A Bowness-on-Windermere si sta svolgendo la decima edizione Lakes International Comic Art Festival (oggi è il terzo ed ultimo giorno).

Mentre Damiano, William e Cesare si aggirano i luoghi del Festival incontrando tanti artisti (sotto potete ammirare le loro prime foto) arriva una bella notizia: la Cartoonist Posy Simmonds è stata insignita proprio ieri del premio “Sergio Aragones International Award for Excellence in Comic Art 2022

Leggiamo l’intero articolo su questo premio, ufficializzato proprio al LICAF.

Fumettomania Factory – APS” è felice di aver potuto supportare, anche quest’anno, il Lakes Festival (con 11 articoli, pubblicati in questi mesi) e di aver fatto partecipare tre soci collaboratori della nostra piccola realtà culturale, con sede in Sicilia

Mario Benenati, curatore di Fumettomania Factory Magazine

Cartoonist Posy Simmonds announced as 2022 winner of Sergio Aragones Award

La cartoonist Posy Simmonds 
La cartoonist Posy Simmonds 

Bowness-on-Windermere, 15th October 2022:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce cartoonist Posy Simmonds as the winner of the Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art for 2022.

Posy Simmonds, whose career spans 50 years, is best known for the strip cartoons and serials that were published in The Guardian and the books that derive from them. She has also written and illustrated several children’s books, including Fred, which became an Oscar-nominated film. The award-nominated Cassandra Darke, her latest graphic novel, was released in 2018.

The Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art was established in 2017 by The National Cartoonists Society, the world’s largest and most prestigious organisation of professional cartoonists, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and is presented annually to an exceptional comic artist, animator, or cartoonist.

Previous winners are Dave McKean (2017), Hunt Emerson (2018), Charlie Adlard (2019), and Boulet (2021).

In a video message presented during the Festival weekend, Posy, who unfortunately had to cancel her planned appearance at the event due to a family illness, said news she had received the Award “had really made the sun come out”.

“I’m very pleased and excited to accept the Award,” she said, “and I would like to thank the NCS very, very much for this great honour.”

Posy Simmonds: A Life in Drawing. © degli aventi diritti


<<La fumettista Posy Simmonds è stata annunciata come vincitrice del Premio Sergio Aragones per ‘anno 2022.

Bowness-on-Windermere, 15 ottobre 2022: Il Lakes International Comic Art Festival è lieto di annunciare il fumettista Posy Simmonds come vincitore del Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art per il 2022.

Posy Simmonds, la cui carriera dura da 50 anni, è meglio conosciuta per i cartoni animati e i serial pubblicati su The Guardian e per i libri che ne derivano. Ha anche scritto e illustrato diversi libri per bambini, tra cui Fred, che è diventato un film candidato all’Oscar. La premiata Cassandra Darke, la sua ultima graphic novel, è stata pubblicata nel 2018.

Il Premio Internazionale Sergio Aragonés per l’eccellenza nell’arte del fumetto è stato istituito nel 2017 dalla National Cartoonists Society, la più grande e prestigiosa organizzazione mondiale di fumettisti professionisti, in collaborazione con il Lakes International Comic Art Festival, e viene presentato ogni anno a un fumettista eccezionale , animatore o fumettista.

I precedenti vincitori sono Dave McKean (2017), Hunt Emerson (2018), Charlie Adlard (2019) e Boulet (2021).

In un videomessaggio presentato durante il weekend del Festival, Posy, che purtroppo ha dovuto annullare la sua prevista apparizione all’evento a causa di una malattia familiare, ha detto che la notizia di aver ricevuto il Premio “aveva fatto davvero uscire il sole”.

“Sono molto contenta ed entusiasta di accettare il premio”, ha detto, “e vorrei ringraziare moltissimo l’NCS per questo grande onore”.>>

poster LICAF 2022

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, supported by the Arts Council, the Lake District National Park Authority and other valued partners, is taking place this weekend (14th – 16th October) in Bowness-on-Windermere, attracting hundreds of fans to the Lake District town for a packed comic art weekend extravaganza.

