DINOSAURS, ROBOTS, DISCO PIGS, CAKES AND GENERAL COMIC AWESOMENESS. Grab your pencils, bring your imagination and get ready for a roaring adventure with the brilliant mind behind Mega Robo Bros!!

Laura Anderson:

The world is full of heroes doing good deeds... BORING! Join Laura Anderson, the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN, to create an original villain! Bring your VILE plans for world domination and get to work on some dastardly schemes. MUAHAHAHA!

All workshops suitable for 6 to 12 years. Price: All £3 Visit the events pages at www.comicartfestival.com to pre-book your tickets and ensure your place. For Timetable of events, please go to pages 49-53

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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

WINDOWS ON COMIC ART TRAIL

For the third year running businesses in Kendal become part of the festival by turning in to a gallery of shop windows across the town. The window displays are created by a whole range of artists including nursery groups, schools, colleges and community groups from across South Lakeland as well as individual artists from across the country.

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This year we have extended the trail by creating exhibitions in two businesses in the town centre: Brew Brothers will have an exhibition by Andy Poyiadgi whose comic Teapot Theory was shortlisted for the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize and was coloured with genuine English Breakfast tea. White Stuff will have an exhibition by Mike Medaglia, a comic artist, illustrator and Zen Buddhist whose book One Year Wiser will be featured at the festival by SelfMadeHero. All the artwork in this exhibition will be for sale and the proceeds go to the charity that White Stuff regularly supports, the Bendrigg Trust.

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Walking for Health. Make sure that you walk the whole trail. It starts at Kendal Leisure Centre, where you can park, leave the car and walk in to town. The trail is 3.2km long… which is 2 miles long… which is 4000 steps and you could burn up to 500 calories making your way around the trail... so comic art is very good for your health! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Artist Window, Best School or Group Window and The People’s Vote. Make sure you cast a vote in The People’s Vote. Slips are available in the Windows Trail businesses and you can post your voting slip in the Brewery, Clocktower or leave it with the host business.

26 Waterstones John d Riordan

10 Highgate Vets

Galleries 27 Northern Michi Mathias

Art Gallery 11 Thuline’s Richy K. Chandler

28 Spurrets Opticians

Petrie Design Ltd Brantfield Nursery

Point 12 Turning Independence Studio

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Indigo Furnishings Queen Katherine School

Gallery 13 Soutergate RV Projects Group

30 Game Steve Gregson

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CNL Computers The Doodle Crew

Gentry 14 The Sharon Tait

31 Neros Buzz Club

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Signature Gallery Armathwaite Community Primary School

15 Icon Meet the Canadians

Information Centre 32 Tourist Cartmel Priory School

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Williams Wools @MassDecoration

Brothers 16 Brew Andy Poyiadgi

33 Iridium Gareth A Hopkins

Reynolds Photography 17 Colin Lloyd H & C

34 Nevisport Space 2 Create

18 Oxfam St. Patrick’s CE Primary School

Stuff 35 White Mike Medaglia

Greenwoods 19 Arnold Estate Agents

of Kendal 36 Beales Postcards from the Edge

Tea & Coffee Merchant 20 Farrers Jim Dog Art

Sports 37 Kendal Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

Face 21 Fat Ragtag Arts

Fisheries 38 Kendal Whinfell School

22 Gear Jill Pemberton

Lakes Foyer 39 South Dave Crane

Express 23 Pizza South Lakes Housing (TBC)

Financial Advice Centre 40 Westmorland Yun Ru Tan

Ward 24 Armstrong Lindale School

41 The Oaklea Trust

25 Specsavers Kendal 1st Cubs + special guest Gubbs from The Lakes Gang

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Lakeland Fireplaces Bendrigg Trust Colin Shelbourne

Jamie Barnes

St Thomas’s CE Primary School Gorillas with Jet Packs (TBC)

St Mary’s Primary School

Supported by

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THE COMICS CLOCKTOWER

17 October 10am - 6pm 18 October 10.30am - 5pm at Kendal Town Hall

Who’ll be there?

What is it? This is your chance to meet more than 50 creators from around the world, see them sketch, get work signed as well as buy books, prints and more. Some work will be available for the first time at the festival. We aim to feed the hunger of existing comic art fans whilst appealing to a curious, new audience eager to find out more. Most of our international guests, who feature in our main events programme, will also be appearing in the Comics Clocktower over the weekend to sign and sketch and meet their fans. You’ll find a full timetable of appearances on our website from Wednesday September 30th

As entry is free again this year we do expect to be managing numbers and there’ll be some queuing. We’ll aim to make it run as smoothly as we can and ensure a great experience for both visitors and exhibitors. Please bear with us and bring along a smile! Please note that the Clocktower is also one of our ticketed events venues this year. We’ll be using one space in the building and there’ll be a separate queue for this. So don’t worry no-one’s queue-jumping! If they have a ticket for one of these events they will be given priority access to the venue 15 minutes before their event to ensure we keep to our rigorous time schedule.

Asia Alfasi Art Kristyna Baczynski Joe Bailey Sculpture & Design Nick Brokenshire P M Buchan & Byron Buchan Keith Burns Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain Clockwork Watch Decadence Comics Disconnected Press EdieOP Everything & Monday Fancy Butcher Press Kieron Gillen Verity Glass Happy Space Sloth James Harvey Hitsville UK Jeff Hawke Club (with special guest Sydney Jordan) Ilya Antony Johnston Warwick Johnson-Cadwell Talib Kadhim Roger Langridge Laydeez do Comics Aimee Lockwood Mike Medaglia Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman John Miers Simon Moreton Alex Paknadel Jacob Phillips Roller Grrrls Seeing Poetry: Poetry in words and comics Team Girl Comics Tiny Pencil University of Cumbria Comic Book Collective Molly Wilkinson Wobbly Rock

