Dopo la presentazione del poster dell’edizione 2021 del Festival dei laghi, che sarà illustrato dall’immenso artista inglese Dave McKean (che abbiamo avuto il piacere di intervistare qualche mese fa), lo staff del Lakes International Comic Art Festival ci comunica un importante progetto di cui è partner, e che ci interessa da vicino, dal titolo molto chiaro: 10 anni per salvare il mondo. Quali supporter del LICAF 2021, questa preview la condividiamo immediatamente in inglese, in attesa anche della versione in Italiano.

Inoltre, con questo articolo-news abbiamo il piacere di comunicare che il LICAF sarà partner del progetto Anthropocene.
Mario Benenati, curatore di Fumettomania Web Magazine

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10 Years to Save the World – Comics Creators announced for international British Council-backed comics project

Kendal, venerdì 12 marzo 2021:

Communicating Climate Change – what matters, what works?

That’s the driving question behind a new commission from the British Council, involving comic creators in the Philippines and the United Kingdom aimed at 18–24-year-olds, that will demonstrate how the comics medium can stimulate climate change action through the creation of a comic digital anthology.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF), the Philippine International Comics Festival (PICOF) and Manchester-based Creative Concern are asking those questions too, as part of an opening salvo for the “10 Years to Save the World” international comics project, which is supported by the British Council as part of its Time for Action initiative.

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The British comic creators involved are Sayra Begum, whose first graphic novel Mongrel, was published by Knockabout Comics and is soon to be published in France; artist, comic artist and activist Darren Cullen; award-winning political cartoonist Zoom Rockman, whose work features in Private Eye; self-published comic creator Jack Teagle, whose eye-catching work has also been published in Polish and Russian; and Clarice Tudor, whose work enjoys a huge following on social media site Instagram.

Creators from the Philippines involved are writer Budjette Tan and artists Kajo Baldisimo, creators of the action comic Trese; Manuel “Manix” Abrera, whose comic strip “Kikomachine” runs from Monday to Saturday in the Philippine Daily Inquirer; web comic creator Kevin Raymundo aka Tarantadong Kalbo ; writer and comic book creator Emiliana Kampilan, best known for the critically-acclaimed graphic novel Dead Balagtas; and Jerico Marte and Paolo Herras of Strange Natives. Paolo is one of the co-founders of Komiket.

“Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time and getting the message right is vital to encourage everyone to take action,” say the team behind the 10 Years to Save the World project. “We’re running online discussions with young people to find out what messages motivate change.

“We’ll take these findings to inform a new project that brings comic artists and the climate change challenge together to create new artwork that will encourage more people to take action.”The comics-focused 10 Years to Save the World is one of at least 14 creative commissions that are part of Time for Action, exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology, supported by the British Council.


The commissions were awarded through a competitive open call process, and over 480 proposals were received from all over the world. Funded by British Council, the commissions will be developed by individuals and organisations in the UK working with partners in 28 countries.

The aspiration for these commissions is to stimulate global conversations about climate change, and to inspire transformational change. The creative commissions will bring people together from the UK and 28 countries in varied cultures, from indigenous communities and rural areas to bustling metropolises to understand each other’s perspectives and collaborate on creative responses and solutions towards climate change.

10 Years to Save the World uses comics to stimulate climate change action in young people aged 18 – 24. This partnership will produce a 10-part digital comic anthology, using a variety of styles from comic strips to longer designed story-telling and graphic novels, which will be brought to life with animations, provocations and interactions, based on Creative Concern Manchester and C40 toolkit methodology.

Each of the ten narratives – some comic strips, some illustrated stories – will represent one of the remaining 10 years we have to save the world, and the final comic anthology will be made available online and to download and share in the UK, the Philippines and globally alongside the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (presented by Lakes Arts Festivals) and the Philippine International Comics Festival (presented by Komiket) through an immersive and interactive website.

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It’s the aim of the partnership behind that the project and its underpinning methodology will challenge young people’s everyday actions and attitudes.

