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17-19 OCTOBER 2014

Kendal, Cumbria, UK

FREE

www.comicartfestival.com Box Office 01539 725133

@comicartfest The Lakes International ComicArtFestival


THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US IN 2014 Main Funders

Core Partners

Additional financial support from:

The Corby Angler’s Inn Trust The following local businesses have made cash donations (not just kind words!): Airey’s of Kendal, Arnold Greenwood Estate Agents & Solicitors, Beales Department Store, Costa Coffee, Federation of Small Businesses, Iridium, Marsdens Butchers, Premier Inn, Russell Armer Homes, The Union Jack Cafe, This n That, Youdells Additional in kind support from: Beech House Kendal, Cactus Creative, Castle Green Hotel, Craghoppers, Cross Bay Brewery, Cumberland Pencil Museum, Curious Road, Dark Horse Comics, Derwent Pencils, Designworks, Diamond, Egmont, Forbidden Planet, Game, Jonathan Cape, Selfmadehero, Staff of Life, Titan Books, Walker Books Festival Patrons: Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot & Mary Talbot and Emma Vieceli 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 Pre and post festival updates and to subscribe to our newsletter www.comicartfestival.com

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Programme designed by Curious Road Cover artwork & Characters throughout by Jonathan Edwards

For Timetable of events, please go to pages 45-49 Box Office 01539 725133

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Meet Poblin and Gang The Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s New Mascot Family!

Poblin

Froop

Poblin and Froop are wide-eyed festival newbies who, despite loving comics for a long time, have never attended a festival before

VeVe

Gubbs

VeVe and Gubbs are comics connoisseurs and academics

Woolton

Blizz

Woolton is a long-time Festival attendee

Blizz loves Manga

Zinny

Trimp

Zinny loves small press and zines

Trimp loves foreign language aquatic adventure comics!

Poblin and the Lakes Gang will help to bring their own distinct identity to the festival in the same great tradition as European festivals or great comic art producing cultures such as Japan. Who better to create the characters than one of the UK’s leading character designers, Jonathan Edwards? He has a fine track record in comics and a whole multitude of creative strings to his bow. Some of the Lakes Gang have been transformed into 4ft high felt creatures thanks to Louise Evans aka Felt Mistress. If you take a stroll or follow the Windows on Comic Art Trail, you’ll find them knee-deep in comics at Beales’ Department Store, Finkle Street... you can follow their trail in the Family Zone (see page 18) or find out more in our exclusive comic created by Jonathan (see page 44). Jonathan and Louise tell you more about their work in a special event on Saturday 18 October (see page 8) and Felt Mistress will be giving one of her acclaimed workshops at the Brewery Arts Centre on Sunday 19 October.

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NICK ABADZIS

CHARLIE ADLARD

JOHN AGGS

KRISTYNA BACZYNSKI

DAN BERRY

ROB BLISS

BOULET

DOUG BRAITHWAITE

ADAM BROCKBANK

MARK BUCKINGHAM

EDDIE CAMPBELL

JOHN STUART CLARK

JONATHAN CLODE

BECKY CLOONAN

STEPHEN COLLINS

MIKE COLLINS

DARRYL CUNNINGHAM

ROB DAVIS

JOE DECIE

GLYN DILLON

OLIVER EAST

DUNCAN FEGREDO

FELT MISTRESS

MARTIN GERAGHTY

DAVE GIBBONS

DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY

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SCOTT GRAY

JAMES GUY

NICK HAYES

BRYAN HITCH

KATE HOLDEN

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STEPHEN HOLLAND

RIAN HUGHES

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WARWICK JOHNSONCADWELL

JOE LIST

LIZZ LUNNEY

WILFRID LUPANO

SCOTT MCCLOUD

SARAH MCINTYRE

METAPHROG

JUNKO MIZUNO

JÉRÉMIE MOREAU

ROBBIE MORRISON

AUDREY NIFFENEGGER

FUMIO OBATA

IVAN PETRUS

SEAN PHILLIPS

WOODROW PHOENIX

DERMOT POWER

ROMUALD REUTIMANN

JADE SARSON

HERR SEELE

GAIL SIMONE

DEZ SKINN

JEFF SMITH

BARBARA STOK

LEW STRINGER

KEV F SUTHERLAND

JOOST SWARTE

BRYAN TALBOT

MARY TALBOT

JACK TEAGLE 4

JÖRG TITTEL

DONYA TODD

EMMA VIECELI

RUSSELL WALL

JOFF WINTERHART

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As with any good festival there’s too much to choose from, so to help you we’re tried to identify different styles of events. You may not know the creator/s, but the style of event may appeal to you. We also have a few key themes this year which, again, may provide a EVENTS route through the festival for you. There will be signing and EVENTS OTHER ACTIVITIES sketching after each event as appropriate.

Watch them Draw events

Comics Family Zone

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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A pre-structured panel event on a particular subject/genre enabling each member to be featured before a debate or discussion is initiated and accompanied by examples of work, techniques, style and more. Followed by questions and answers. Meet the Creators

Participatory sessions with a creator where you get to try your hand at different techniques. Panel Discussions

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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. Masterclasses

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Comics Clock Tower Our version of a market place, Kendal Town Hall is transformed into the Comics Clock Tower 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 Clock Tower over the weekend to sign, sketch and meet their fans. What’s more entry to the Clock Tower is completely free for 2014! Open Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 10.30am-5pm. Exhibitions

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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 29 – 37 for the full line-up including: Oliver East’s The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn at The Factory; Drawing on Japan at Brewery Arts Centre from Glyn Dillon, Junko Mizuno and Fumio Obata; The Great War In Comics exhibition at Abbot Hall Gallery. The Great War In Comics features the art of Joe Colquhoun, Charlie Adlard and Ivan Petrus and provides an alternative perspective on the reality of war.

What * happens to the artwork from live draw events? All our artists have generously agreed to donate their creations to the festival which is not-for-profit. We will auction work from 1 November 2014 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! 5


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DAVE GIBBONS

Director: Zack Snyder Date: 17th October Time: 6.45-10.00pm Venue: BAC1

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Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino

Film length: 162 min

The much-admired co-creator of the best-ever-selling graphic novel, Watchmen, offers a rare insight into its journey from concept to page to screen. Dave Gibbons gives his personal perspective on the ongoing impact of this seminal work and introduces a special screening of Watchmen.

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The First Doctor of Doctor Who:

DEZ SKINN

Dez Skinn

Date: 17th October Time: 7.00-8.00pm Venue: Library

It was 35 years ago to the day that the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly officially hit the shelves. Join its creator Dez Skinn for an exclusive insight into its evolution from the early roughs and meeting the BBC to touring the country with Tom Baker.

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The Magic of Comics: Scott McCloud

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Scott McCloud is often referred to as the “Aristotle of comics” or put another way, by Sin City creator Frank Miller, “he’s just about the smartest guy in comics”. We are proud to welcome Scott on an exclusive appearance in the UK. The comics’ landscape re-invents itself each year bolstered by international influences and a flood of new devices. Scott will put these trends into perspective in a fast-moving and spellbinding visual presentation.

Date: 17th October Time: 7.30-8.45pm Venue: BAC Theatre Ticket

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SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2014

JEFF SMITH

Date: 18th October Time: 10.00-11.00am Venue: BAC T

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Bare Bones Jeff Smith

LEW STRINGER

Meet Jeff Smith on a rare visit to the UK. Jeff is the New York Times’ bestselling Date: creator of the Bone graphic novels, which 18th October have won numerous awards including 10 Time: Eisners and 11 Harveys. Time magazine 10.30-11.30am described it as “an epic fantasy and the Venue: best all-ages graphic novel published.” EVENTS BAC1 In 2009 Jeff was the subject of an Emmy Ticket award-winning documentary called The £7 Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and Presentation the Changing Face of Comics. Chris Thompson of Orbital OTHER ACTIVITIES Comics takes you on a captivating journey into Jeff’s multi-dimensional world. watch them draw

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Here come the Frogs WILFRID LUPANO

JÉRÉMIE MOREAU

Date: 18th October Time: 10.15-11.15am Venue: BAC2 Ticket

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In association with Knockabout and supported by Institut Francais

Lupano and Moreau With typical arrogance and considerable aplomb, these two brilliant young French creators take the legend of The Hartlepool Monkey and create a highly original, humorous and brilliantly crafted satire. Based on a true story where a monkey is hanged suspected of being a French spy, this book was winner of the prestigious literary prize, the Rendez Vous de L’histoire. Meet them both and listen and watch as they tell you “pour quoi” and more under the expert interpretation of acclaimed, fast-fiction writer David Gaffney.

JOHN STUART CLARK

A Hundred Years of Fun: Lew Stringer The legendary Lew Stringer brings us his Blimey! blog with an hour- long romp through the history of British humour comics. Lew will take you from Ally Sloper to Toxic, with selected images from the comics your ancestors read and their influence on today’s comics. Lew Stringer has worked in British comics for over 30 years, including the Beano, Buster, Oink!, Spider-man, Viz, Sonic the Comic, Toxic and Tellytots. Amongst his creations are Combat Colin, Brickman, Derek the Troll, Tom Thug, Pete and his Pimple and Suburban Satanists. Who better to offer you 100 years of fun in 60 minutes? film

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To End all Wars : The Art of Editing

JONATHAN CLODE

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Date: 18th October Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: Town Hall Ticket

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A panel of contributors to 2014’s World War One anthology To End All Wars will discuss the ways and means, dynamics and pitfalls of editing contributions from 52 artists and writers in 13 countries. How the editing process can make and break a work of comic art is led by coeditors Jonathan Clode and John Stuart Clark (aka Brick) film

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SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2014 RIAN HUGHES

Batgirl and Beyond:

GAIL SIMONE

Date: 18th October Time: 11.45am12.45pm Venue: BAC T Ticket

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JONATHAN EDWARDS

FELT MISTRESS

WOODROW PHOENIX

Date: 18th October Time: 12.00-1.00pm Venue: CCT Ticket

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In association with the Brewery Arts Centre and supoorted by the GB Sasakawa Foundation

Gail Simone

We are thrilled to welcome one of America’s most talked about comics writers, Gail Simone. She has also written classic runs on The Simpsons, Birds of Prey, Deadpool, Secret Six and Action Comics. Gail has written animation for Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider, Brave and the Bold, and Justice League United and is currently working on the comics Tomb Raider, Batgirl, Red Sonja and several creator-owned projects. In the expert hands of comics expert John McShane, Gail will reveal how she has become a fan-favourite writer and a force to be reckoned with.