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www.asiaalfasiart.com www.kristyna.co.uk www.facebook.com/JoeBaileySculpture www.nickbrokenshire.co.uk www.pmbuchan.com www.keithburns.co.uk www.ccgb.org.uk www.clockworkwatch.com www.decadencecomics.com www.disconnectedpress.co.uk www.edieop.com www.mattboyce.com/ www.fancybutcher.com www.twitter.com/kierongillen www.nadapta-art.com www.happyspacesloth.co.uk www.stopjamesharvey.com www.hitsvilleukcomic.com www.jeffhawkeclub.co.uk www.literature.britishcouncil.org/ilya www.antonyjohnston.com www.warwickjohnsoncadwell.blogspot.co.uk www.tkadz.deviantart.com www.hotelfred.com www.laydeezdocomics.wordpress.com www.aimeelockwood.co.uk www.mikemedaglia.com www.merrickcomic.co.uk www.johnmiers.com www.smoo-comics.com @alexpaknadel (twitter) www.jacobphillipsillustration.bigcartel.com www.garyerskine.tumblr.com www.seeingpoetry.co.uk www.teamgirlcomic.com www.tinypencil.com www.cumbria.ac.uk/graphicdesign/ www.themoonstruckowl.tumblr.com www.wobblyrock.com


OTHER ACTIVITIES

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THE COMICS CLOCKTOWER

17 October 10am - 6pm 18 October 10.30am - 5pm at Kendal Town Hall

Publishers AdHouse Books The Analogue Press Avery Hill Publishing Black Hook Press Breakdown Press Centrala Cinebook Escape Books Failboat Press Fanfare – Ponent Mon Gazelle Improper Books Myriad Editions SelfMadeHero Soaring Penguin Press Titan Comics Tripwire

www.adhousebooks.com www.theanaloguepress.co.uk www.averyhillpublishing.com www.blackhookpress.com www.breakdownpress.com www.centrala.org.uk www.cinebook.co.uk www.escape-books.co.uk www.naniiebimhbd.co.uk www.ponentmon.com www.gazellebookservices.co.uk www.improperbooks.com www.myriadeditions.com www.selfmadehero.com www.soaringpenguinpress.com www.titan-comics.com www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk

Retailers First Age Comics Forbidden Planet International Orbital comics Page 45

www.stores.ebay.co.uk/First-Age www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/ Imagination Station www.orbitalcomics.com www.page45.com

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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. Featuring special drawing events from UK Manga artists Chie Kutswada and Inko, and appearances from Japanese festival guests

Open from 10am Friday 16 October until Sunday 18 October (usual Warehouse opening hours over the weekend)

@the warehouse

FREE ENTRY

Created by Kendal College students working with the Brewery Arts Centre’s Artseen

Supported by

In partnership with

Also Supported by

ALSO AT THE BREWERY - GREAT FESTIVAL FOOD AUTHENTIC JAPANESE STREET FOOD, PIZZAS, BEER, COFFEE & MORE - ALL @ FESTIVAL’S PREMIER VENUE

Festival Updates Available @ BACKendal

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JAPANESE FOOD – The real thing: Miso Soups, Bento Boxes, Sticky Rice, Hello Panda Biscuits, Amanoya Rice Crackers, Jasmine Green Tea…


VISIT OUR STORE AT THE BREWERY ARTS CENTRE ALL OUT WAR Mini-Print Edition signed by Charlie Adlard

PRODUCT AVAILABLE AT TIME OF PRESS

WYTCHES Mini-Print Edition signed by Jock

CAPTAIN AMERICA GICLEE Print signed by John Romita Jnr. Limited editon of 50 world wide

SECRET WARS #1 Forbidden Planet Variant with Simone Bianchi cover

IN STORE:

ON LINE:

LONDON MEGASTORE 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR

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Bring all the family, young & old, to the Clock Tower’s GEORGIAN ROOM, upstairs, to discover the most diverse selection of beautiful graphic novels & quality kids comics you’ll ever see! Ask for recommendations tailored to YOUR specific tastes! We’ll find your friends presents too! Meet creators Dan Berry, John Allison, Emma Vieceli, Jonathan Edwards, Felt Mistress, Jade Sarson & Richard Short, selling their wares all weekend long!

Thrill to the fabulous Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve signing & sketching in all-ages OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS, CAKES IN SPACE & PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH from 2.30pm Saturday!

Pay by cash OR credit card in the Page 45 Comics Clock Tower emporium! Follow us @pagefortyfive as creators pop in for free, impromptu sketches! Then pop to www.page45.com for our news & reviews every Wednesday! We ship worldwide with postage at cost, not a penny more. 32


hOur comiCs mArathon On Thursday the 15th of October at 3pm, six incredible artists will enter a room in Kendal to draw in a single day a whole 24 page comic book each. The following day each of those books will be printed and available for sale at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John Allison, Dan Berry, Jonathan Edwards, Jade Sarson, Richard Short and Emma Vieceli clearly do not care for the sweet bliss of restful sleep, the caress of sunlight upon skin or the general wellbeing of their spines and wrists. Their only concern is to draw you the very finest stories, comfort be damned.

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Canada! VISIT

(without ever leaving the Lake District!)

THE CANADIAN COMICS LODGE

Featuring:

All the way from the great white north...

Estelle Bachelard

at The Shakespeare Centre

It’s Hard To Be A Girl.

Presented by The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Kate Beaton

This past May, the Brit cartoonists from LICAF invaded The Toronto Comic Arts Festival with their comics, art, films, and more! Now the Canadians are returning the favour, as Canadian cartoonists and comics experts set up shop in the Shakespeare Centre for the weekend!

Darwyn Cooke

Hark, A Vagrant, and Step Aside, Pops!

The Canadian Comics Lodge will feature: • A full programme of presentations, author signings, and special events. • An amazing gallery of prints and original artwork by the participating artists. • Kendal’s “Baba Gamoose” selling delicious light snacks and drinks with an authentic Canadian twist. • A bookshop fully stocked with Canadian comics & graphic novels, brought to you by Page 45 and Canada’s The Beguiling Books! • A great selection of official posters, t-shirts, and much more from The Toronto Comic Arts Festival! • A FREE souvenir (while supplies last). The Canadian Comics Lodge at The Shakespeare Centre is a production of TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, in association with The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival and its sponsors.

DC: The New Frontier, and Parker: The Hunter.

Michael DeForge

Lose, Ant Colony, First Year Healthy, and Very Casual.

Stuart Immonen

Star Wars, Captain America, Russian Olive to Red King, and All-New X-Men.

Kathryn Immonen

Moving Pictures, Operation: SIN, Spider-Verse, and Russian Olive to Red King.

Samuel LeBlanc Perfume of Lilacs.