Other projects include an online Museum of Plastic, the creation of Cooperative Innovations (England) and Eden Festival of Action (led by Greenpop, South Africa), looking back from a future where single-use plastics have been banned and climate destruction has been averted; and Nine Earths, a new collaborative and interdisciplinary project that explores the relationship between our carbon footprint, the global consumption of day-to-day life and the differences within global cities and cultures. The project p, delivered by D-Fuse (England), Metal (Liverpool), RMIT University (Vietnam), Maya Chami (digital and visual artist), Sembilan Matahari (Indonesia), AguaForte (Brazil), Multiplicidade (Brazil), brings together independent artists, climate activists and local communities in the UK, Indonesia, Lebanon, Brazil and Vietnam.

Also in the works is Street Art Opera, an active programme inviting young participants to write, develop and perform an opera in response to climate change from a human and social perspective; and the Green Spaces Atlas, which will work with young people to conceptualise, visualise and develop urban green space models for abandoned and neglected spaces in urban neighbourhoods.

“These creative commission projects shine a light on climate ideas and action around the world and the desire for greater collaboration around these shared challenges,”

says Tania Mahmoud, Cities Programmes Lead, British Council.

“We have been amazed by the quality and breadth of ideas through this open call – it was an incredibly tough decision, but we are delighted with the diverse and rich selection of final projects that have come through this commission. They are proof that climate action isn’t only possible, it’s innovative, it’s exciting and it makes a difference.”

• For full details of all the projects Time for Action initiative, visit this page on the British Council web site• Komiket is online at | Facebook

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 La grafica dei banner pubblicati nell’articolo è disponibile qui per la stampa (collegamento Dropbox)

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – dal 15 al 17 ottobre 2021 – è online su:

 La maggior parte dei contenuti di #LICAFLIVE 2020 è disponibile anche sul canale YouTube di LICAF qui,
comprese le Master Class di fumetti, ma controlla il sito ufficiale LICAF per mostre e alcuni altri articoli,
come l’intervista di Desert Island Comics con la creatrice di fumetti Kelly Sue DeConnick

Podcast del Lakes International Comic Art Festival: 
Twitter: @comicartfestpod 
Facebook: @ComicArtPodcast 
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• La Virtual Comics Clock Tower è online su

Note per gli editori

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2021 : 15-17 ottobre 2021 :

I seguenti elementi sono informazioni di base sul Festival Internazionale del Fumetto dei Laghi che potresti trovare utili per altri articoli per il tuo punto vendita di notizie sulla nostra organizzazione. Li includiamo in ogni comunicato stampa a scopo informativo e per riconoscere i nostri numerosi finanziatori e principali sostenitori.

Ospiti del Festival nel 2021

Resta sintonizzato per i nostri ospiti 2021! Gli ospiti del festival nel 2020 includevano: Charlie Adlard, Steven Appleby, Yomi Ayeni, Sayra Begum, Hannah Berry, Jason Chatfield, Paul Cornell, Gemma Correll, Ben Cullis, Hugleikur Dagsson, Robert Deas, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Francis Desharnais, Elyon’s, Claire Fauvel , Duncan Fegredo, Björk Matias Friis, Dave Gibbons, Paul Gravett, Peter Hansen, Stephen L. Holland, Marc Jackson, Jibé, Igort, Inko Ai Takita, Chie Kutsuwada, Bobby Joseph, Joe Kelly, Pavel Kořínek, Lucie Lomová, Pierre Lungheretti , Vojtěch Mašek, Luke McGarry, Joe McGarry, Steve McGarry, Sarah McIntyre, Dave McKean, John McShane, Metaphrog, Mark Millar, Junko Mizuno, Bill Morrison, Ken Niimura, Sean Phillips, Benoît Peeters, Eric Reynolds, Tom Richmond, Tanya Roberts , Julie Rocheleau, Zoom Rockman, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Glen Southern, Lucy Sullivan, Kev F. Sutherland, Bryan Talbot, Petteri Tikannen, Toy_Box, Emma Vieceli, VIZ, Tom Ward e Joe Wos