Hello Kitty, Hello Poblin:

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DONYA TODD

Date: 18th October Time: 12.15-1.15pm Venue: BAC 1 Ticket

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LIZZ LUNNEY

Jonathan and Louise will be in conversation with Woodrow Phoenix, delving into the mysteries behind making memorable EVENTS characters. Woodrow has written extensively about characters, mascots and the designer toy phenomenon in various publications including his book Plastic Culture. Masterclasses

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STEPHEN COLLINS

This year we introduce some characters of our own, designed by master-illustrator Jonathan Edwards, to reflect all the different aspects of the festival. Jonathan and his partner Louise, aka Felt Mistress, are trailblazers in creating unique multidimensional characters. Their work has been exhibited all over the world and used in ad campaigns, music videos and films.

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Artists design personalities with some of the most successful characters taking on a life of their own beyond the page: take, for example, Hello Kitty, The Pink Panther or those Meerkats. Simples!

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Making Memorable Characters

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Date: 18th October Time: 12.00-1.00pm Venue: BAC 2

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Design Demon: Rian Hughes In this special presentation Rian Hughes shows how his work in the wider world of graphic design for music, advertising, typography and book publishing informs his comic strip design work. Rian has worked for the US comics industries for more than 25 years as designer, artist and sometime writer recently redesigning The Fantastic Four and X-Men logos for Marvel and Batman Incorporated for DC Comics. film

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The New Funnies: Stephen Collins, Lizz Lunney and Donya Todd Stephen Collins’ “weekly dose of stupid stuff” appears in The Guardian Weekend magazine. Some Comics, the best strips (so far) from this best new cartoonist (maybe) will be published in autumn 2014. Lizz Lunney draws surrealist animals, household objects and items of food, all endowed with the sometimes-questionable gift of consciousness. Her second publication Take Away! was especiallycommissioned book for Blank Slate and she recently co-edited The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humour Volume Two. Donya lives on a remote farm in Cornwall, England and had her graphic novel Death & the Girls published by Blank Slate in 2013. She also publishes comics anthology Bimba and one half of Chubby a new t-shirt venture with partner-in-crime Jack Teagle. Join comic artist Nicola Streeten and learn the identity of Kim Jong-Un’s life coach, meet Depressed Cat and Leaning Rabbit and find out why Death and Pizza are the perfect combination.


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The Man Who has Everything:

DAVE GIBBONS

Date: 18th October Time: 1.30-2.30pm Venue: BAC T Ticket

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Dave Gibbons

War. Watchmen, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the best-selling graphic novel ever published and became a major motion picture. His autobiographical graphic novel The Originals won an Eisner Award in 2005.

Join Resonance FM’s Alex Fitch to celebrate Dave Gibbons’ life in comics. Dave established himself in underground comics and fanzines in Britain before becoming a frequent contributor to the seminal 2000AD. Since then Dave has drawn and written for most comics’ publishers. His work has encompassed Dr Who, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Dr Strange, The Hulk, Predator and Aliens.

Dave’s most recent comics work is a collaboration with writer Mark Millar, The Secret Service. He is a consultant on motion books for the Madefire platform, featuring his creation Treatment, and other groundbreaking storytelling technologies.

With writer Frank Miller Dave co-created Give Me Liberty and Martha Washington Goes to

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Moebius and more:

A Maestro Draws:

JOOST SWARTE

Date: 18th October Time: 1.45-2.45pm Venue: EVENTS BAC 2 Ticket

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Joost Swarte

The festival is honoured to welcome Dutch graphic designer and artist Joost Swarte who is a giant of European EVENTS cartooning. He is best-known for his Ligne Claire, or clear line style of drawing, and in fact coined the term. He is sometimes referred to as the “heir” of Tintin. Come along and find out why. watch them draw

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Date: 18th October Time: 1.45-2.45pm Venue: CCT Ticket

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Date: 18th October Time: 3.45-4.30pm Venue: BAC 2 Ticket

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Inspired by the revolutionary fervour in Paris post-1968, three French creators, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Philippe Druillet, and Jean-Pierre Dionnet formed Les Humanoïdes Associés in December 1974. They launched Métal Hurlant which was to change the face of comics publishing forever. 40 years later, Humanoids is an international company with offices in Paris, Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. film

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Join Humanoids’ UK Liaison, Tim Pilcher , on an exploration of the “Jodorverse” as he presents a celebration of one of the most innovative and important graphic novel publishers in the world.

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NICK HAYES

40 years of The Humanoids

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads: Nick Hayes

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Comic artist Hannah Berry will reveal more about Nick (winner of two Guardian Media Awards), his work and his portrayal of one of the most enduring singer-songwriters to ever live Woody Guthrie. Guthrie’s legend and influence lives on - a touchstone for the likes of Bob Dylan, and The Clash. With a delighted eye and ear for a tune Nick Hayes’ follow up to the criticallyacclaimed Rime of the Modern Mariner brings the legend to life.

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SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2014

BRYAN HITCH

Date: 18th October Time: 2-3pm Venue: BAC T Ticket

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The Ultimate Hitch

Join Chris Thompson to discover what makes Bryan a unique force within the comics world. watch them draw

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Demons and Desires: Junko Mizuno family

Date: 18th October Time: 3.15-4.15pm Venue: BAC T Ticket

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OTHER ACTIVITIES Junko Mizuno began drawing and publishing her own manga more than 10 years ago with her distinct self-taught style making a huge impact from the outset. She began working with acclaimed magazines and music labels to produce original manga works. Known for her style of powerful imagery, Junko combines cuteness, gore and eroticism. family

On a special visit to the festival, she joins Woodrow Phoenix who will guide you on journey beyond the cute into her addictive and psychedelic world.

A Different Impression: Barbara Stok Barbara Stok is the author of Vincent, a graphic novel biography of Van Gogh (SelfMadeHero). Well known for her candid autobiographical graphic novels, in 2009 Stok was awarded the Stripschapprijs for her oeuvre, one of the most prestigious prizes for comic books in the Netherlands. Robert Crumb has said of her stories “[they are] funny, well-told, courageously truthful”. Hosted by comics expert Paul Gravett.

In 2011 he created America’s Got EVENTSwith British TV legend Powers Jonathan Ross. And Real Heroes (Image Comics) is his first solo creation.

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Vincent Van Gogh

Bryan Hitch has been a leading creative force in American comic books for over twenty-five years working on GI Joe, Transformers, Superman and The X-Men. He co-created The Authority with RED’S Warren Ellis. Then he and Mark Millar created the ground-breaking Marvel series, The Ultimates, modernising Marvel characters The Avengers - a direction that all the Marvel movies have followed.

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Date: 18th October Time: 2.00-3.00pm Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery Workshops

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in association with Selfmade Hero and Lakeland Arts Trust Date: 18th October Time: 3.30-4.30pm Venue: CCT Workshops

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Teen Spirit: Rob Davis Exhibitions

The festival is proud to host the launch of Rob Davis’ first full-length graphic novel, The Motherless Oven. Rob is best-known for reinventing Roy of the Rovers and drawing Judge Dredd and has written and illustrated for Doctor Who. He is a master of adaptation which has included Don Quixote and is editor of the awardwinning comic anthology Nelson. Let Dr Mel Gibson introduce you to this bizarre, distorted teenage landscape and to the wider work of Rob Davis.

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Doctor Who:

Ricky Rouse Has a Gun: John Aggs & Jörg Tittel

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JÖRG TITTEL 11 Date: 18th October Time: 3.45-4.45pm Venue: BAC 1 Ticket

50 Years in 50 Minutes Last year Doctor Who celebrated 50 years on television. This year the Doctor Who comic strip, follows suit. Join comic writer Scott Gray, comic artists Mike Collins and Martin Geraghty, new team members Nick Abadzis and Robbie Morrison, to celebrate. Hosted by former Doctor Who Magazine editor John Freeman you’ll be taken on a timetravelling, space-spanning journey.

Jörg is a BAFTA member, a frequent speaker on crossplatform storytelling (film, theatre, games as well as comics) and runs London and NYC-based OIFFY. John Aggs is a comic book artist for adults and children and has worked with writers such as Philip Pulman. Their collaboration, Ricky Rouse has a Gun, is published in September 2014 by SelfMadeHero and is a relentless action comedy, a comment on US-China relations and a parody of Western entertainment. US army deserter, Ricky Rouse, will make his first UK comic art appearance at the festival and will introduce you to Rambi, Ratman, Bumbo and other original characters. In association with Selfmadehero

Join Dr Andrew Miles to explore rip-off culture and more...

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Dobby to Dark Knight:

Concept Artists in Action Date: 18th October Time: 5.00-6.15pm Venue: BAC T Ticket

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The Dark Knight Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, The Secret Service... these wouldn’t achieve their box office successes without the genius of concept artists. Here we welcome five of the UK’s leading exponents - Rob Bliss, Adam Brockbank, Glyn Dillon and Dermot Power – and who all share a passion for comics In this unique EVENTS event they will reveal their process, inspiration and some trade secrets too. Hosted by the inimitable John McShane who will prove that comics have always trailblazed film. watch them draw

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Date: 18th October Time: 5.30-6.30pm Venue: Library Ticket

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Cowboy Henk vs Combat Colin: OTHER ACTIVITIES

HERR SEELE

A Live Draw Shootout

Date: 18th October Time: 5.15-6.30pm Venue: BAC 2

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We mark the debut in the UK of this Belgian iconic half-wit (Henk that is not Peter!) by pitting him alongside Colin Doobrey-Smiff, otherwise known as Combat Colin, a wannabe war hero. family

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Known better under the pseudonym Herr Seele, Peter van Heirseele is a renowned Flemish cartoonist, author, actor, presenter and piano collector and co-

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Beyond the Time Traveller’s Wife

SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2014 AUDREY NIFFENEGGER watch them draw

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Sez Dez: The British Stan Lee

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Date: 18th October Time: 6.30-7.30pm Venue: BAC Warehouse Cafe

As head of Marvel comics’ operations in England in the late 70s Dez reformatted existing titles and launched many new ones. After leaving Marvel UK he founded Warrior which featured key works by the likes of Alan Moore. Find out why he has been one of British comics’ most influential and controversial figures in an exclusive interview with festival patron Bryan Talbot. EVENTS

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Audrey Niffenegger

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but, Audrey’s prowess lies in her drawings, prints, photographs and paintings. She writes, illustrates and binds herself including her most recent book Raven Girl. She is now collaborating on comics with Eddie Campbell whilst working on a sequel to The Time Traveller’s Wife. Exhibitions

Discover the extraordinary art of Audrey Niffenegger guided by Festival Patron and award-winning writer Mary Talbot.

Director: Dave Kellett, Frederick Schroeder

Stars: Lalo Alcaraz, Gene Ambaum, Bill Amend, Jeff Smith, Scott McCloud

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Film length: 85 mins

Bringing together the world’s best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love. Set to a gorgeous original score by Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, Stripped explores comic strips in depth, why they’re so loved, and how they’re navigating this dicey period between print and pixels.