Conor McCreery

Kill Shakespeare, and Sherlock Homes vs. Houdini.

Seth

Palookaville, George Sprott, and Wimbledon Green.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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Shōjo Manga World Of Japanese Girls’ Comics from the Kyoto International Manga Museum Date: 2 October - 1 November 2015 • Usual Opening Hours at Brewery (www.breweryarts.co.uk) Venue: Brewery Arts Centre - The Sugar Store Gallery

FREE ENTRY

We are proud to present the first major exhibition of Japanese shojo (girls’) manga in the UK in association with the Kyoto International Manga Museum. This exhibition introduces the world of Japanese shojo (girls’) manga through elaborate replica (“Genga’ (Dash)”) prints developed jointly by Kyoto Seika University’s International Manga Research Centre and the manga artist Keiko Takeuchi, Principle of Kyoto Seika University. Genga’ (Dash) prints are copies of original artworks that have been faithfully reproduced aiming to conserve original manga artwork which is easily damaged and worn.

Yukiko Kai was part of the wave of innovative manga artists working in Japan in the 1970s as well as one of the driving forces behind that wave. Her work covers a range of themes from science fiction fantasy through to romantic tales set outside of Japan as well as strongly Japanese creations themed around Noh theatre. Her drawing skills make her a noted artist and she was appreciated particularly by other manga artists. Tragically she died at the age of 26 and as a result only short story versions of her work remain. Their beauty, however, is truly worth being communicated outside of Japan.

Japan’s shojo manga culture dates back to the post-war years but only evolved into its broad-ranging and hugely-popular form of today as a result of the innovative work of a small group of artists in the 1970s. This exhibition features the work of 3 of these artists – Akiko Hatsu, Keiko Takemiya and Yukiko Kai. It will be accompanied by examples of work by a further 17 artists who have helped shape the world of shojo manga since it began.

Akiko Hatsu is the younger sister of Yukiko Kai and currently works full time as a manga artist. She is deeply steeped in Japanese tradition, having worked on comic versions of work by authors such as Kyoka Izumi, and nowadays working on serialisations such as “Dreams of Uryudo” which expand on her unique worldview. Her stories are set not only in beautiful Japan but also in the UK and her work, drawing on both East and West, has the potential to be widely appreciated here.

The 1970s were known as a turning point in the history of shojo manga, when artists such as Takemiya emerged on the scene turning what had previously been seen as a “low” form of manga into a cultural genre to rival literature. She published many shojo manga exploring new themes such as young homosexual love (“The Poem of Wind and Trees”) and science fiction (“To Terra”).

Akiko Hatsu will make her first trip outside of Japan to appear at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

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KONNICHIWA

JAPAN

STOP PRESS!

This exhibition will now be on tour :7 January – 14 February 2016 The Atkinson, Southport www.theatkinson.co.uk 15 March – 12 June 2016 House of Illustration, London www.houseofillustration.org.uk Akiko Hatsu will be in conversation with Paul Gravett on Saturday 17 October 2015 (see events listings). She will also be appearing with Paul at The British Museum as part of the programme of events for the Asahi Shimbun Display Manga now: three generations. Shojo: Girls’ Comics from Japan on Tuesday 20 October 2015, 13.15-14.00, Room 92 for more information go to, www.britishmuseum.org Partner Images: Copyright © Akiko Hatsu, Yukiko Kai & Keiko Takemiya

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Curated by Sean Phillips Date: 5 October - 20 October 2015 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm plus Sunday 18 October 10am-4pm Venue: Kendal Museum Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT Tel:01539 815597 • www.kendalmuseum.org.uk

This exhibition showcases the versatility and talent of comic book artists from around the world who have created record covers for bands both big and small, famous and infamous. Curated by internationallyrenowned comic artist and festival patron Sean Phillips, Phono+Graphic celebrates the bands, the music and the art through 60 vinyl record covers by 60 artists. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival invited Sean Phillips to choose the covers and help design the exhibition with Kendal Museum/College. The exhibition includes record covers by the likes of acclaimed Batman artist Neal Adams, Judge Dredd artist Brian Bolland, cartoonist Robert Crumb, Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and some of this year’s Festival guests – Charlie Adlard, Hunt Emerson, Dave McKean and Phil Winslade.

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Entry including to Museum

£2


PARALLEL

WORLDS

“While researching the exhibition I was surprised to discover just how many well-known comic artists had drawn album covers. I’d planned to have two covers by each artist if they’d done that many, but I soon had to change that plan. There’s far too many to fit in one exhibition. I had to be quite ruthless in my curation, although it was more surprising to discover covers that I had no idea had been drawn by comic artists. Albums like David Bowie’s ‘Diamond Dogs’, with a painted cover by Guy Peellaert. Equally hard was whittling down the art to just 60 pieces. Some classic sleeves and albums just had to be included, but apart from that, I just went with what I liked. I had to either like the work of the cover artist or the music, and sometimes both happened! There’s a lot of old classics, but also plenty of recent covers by contemporary artists.

On a purely artistic level, I really like Christian Ward’s cover for ‘The Pictish Trail’ and Dan Clowes cover for ‘Las Vegas Grind Volume Four’. Nostalgically, Richard Corben’s painting for the cover of Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ can’t be beaten for music lovers of a certain age. All the records also had to be on 12” vinyl and apart from one which is too good to miss out, I’ve managed that. The art looks at its best at that size – and nobody wants to be squinting at a CD sized picture on the wall. The oldest picture in the exhibition is a French, spoken-word album of a Tintin book. The original picture was drawn by Herge in the 1930s but I think the record is from the 1950s”. Sean notes. “He’s one of the greatest European cartoonists ever, and everybody knows who Tintin is, so I’d be daft not to include it. The next oldest is ‘Cheap

Thrills’ by Big Brother and the Holding Company. Robert Crumb drew that cover in 1968, and the exhibition also includes another of his covers from 2008. The most recent is the self-titled debut album by Cosmic Rays. Fellow festival guests and band members Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade both contributed art to the gatefold sleeve. Charlie will be taking a break from drawing zombies for The Walking Dead for the band to play at the festival so I had to include them!” Sean Phillips will be in situ on Saturday 17 October 2015 from 11am-1pm and available to discuss the exhibition as well a signing and sketching.

