Quarto appuntamento con le news dell’edizione 2022 del Festival dei laghi, che quest’anno si terrà a Bowness-on-Windermere, location a soli 20 minuti viaggio in treno dalla stazione principale di Oxenholme Lake District.

Oggi lo staff del LICAF ci informa su una serie di ospiti che saranno presenti al Festival : Alison Bechdel, Dave Gibbons, Jaime Hernandez, Bex Ollerton, Mick McMahon, Posy Simmonds… e  Bryan Hitch; e con le prime info su “Little LICAF” e tutte le cose a fumetti che sono in fase di realizzazione con lettori e creatori di fumetti più giovani, come il progetto di alfabetizzazione sui fumetti.

Anche quest’anno “Fumettomania Factory – APS” è supporter del Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Mario Benenati, curatore di Fumettomania Web Magazine

Nota bene: Aggiungo solo una cosa , rispetto, a quanto troverete nel sito del LICAF: la location dove si terrà il festival “è un posto meraviglioso, andateci sia per il festival, sia per visitare i laghi e la Regione, non ve ne pentirete!”

Alison Bechdel joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up in October

Alison Bechde

Tuesday 22th March 2022:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce that top American comic creator Alison Bechdel has joined its guest line-up for its annual gathering, taking place 14th – 16th October 2022 in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For became a countercultural institution among lesbians and discerning non-lesbians all over the planet. And her more recent, darkly humorous graphic memoirs about her family have forged an unlikely intimacy with an even wider range of readers.

comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For

In 2006, she published Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, named Best Book of 2006. It was adapted into a musical by the playwright Lisa Kron and the composer Jeanine Tesori, opening on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theater in April 2015, and won five Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.”

In her work, Bechdel is preoccupied with the overlap of the political and the personal spheres, the relationship of the self to the world outside. Her 2012 memoir Are You My Mother? A Comic Dramadelved into not just her relationship with her own mother, but the theories of the 20th century British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott.

The Secret to Superhuman Strength (May 2021)

Her most recent book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength (May 2021), continues her investigation of the relationship between inside and outside, in this case the outside where she skis, bikes, hikes, and wanders in pursuit of fitness and, incidentally, self-transcendence.

Alison’s comics have appeared in The New YorkerSlateMcSweeney’s, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships. She lives up a hill in Vermont.

“We are absolutely thrilled Alison will be joining us in the Festival’s new home in Bowness-on-Windermere in October,” says Julie Tait, Festival Director. “This is a rare appearance by Alison in the UK, and we hope her many fans will be pleased to get the chance to meet her.”

Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival will go on sale soon.

Alison joins a guest line up that includes …


Getting Ready for our Festival in October!

disegno degli Ultimates di Bryan Hitch

Tuesday 17th March 2022

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival hits Bowness-on-Windermere this October (Friday 14th to Sunday 16th), offering a fast expanding guest list that includes Dave Gibbons (2000ADWatchmen),  Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Bex OllertonMick McMahonPosy Simmonds… and (drum roll, please!), hot DC Comics and Marvel artist, and writer, Bryan Hitch!

Yes, that’s right – and you heard it here first! Bryan began his career in the United Kingdom for Marvel UK in mid-1987, shortly after his 17th birthday, working on titles such as Action Force and Death’s Head. He went on to gain prominence on American titles such as Wildstorm’s Stormwatch and The Authority, DC Comics’ JLA, and Marvel Comics’ The Ultimates.

He’s also worked as a designer on TV shows like Doctor Who and films such as Star Trek (2009) – and needless to say, we’re very excited he’s joined our international line up!

Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival will go on sale soon. Do watch out for further announcements about guests, events, exhibitions, family-friendly programming and more!

What’s Little LICAF been up to?

Little LICAF is the “umbrella” title for all things comics we’re doing with younger comic readers and creators, such as our comics literacy project, in partnership with Comic Art Europe and Abraham Moss Community School in Manchester, supported by publishers such as The Phoenix.

Co-ordinated by Hester Harrington and Sim Leech, Little LICAF has its own presence on our web site, where you’ll find some amazing free comic resources, like tutorials, downloads and activities – and its very own Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Recently, the team have not only been working on the Little LICAF events for this year’s Festival – and there’s some great stuff in the works – but they’ve supported other events too, such as Abraham Moss pupils’ very first Comic Art Festival! Class 4Yellow showed other pupils their self-made comics, read with them and shared creative activities.

“They have learned loads and are so confident thanks to all the artists and organisations involved,” says Sim.

Little LICAF is also working on projects with schools around the Lakes and beyond, recently six news schools and their teachers to the world of comics – Ambleside Primary SchoolGoodly Dale SchoolHawkshead PrimarySt Cuthbert’sSt Martin & St Mary C of E and Windermere School Elleray.

If you’d like to know more about the Little LICAF project, please contact Hester via hester@comicartfestival.com


poster LICAF 2022

Per i redattori e i sostenitori

I seguenti articoli sono informazioni di base sul Lakes International Comic Art Festival che potresti trovare utili per altri articoli per la tua testata giornalistica sulla nostra organizzazione. Li includiamo in ogni comunicato stampa a scopo informativo e per ringraziare i nostri numerosi finanziatori e principali sostenitori.

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – dal 14 al 16th October 2022 – è online su: www.comicartfestival.com
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast: www.comicartpodcast.uk 
Twitter: @comicartfestpod
Facebook: @ComicArtPodcast
Instagram: @ComicArtPodcast
Virtual Comics Clock Tower: licafclocktower.com

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Festival Guests in 2022

Announced guests for 2022 so far, in alphabetical order, are:

Dimitris Anastasiou, Lucie Arnoux, Lina Ghabeih, Jaime Hernandez, Andrew Humphreys, Olivier Kugler, Mick McMahon, Bill Morrison, Rebecca Ollerton, Sean Phillips, Mike Perkins, Greg Rucka, Posy Simmonds, Fiona Stephenson, Jorg Tittel, Twin Cartoons, and Andi Watson.

Profiles of all LICAF LIVE guests feature here on the official Festival web site

Comics Clock Tower Exhibitors 2022

Saranno annunciati presto.

Art by and © Charlie Adlard
Art by and © Charlie Adlard

About Us

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, centred on events and comics projects brought to you from one of the country’s most beautiful areas – the English Lake District, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, such as Angoulême in France, the annual Festival usually takes over the whole town for a weekend of comic art every October.

The Festival’s aim is to celebrate the whole spectrum of comic art, inspiring existing comic art fans and creators and, it hopes, generating new audiences and creators too. It invests in creators through a commissioning programme and has an emphasis on developing international collaborations.

The Patrons of the Festival are comic creators Yomi Ayeni, Kate Charlesworth, Comics Laureate Stephen L. Holland, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot and Zoom Rockman.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It is supported by Cumbria County Council, Lake District National Park Authority, South Lakeland District Council and Kendal Town Council

Our main sponsor is Lancaster University and main partners are Kendal College, the Windermere Jetty Museum, the Old Laundry Theatre, NCS, Lakeview Bar and Grill and Baha

We are also supported by The British Council, The Czech Literary Centre, The Finnish Institute in London, Institut Francais, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the National Cartoonists Society, and other international partnerships

We also receive support from publishers David Fickling Comics, publishers of The Phoenix comic, Fanfare Press and Knockabout Press

Thanks also to our generous donors: Charlie Adlard, Lynette Adlard, Graham Dury, Peter Kessler, Bryan Talbot, Sean Phillips and Simon Thorp.


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