Date: 18th October Time: 6.45pm Venue: BAC 2

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OTHER ACTIVITIES The best-selling Time Traveller’s Wife, was also a film

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BOULET

MARK BUCKINGHAM family

DAVE GIBBONS

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EMMA VIECELI EVENTS

Date: 18th October Time: 7.15-8.30pm Venue: BAC T

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Boulet, Mark Buckingham, Dave Gibbons and Emma Vieceli

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Mark Buckingham Fables, Miraclemen, Dave Gibbons Watchmen, The Secret Service, Boulet French comics rockstar and webcomic pioneer and Emma Vieceli Vampire Academy, Avalon Chronicles - four leading comic artists come together for the first time in a live, interactive and entertaining live draw event. Hosted by fellow comic artist Peter Doherty. Masterclasses

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The Wind Rises Kaze Tachinu

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In association with the Brewery Arts Centre and supoorted by the GB Sasakawa Foundation

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Director: Hayao Miyazaki

PG 13

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt family

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The latest film from Studio Ghibli looks at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and adapted from his own manga of the same name, The Wind Rises was the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2013. Introduced by manga and Studio Ghibli fan and expert Ilya whose work includes Manga Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics and Room for Love. 12

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SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2014 BECKY CLOONAN

The Great War in Comics Charlie Adlard, John Freeman, Robbie Morrison and Ivan Petrus

CHARLIE ADLARD

JOHN FREEMAN

Date: 19th October Time: 11am-12pm Venue: BAC 1

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IVAN PETRUS

Date: 19th October Time: 10.30-11.30 am Venue: BAC T film

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival have brought together, for the first time, theOTHER workACTIVITIES of three internationally-acclaimed artists who have shed new light on this conflict through the medium of comic art – Charlie Adlard, Joe Colquhoun and Ivan Petrus. The White Death, Charlie’s War and The Ghost of Passchendaele put ordinary people’s stories in the spotlight using the unique verbal and visual range that comic art can offer. Join Tim Pilcher (co-founder of The Publishing House Les Cartoonistes Dangereux which was the original publisher of White Death) to assess how comic art has provided an alternative perspective on the reality of war and to discover why these artists have chosen to tackle this subject at all. watch them draw

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Glyn Dillon continues to make a major impact on the international arts scene with his OTHERcomic ACTIVITIES graphic novel The Nao of Brown. Meanwhile Fumio Obata’s debut graphic novel Just So Happens has wowed critics and readers since its publication in February 2014. This is a unique live draw bringing together two acclaimed illustrators and artists who draw on Japanese culture for their stories and inspiration, producing delicate, powerful and hauntingly beautiful art. family

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EDDIE CAMPBELL

Doing Her Own Thing: Becky Cloonan Born in Pisa, Italy, Becky Cloonan began her career self-publishing mini-comics in 1999. Since then she has gone on to work with publishers like DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel, winning an Eisner Award in 2013 for her comic The Mire. Most recently she illustrated The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys as well as contributing art to series like Young Avengers, Batman Black and White, and American Vampire. Her mantra is “comics rule everything around me” and her warning is “self-publish or perish”. Join John McShane to reveal how Becky Cloonan manages to do her own thing.

Living in a Comic Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell has been working in comics for more than thirty years. His works include the Date: huge From Hell in collaboration 19th October with Alan Moore, Bacchus, the Time: further adventures of the 4,000 12.15-1.15pm year old God of Wine, and Alec, Venue: BAC Theatre an autobiographical comic he has been drawing since 1981. Ticket Recent books have included The £7 Fate of the Artist, The Lovely Meet the Horrible Stuff and The From Hell Creators Companion, a book crammed full of theory, anecdote and outtakes. Most recently he has been working with Neil Gaiman on The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountain, a performance/reading now turned into a book. Eddie offers a rare peak into what it’s like to live in a comic.

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Date: 19th October Time: 10.45-11.45am EVENTS Venue: BAC T Ticket

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Date: 19th October Time: 12.15-1.15pm Venue: CCT Ticket

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SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2014

Woodrow and the Giant Book

JOOST SWARTE

She Lives is an audacious comic art experiment that has never been attempted before. Woodrow Phoenix has crafted She Lives, a silent comic story set in California in the late 1940s, to be a surprising and absorbing visual and storytelling experience. In order to make a book as giant as possible he had to bind it EVENTS himself. He then took the unprecedented step of actually drawing the story into the bound book itself. You see it exactly as it was made, with all the corrections and marks visible. She Lives is story, an art object and a conceptual challenge all in one giant one metre square package. Join Woodrow to find out how this OTHER giantACTIVITIES book was made. She Lives will be on display throughout the festival. watch them draw

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Date: 19th October Time: 12.30-1.30pm Venue: BAC 2

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Joelle Bernard is a French librarian who fell in love with comics when she was just 5 years old and is recognised as a comics’ aficionado. In 2003 she met Nick Abadzis at the Angouleme Festival in France and has been a fan and a friend ever since. Joelle will share her enthusiasm and knowledge of Nick’s work and introduce his latest book (co-authored with David Camus), The Cigar that Fell in Love With a Pipe, a tragic-comic tale of love, heartbreak and tobacco starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.

Joost Swarte is a maestro, a pioneer and a true promoter of comics. From publishing his comics in the first issue of the seminal Raw magazine (by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly) in 1979, he’s never stood still moving from drawing comics to illustration and graphic art, designing posters, stamps, logos and typefaces, furniture, objects and even buildings. He is the co-founder of the publishing house Oog&Blik, worked on scenarios for the Herge Museum in Belgium and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. Is That All There Is? his collective comics, was published in 2012 by Fantagraphics. With the expert guidance of Orbital Comics’ Chris Thompson we are pleased to uncover the genius that is Joost Swarte.

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Meet Nick Abadzis and find out why he is one of the most respected and loved UK comic artists. His novel Laika about the first dog in space won many awards including the prestigious Eisner in 2008. Hugo Tate has been described as “Britain’s Love and Rockets”; meanwhile his comics and illustrations have appeared in publications as diverse as Doctor Who Magazine, Punch, The Times and David Fickling Comics.

Joost Swarte

RIAN HUGHES

SEAN PHILLIPS

Date: 19th October Time: 2-3pm Venue: EVENTS BAC T

Rian Hughes and Sean Phillips Internationally-acclaimed comic artist Sean Phillips has created Josephine, “the ultimate femme fatale”, as part of his collaboration with Ed Brubaker Fatale. Rian Hughes’ most recent artistic journey was into Soho dives to draw Soho divas Soho Dives, Soho Divas 2013. In a special burlesque-inspired event, Sean and Rian draw a live model, ably handled by Orbital Comics Chris Thompson, and demonstrate the art of creating a fully-formed character before your eyes. You may even be seduced into participating…

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Date: 19th October Time: 2.15-3.15pm Venue: BAC 2 Ticket

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Darryl Cunningham

JOFF WINTERHART

“It can take other authors whole books to say what Darryl can say in a single illustration” Jon Ronson.

Date: 18th October Time: 3.30-4.30pm Venue: CCT

Darryl Cunningham explodes myths EVENTS and tells tales. He is the acclaimed author of Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales Ticket and has a huge following for his blog £7 Darryl Cunningham investigates. We are Presentation delighted to be launching Darryl’s new book Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global In association with Jonathan Cape Economy which takes us to the heart of free and supported by world politics and the financial crisis through OTHER ACTIVITIES Costa Coffe a fascinating portrait of the charismatic novelist Ayn Rand. This launch gives us the perfect excuse to celebrate Darryl’s life in comics with Nicola Streeten in the role of Eamonn Clarke This is your Life!. watch them draw

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Date: 19th October Time: 2.30-3.30pm Venue: BAC 1 Ticket

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The Art of Bryan Talbot SCOTT MCCLOUD

Described as “a dazzling and tireless exponent of the comic art form” Bryan Talbot has been one of the driving forces in the comics industry since the late 70s when he created the Brainstorm Comix series for Alchemy Press. Since then he has produced work in almost every genre and pushed boundaries in many waysEVENTS ranging from sci-fi Victoriana The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, credited as being the first graphic novel in the UK, to a moving tale about surviving child abuse The Tale of One Bad Rat to Alice in Sunderland, covering the history and culture of Sunderland. Most recently his OTHER ACTIVITIESsteampunk detective highly-acclaimed series Grandville, which follows the life of Detective Inspector Lebrock, employs anthropomorphism and satire to startling effect. Bryan will be talking about his career in comics with comic art guru Dr Mel Gibson. watch them draw

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A Day in The Life of LICAF Joff Winterhart will be documenting a “Day In The Life of LICAF” on Saturday 18 October in words and (mostly) pictures. What do comic professionals eat? Why and how do people queue? What is the posture of the average comic fan? Like a not particularly accurate courtroom artist, or perhaps a quite slow polaroid camera, he will, nevertheless, present his findings in some form and, only a day later in some sort of analogue power point presentation.. Ably assisted by ace comics creator Hannah Berry. film

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Joff Winterhart is an illustrator, film-maker and author of Days of the Bagnold Summer which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award for Best Novel.

To Boldly Go...

A Journey into Digital Comics with Scott McCloud and Daniel Goodbrey

DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY Date: 19th October Time: 3.45-4.45pm Venue: BAC T Ticket

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In association with Sequential

From web comics to the “infinite canvas”, how can comic art best utilise the digital medium both to increase and widen its audience and innovate the form itself? Who better to take you on that journey than digital pioneers Scott McCloud and Daniel Goodbrey? Hosted by Russell Willis, publisher of Sequential, which is at the vanguard of digital comics.

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For Timetable of events, please go to pages 45-49 Box Office 01539 725133

Festival Merchandise See Pages 42-45

www.comicartfestival.com

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SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2014

In A World Of Their Own ROMUALD REUTIMANN

JEFF SMITH

Date: 19th October Time: 4.00-5.00 pm Venue: EVENTS BAC 2 Ticket Watch Them watch them draw Draw

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Date: 19th October Time: 4.15-5.15 pm Venue: BAC 1 Ticket

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From Bone to Shazaam! The Monster Society of Evil to Rasl Jeff Smith is renowned for his creation of other worlds. Romuald Reutimann is a Cherbourgbased comic artist who won the Best Series Award at Angouleme Festival 2012 for his series District 14 (written by Pierre Gabus). It was described by Jeff Smith as “a dream mash-up of Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, noir and gangster films.... and toss in Barbar the Elephant for good measure.” Here we offer our own dream mash-up of two international artists who have created comic gold. Hosted by Paul Gravett.