2015

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Dead on your feet?

Take refuge from running from zombies and other assorted undead and visit this special bar emerging for just one long weekend. There’ll be emergency medicinal supplies on hand and a whole host of underground paraphernalia to pre-occupy you. Join bar manager Shaun (yes he really is called Shaun!) and his supernatural team for an unforgettable experience.

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Your only chance to meet internationally-renowned Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard who will be sketching and signing. Saturday 17 October 2-3.30 and Sunday 18 October 12-1.30

The bar features exclusive live entertainment 16 & 17 October

Friday 16 October - 10pm Live from Tokyo (and elsewhere too) ‘The `Lakes Bomb Squad’ presents a special DJ night featuring James Stacey (Tokyo), James Harvey, Zoom Rockman, Michael Deforge (Toronto), Jonathan Edwards, Louise Evans, Minori Kanai (Tokyo) and Joe Decie

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Hungry? Thirsty? As well as satisfying your hunger for comic art we know that a critical part of a good festival is being able to keep your energy levels up by finding the right kind of food, in the right kind of places and, wherever possible, avoiding long queues. We have done our best to recognise this by working in partnership with some of Kendal’s favourite cafés, bars and restaurants. That isn’t to say there isn’t a fine food and drink offering right across the town and you’ll find plenty of places to accommodate different tastes and budgets. We highlight here those based at some of our key venues and/or those who have made an extra special effort to celebrate comic art in its various guises helping to make Kendal a comic art town for the weekend.

Comicartfest @ The Brewery JAPANESE FOOD – The real thing: Miso Soups, Bento Boxes, Sticky Rice, Hello Panda Biscuits, Amanoya Rice Crackers, Jasmine Green Tea… Emma’s @ The Comics Clocktower Emma’s from Yard 46 Kendal brings her legendary cakes, light snacks and drinks emporium to the Comics Clocktower for the weekend (also serving festival beer and wine) Baba Gamoose @ The Canadian Comics Lodge, Shakespeare Centre One of Kendal’s best-loved food havens moves west and becomes Baba Gamoose for the weekend - find out why and how! Light snacks and drinks with an authentic Canadian twist

WE ALSO RECOMMEND The Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins Le Chien Blanc @ Burgundy’s Sawadee Thai Pizza Express Costa Coffee

Buy any Medio drink and cake or sandwich and get 10% discount when a valid event ticket is shown.

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Mmmmmm..... Pizza Exclusive opportunity to meet Bill Morrison, Simpsons’ creator and comic art genius. See him sketch live, 3.30-4.30pm on Sunday 18 October

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Bring this voucher and choose from the following: • Margherita - Mozzarella and tomato • La Reine - Prosciutto cotto ham, olives, mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato • American - Pepperoni, mozzarella and tomato • Sloppy Guiseppe - Hot spiced beef, green pepper, red onion, mozzarella and tomato

PizzaExpress, 6 Wainwrights Yard OPENING IN GRANTHAM OPENING IN GRANTH Kendal LA9 4AP Telephone: 01539 728598 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival ON WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY ON WEDNESDAY 1ST PizzaExpress proud to support

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 with special extension for Comic Art Festival on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October to 8pm FOLLOW US ON:

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Festival Goodies

Festival Goodies The Festival is not-for-profit so any help we can gather to sustain it in the future is hugely appreciated. We have some donation points at festival locations and we have produced some limited edition merchandise too, the profits from which will go back into the festival for 2016. We aim to expand the range of educational and participatory activity in future years and will continue to find new ways of improving the general festival experience. And, of course, we won’t let you down with the quality of guests and programme.

24 hour Comic Marathon book Anthology from 2014

£15

You can help support us by taking home some of our limited edition goodies which have been taken over just a little by our new festival characters – Poblin & Friends

T Shirts

Stickers

£15 each

£3

per set

Badges

£12 each

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£3

per set


Tote bags

Tea Towel

£5

£5

each

Postcards

each

Notebook £3.50

50p

each

each

Exclusive to Soaring Penguin Press at the Elephant Emporium

Boulet’s The Gaenaviad!

To celebrate Boulet’s inaugural Lakes Festival as Patron, Soaring Penguin Press will publish a limited run of his acclaimed 24-hour comic. Each copy, a steal at £5, will have a blank interior page, perfect for Boulet to sign and sketch.

£5

each

Soaring Penguin Press

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Festival Goodies

FESTIVAL LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

ÂŁ20 each

unframed

2014 PRINTS

Mark Buckingham

Emma Vieceli

Rian Hughes

Sean Phillips

Doug Braithwaite

Duncan Fegredo

Bryan Talbot

Junko Mizuno

Sean Phillips

Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

Stuart Immonen

2015 PRINTS

Jamie Hewlett

look out for more limited edition prints at the festival Visit our shop at comicfestival.com Hunt Emerson

Hunt Emerson

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FRIDAY TIMETABLE

Venues and Locations

16th October 2015 BAC: T

BAC:1

BAC:2

BAC: 1

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 1

BAC: 2

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2

BAC: T

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

BAC: AR1 Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 1 BAC: AR2 Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 2

18.00

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA Kaguyahime no monogatari

18.15 18.30 18.45 19.00

BAC: WC

Brewery Arts Centre Warehouse Cafe

CCT

Comic Clocktower

LIB

Kendal Library

SC

Shakespeare Centre

KM

Kendal Museum EVENTS

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19.15

EVENTS watch them draw

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19.30

presentation

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20.00 20.15 20.30

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IF BURSTS OUT: An Evening with Steve Bell

20.45 21.00 21.15

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LUNA Dave McKean

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SATURDAY TIMETABLE 17th October 2015 Brewery Arts Centre Screen 1 (BAC: 1)

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2 (BAC: 2)

Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 1 (BAC: AR1)

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Darwyn Cooke

FELT MISTRESS WORKSHOP: Louise Evans

10.00 10.15 10.30 10.45 11.00 11.15 11.30

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MANGA EVENTS

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GRAPHICS TO GAMES: Antony Johnston, Ian McQue, Bach, Kieron Gillen family

EVENTS KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE: Hayao Miyazaki

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLDS: Mattias Adolfsson Workshops