I profili di tutti gli ospiti di LICAF LIVE sono presenti qui sul sito web ufficiale del Festival

Chi siamo

Il Lakes International Comic Art Festival è l’unico nel suo genere nel Regno Unito, incentrato su eventi e progetti di fumetti presentati da una delle zone più belle del paese: il Lake District inglese, nella città mercato di Kendal. Modellato su festival in stile europeo, come Angoulême in Francia, il Festival annuale di solito occupa l’intera città per un fine settimana di fumetti ogni ottobre, ma diventerà virtuale nel 2020 con LICAF LIVE.

L’obiettivo del Festival è celebrare l’intero spettro dell’arte dei fumetti, ispirando i fan e i creatori di fumetti esistenti e, si spera, generando anche nuovo pubblico e creatori. Investe nei creatori attraverso un programma di commissioning e pone l’accento sullo sviluppo di collaborazioni internazionali.

I patroni del Festival sono i creatori di fumetti Yomi Ayeni, Kate Charlesworth, il laureato dei fumetti Stephen L. Holland, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot e Zoom Rockman.

Il Festival è sostenuto utilizzando finanziamenti pubblici dalla National Lottery attraverso l’ Arts Council England . È supportato da Choose Cumbria , Cumbria County Council , South Lakeland District Council e il consiglio comunale di Kendal

I nostri principali sponsor sono Lenovo , Westmorland Shopping Center , Lancaster University e Southern GFX .

I nostri soci fondatori sono il Brewery Arts Center e Kendal College , e siamo anche supportati da Australia Council for the Arts , The British Council , The Finnish Institute in London , Flanders House , Flanders Literature , Institut Français du Royaume-Uni , The Italian Cultural Institute , National Cartoonists Society e Wallonie Bruxelles International .

Riceviamo anche supporto dagli editori Fanfare Press e Knockabout Press .

Grazie anche ai nostri generosi donatori: Charlie Adlard, Lynette Adlard, Graham Dury, Peter Kessler, Bryan Talbot, Sean Phillips e Simon Thorp.

• Per le ultime notizie su Lakes International Comic Art Festival Live 2020, visitare: | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Podcast | Tapas

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• La Virtual Comics Clock Tower è online su


L’articolo in inglese su questa news del LICAF lo potete leggere sul blog di John Freeman, che ricordo è anche il Responsabile Stampa del Lakes Festival.

Versione gratuita in inglese del film  Antropocene – L’epoca umana, il documentario che esplora l’impatto dell’uomo sulla Terra
(Fondazione Culturale N. Stensen with Valmyn Distribution)

è la seguente:

Si può consegnare la propria opera a partire dal 31 MARZO 2021

PRIMA CONSEGNA entro al 31 agosto 2021

24 OTTOBRE ed il 21 NOVEMBRE 2021
(data provvisoria, dipendente dall’emergenza sanitaria)


DICEMBRE 2021 – APRILE 2022:


(MAGGIO 2022)
Opere di Autori professionisti insieme ai lavori degli studenti
che hanno partecipato al progetto



The works (drawn and written) can be delivered until

August 31, 2021 (first deadline)

November 30, 2021 (Second deadline)

and March 31, 2022 (Third and last deadline)


to support the project

(Materiale Illustrativo di supporto al progetto)

For some more information on the issues of climate change, environmental pollution, global warming, the salvation of flora and fauna, the illegal trade in wild animals, seas threatened by plastic and pollution, etc.).

(per saperne di più su Anthropocene, sulle problematiche dei cambiamenti climatici, dell’inquinamento ambientale, del riscaldamento globale, della salvezza della flora e della fauna, del commercio illegale degli animali selvatici, dei mari minacciati dalla plastica e dall’inquinamento, etc).


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