Fumettomania Factory – APS, realtà di promozione sociale e culturale italiana con sede in Sicilia, continua l’opera di supporter del Lakes International Comic Art Festival che si svolge a Bowness-on-Windermere (location a soli 20 minuti viaggio in treno dalla stazione principale di Oxenholme Lake District).

John Freeman e lo staff del Lakes Festival continuano a diffondere i nomi degli ospiti che saranno presenti all’edizione 2023, lo scorso 4 maggio sono stati annunciati quelli che arriveranno al Festival per conto della DarkHorse, il cosidetto team “Resident Alien”. Inoltre c’è anche una breve preview sul LITTLE LICAF, che quest’anno si affida ad un crowdfunding.

Buona lettura

Mario Benenati, Presidente “Fumettomania Factory – APS”

Nota bene: Aggiungo solo una cosa , rispetto, alle informazioni che 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!”


Doppie news dal Lakes International Comic Art 2023 Festival:

Dark Horse “Resident Alien” team join Lakes International Comic Art Festival guest line-up for its annual gathering in Bowness-on-Windermere

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Bowness-on-Windermere, Thursday 4th May 2023:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce more guests for its annual weekend long gathering in Bowness-on-Windermere, returning Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October 2023.

Tickets are on sale now for the event with Mehdi Annassi aka MachimaLina GhaibehPeter HoganBill Morrison and Steve and Annie Parkhouse joining previously-announced guests: Charlie AdlardGerhardGigi CavenagoMichael LarkLucie LomováDave McKeanMarek Rubec, Festival poster designer Mohamed SalahRachael Smith and “Awkward Yeti” creator Nick Sulek.

A wide range of internationally acclaimed creators is still to be announced over the next two months. Over 90 comic creators, publishers and artists will also be at the event, as part of the Lakeview Comics Marketplace.

The announcement of the team behind the Dark Horse hit comic Resident Alien, Peter Hogan and Steve and Annie Parkhouse, who have provided the Festival with the funniest biographies ever about their respective careers, comes just as their second Omnibus collection is due to hit comic shops, on 18th May, with a third, eight-episode season of its TV adaptation due to arrive on our screens in the autumn.

We’ve got a great mix of creators in our line-up, from Britain and abroad, and it’s wonderful that Steve and Annie Parkhouse, who live in Cumbria, are joining this year’s event,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. “2000AD and Marvel UK fans will be pleased to hear that they and Peter Hogan are joining us in Bowness this year.

We’ve always tried to introduce new comic creators to our audience, alongside respected, appreciated creators who are more well known. We’re confident we’ve got a great mix this year.”

The Festival is also aiming to boost its offering for younger comic readers, as well as established fans with a crowdfunding campaign to support the work of its “Little LICAF” team. The organisation is determined to help grow new audiences, echoing the work of many other comic events, representatives of several of them visiting the Festival this year for an event that will provide an opportunity for an exchange of ideas. 

Early backers of the Little LICAF Crowdfundr can choose to buy a Festival 2023 Weekend Ticket for just £20, but only a limited number are available.

• Head to the Festival’s official web site now and book your weekend tickets at a special “Early Bird” price, an offer that ends 31st May 2023

Bowness-on-Windermere, Wednesday 26th April 2023:

“Little LICAF” crowdfunding campaign launched to offer more events for young comics readers at Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has launched a “Little LICAF” crowdfunding campaign to offer more events for young comics readers at its 2023 Festival later this year.

Little LICAF offers a free space at the Festival for children and their families, and also offers free online resources on the organisation’s official web site, with the aim of reaching non-comics readers, disadvantaged children and their families and those from the autistic community.

Under the Little LICAF banner, the Festival also runs  projects to research the value of comics as a medium, for education purposes and as entertainment for younger people.

The crowdfunding campaign – now live on Crowdfundr – aims to increase the number of Little LICAF events at the Annual Festival, taking place once more in Bowness-on-Windermere, 29th September – 1st October 2023, in partnership with the Jetty Museum where they will take place.

Funds raised will also enable the continuation of the Festival’s year-round programme of research in schools, building on past work at Abraham Moss Community School,  Manchester, where the organisation began  an important research project into Comics Literacy, in partnership with  Comic Art Europe, with support from The Phoenix comic and Manchester City of Literature.

The Festival also hopes support through its Crowdfundr campaign will enable the expansion of its collection of free online downloadable resources for children and parents to use at school and in the home, working with a variety of comic creators.

“Introducing children to comics at an early age can bring the joys of reading to even the most reluctant reader and have a big impact on their health and well-being, confidence and learning more broadly,” notes Festival Director Julie Tait. “Our research in schools, complementing the work of other organisations, has gathered clear evidence that visual storytelling can cut through to children who struggle to read and write and/or those whose first language is not English, including refugees.

“We hope our modest Crowdfundr will help boost funds for this important part of our work and help us make this year’s Festival even more of a weekend to remember for younger comic fans.”