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comics in performance

comics in performance

comics in performance

TAKE ME BACK TO MANCHESTER: Oliver East

clocktower

Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES Price: £15

clocktower

Exhibitions

GIRL POWER: 21st Century Tank Girl

16.15 Exhibitions family

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

comics in performance

clocktower

Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES

OTHER ACTIVITIES

HOW TO DRAW EVENTS HALF-ARSED CARTOONS: Viz

film

Price: £8

EVENTS watch them draw

family

film presentation

Exhibitions

Meet the Creators

Price: £10 watch them draw

family

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

Exhibitions

Price: £8

Price: £8

OTHER ACTIVITIES

presentation

clocktower

watch them draw

Masterclasses watch them draw

Workshops

EVENTS

EVENTS

EVENTS

presentation

film

Meet the Creators

family

clocktower

Price: £8

EVENTS

THE ART OF JOCK

Masterclasses

OTHER ACTIVITIES BRYAN TALBOT’S HOW I MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL

comics in performance

IN GOD WE TRUST: Winshluss

presentation

Meet the Creators

family

16.00

17.00

Meet the Creators

comics in performance

family

Panel Discussions

Exhibitions

OTHER ACTIVITIES watch them draw

comics in performance

Workshops

clocktower

watch them draw

OTHER ACTIVITIES

15.45

16.45

Panel Discussions

EVENTS

EVENTS

watch them draw

16.30

Workshops

Exhibitions

Price: £8

15.00 15.15

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

14.15

14.45

Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES

14.00

clocktower

film

Price: £15

OTHER ACTIVITIES

14.30

Price: £8 film

EVENTS

family

13.45

family

PLEASE DON’T TOUCH: Steven Appleby

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

12.15

13.00

Masterclasses

OTHER ACTIVITIES

12.00

EVENTS

presentation

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre (BAC: T)

comics in performance

Price: £8

presentation

11.45

12.45

COMICS AS EVENTS MUSIC: The Architecture of Time and Space: A Frank Santoro Masterclass AgeOTHER 15+ ACTIVITIES watch them draw

watch them draw

12.30

Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 2 (BAC: AR2)

clocktower

EVENTS

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Price: £8 Price: £8 Masterclasses

film

Workshops

watch them draw

Panel Discussions

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES comics in performance

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES

17.45

ACTIVITIES

18.00 18.15

clocktower

18.30 Exhibitions

19.00

comics in performance

family

20.00 20.15

clocktower

PERSEPOLIS: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

Exhibitions

BARTKIRAEVENTS

22.00

Exhibitions

THREE ROOMS IN VALERIE’S EVENTS HEAD (PREMIER) presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Price: £8

OTHER ACTIVITIES

comics in performance

EVENTS watch them draw

presentation

AKIRA: OTHER ACTIVITIES Katsuhiro Otomo

watch them draw

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

presentation

Masterclasses

FALLEN (PREMIER)

Meet the Creators

Price: FREE

EVENTS OTHER ACTIVITIES

Price: £8

family

clocktower

film

Workshops

Exhibitions

comics in performance comics in performance watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

EVENTS OTHER ACTIVITIES

21.45

clocktower

watch them draw

Price: £8

19.15 19.30

EVENTS family

comics in performance

Price: £8

family

clocktower

9 LIVES Dave McKean

watch them draw family

comics in performance

Exhibitions

presentation

Masterclasses

clocktower

Exhibitions

film

Price: £10

OTHER ACTIVITIES

comics in performance watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

family

Panel Discussions

clocktower

Meet the Creators

Exhibitions

50 For Timetable of events, please go to pages 49-53 OTHER ACTIVITIES

Box Office 01539 725133 comics in performance

www.comicartfestival.com

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

Workshops


Comic Clocktower (CCT)

Shakespeare Centre (LIB)

at the at

Price: £8 EVENTS film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

EVENTS Kendal Library (KL)

EVENTS

A VISION OF UTOPIA: Mary Talbot

Meet the Creators

THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK COLLECTOR IN THE WORLD: Seth

RAILHEAD: Philip Reeve &OTHER IanACTIVITIES McQue watch them draw

Price: £8

presentation

FREE

comics in performance

SHINY NEW RED SHOES: OTHER ACTIVITIES Metaphrog watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

family

comics in performance

Workshops

clocktower Panel Discussions

STEP ASIDE POPS: Kate Beaton

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

presentation

Masterclasses

comics in performance

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

comics in performance family

clocktower

Exhibitions

family

Masterclasses

FREE watch them draw

Workshops

FREE

Masterclasses

EVENTSACTIVITIES OTHER clocktower

11.30

film

Workshops

comics in performance Workshops

film

Panel Discussions

Masterclasses

film

clocktower presentation

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

NEW FRONTIERS: Darwyn Cooke

presentation

Masterclasses

Price: £8 film

Workshops

watch them draw

family

Panel Discussions

clocktower

Meet the Creators

Masterclasses

13.15

film

13.30

Exhibitions

Workshops

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

13.45 14.00

EVENTS

comics in performance

14.30

watch them draw

clocktower

Workshops

presentation

Exhibitions

Panel Discussions Masterclasses Meet the Creators

Masterclasses

film

Panel Discussions

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Cre

Meet the Creators

comics in performance

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

clocktower

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

POBLIN’S BEDTIME COMIC JAM from 12am to 4.30pm

CHAMELEON: Stuart Immonen

Workshops

watch them draw

Meet the Creators family

presentation

film

comics in performance

comics in performance

FREE Panel Discussions

EVENTS FLAP, 14.45 SNAP,SQUARK OTHER ACTIVITIES & WRIGGLE OTHER ACTIVITIES 15.00 Sally Kindberg ZOOM COMICS & 15.15 FAIRY TALES : FREE FREE Metaphrog OTHER ACTIVITIES 15.30 film