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Mark Buckingham Exhibitions

Mark Buckingham has been working in comics for more than 25 years with an enviable reputation for design, storytelling and a chameleon-like diversity of art styles. He is known for his work on numerous comics including Miracleman Marvelman, Hellblazer, Sandman, Death, Shade the Changing Man, Generation-X, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, The Titans and Peter Parker:Spider-man. Since 2002 Mark has been the regular artist on Fables for DC Comics working with its writer and creator Bill Willingham. In addition Mark was the regular cover artist on IDW’s Doctor Who comic. Work is currently underway on the final year of Fables. A fantastic opportunity to discover the extraordinary art of Mark Buckingham with Alex Fitch of Resonance FM

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Film length: 90 min

Internationally-acclaimed, multi-award winning writer/artist Bryan Talbot has been described as “a dazzling and tireless exponent of the comic art form”. The Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan Talbot provides the definitive Bryan Talbot experience for established fans and first-time readers. This title release from the Digital Story Engine documentary series has unprecedented access to behind the scenes material and personal stories. Special guests include Neil Gaiman, Joe Sacco, Warren Ellis, Gilbert Shelton, Ian Rankin, Kim Newman, David Lloyd, Pat Mills, John Wagner, Charlie Adlard, Carlos Ezquerra, D’Israeli, Doug Braithwaite, Andy Diggle, Simon Fraser, Al Davison, Mary M. Talbot, Hunt Emerson, Paul Gravett, Mark Stafford, Professor Henry Jenkins, Dr. Mel Gibson, Lee Harris, Dan Charnley, Richard ‘Chester’ West, and Jordan Smith. This special screening will beEVENTS introduced by Bryan Talbot. Date: 19th October Time: 6.00-7.30 pm Venue: BAC The Warehouse Cafe watch them draw

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Comics Family Zone

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Voyage through deepest darkest space in a giant space ship… that’s also a cat! Battle with pirates… on the back of gargantuan prehistoric monsters! Meet the DEAD famous… for a quick interview! Hang on! These aren’t delirious dreams, but a small sample of the adventures waiting inside The Phoenix weekly story comic! Make sure that you join our family comic creation day, where you can learn some top-secret, comic-creating tips from the professionals whilst producing a comic strip of your own! Age: 6-12 years except Teen Workshops aimed at 12-16 years. Venue: Shakespere Centre

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10.00–10.45am Adam Murphy

10.00–10.45am Gary Northfield

11.15am–12.00pm Neill Cameron

11.15am–12.00pm Laura Anderson

12.30–1.15pm Laura Anderson

12.30–1.15pm Neill Cameron

1.45–2.30pm Gary Northfield

1.45–2.30pm Adam Murphy

3.00–3.45pm Gary Northfield

3.00–3.45pm Adam Murphy

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4.00–4.45pm Laura Anderson

Room 2 9.30–10.15am Neill Cameron

10.30–11.15am Gary Northfield

10.30–11.15am Adam Murphy

11.45–12.30pm Adam Murphy

11.45–12.30pm Gary Northfield

1.00–1.45pm Neill Cameron (TEEN WORKSHOP)

1.00–1.45pm Laura Anderson 2.15–3.00pm Gary Northfield

2.15–3.00pm Adam Murphy 3.30–4.15pm Laura Anderson

3.30–4.15pm Neill Cameron (TEEN WORKSHOP)

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Festival Merchandise See Pages 42-45

www.comicartfestival.com

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There’s plenty to do at the Westmorland Shopping Centre, including workshops, face-painting, screen-printing and comic-making!

WE DRAW, U DRAW!

Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm Sharpen your pencils and choose your colours for the epic drawing event WE DRAW, U DRAW! featuring: Manga Mistress Chie Kutsuwada: creative cartoonist Paul Harrison-Davies (Astrodog): Phoenix regular Robert Deas (Troy Trailblazer): and the illustrious, industrious Ilya (Kid Savage, from the people that brought you Ben10). This core team of crack professional comics artists will draw you pictures to take away of WHATEVER YOU WANT – so long as YOU draw a picture for them too! All paper and materials provided. Please take a numbered ticket on arrival to secure your turn…

Art Heroes

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm Join Art Heroes to get comic-making tips, pick up some of their comic books and enter their Create-A-Character competition for the chance to win a great prize! Whether you’re into superheroes, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, ninjas or anything else, Daniel and Lee will help you turn your ideas into great characters and comic strips. These are drop-in workshops, no advance booking necessary!

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For Timetable of events, please go to pages 45-49 Box Office 01539 725133

Festival Merchandise See Pages 42-45

www.comicartfestival.com

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The Comics Clocktower @ Kendal Town Hall

EY E FRNTR E

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 Clock Tower over the weekend to sign and sketch and meet their fans. You’ll find a full timetable of appearances on pages 45-49. www.comicartfestival.com

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18 October 10am - 6pm 19 October 10.30am - 5pm

As entry is free 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 noone’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.


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Kate Ashwin www.widdershinscomic.com

EdieOP www.edieop.com

Yomi Ayeni www.yomster.com

Jack Fallows www.jackfallows.com

Nick Brokenshire www.nickbrokenshire.co.uk

Felt Mistress www.feltmistress.com

Alex Brady www.alexbrady.co.uk

Verity Glass www.anadapta-art.com

P M Buchan www.pmbuchan.com

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey www.e-merl.com

Sammy Borras & Sarah Fogg www.sammyandsarah.tumblr.com

Graphite Fiction www.graphitefiction.com

The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain www.TheCartoonistsClub.com Dan Charnley www.dancharnley.co.uk Mike Collins www.facebook.com/MikeCollinsArt Gemma Correll www.gemmacorrell.com Andy Diggle www.andydiggle.com Disciple Machine www.disciplemachine.com Dr Freakinstyle www.drfreakinstyle.com Paul Duffield www.paulduffield.co.uk Mal Earl www.malearl.com Jonathan Edwards www.jonathan-e.com

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Robin Hoelzemann www.whatido.co.uk Humanoids www.humanoids.com Jules & Crispin www.julesandcrispin.com Jack Knight www.knighttimecreations.com Calum Laird www.commandocomics.com James Lawrence www.braindropz.tumblr.com Rob Jackson www.robjacksoncomics.com Antony Johnston www.antonyjohnston.com Owen Johnson www.changelingstudios.com Laydeez do Comics www.laydeezdocomics.wordpress.com John Miers www.twitter.com/Johnmiers

Gary Erskine garyerskine.blogspot.com

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Langdale Primary School

Tammy Taylor www.dreamtripper.net

MULP www.mulpcomic.com mattgibbs.net www.saradunkerton.blogspot.co.uk

Team Girl Comics www.teamgirlcomic.com

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Never Ever After www.nevereverafter.com Guillermo Ortego www.willortego.com Graham Pearce www.sgtmikebattle.co.uk Mark Penman www.m-d-penman.co.uk PinkAppleJam www.PinkAppleJam.com Owen D Pomery www.owenpomery.com Andy Poyiadgi www.ajpoyiadgi.com Karen Rubins www.karenrubins.com Seeing Poetry www.facebook.com/SeeingPoetry Russell Stearman www.insurrectioncomic.co.uk

Sally Jane Thompson www.sallyjanethompson.co.uk Tiny Pencil www.tinypencil.com Andrew Tunney www.andrewtunney.com University of Cumbria Comic Book Collective www.cumbria.ac.uk/graphicdesign University of Nottingham www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/people/matt.green Adam Vian www.LongLostLempi.com Colin Wilson www.colinwilsonart.com Lydia Wysocki hellolyd.wordpress.com lydw.tumblr.com Ravi Thornton (Ziggy’sWish) www.ravithornton.com

Joe Sparrow Comics www.dungeonsanddrawings.com

Publishers

Comics Clock Tower Page 3 Imagination Station

Avery Hill Publishing www.averypublishing.com

Black Hearted Press www.blackheartedpress.com Borderline Press Ltd www.borderline-press.com C’est Bon Kultur www.cestbonkultur.com Cinebook www.cinebook.co.uk Dead Canary Comics www.deadcanarycomics.com Decadence Comics www.decadencecomics.com

Jonathan Cape www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/graphic-novels/ Knockabout www.knockabout.com Musomic www.musomic.com Myriad Editions www.myriadeditions.com Nobrow www.nobrow.net

Disconnected Press www.disconnectedpress.co.uk

Print Media www.printmediaproductions.com

Fanfare UK www.ponentmon.com / www.atlanticpressbooks.com / www.bookpalacebooks.com

SelfMadeHero www.selfmadehero.com

Gazelle www.gazellebookservices.co.uk/

Soaring Penguin Press www.soaringpenguinpress.com

Great Beast www.greatbeastcomics.com

Retailers

T-Pub www.tpub.co.uk

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Forbidden Planet Pop-Up Shop

At the Brewery Malt Room Don’t worry Forbidden Planet are back again in force with their own unique Pop-Up in the Malt Room at the Brewery Arts Centre. “Forbidden Planet is thrilled to be the official retailer at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. We will be taking over the Malt Room at The Brewery Art Centre to be a pop up shop for the duration of the Festival, stocking a massive selection of new Comics and Graphic Novels - many of them signed or Limited Editions - as well as T Shirts, toys and more. Plus we will be hosting signing events for most of the guest creators!” Opening in 1978, Forbidden Planet is now the world’s largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer and the largest UK stockist of the latest comics and graphic novels. We specialise in selling action figures, books, comics, DVDs, graphic novels and toys and we offer all the best merchandise from the cult cream of movies and television. We have exciting stores in many major UK cities, including our world famous London Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue and Megastores in Bristol and Southampton.

www.forbiddenplanet.com

Page 45

celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the Comics Clock Tower

Based in Nottingham award-winning Page 45 is a family-friendly comic shop dedicated to introducing the widest range quality comics and graphic novels to as many new people as possible. “We work tirelessly with school libraries to promote literacy inside and outside the classroom. Page 45 will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the Lakes International Comics Arts Festival. More importantly we hope you’ll pop along to our table in the Comics Clock Tower. We love answering questions and providing show-and-tell recommendations tailored to your specific tastes – even if you’re completely new to comics.” Page 45 free show and tell sessions in the Comics Clock Tower hosted by Stephen L Holland:

SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014 1pm - The hidden secret of graphic novels An interactive introduction to graphic novels for those new to the medium combined with intriguing insights for those wishing to delve deeper using graphic novels chosen for their secret devices. 4pm - Kids’ comics are cool An interactive introduction dedicated to parents, children or school librarians and teachers showing just how thrilling, inspiring, literate and diverse modern comics are for kids.

SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER 2014 1pm - The hidden secret of graphic novels An interactive introduction to graphic novels for those new to the medium combined with intriguing insights for those wishing to delve deeper using graphic novels chosen for their secret devices. Plus – any individual or family unit can ask for a shorter, private show-and-tell throughout the entire weekend. All they have to do is ask at the table! The Page 45 room will also play host to a range of stellar alternative comic creators throughout the weekend – Kristyna Bazcinski, Dan Berry, Joe Decie, Joe List, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Liz Lunney, Sarah McIntyre, Fumio Obata, Jade Sarson, Jack Teagle & Donya Todd. There’ll be some surprise signings too. And at 2pm on Sunday 19 Oct, all Lakes 24 hour comic marathon heroes will gather together in the Page 45 room for the arrival of 24 hour comic marathon print – be ready for pomp and circumstance!

www.page45.com And finally see page 36 for Knockabout’s unique contribution to the Pop-Up concept!

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Workshops & Masterclasses with the very best comic art creators – grab your chance! See pages18-21 for workshops designed specifically for children and young people.

Saturday 18 October 2014 Crafting a Story with Jade Sarson 10.00am-12.00pm Venue: BAC: AR1 Learn how to create and write scripts specifically for comics with Jade Sarson. Jade was nominated for Best Emerging Talent at the 2013 British Comic Awards and has a distinctive style fusing British and Japanese influences. £7 per workshop.

Suitable for 12 plus. Requires basic – intermediate experience.

Suitable for sixteen years and under. No experience necessary.

Working from a Script with Gary Erskine 2.30-4.00pm Venue: BAC AR2

Writing for Comics with Jörg Tittel 10.30-11.30am Venue: BAC AR2

Taking a script and creating a finished piece of sequential narrative is about choices. This workshop will work through breaking down a script and illustrate the influence of an artist’s decisions.

Screenwriter, playwright and director Jörg Tittel teamed up with John Aggs to create the graphic novel Ricky Rouse Has A Gun, a satirical action comedy set in a Chinese knockoff theme park and published by SelfMadeHero. Jörg shares what he learned from making the transition to writing for comics. What can comics do that other media can’t? What are the challenges unique to writing in this form? How can writers train themselves to think visually? How does a writer find and work successfully with an illustrator? Jörg will provide invaluable advice on how to plan and execute a writing project and hone your craft.

Suitable for 12 years upwards. No experience necessary. Character Design Clinic with Emma Vieceli 2.00-3.00pm Venue: BAC AR1 Emma Vieceli loves telling stories with pictures. Her work includes the New York Times’ bestselling Vampire Academy graphic novel series, Avalon Chronicles and Dragon Heir. Emma is currently working on the Alex Rider series for Walker Books and her creator-owned Breaks with co-writer Malin Ryden. 26

It’s a hands-on drawing event, taking the shape of a workshop/character design clinic where participants will be set a design challenge to get their creativity flowing with on-the-spot drawing questions as you draw.

Gary Erskine is a hugely popular creator who has worked on all sorts of titles including 2000AD with Garth Ennis, Star Wars, Dan Dare as well as a wealth of storyboards and character designs for TV, commercials and games.

Suitable for 15 years plus. No experience necessary.

Sunday 19 October 2014 The Art of Selling Comics: Stephen L Holland 10.30-11.30am Venue: CCT Stephen L Holland is the co-creator of the legendary comic shop Page 45 and a judge on the British Comics Awards since its inception. He’ll speak of community, communication, loyalty and trust; of integrity, diversity, eloquence and enthusiasm; of building relationships, selling to comic shops and reaching the Real Mainstream; of reviews, Twitter, courage and kindness. Alternatively: The Covert Art Of Blatant SelfPublicity! all workshops £7 apart from Felt Mistress which is £14 including materials


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Make Your Own Manga with Kate Holden 11.00-12.30pm Venue: BAC AR1

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Do you want to make your own comics for print at home and join the UK’s bustling small press scene? Learn how to make print-ready, black and white manga with cheap, easily-available materials.

Suitable for 12 years plus. No previous experience required. In association with the Brewery Arts Centre and supported by the GB Sasakawa Foundation Crazy Recreations with Joe List 11.15-12.45pm Venue: BAC AR2 Join the hugely-popular Joe List The Annotated Weekender, Freak Leap in his parallel universe. You will be set the challenge of defacing a series of pre-existing images and creating something new, be it as simple as drawing a moustache on a cat, or as complicated as making a bowl of soup ride a horse while dressed as Freddie Mercury. The only limit is your imagination. Suitable for 12 years plus. No previous experience required. Make Your Own Felt Creature with Felt Mistress 1.30-4.30pm Venue: BAC AR1 Under the supervision and guidance of Felt Mistress, aka Louise Evans, you will be given everything you need to make a felt creature to take home. Design your own or use 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. Suitable for 10 years plus. No previous experience necessary and all materials included.

How to Self Publish with Metaphrog 1.45-2.45pm Venue: CCT Join Metaphrog for an illustrated talk about their remarkable 17 year career, from how they got started, to self-publishing, to becoming established and award-nominated and commissioned. Metaphrog is writer and illustrator duo John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs. Their Louis graphic novels have been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the Eisner and Ignatz Awards, and Louis – Night Salad was Highly-Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Award. Their work has been praised in The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, The Comics Journal, The Herald and The School Librarian to name but a few... Their next graphic novel will be published by Papercutz in early 2015. Storytelling with Pictures with Gary Erskine 2.00-4.00pm Venue: BAC AR2 The medium of comics offers one of the richest environments for storytelling. Character design, panel layout, backgrounds and colour choice are all basic but powerful tools for a creator. This workshop will cover all these basics and more.

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Oliver East The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn 17 October – 19 October 2014

Venues: The Factory, The Brewery Arts Centre & then On Tour Oliver East, one of a new wave of comic creators who take both art and comics in uncharted directions, is the worthy recipient of the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival artist commission in association with The Brewery Arts Centre and the Factory, Kendal.

Oliver East

During the harsh winter of 2014 Oliver East began his most ambitious project to date. East walked over 140 miles in 10 stages from Arnside train station to Carlisle train station keeping as close as possible to the 30 or so stations that form the Cumbrian Coastal Train Line. Intently observing his surroundings but without taking photos or making detailed sketches, East focused on the humdrum incidentals of the landscape and human activity. Later he drew and made comics, one for each stage of the journey. The end results, in dramatic monochrome, present not documentary images but revelatory soundscapes. View 10 giant murals based on the 10 comic books at The Factory.

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 October, 10am-6pm. Oliver will be drawing live at The Factory alongside his murals on Saturday 18 October 2pm–10pm and Sunday 19 October 10am-6pm. See the exhibition of Oliver’s work in the Studio at the Brewery Arts Centre. Free talk in the Studio followed by a signing session on Saturday 18 October 10.30am. It’s free but donations are welcome. Even if you haven’t come across East’s comics you may have seen the results of his successful collaboration with Elbow: he designed the record covers for The Seldom Seen Kid and Build a Rocket Boys!

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A Lakes International Comic Art Festival commission Thanks to Aileen McEvoy for curatorial support

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The Great War in Comics

28 September - 6 December 2014

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival bring together for the first time the work of three internationallyacclaimed artists who have shed new light on this conflict through the medium of comic art.

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Charley’s War has been described as ‘the greatest comic strip ever created’ and from 1979 until 1987 formed a unique collaboration between pioneering writer Pat Mills and acclaimed war artist Joe Colquhoun.

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The comic strip rarely flinched from providing a frank portrayal of the horrors of war, with Colquhoun willing to subvert traditional techniques of comics’ illustration by opting for heavy inks, messy backgrounds and stark facial expressions to depict an exceptionally dark atmosphere. Set in the Alpine trench war of 1914-1918, White Death is a powerful story of conflict at a simultaneously personal and national level. Charlie Adlard is best-known as the artist on the record-breaking series The Walking Dead. Yet this early collaboration with writer Robbie Morrison is arguably one of his finest works. Using just charcoal and chalk on gray paper, his drawings convey the fear, horror and desolation of war. Ghosts of Passchendaele, launched in 2014, is the third book of a graphic novel trilogy by Ivan Petrus. Painted in bold, dark, muddy colours, his art powerfully invokes the iconic post-war Passchendaele landscape. Curated by Beth Hughes (Abbot Hall Gallery) & Sharon Tait (LICAF) with thanks to Jane Colquhoun, Moose Harris and John Freeman. Additional thanks to The Flemish Literature Fund and to Titan Books and Delcourt.

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Monday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm, Sunday 19 October noon-4pm Venue: Abbott Hall Price: Free entry with any festival ticket 17-19 October Entry fee applies outside of festival allowing access to all exhibitions www.abbothall.org.uk

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The Nuisance of Landscape: Grizedale - The Sequel Join us at Abbot Hall, the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry and Blackwell for an irresistible journey through the twists and turns of Grizedale Arts’ last 15 years, taking in artists Andy Goldsworthy, Marcus Coates, Olaf Breuning, Turner Prize winners Jeremy Deller and Laure Prouvost, and many, many more along the way. This expansive show presents a challenging view of the rural landscape and the conventional ‘romantic’ perceptions of it, featuring reconstructions, artist films, complex installations, original artworks, performance and a wealth of other material that will provoke, confuse, enlighten and entertain.

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Farmer above the Sea of the City © Grizedale Arts

Across the courtyard, at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Laure Prouvost’s recent Turner Prize winning film installation, Wantee, celebrates her fictional grandfather’s association with artist Kurt Schwitters. A short drive away, at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Grizedale Arts have created After Ford 151 – Blackwell’s Dark Place, a collision of objects and ideas that presents a politicised history of design, and explores the notion of Arts and Crafts as a resistance movement.

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Doug Braithwaite began his professional comics career at the age of 17 working for Marvel UK and 200AD breaking into the American market just two years later. This specially-commissioned exhibition will not only celebrate Doug’s unique contribution to the superhero genre (where he has drawn just about every character both for Marvel and DC comics in titles including: Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe, Batman LODK, Green Arrow, Universe-X, Justice, Secret Invasion Thor, Wolverine Origins, and Journey Into Mystery to name but a few) but will also reveal why the other universes he has helped create (Storm Dogs with David Hine (published by Image) and Unity for Valiant Comics) have won him award nominations and great acclaim from critics, peers and fans alike. The Universe Within will explore Doug’s working process, as well as showing the finished artwork, and will underline why he is considered to be a truly “fine” artist both within and beyond the comic art world.

A Lakes International Comic Art Festival commission. Curated by Sharon Tait and Sue Braithwaite, with thanks to Jamie Barnes, Sean Phillips and Jake Phillips.

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The Magic of Metaphrog

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1 October- 31 October 2014

Multiple-award-nominated Metaphrog will be exhibiting pages from their hand-painted graphic novels Louis - Night Salad and Louis - Red Letter Day, along with brand new material from their forthcoming graphic novel to be released by Papercutz in 2015.