Backers of the Crowdfundr can also opt to buy a limited release discounted £30 Festival Weekend ticket (50 tickets available) and/ or a limited edition Festival 2022 print by artist and patron Sean Phillips, which can either be collected at this year’s Festival, or can be posted to UK supporters.

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YOUR CROWDFUNDR DONATION WILL SUPPORT…

• Little LICAF events at the Annual Festival (taking place once more in Bowness-on-Windermere, 29th September – 1st October 2023)

• The continuation of the Festival’s year-round programme of research in schools, building on past work at Abraham Moss Community School,  Manchester, where the organisation began an important research project into Comics Literacy, in partnership with  Comic Art Europe, with support from The Phoenix comic and Manchester City of Literature

• The expansion of the Festival’s collection of free online downloadable resources for children and parents to use at school and in the home, working with a variety of comic creators

You can back the Little LICAF Crowdfundr here. In the US, you can also text a donation via (870) 800-GIVE (4483), and in Canada on (506) 700-GIVE (4483)

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Latest Festival Guests Biographies

Mehdi Annassi, aka Machima, is a self-taught multidisciplinary visual artist based in Casablanca. He started his career in the video game industry in 2008, and has worked since then as a digital artist, illustrator, graphic designer and street artist. 

In addition to his commissioned work (murals, comics, posters, illustrations, animations, and more), the award-winning artist, awarded creative of the year 2015 on the Maroc Web Awards, is known for his contribution and involvement on Moroccan comic art scene, as a founding member of Skefkef, the first Moroccan independent comics magazine written in darija. 

Apart from designing walls and posters for his freelance clients, Mehdi Annassi is currently working on his first graphic novel. His work has been shown in Morocco, Spain, Egypt, France, UK and Lebanon.

• Follow Mehdi Annassi, aka Machima on Tumblr | Murals | Instagram

Lina Ghaibeh is a half Syrian, half Danish comics and animation artist living in Beirut. She is an associate professor at the American University of Beirut where she teaches and is founding director of the Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics initiative at AUB.

Her academic research focuses on Comics in the Arab world as part of contemporary Arab Culture. Lina’s animation and comics work has been screened and exhibited at several international film festivals and comics Salons, and her animation shorts explore issues of identity & belonging with Beirut as a site of inspiration. Lina is an identical twin, the evil one.

• Lina Ghaibeh is online at: linaghaibeh.wordpress.com | The Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative​ 

• The Public Source, a Beirut-based independent media organisation: thepublicsource.org/contributors/lina-ghaibeh

Peter Hogan is best known as the writer and co-creator (with Steve Parkhouse) of the critically acclaimed Resident Alien series of graphic novels. So far there are seven volumes in print, with two more on the way. The comic has also been adapted into a TV show, which has just finished filming its third season. 

A former music journalist and film critic, for the last thirty years Peter has mainly been a comic book writer. His work has been published by 2000AD, Marvel, DC, Vertigo, ABC/Wildstorm and Dark Horse, and he has collaborated with both Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. 

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Bill Morrison has spent his career as an artist and writer working with the most iconic characters in popular culture. 

Morrison began his career painting movie posters, including many for Walt Disney, such as The Little Mermaid, Bambi and The Jungle Book.

Bill has also spent several years drawing The Simpsons for all kinds of merchandise, and writing, drawing and editing The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo Comics. He was also Art Director on the Futurama TV series.

Recently, Morrison created a graphic novel adaptation of The Beatles Yellow Submarine, some of that work exhibited at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in 2022, and was Executive Editor of MAD Magazine.

• Follow Bill Morrison on Twitter

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Annie Parkhouse – nee Halfelven was born on the south coast of England to a lobster fisherman and a lobster fisherman’s fishwife. Annie’s mother had been a disciple of Madame Blavatsky in the late 1930s and taught her young daughter how to read the cards and summon dolphins.

During her teens, Annie would spend hours by coastal pools, combing her long blonde tresses while ullulating a siren song, laughing merrily as ships foundered on the jagged rocks that fringed the Sussex coast.

Gravitating towards the nation’s capital in 1970 she procured work in the publishing industry as a bodger’s mate and part-time psychic. With her quick wit and deft handwork, she soon became a full-time bodger, securing the approval of her senior editors.

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As the juvenile market declined, she left to go freelance, but not before winning the affections of Wilbur Rankin, who by that time was masquerading as Stephen J. Parkhouse – a purveyor of taglines, toplines and Christmas cracker jokes. Their personalities meshed perfectly and before long they set up a business in Carlisle in the north of England, compiling secondhand comic titles featuring used superheroes for clients like Marvel UK.

Annie is now widely regarded as a legend in the comics world, having devised her own personal font which is much admired by artists who never leave enough space.

They know who they are.