Meet the Cre

13.00

comics in performance

clocktower

Exhibitions Masterclasses

watch them draw

presentation

Panel Discussions

12.45

14.15 family

WHAT CAN I READ NEXT : OTHER ACTIVITIES Mel Gibson

Meet the Creators

12.15

Workshops

Meet the Creators

FREE

PETER PAN OTHER ACTIVITIES Stephen White EVENTS

Meet the Creato

clocktowercomics in performance Exhibitions

family Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

comics in performance presentation Masterclasses clocktower Exhibitions Workshops Panel Discussions

watch them draw family film

Panel Discussions

12.30

OTHER ACTIVITIES

presentation

11.45 12.00

Exhibitions

Masterclasses

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

11.15

comics in performance

presentation

presentation

11.00

film

Exhibitions

comics in performance

comics in performance

family

watch them draw

10.45

WE DRAW U DRAW from 11am to 5pm

presentation

CREATE A COMIC: Laura Howell

EVENTS

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

Exhibitions

family watch them draw

EVENTS

Workshops

clocktower

FREE comics in performance

OTHER Price: £8ACTIVITIES film

Workshops

FREE clocktower

NEW WAVES IN CONTEMPORARY COMICS: Breakdown Press watch them draw

film Meet the Creators

comics in performance watch them draw

Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Price: £8 film

Masterclasses Panel Discussions

FLAP, SNAP,SQUARK OTHER ACTIVITIES & WRIGGLE OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS Sally Kindberg ZOOM

film

EVENTS

family

family

Exhibitions

FREE

FREE

Price: £8 presentation

presentation Workshops

comics in performance

POBLIN’S BEDTIME COMIC JAM from 12am to 4.30pm

COMICS JAM: Reeve & EVENTS McIntyre

watch them draw

watch them draw

watch them draw film

comics in performance

EVENTS

REINVENTING THE HORROR COMIC: OTHER ACTIVITIES Si Spencer & Dix

10.30

EVENTS

Masterclasses

FREE

Exhibitions Meet the Creators

clocktower

10.15

DINOSAUR POLICE!: Sarah OTHER ACTIVITIES McIntyre MONSTER EVENTS PORTRAITS FREE Jonathan OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS Edwards watch them draw

Price: £8 film

family

10.00

Westmorland Shopping Centre

comics in perform

15.45

FREE

16.00

EVENTS

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

16.15

CREATE A COMIC: Laura Howell

watch them draw

EVENTS

WE DRAW U DRAW from 11am to 5pm

presentation

Masterclasses

film

16.30 Workshops

Panel Discussions

16.45

Meet the Creato

17.00

OTHER ACTIVITIES comics in performance

17.15

FREE

Price: £8 watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

17.30

Meet the Creators family

ALSO AT KENDAL LIBRARY OVER THE EVENTS WEEKEND: Fairy Geekmother

OTHER ACTIVITIES

comics in performance

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

clocktower

Exhibitions

ALSO AT THE WESTMORLAND SHOPPING CENTRE OVER THE WEEKEND: EVENTS

Exhibitor tables featuring Funny Monsters, Jordan Vigay, Jonathan Holmes, Nigel Parkinson and Nika Nartova from The Beano, James Chapman, Alan Henderson, Graham Pearce, the Print Wagon, RSPB and temporary superhero tattoos by Jack KnightGiant colouring wall, OTHER ACTIVITIES OTHER ACTIVITIES crafting and comic-making tables watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

comics in performance

comics in perform

PLUS mini-Harajuku makeovers with the irrepressible Bunny and Chip family

clocktower

family

Exhibitions

NEILL CAMERON & LAURA ANDERSON

11.00-12.00PM, 1.00-2.00PM, 3.00-4.00PM

clocktower

Exhibitions

all tickets

£3

For Timetable of events, please go to pages 49-53

Box Office 01539 725133

www.comicartfestival.com

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SUNDAY TIMETABLE Brewery Arts Centre Screen 1 (BAC: 1)

18th October 2015

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2 (BAC: 2)

Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 1 (BAC: AR1)

SETH’S DOMINION

LIVE FROM KYOTO: An Introduction to Drawing Manga

Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 2 (BAC: AR2)

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre (BAC: T)

BREAKING THE RULES: Stuart EVENTSMedley

THE ART OF DAVE MCKEAN

10.00 10.15 10.30 10.45 11.00 11.15 11.30

EUROPEAN GIANTS: Mattias Adolfsson EVENTS & Boulet Price: £8

EVENTS

Price: £8 watch them draw

11.45

presentation

13.15 13.30

Masterclasses

film

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Workshops

Workshops

Price: £10

ARKWRIGHT: Bryan Talbot

family

clocktower

watch them draw

PUSHING BOUNDARIES: Frank Santoro EVENTS watch them draw

presentation

family

clocktower

presentation

film

15.15 15.30

watch themMeet drawthe Creators

presentation

Masterclasses

film

family Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

clocktower

Masterclasses

Exhibitions

film

Workshops

comics in performance clocktower

family

Panel Discussions

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Exhibitions

ARCHITECT OF THE IMAGINATION: Benoit Peeters

clocktower

Exhibitions

watch them draw

presentation

Price: £8

Exhibitions

ILLUSTRATE YOUR MANTRA: Mike Medaglia

Meet the Creators

EVENTS

Price: £10

Price: £8

EVENTS

Exhibitions

THE GUARDIANS OF SATIRE: Steven Appleby & EVENTS Steve Bell

clocktower

Age 12+

EVENTS

comics in performance

family

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

watch them draw

Price: £10

OTHER ACTIVITIES

presentation

OTHER ACTIVITIES

comics in performance

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

watch them draw

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

EVENTS

Price: £8ACTIVITIES OTHER

FESTIVAL FINALE: PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH Reeve & McIntyre

OTHER ACTIVITIES family

clocktower

Exhibitions

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

family

comics in performance

comics in performance watch them draw

Meet the Creators

15.45 16.00

watch them draw

OTHER ACTIVITIES family

clocktower

Exhibitions

family

comics in performance

clocktower

comics in performance

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

family

17.00 17.15

EVENTS

EVENTS watch them draw

Venues and Locations

Themes

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES presentation

Masterclasses

Workshops

film

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 1

Watch them draw

EVENTS watch them draw

Masterclasses

presentation

Masterclasses

Workshops

film

Panel Discussions

family

OTHER ACTIVITIES

watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops comics in performance

OTHER ACTIVITIES watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

family

EVENTS

BAC: WC

Brewery Arts Centre Warehouse Cafe

CCT

Comic Clocktower

LIB

Kendal Library

SC

Shakespeare Centre

Panel Discussions

family

Meet the Creators

clocktower

Masterclasses

EVENTS

BAC: AR2 Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 2

film

Workshops comics in performance

Panel Discussions

family

presentation

clocktower

Exhibitions

Masterclasses

film

family

clocktower

Film & Creator Events clocktower

Workshops

Exhibitions

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Workshops comics in performance