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Venue: Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal Price: FREE

DRAWING ON JAPAN Glyn Dillon • Junko Mizuno • Fumio Obata

Date/Time: 5 September-26 October 2014 (usual opening hours)

Venue: Bar and Warehouse Café, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal Price: FREE In association with the Brewery Arts Centre and supoorted by the GB Sasakawa Foundation

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Three acclaimed international artists exhibit work which draws on Japan for their influence, style and inspiration: Glyn Dillon, Junko Mizuno & Fumio Obata. Glyn Dillon continues to make a major impact on the international comic arts scene with his graphic novel The Nao of Brown. Meanwhile Fumio Obata’s debut graphic novel Just So Happens has wowed critics and readers since its publication in February 2014. Junko Mizuno began drawing and publishing her own manga more than 10 years ago with her distinct selftaught style making a huge impact from the outset. She began working with acclaimed magazines and music labels to produce original manga works and has developed a large international following. Known for her style of powerful imagery, Junko combines cuteness, gore and eroticism in comics, paintings, animations and toys.

PLUS at The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium an exhibition all about Belgium by Herr Seele, a How a Viz Comic is Made interactive museum piece, Junko Mizuno’s Royalty Toy and the gigantic She Lives by Woodrow Phoenix. Free entry with donations welcomed.


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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Windows on Comic Art Trail 3 October-24 October 2014 What is it? In 2013, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival ‘Windows on Art Trail’ made an incredible impact, involving both business and locals in the inaugural event with fun displays of comics and comic-related ephemera. This year artists, schools, community groups and local businesses will again collaborate to create this unique art trail displayed in the windows, a brilliant way to explore the town. You will find out more about the businesses, the groups and comic art by following the trail. A very big thank-you to all involved.

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Youdells John Dunbar Kilburn

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of Life 31 Staff Sean Azzopardi

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Petrie Designs Ltd Gareth A Hopkins

18 Wetherspoons Sharon Tait

Explosion 32 Sweet Lakes School

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Greenwoods 19 Arnold Estate Agents

Department Store 33 Beales The Lakes Gang

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B&M Harrison Dean Barwick Primary School Union Jack Café Goodly Dale CP School

20 Farrers Kirkbie Kendal College

Diner 34 TT’s Jamie Barnes

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Indigo Furnishings Edie OP

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Sean Phillips office 22 Gazette Colin Shelbourne

Sports 35 Kendal Furness College

Fisheries 36 Kendal Buzz Club

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Signature Gallery Paul Jon Milne

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in Cumbria 37 TIC/Made Sally Jane Thompson

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Abbot Hall Gallery Langdale Primary School

Express 24 Pizza St Mary’s Primary School

Financial 38 Westmorland Advice Centre

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Highgate Vets Chris Baldie

Ward 25 Armstrong Settlebeck School

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Shopping Centre 27 Westmorland Kemi Sobue

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Glass Workshop Kendal Nursery School 11 Thuline Lloyd HxC

Point 12 Turning Heron Hill Primary School

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Gallery 13 Soutergate John Ruskin School

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Reynolds 16 Colin Dallam School

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Full details of all the artists and businesses can be found at www.comicartfestival.com/windows-comics-art-trail

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The Magnificent Knockabout FREE Subject to White Elephant Emporium capacity Elephant Emporium @ Elephant Yard, Kendal, UK - For one weekend only

TIMETABLE Friday 17 October 1pm-6pm Pop Up 2-4pm Live Draw with Viz – Graham Dury & Simon Thorp 4pm She Lives page-turning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix

Saturday 18 October 9.45am Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes 10am-6pm Pop Up 10.30am, 1.30pm & 5.30pm She Lives pageturning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix 10.30am-12.30pm Live Draw with Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy, MPH) & Peter Doherty (Jupiter’s Legacy) 2.00pm-4.00pm Live Draw with Viz – Graham Dury, Simon Thorp and Barney Farmer 2pm-4pm Here Come the Frogs official signings - The Hartlepool Monkey Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremie 8pm Wonderful World of Ronnie Rigsby Comedy Club

Sunday 19 October 10.30am – 5pm Pop Up 10.30am-12pm - Here Come the Frogs - official signings - The Hartlepool Monkey Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremi Plus look out for some special ad hoc signings by other Knockabout friends 10.15am Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes 11am, 3pm and 5pm She Lives page-turning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix 11am-1pm Live Draw with Boulet (French comics rockstar!) & Junko Mizuno 2pm-4pm Live Draw with Viz – Graham Dury & Simon Thorp All free but subject to capacity 36

Suitable for anyone with a keen curiosity and sense of humour, this unique emporium offers a miscellaneous and multifarious bazaar of the bizarre and a marvellous mart of the most memorable kind: Viz Unmasked: How a Viz Comic is Made For the last 35 years, Viz has been produced quietly, and on a more or less monthly basis from the comic’s headquarters in the North East of England. In all that time, like Colonel Sanders’ blend of herbs and spices, its method of production has been a closely guarded secret. But all that is about to change. All will be revealed in this fully interactive, stateof-the-art, hands-on animatronic exhibition. How is Britain’s third or fourth funniest comic produced, from conception to final product? Anyone wishing to visit is advised to arrive early as queueing times, to see what is already being billed as ‘The Exhibition of the Century’, are expected to exceed 5 hours..... or possibly 6. Get Surreal with Herr Seele (or Dadada is all he wants to say to you!) All the way from Belgium, making his UK debut, comes Herr Seele co-creator of Belgian iconic half-wit Cowboy Henk for which he and writer Kamagurka won one of the major prizes at the Angouleme Festival in France in 2014. Herr Seele presents the history of their nation, 35 paintings in a style developed by René Magritte, their great predecessor and compatriot. Called La Peinture Vache (painting with the tail of a cow as a brush) it’s painting done quickly, with what baroque artists used to call ‘el furio del pinello’ (the fury of the brush)... it’s fast, it’s furious and it’s absurd ...... She Lives - an audacious comic art experiment that has never been attempted before. Woodrow Phoenix has crafted She Lives, a silent comic story set in California in the late 1940s. In order to make a book as giant as possible he had to bind it himself using the largest paper size available. He took the unprecedented step of actually drawing the story into the bound book itself, so on display is original art work, with all the corrections and marks visible.


Junko Mizuno – Meet Junko Royalty Horror, sex, chainsaws - what’s not to like? Known for her style of powerful imagery, Junko combines cuteness, gore and eroticism in comics, paintings, animations and toys. Junko will be interviewed at the festival as well drawing live here and there’s an exhibition of her wonderfully addictive posters at the Brewery Arts Centre too. On display here is one of her giant Kidrobot Toys, Junko Royalty, but be warned - this is not a toy! Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes: Saturday 9.45am and Sunday 10.15am. A world exclusive! Bring your own Fez if you have one, or try one of our natty selection and spend 15 or 20 minutes loosening up and relaxing while following Mr Emerson’s motivating moves. Plus: Fez Polo - twice a day - come and demonstrate your skills! With more games to come..... The Time Traveller’s Fortune Teller’s Photo Booth Have your picture taken in the beautiful and mysterious (as we don’t know what it will look like yet) Fortune Teller’s Tent! Get your own personalised Victorian calling cards and see ghostly comic characters appear as if by magic..... Or through the joys of digital manipulation! Approved and certified by the UK Borders’ Agency...... Exclusive sales of Biffa Bacon’s “Fighter Fluid” Limited Edition Festival Beer A special brew (3 in fact) packed with a punch conceived by those boys at Viz available here as souvenir, gift, bribe or threat!

Scotland’s leading, independent comic book publisher specialises in creating and promoting new, diverse and exciting creator-owned, collaborative comic books and graphic novels. Titles include Laptop Guy, Maximum Alan, Mega Penguin and Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles – discover Scotland’s finest here. www.blackheartedpress.com Ocelot Games Games designer and lifelong comics fan, Helena Nash produces Grandville Miniatures, high quality white-metal miniatures of the anthropomorphic heroes and villains of festival patron, Bryan Talbot’s acclaimed Grandville books – purchase yours here! www.grandville-miniatures.co.uk Clockwork Watch Enter the Steampunk - Victoriana world of Clockwork Watch. Set in a retro-futuristic London where mechanical slaves, designed to keep the city ticking along, gain sentience and seek their civil rights. Clockwork Watch is an interactive story spanning graphic novels, live events, role- play, online and film written by Yomi Ayeni and illustrated by Jennie Gyllblad. www.clockworkwatch.com It’s all free but we will gladly accept donations towards next year’s festival – please give freely on exiting the emporium. Viz Exhibition and The Photo Booth are a co-creation with Kendal College Theatre and Event Team.

Wonderful World of Ronnie Rigsby Saturday night exclusive comedy club at 8pm where we welcome you to the monstrously-bitter, tired old showbiz hack, thespian, variety artiste, childrens’ entertainer and sock model (Gratton Catalogue, 1973-76). Ronnie Rigsby’s alter ego Logan Murray is one half of the infamous ‘90s double act ‘Bib and Bob’ with Jerry Sadowitz. He is most proud of a glittering showbiz career was supplying all the voices for The Beano’s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher TV Show. With an almighty exotic and irresistible mix of highly sought after goods.... otherwise known as a shop; Throughout the weekend a carefully-selected group of publishers and creators plucked out of the Comics Clocktower at their behest and featuring Knockabout, Hunt Emerson, Blackhearted Press, Ocelot Games Yomi Oyeni & Jennie Gyllblad. Black Hearted Press

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Be on your best festival behaviour!

A Day in the Life of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Brought to you by Joff Winterhart Joff is an illustrator, film-maker and creator of Days of the Bagnold Summer which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award for Best Novel. He has an extraordinary talent for observing the day-to-day lives of people and places and sharing them in words and pictures with great insight and humour. On Saturday 18 October Joff will be be documenting a “Day In The Life of LICAF” in words and (mostly) pictures picking up its sights, sounds and atmosphere. What do comic professionals eat? Why and how do people queue? What is the posture of the average comic fan? Like a not particularly accurate courtroom artist, or perhaps a quite slow polaroid camera, he will nevertheless present his findings and research in some form and, only a day later in some sort of analogue power point presentation (see page 15)…Ably assisted by ace comics creator Hannah Berry. Thanks to Jonathan Cape and Costa Coffee, Kendal for making this possible and to Hannah Berry and Jamie Barnes for their on the day support. Watch this space for more of the story of this Day in a Life of…………..

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Visit our bookshop for a range of titles by the visiting authors.

Waterstones, 7 Westmorland Centre, Kendal LA9 4LR T: 01539 741771


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Date/Time: Friday 17 October 5pm-1am family

Quickly...........To The BatCave! Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the weird and wonderful world of Batman where we go a bit batty with an installation created by the multi-talented creative arts students (past and present) of award-winning Kendal College. Experience the mystery and atmosphere of the BatCave, come and meet the Dark Knight himself and some of the characters that make up this legendary story. Designed and presented by Kendal College. With thanks to Shaun Bainbridge and Barry Willis.