Steve Parkhouse – the nom de plume of Wilbur Rankin, the well-known biographer who documented the lives of notorious gangland leaders Charles and Raymond Chutney, was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1948.

His father was an army deserter and his mother was a pub pianist during those postwar years. When the family moved to London in 1955 it looked like life was on the up. But young Wilbur became easily influenced by the environment of petty crime and domestic conflict that flourished in London’s East End at that time. Or at any other time.

Having developed a rudimentary ability to draw cartoons by copying panels from the Beano, Rankin signed up for a graphics course in 1965 at a local college.

But his tarnished personality had already developed and he quickly gained a reputation as a bad influence. He also met up with fellow student, Barry Smith, a street fighter from the East India Dock Road. Between them,  they hatched a plan to blag their way into Marvel Comics in New York City.

While hatching the plan, Rankin changed his name to Stephen J. Parkhouse because “it sounded posh” and Americans would be easily fooled. The plan worked, the pair got away with it and became minor celebrities in the comics community.

Upon returning to Britain, Rankin teamed up with a charlatan tarot reader called Annie Halfelven. For the next few years, they rampaged through the lower levels of London society like a less fashionable version of Bonnie and Clyde.

Which just goes to show how easily people are taken in. However, at some point they had to justify their new-found social status by actually doing some work. Their attempts to do so continue to this day.

Head to the Festival’s official web site now and book your weekend tickets at a special “Early Bird” price, an offer that ends 31st May 2023.


Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah
Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah

Per i redattori e i sostenitori

I seguenti testi 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.

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Art by Cam Smith

Festival Guests in 2023

LICAF 2023 l’elenco degli ospiti include:

Gli ospiti annunciati per il 2023 in ordine alfabetico sono Charlie Adlard, Mehdi Annassi, aka Machima, Gigi Cavenago, Gerhard, Lina Ghaibeh, Peter Hogan, Michael Lark, Lucie Lomová, Dave McKean, Bill Morrison and Steve and Annie Parkhouse, Marek Rubec, Mohamed Salah, Rachael Smith and “Awkward Yeti” creator Nick Sulek – con molti altri da annunciare.

Lakeview Comics Marketplace Exhibitors 2023

Gli espositori nella Lakeview Market place sono:

Quest’anno abbiamo oltre 90 creatori, editori e illustratori di fumetti nel nostro Lakeview Comics Marketplace.

Creators include: Chris Askham, Yomi Ayeni, Sayra Begum, Clark Bint, Tim Bird, Lewis Campbell, Jon Davis, Pete Doree, Phil Elliott, Emma Evans, Ed Firth, Simon Furman, Steven Fraser, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Jessika Green, Lyndsey Green, Katie Handley, Isabel Hatherall, Jack Harvey, Luke Hyde, Jenika Ioffreda, Owen Michael Johnson, Roger Langridge, Joe Latham, Russell Mark Olson, Shaun Martland, Drew Marr,

Chris Mole, Alex Moore, Beatrice Mossman, Nigel Parkinson, Markus Pattern, Mollie Ray, Reabault, Emma Reynolds, Schnumn, Paul Shinn, Martin Simpson, Matt Simmons, Zara Slattery, Cam Smith, Matt Smith, Rachael Smith, Lucy Sullivan, Kev F Sutherland, David Taylor, Tom Ward, Kevin Wells, Lyndon White, Kate-Mia White, Steve White, Dan Whitehead, Andrew Wildman, Manon Wright & Tal Brosh

Independent Publishers, and other Exhibitors include: 1826, 77 Publishing, After the Robot Apocalypse, Art-Bubble, B7 Comics, The Cartoon Museum, Catfood Comics, Centrala, CoCo Comics, Colossive Press, Comics Youth CIC, Conundrum Press, Doctor Geof, Drawn Strip, Fanfare UK, First Graphic Novel Competition, Foxhat, Galaxia Prince, I&M Illustration, Indie Novella, Iqbal A. Comics, Kaarinart, Kannter Art,

Knockabout Comics, LDComics, Meraki Comics, MoonSquid INK, Nevercity Creations, Nona Gallery, Parable Games, Peak Hare Collective, The Pig Patch, Power Comics Studios, RAWHEAD, Scratch Comics, Sector 13 Comics, SelfMadeHero and Sloth Comics

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About The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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, Zoom Rockman and Michael e Keli Lark.

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.


• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – dal 29 settembre all’1O ottobre 2023 – è online su: www.comicartfestival.com
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast: www.comicartpodcast.uk 
Twitter: @comicartfestpod
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NOTE EXTRA

Per saperne di più sul LICAF,

vi consigliamo di leggere questo articolo scritto da Damiano Gallinaro, Cesare Giombetti e William Ceraolo, i tre soci di Fumettomania che hanno partecipato l’anno scorso alla decima edizione del LICAF, che ci hanno raccontato in un’unico articolo le cose belle avvenute nei tre giorni del festival inglese.


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