EVENTS

Exhibitions

OTHER ACTIVITIES watch them draw

presentation

EVENTS EVENTS OTHER ACTIVITIES presentation

Masterclasses

Masterclasses

film

family

clocktower

film

Workshops

Workshops comics in performance

Exhibitions

Panel Discussions

presentation

watch them draw

Masterclasses

film

family

clocktower

clocktower

presentation Workshops comics in performance

Exhibitions

Masterclasses Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussion Meet the Creators

Meet the Creators

comics in performance family

OTHER ACTIVITIES watch them draw

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Meet the Creators

Comics on Performance

Exhibitions

OTHER ACTIVITIES OTHER ACTIVITIES

comics in performance comics in performance

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

family family

clocktower

clocktower

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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Box Office 01539 725133

film

Workshops

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

clocktower

Exhibitions

Comic Clocktower Exhibitions

Exhibitions Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES

watch them draw

watch them draw

Family Zone comics in performance

OTHER ACTIVITIES

BAC: AR1 Brewery Arts Centre Art Room 1

See map on page 54

presentation

Presentations

EVENTS

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

Kendal Museum

OTHER ACTIVITIES

watch them draw

comics in performance

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2

Panel Discussions

EVENTS

EVENTS

watch them draw

BAC: T

film

Price: £8

16.45

BAC: 2

Masterclasses

OTHER ACTIVITIES

16.30

BAC: 1

presentation

Exhibitions

16.15

KM

Meet the Creators

THE BIG COMIC DRAW family

film

OTHER ACTIVITIES

clocktower

Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Workshops

Masterclasses

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

comics in performance

presentation

Workshops

Price: £10 OTHER ACTIVITIES presentation

MANGA: Chie Kutsuwada

watch them draw

EVENTS

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

Price: £8 Masterclasses

Price: £8

watch them draw

Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Exhibitions

OTHER ACTIVITIES

family

film

watch them draw

14.15

15.00

Price: £8

EVENTS

Masterclasses

Exhibitions

EVENTS

14.00

14.45

Meet the Creators

comics in performance

13.45

14.30

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

OTHER ACTIVITIES

12.15

13.00

Age 8+

film

comics in performance

12.00

12.45

Masterclasses

EVENTS watch them draw

12.30

presentation

www.comicartfestival.com

Meet the Creators

Meet the Creators

clocktower

Exhibitions

clocktower

Workshops


Comic Clocktower (CCT)

Shakespeare Centre (LIB)

at the at

Kendal Library (KL)

EVENTS

SUPERHEROES: Kathryn & Stuart Immonen

EVENTS

Panel Discussions

POBLIN’S BEDTIME COMIC JAM

Meet the Creators

Price: £8 presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

presentation

KING TRASH: Michael DeForge Masterclasses

film

Workshops

family

watch them draw

Price: £8

clocktower Masterclasses

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

presentation

WHAT BECAME OF BUNTY:OTHER ACTIVITIES Mel Gibson

comics in performance

family

clocktower

Meet the Creators

clocktower

11.45 12.00

Exhibitions

film

watch them draw

Workshops presentation

clocktower

presentation

Panel Discussions Masterclasses

film

Workshops

clocktower

Exhibitions

EVENTS

Masterclasses

film

ZOOM

clocktower

Exhibitions

film

Workshops

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

family

clocktower

watch them draw

presentation

comics in perform

13.30

Exhibitions

Masterclasses

film

14.00

COMICS & FAIRY TALES: FREE Metaphrog OTHER ACTIVITIES Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

14.15

Workshops

family

Panel Discussions

clocktower

comics in perform

Meet the Creators

14.30

Exhibitions

comics in performance presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

14.45 15.00

OTHER ACTIVITIES

family comics in performance

clocktower

Exhibitions

15.15 15.30 family

clocktower

Exhibitions

15.45 16.00

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

film Meet the Creators

SIMPSONS 13.45 SKETCHES Bill MorrisonOTHER ACTIVITIES

EVENTS

FREE

Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Panel Discussions

13.15

FREE

Exhibitions

CHARITY AUCTION

presentation

Workshops

comics in performance

comics in performance watch them draw

film

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

FREE family comics in performance

Meet the Creators

FREE

family

Price: FREE presentation

Exhibitions

Masterclasses

comics in performance

Masterclasses

Exhibitions

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: The Cartoonists’ EVENTS Club of Great Britain

watch them draw

FREE

12.30

clocktower

presentation

FREE comics in performance

Meet the Creators

11.30

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

EVENTS EVENTS

comics in performance family

FREE

Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES Price: £8 Panel Discussions

Workshops

Exhibitions film

family

Workshops

film

watch them draw

ZOOM FINGER PUPPETS FREE Felt OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS Mistress

watch them draw

film

Masterclasses

CREATE A COMIC: CREATE YOUR 12.45 OWN CARTOON Laura Howell CHARACTER OTHER ACTIVITIES OTHER ACTIVITIES 13.00 OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS Reeve & McIntyre family

Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

comics in performance

presentation

Panel Discussions

11.15

12.15

Exhibitions

DISPOSSESSION: Simon Grennan watch them draw

11.00 Workshops

FREE

OTHER ACTIVITIES

EVENTS

film

comics in performance

Price: FREE watch them draw

presentation

EVENTS

Meet the Creators

watch them draw

clocktower

Masterclasses

FREE OTHER ACTIVITIES

EVENTS

family

presentation

comics in performance

comics in performance

BORDER CROSSING: ACTIVITIES FunOTHER with Comics EVENTS

WE DRAW U COMICS & DRAW FAIRY TALES: from 11am Metaphrog OTHER ACTIVITIESto 4pm watch them draw

watch them draw

watch them draw

10.30 10.45

Price: £8 Workshops

10.15

EVENTS

DEATH OF THE ARTIST: Experimenting with Comics

film

10.00

Westmorland Shopping Centre

16.15 OTHER ACTIVITIES

WE DRAW U DRAW from 11am to 4pm

comics in performance

family

clocktower

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions

16.30 16.45 17.00 17.15

EVENTS

The Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal Museum

PHONO + GRAPHIC 5th October - 20th October 2015 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm plus OTHER ACTIVITIES Sunday 18 October 10am-4pm watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