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Saturday 18 October 10.30am1am (family-friendly until 5pm) Sunday 19 October 11am-1am (family-friendly until 5pm) Venue: Ruskins Bar, Kendal Price: FREE

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

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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 drinks offer right across the Town and you’ll find plenty of places to accommodate different tastes and budgets. We highlight here those based at some of our key venues and/or those who have made an extra special effort to celebrate comic art in its various guises helping to make Kendal a comic art town for the weekend.

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Comicartfest @ The Brewery Plenty of variety at our main venue on Highgate. See below Ganoush@Comics Clock Tower Opening times : Saturday 19 October 10am-6pm and Sunday 20 October 10.30am-5pm One of Kendal’s most popular delicatessen and “canteens” will pop up at the festival, at the Comics Clock Tower, serving hot & cold drinks. sandwiches and rolls, hot sandwiches and melts, warm filled pittas, chilli pots and tagine pots . Plus soups with local artisan breads and loads of lovely cakes and biscuits. Vegetarians and gluten free people will be well catered for. The Batcave @Ruskins Yard 2, Smokehouse Yard (off Stricklandgate) 01539 721698 Celebrating all things Bats in a suitably inappropriate fashion. See page 39

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The Miles Thompson Allhallows Ln, Kendal Opening times: 8am – 11pm daily

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Food MAINS and Drink Hellboy pancakes Welsh Flaming Dragon curry & and Brewery with fire roasted Wetherspoons he slayed the dragon made

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crispy bacon Hellboy’s favourite start to the day

Hellboy pancakes with hell freezing over ice-cream Hellboy’s favourite end to the day

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BBQ Hog Burger Freedom salad with hell charred chicken Hellboy loves his freedom, and even he needs to watch his figure occasionally

Free drink included with all meals (apart from the dessert).

Introducing Biffa Bacon’s “Fighter Fluid” Limited Edition Festival Beer – for one weekend only! A special brew (3 in fact) packed with a punch conceived by those boys at Viz available as souvenir, gift, bribe or threat! Where to find our tipple :On tap at the Brewery Arts Centre, the Castle Green Hotel, Ruskins Bar (The Batcave) and Wetherspoons in Kendal. Where to buy our tipple to take home :Where else but the Magnificent White Elephant Emporium @ Elephant Yard? And, where available, from the suitcases and satchels of Graham Dury and Simon Thorp otherwise known as Viz. Thanks to Graham Dury and Simon Thorp, Shaun Bainbridge and Phil Walker at Ruskins Bar and all at Cross Bay Brewery.


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 2015. 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.

We only accept cash at the Comics Clock Tower - we pride ourselves on being low-tech!

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. (see page 3 for more on this new gang)

£12 each

£20 for 2

Men’s TShirts

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Sticker sets

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Festival merchandise available from Beales Department Store, Finkle Street, Kendal from 1 October 2014 and at the Comics Clock Tower during the festival weekend.

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Special Collectible Toys From UME Toys

You’ll have to be very quick to be the lucky owner of one of these very special limited edition Poblin’s, made by top toy designer Ume Toys. Price on application.

www.umetoys.net

Exclusive Festival Comic Exclusive festival comic by Jonathan Edwards and Felt Mistress with photos by Sean Phillips

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Festival Prints This year, eight of our fabulous guests have produced exclusive artwork for the festival. We have printed them as limited edition giclée (fine art) prints – there’s just 60 of each print available. These fabulous quality collectible prints from a unique and talented range of artists will be available during the festival weekend only from the Forbidden Planet pop-up at the Brewery Arts Centre, where you can try to get them signed over the £20 each festival weekend.

Mark Buckingham

Emma Vieceli

Rian Hughes

Sean Phillips

Doug Braithwaite

Duncan Fegredo

Bryan Talbot

Junko Mizuno

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Venues and Locations

Friday 17th October 2014 BAC: 1

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Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

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

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WATCH THE WATCHMEN with Dave Gibbons

19.00 19.15 19.30

THE MAGIC OF COMICS Scott McCloud

19.45 20.00

THE FIRST DOCTOR OF DOCTOR EVENTS WHO Dez Skinn

BAC: WC

Brewery Arts Centre Warehouse Cafe

CCT

Comics Clock Tower

LIB

Kendal Library

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery EVENTS

Price: £7

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20.30

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Brewery Arts Centre Theatre (BAC: T)

CRAFTING A STORY with Jade Sarson

BARE BONES Jeff Smith

9.30 9.45 10.00 10.15 10.30

HERE COME THE FROGS!: Lupano and Moreau

AEVENTS HUNDRED YEARS OF FUN: Lew Stringer EVENTS

10.45 11.00 11.15

Price: £7 watch them draw

11.30

presentation

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11.45

Price: £7

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film

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Workshops

Panel Discussions

Price: £7

Meet the Creators

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Masterclasses

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Masterclasses Meet the Creators

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family

clocktower

Exhibitions

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THE NEW FUNNIES: Stephen Collins, EVENTS Lizz Lunney and Donya Todd

12.30

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12.45 13.00

clocktower

Exhibitions

watch them draw

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Panel Discussions

clocktower

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BATGIRL AND BEYOND Gail Simone

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Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES family

clocktower

Exhibitions

Price: £7 Price: £7 family watch them draw

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film

clocktower

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Panel Discussions

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THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING: Dave Gibbons

OTHER ACTIVITIES

13.45

family

14.00

A MAESTRO DRAWS: Joost Swarte family

THE ULTIMATE HITCH Dave Gibbons EVENTS

14.15

family

14.30

clocktower

clocktower

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Price: £7

15.00

watch them draw

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RICKY ROUSE HAS A GUN: John Aggs & Jörg Tittel

16.00 16.15 16.30

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clocktower

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family

Workshops

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DEMONS & DESIRES: Junko Mizuno

Exhibitions

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EVENTS

Price: £7 watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

watch them draw

film

presentation

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Masterclasses

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family

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17.15

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COWBOY HENK VS COMBAT COLIN: A Live Draw Shootout

17.30

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SEZ DEZ: The British Stan Lee

17.45

Exhibitions

18.00

clocktower

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DOBBY TO DARK KNIGHT: Concept Artists EVENTS in Action Price: £7

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18.15

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16.45

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MOEBIUS AND MORE: OTHER ACTIVITIES 40 years of The EVENTS Humanoids watch them draw

15.45

WORKING FROM A SCRIPT OTHER ACTIVITIES with Gary Erskine Workshop12 years plus presentation

Price: £7

OTHER ACTIVITIES

15.30

Exhibitions

Price: £7 watch them draw

EVENTS watch them draw

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Exhibitions

CHARACTER DESIGN CLINIC Emma Vieceli Age 12 plus

Price: £7

14.45

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Exhibitions

OTHER ACTIVITIES

13.30

Masterclasses

Meet the Creators

Meet the Creators

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Price: £7

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film

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DESIGN DEMON: Rian Hughes EVENTS

Price: £7

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OTHER ACTIVITIES Workshop 12 years plus

EVENTS watch them draw

presentation

family

12.15

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WRITING FOR COMICS with Jörg Tittel

Workshop Under 16s

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12.00

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Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2 (BAC: 2)

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Panel Discussions

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BEYOND THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE: EVENTS OTHER ACTIVITIES Audrey Niffenegger BAC Warehouse Cafe 6.30-7.30pm Masterclasses

film

Workshops family

clocktower

Panel Discussions Exhibitions

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

THE BIG COMIC DRAW: Mark Buckingham, EVENTS Dave Gibbons, Boulet and Emma Vieceli BAC: T 7.15-8.30pm family

Price: £7

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OTHER ACTIVITIES watch them draw

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Phoenix Comic Workshops at Shakespeare Centre Day1 EVENTS all Phoenix Comics prices are £3 Comic Clock Tower (CCT)

Kendal Library (LIB)

Abbot Hall Art Gallery (AH)

SC ROOM 1EVENTS

SC ROOM 2 watch them draw

presentation

LAURA OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS ANDERSON watch them draw

KEV F’S COMIC MASTERCLASS The Art of Editing TO END ALL WARS The Art ofEVENTS Editing Price: £7

watch them draw

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Workshops

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Panel Discussions

family

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GARY OTHER ACTIVITIES NORTHFIELD Exhibitions

Price: £7 Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Price: £7

HELLO KITTY, HELLO POBLIN: OTHER ACTIVITIES Making Memorable EVENTS Characters clocktower

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Workshops

Panel Discussions

Exhibitions

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presentation

EVENTS

family

clocktower

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Meet the Creators

Exhibitions

Masterclasses

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Workshops

Panel Discussions

EVENTS

film

family

EVENTS

Price: £7

Meet the Creators

KEV F’S COMIC MASTERCLASS The Art of Editing

clocktower

ADAM MURPHY Exhibitions

Price: £7 Masterclasses

Price: £7 watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

VINCENT VAN GOGH A Different Impression

film

Workshops

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family

clocktower

watch them draw

presentation

Price: £7

family

Price: FREE Panel Discussions

watch them draw

Meet the Creators

watch them draw

Price: £3

TEEN SPIRIT: Rob Davis OTHER ACTIVITIES

presentation

Masterclasses

presentation

family

Book launch 12 years plus

clocktower

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Workshops

Panel Discussions

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family

clocktower

Price: £7 clocktower

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family

clocktower

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Masterclasses

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10.30 10.45 Panel Discussions

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11.15 Exhibitions

Panel Discussions

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11.45 OTHER ACTIVITIES

12.00 12.15

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NEILL CAMERON OTHER ACTIVITIES (TEEN WORKSHOP) Exhibitions

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12.30 Exhibitions

Masterclasses

film

13.00 13.15 13.30

EVENTS film

Workshops

family

clocktower

watch them draw

presentation

Panel Discussions

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13.45 Exhibitions

14.00

ADAM MURPHY

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Exhibitions

Price: £7 Masterclasses

Panel Discussions

Masterclasses

film

14.15

film

14.30 14.45

EVENTS Workshops

family

clocktower

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presentation

Panel Discussions

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15.00 Exhibitions

Meet the Creators

15.15

LAURA OTHER ACTIVITIES ANDERSON Exhibitions

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Masterclasses

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15.30 15.45 Panel Discussions

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16.00

Price: £7 family

clocktower

16.15 Exhibitions

16.30

Price: £7

Exhibitions

presentation

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GARY OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS NORTHFIELD

Exhibitions

EVENTS

family

EVENTS

EVENTS

OTHER ACTIVITIES

watch them draw

Exhibitions

Masterclasses

12.45

GARY OTHER ACTIVITIES NORTHFIELD

Exhibitions

Workshop 7-12s age Lost in Space

10.15

11.00 Workshops

OTHER ACTIVITIES

WOODY GUTHRIE AND THE DUST BOWL BALLADS: EVENTS Nick Hayes

Meet the Creators

11.30

LAURA OTHER ACTIVITIES ANDERSON

Price: £7 family

9.45 Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Price: £3 presentation

Workshops

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9.30

10.00

NEILL OTHER ACTIVITIES CAMERON Masterclasses

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Masterclasses

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ADAM MURPHY

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presentation

Masterclasses

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clocktower

Exhibitions

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16.45 17.00 17.15

family

clocktower

17.30

Exhibitions

DOCTOR WHO: 50 Years in 50 minutes

EVENTS

17.45 18.00 18.15

Price: £7 watch them draw

presentation

Masterclasses

film

THE WIND RISES: EVENTSACTIVITIES OTHER Studio Ghibli - Film and intro BAC: 1 7.30-9.45pm Price: £7

watch them draw family

presentation clocktower

Masterclasses Exhibitions

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

18.30

Meet the Creators

STRIPPED: EVENTS (PG13) BAC: 2 6.45-8pm

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DOING HER OWN THING: Becky Cloonan

11.15 11.30 11.45 film

Workshops

LOVE AND COMICS: Nick AbadzisOTHER ACTIVITIES watch them draw

film

Workshops

Masterclasses

clocktower

Panel Discussions

Price: £7

presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

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film

Workshops

family Meet the Creators

Panel Discussions

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Price: £7

Exhibitions

EVENTS

Exhibitions

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clocktower

presentation

family

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

14.15 14.30

family

clocktower

TELLER OF TALES: Darryl Cunningham Book Launch

Exhibitions

BRAINSTORM: EVENTS The Art of Bryan Talbot

14.45

Exhibitions

15.00 15.15

Price: £7 watch them draw

15.30 film

presentation

Workshops

Masterclasses

Workshops

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

Price: £7 presentation

Masterclasses

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Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

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Exhibitions

STORYTELLING WITH PICTURES with Gary Erskine family

clocktower

DIVAS AND FATALES: Rian Hughes and EVENTS Sean Phillips

Exhibitions

Workshop 15 years plus

Price: £7 presentation

Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES

EVENTS Panel Discussions

Meet the Creators

Price: £7

16.00

TO BOLDLY GO...

EVENTS

16.15

family

clocktower

Exhibitions

FABLED: Mark Buckingham

16.30

Exhibitions

16.45

film

Workshops

17.30

watch them draw

Romuald Reutimann EVENTS and Jeff Smith watch them draw

film

film

Workshops

Panel Discussions

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Panel Discussions

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family

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Panel Discussions

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Masterclasses

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Price: £14 presentation

presentation

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Price: £7

17.15

A Journey Into Digital Comics with Scott McCloud and Daniel Goodbrey Price: £7 family

IN A WORLD OF THEIR OWN:

Price: £7

17.00

film

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17.45

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THE GRAPHIC NOVEL MAN: The Comics of Bryan Talbot family

clocktower

Exhibitions

clocktower

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BAC:WC

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watch them draw

Panel Discussions

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LIVING IN A COMIC: Eddie Campbell

Price: £7 film

Panel Discussions

OTHER ACTIVITIES

15.45

19.30

Workshops

Exhibitions

MAKE YOUR OWN FELT CREATURE with Louise Evans Workshop 10 years plus

Meet the Creators

film

Meet the Creators

OTHER ACTIVITIES

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family

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14.00

18.15

Masterclasses

Workshop 12 years plus

Price: £7

13.30

18.00

Price: £7

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

13.15

Masterclasses

presentation

family

THE MAESTRO: EVENTS Joost Swarte

13.00

Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Price: £7

Exhibitions

13.45

presentation

OTHER ACTIVITIES

12.30

Masterclasses

Workshop 12 years plus

EVENTS Meet the Creators

12.15

12.45

CRAZY RECREATIONS with Joe List watch them draw

watch them draw

Panel Discussions

Charlie Adlard, John Freeman, Robbie Morrison & Ivan Petrus

EVENTS

MAKE YOUR OWN MANGA with Kate Holden

Price: £7

Price: £7

12.00 Masterclasses

THE GREAT WAR IN COMICS:

DRAWING ON JAPAN: Glyn Dillon andEVENTS Fumio Obata

11.00

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10.00

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9.45

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9.30

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BAC: 2

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Venues and Locations

Phoenix Comic Workshops at Shakespeare Centre Day1EVENTS all Phoenix Comics prices are £3 CCT

SC ROOM 1EVENTS

presentation

Price: £7 GARY OTHER ACTIVITIES NORTHFIELD EVENTS

THE ART OF SELLING COMICS withEVENTS Stephen L Holland

Price: £7

Price: £7

LAURA OTHER ACTIVITIES ANDERSON

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presentation

Masterclasses

film

Workshops

clocktower

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Panel Discussions

family

ADAM MURPHY

film

Workshops

Masterclasses

Masterclasses

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9.30 9.45 Panel Discussions

family

clocktower

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Exhibitions

Masterclasses

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10.30 OTHER ACTIVITIES

Workshops

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WOODROW AND THE GIANT BOOK family

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Workshops

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LAURA OTHER ACTIVITIES ANDERSON

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Price: £7 watch them draw

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Exhibitions

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LAURA OTHER ACTIVITIES ANDERSON

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Price: £7 film

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GARY OTHER ACTIVITIES NORTHFIELD Exhibitions

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NEILL CAMERON OTHER ACTIVITIES (TEEN WORKSHOP) Exhibitions

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film

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Masterclasses

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15.30 15.45 Panel Discussions

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Price: £7 family

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OTHER ACTIVITIES EVENTS

Price: £7

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LICAF EVENTS by Joff Winterhart

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14.00 watch them draw

family presentation

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Exhibitions Meet the Creators

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

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Shakespeare Centre Workshops

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HOW TO SELF PUBLISHOTHER ACTIVITIES withEVENTS Metaphrog

AH

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family

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Kendal Library

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10.45 11.00

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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 and a focused, uninterrupted experience for the The Bat Cave @Ruskins artists and creators. Brewery Arts Centre These figures will give youKendal an idea Libraryof walking The Bat Cave @Ruskins times at a steady walking Comics pace but Clockobviously Tower Brewery Arts Centre if you have mobility difficulties, or walk Kendal Library Westmorland Shopping Centre Bat Cave @Ruskins particularly slowly, you may take longer!The Comics Clock Tower Shakespeare Centre Brewery Arts Centre

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Brewery Arts Centre Shakespeare Centre Brewery Arts Centre/ Brewery Arts Centre Comics Clock Tower The Factory Abbot Hall Gallery Kendal Library Shakespeare Centre to Library/ Westmorland Kendal Library Shopping Centre Comics Clock Tower The Factory Elephant Yard10 mins Westmorland Shopping Centre Comics Clock Tower Shakespeare Centre Westmorland The Bat Bat Cave CaveShopping @RuskinsCentre The @Ruskins Westmorland Shopping Centre Abbot Hall Gallery Shakespeare Brewery Arts ArtsCentre Centre Brewery Centre Shakespeare Centre The Factory Abbot Hall Gallery Kendal Library Brewery Arts Centre to Kendal Library Abbot Hall Gallery The Bat Clock Cave @Ruskins The Factory Comics Tower Comics Clock Tower Comics Clock The Bat @Ruskins The FactoryCaveTower Brewery Arts Centre 5 mins Westmorland Shopping Centre Centre Westmorland Brewery ArtsShopping Centre Kendal LibraryCentre Shakespeare Shakespeare Centre TheKendal Bat Cave @Ruskins Library Comics Clock Tower Abbot Hall Hall Gallery Abbot Gallery Brewery Arts Centre Comics Clock Tower Comics Clock Tower to Library/ Westmorland Shopping Centre The Factory Westmorland The Factory Kendal Library Shopping Centre Westmorland Shopping Centre Shakespeare Centre 5 mins Comics Clock Tower Shakespeare Centre Abbot Hall Gallery Westmorland Shopping Centre Abbot Hall Gallery The Factory It’s a good idea to leave yourself more Shakespeare than Centre The Factory

enough time, and if you are collecting tickets Abbot Hall Gallery from the Box Office in advance, be aware that The Factory there is likely to be a 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.

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

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Thank yous The core (mostly voluntary still) festival team is :-

Finally special personal thanks for their generosity, encouragement and time:-

Festival Director & Producer – Julie Tait

Jamie Barnes

Festival Co-Producer – Matt Burke

Tony Bennett Dan Berry

Exhibitions Curator and General Support – Sharon Tait

Anna Blakeley

Film Programmer - Chris Ashton

Debbie Bond

Guests Co-ordinator (herding cats) – Jenny Graham &

Steve Dixon

Sandra Wood

Liz Duncan

Windows Trail Producer – Sandra Wood

Graham Dury

Family Zone Producer – Angela Diggle

Jonathan Edwards

Volunteers Co-ordinator - Alison Barnes

Louise Evans

Exhibitions Co-curators - Jamie Barnes & Beth Hughes

Jackie Fay Richard Foster

PR Support – John Freeman

David Gaffney

24 Hour Comic Marathon Producer – Dan Berry

Jordan Halliwell

Design and other great ideas – Steve Kerner

Jon Harrison

With invaluable additional support from:-

Suzie Hayman Stephen Holland

The team at the Brewery Arts Centre

Louis Lang

The team at Kendal College

Nik, Angela & Alex Lee-Kennedy Aileen McEvoy

The team at Kendal Library

John McShane

The team at Cactus Creative

Chris Medcalf

The team at Absolute Digital Print

Andrew & Finlay Miles

The Dalton Dog Walking Team

Daniel Morley Tim Murray

Thanks to:-

Paul Procter Andy Smith

The team at Kendal Town Hall

Kirstie Sobue

The team at Abbot Hall Gallery

Gemma Sosnowsky

The team at Waterstones All the Windows on Comic Art Trail businesses and groups

Margaret & Trevor Tait Simon, Julie and Joe Thomas

Rory Black and Designworks

Simon Thorp

Katie White and the Titan Team

Phil Walker

An extra special thanks to all our volunteers – please feel free to thank them yourself over the weekend

Footprints To make it easier to find your way from venue to venue this year you will find spray-paint footprints to guide you around Kendal. Don’t worry – they’re fully removable.

Poblin will guide you from The Brewery to Phoenix to Clocktower and to Westmorland Shopping Centre and the Library.

Bunny will guide you from the Town Hall to the Batcave and to the Emporium at Elephant Yard. 51


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