comics in performance

Price: £2 including entry to the EVENTS Museum with under 5s free family

clocktower

presentation

Masterclasses

SHOJO 2 October - 1 November 2015 OTHER ACTIVITIES Usual Opening Hours

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

NEILL CAMERON & LAURA ANDERSON

SATURDAY 17TH

11.00-12.00PM, 1.00-2.00PM, 3.00-4.00PM

Exhibitions

The Sugar Store Gallery - Brewery Arts Centre watch them draw

Workshops

film

all tickets

£3

SUNDAY 18TH

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

11.00AM-12.00PM, 1.00-2.00PM AND 3.00-4.00PM comics in performance

ALL WORKSHOPS SUITABLE FOR 6 TO 12 YEARS +

Price: FREE family

clocktower

Exhibitions

For Timetable of events, please go to pages 49-53

Box Office 01539 725133

www.comicartfestival.com

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Practical information The festival is spread across the town and you will need to leave enough time between events to get from one location to another as we operate a strict no latecomers policy, to ensure maximum enjoyment for audiences The Walk Inn Dead @Ruskins and a focused, uninterrupted experience for the artists and creators. Brewery Arts Centre Kendal Library These figures will give you an idea of walking times a The Walk Inn Deadat @ Ruskins steady walking pace but Comics obviously if you have mobility Brewery Arts Centre Clocktower difficulties, or walk particularly slowly, you may take Kendal Library Westmorland Shopping The Centre Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins longer! Comics Clocktower Shakespeare Centre Brewery Arts Centre

Shopping Centre TheWestmorland Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins TheKendal Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins Library

Brewery Arts Centre Shakespeare Centre Brewery Arts Centre/ Kendal Museum Brewery Arts Centre Comics Clocktower Abbot Hall Gallery Kendal Library Quiet Bar Burgundy’s Shakespeare Centre to Library/ Westmorland Kendal Library Shopping Centre Comics Clocktower Kendal Museum Westmorland ShoppingElephant Centre Yard 10 mins Comics Clocktower Shakespeare Centre

Westmorland Centre The Walk Walk Inn InnShopping Dead @ @ Ruskins Ruskins The Dead Westmorland Shopping Centre Abbot Hall Gallery Shakespeare Brewery Arts ArtsCentre Centre Brewery Centre Shakespeare Centre Kendal Museum Abbot Hall Gallery Kendal Library Brewery Arts Centre to Kendal Library Abbot Hall Gallery The Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins Kendal Museum Comics Clocktower Comics Clocktower Comics Clocktower The Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins Kendal Museum Brewery Arts Centre 5 mins Westmorland Shopping Centre Centre Westmorland Brewery ArtsShopping Centre Kendal LibraryCentre Shakespeare Shakespeare Centre The Walk Inn Dead @ Ruskins Kendal Library Comics Clocktower Abbot Hall Hall Gallery Abbot Gallery Brewery Arts Centre Comics Clocktower Comics Clocktower to Library/ Westmorland Shopping Centre Kendal MuseumShopping Centre Westmorland Kendal Museum Kendal Library Westmorland Shopping Centre Shakespeare Centre 5 mins Comics Clocktower Shakespeare Centre Abbot Hall Gallery Westmorland Shopping Centre Abbot Hall Gallery Kendal Museum It’s a good idea to leave yourself more than enough Shakespeare Centre Kendal Museum

time, and if you are collecting tickets from the Abbot Hall Box Gallery Office in advance, be aware that there is Kendal likely to be a Museum queue. Our advice is to collect all your tickets for the weekend as early as possible and, if you get chance, to familiarise yourself with the venues in advance.

The Walk Inn Dead @Ruskins

More detail about getting to Kendal, each event and all the venues is available on our website

Shakespeare Centre

www.comicartfestival.com

Quiet Bar - Burgundy’s

Brewery Arts Centre Kendal Library Comics Clocktower Westmorland Shopping Centre Kendal Museum Elephant Yard

SEE & DO

Embrace our Heritage and Culture

WHAT’S ON

Latest Events and Festivals to Enjoy

ENJOY

Eat, Drink, Shop, Relax

ACTIVITIES

By Foot, By Bike, By Boat

HIDDEN GEMS

Discover our Local Treasures

54 For Timetable of events, please go to pages 49-53

Box Office 01539 725133 www.comicartfestival.com www.exploresouthlakeland.co.uk

TRAVEL

Getting Out and About


Thank yous The core festival team is:Festival Director & Producer – Julie Tait Development Associate – Aileen McEvoy Festival Co-Producer – Matt Burke Clocktower Producer – Sharon Tait Film Programmer - Chris Ashton Guests’ Co-ordinator – Carole Tait Windows Trail Producer/Volunteers Co-ordinator – Sandra Wood Family Zone Producer – Angela Diggle PR Support – John Freeman Design and other great ideas – Steve Kerner Marketing and PR support – Creative Concern Japan programme translator and advisor - Kirstie Sobue 24 Hour Comic Marathon Producer – Dan Berry

With invaluable additional support from:The team at the Brewery Arts Centre The team at Kendal College Jamie Barnes

Thanks to:The team at Kendal Town Hall The team at Kendal Library The team at MTP The team at Waterstones The team at the Premier Inn The team at The Castle Green Hotel The team at Ruskins Bar All the Windows on Comic Art Trail businesses and groups

Finally special personal thanks for their generosity, encouragement and time:Shaun Bainbridge and Phil Walker at Ruskins Bar Miles Baker Leigh Beavis Tony Bennett Christopher Butcher Andrew Woodrow-Butcher Mary Davidson Steve Dixon Liz Duncan Jonathan Edwards Louise Evans Richard Foster David Gaffney Jon Harrison Suzie Hayman Peter Kessler Ian Lambert John McShane Chris Medcalf Andrew & Finlay Miles Stephen Robson Phil Welch Katie White Imelda Winters-Lewis Lynn Wood

A very big thank you to our fantastic patrons:Boulet Stephen Holland Sean Phillips Bryan Talbot Mary Talbot Emma Vieceli

And a huge thank you to our fabulous volunteers

THE RED SHIRT BRIGADE

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

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