Events for comic fans of all ages at various venues include The Old Laundry Theatre and Windermere Jetty Museum, offering guest panels (some in a purpose-built sauna), free events for children, comic workshops, exhibitions, and more. Appearances by internationally-acclaimed creators included Love and Rockets co-creator Jaime Hernandez, Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson, The Simpsons artist Bill Morrison, plus Steve McGarry, one of the film artists from the Minions movie, Eisner Award–winning Alison Bechdel, and many more, from 25 countries around the world.

Plans are already afoot for next year’s family-friendly Festival, alongside, year-round projects promoting the message, “Comics Can Change the World”.

• More details of events, exhibitors and programme are available at www.comicartfestival.com. Festival passes are still available “on the door” from “Comics Central”, next door to the Easy Breeze on Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3DG

Festival venues include The Old Laundry Theatre, Windermere Jetty Museum and The Lakeview Comic Marketplace at Lake View – a lakeside bar and restaurant with spectacular views.

As usual, the Festival also offers plenty of family-friendly activities, and promises a weekend of wonderful events for all ages, and not one, but three venues will play host to after-hours social gatherings, including the Lake District Boat Club and Wheelhouse Nightclub.

There are loads of things to see and do for free – or you can buy a pass to access all premium events.

• Download the full Festival programme as a PDF

• The National Cartoonists Society is online at nationalcartoonists.com

The National Cartoonists Society is the world’s largest and most prestigious organisation of professional cartoonists. It was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other’s company and decided to get together on a regular basis.

Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world’s major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession, including comic books, editorial cartoons, animation, webcomics and other online platforms, newspaper comic strips and panels, gag cartoons, greeting cards, advertising, magazine and book illustration and more.

Membership is limited to established professional cartoonists, with a few exceptions of outstanding persons in affiliated fields. The NCS is not a guild or union, although they have joined forces from time to time to fight for member’s rights, and regularly use their talents to help worthwhile causes.

Windermere Jetty Museum - Photo
Yellow Submarine – Bill Morrison’s Odyssey Through Pepperland exhibition at Windermere Jetty Museum

Getting around Bowness-on-Windermere

During the Festival weekend there will be free transport between venues in the shape of a Festival shuttle bus – so just a few minutes between each venue, although most are within easy walking distance. Shuttle buses running between Kendal and Bowness-on-Windermere on Saturday and Sunday are free for exhibitors and passholders on a first come, first served basis.

Free bike hire is being provided by the Lake District National Park team, available from Windermere Jetty Museum. There’s also plenty of parking in Bowness-on-Windermere including free parking for festival-goers at Windermere Jetty Museum.

Public buses also run every twenty minutes between Windermere railway station to Bowness

• Festival Travel Information Guide

Maps - I luoghi del Lakes festival 2022
I luoghi del Lakes festival 2022

LE NOSTRE PRIME FOTO da Bownes on Windermere

a cura di Damiano Gallinaro e William Ceraolo

ed il podcast di Damiano GALLINARO, tutto da ascoltare



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.

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

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.

Festival Guests and Exhibitors in 2022

LICAF 2022 l’elenco degli ospiti include:

Charlie Adlard, Dimitris Anastasiou, Mehdi Annassi, Lucie Arnoux, Bianca Bagnarelli, Alison Bechdel, Fred Campoy, Matthew Dooley, Ulla Donner, Oliver East, Karrie Fransman, Lina Ghabeih, Dave Gibbons, Paul Gravett, Kalle Hakkola, Jaime Hernandez, Eva Hilhorst, Bryan Hitch, Stephen L. Holland, Rian Hughes, Marc Jackson, Michael Lark, Leomacs, Marine des Mazery, Vojtěch Mašek, Joe McGarry, Luke McGarry,

Steve McGarry, Mick McMahon, Bill Morrison, Bex Ollerton, Dean Ormston, Jacob Phillips, JAD, Sean Phillips, Mike Perkins, Tim Pilcher, Ram V, Mollie Ray, Tom Richmond, Greg Rucka, Andrea Settimo, Katie Skelly, Posy Simmonds, Václav Šlajch, Fiona Stephenson, Maria Surducan, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot, Petteri Tikkanen, Jörg Tittel, Twin Cartoons, Judit Vanistandel, Asya Voitenko, and Andi Watson

Comics Clock Tower Exhibitors 2022

Gli espositori nella Lakeview Market place sono:

A&A Co., Amber Hsu, Art-Bubble, B7 Comics, Beatrice Mossman, Benjamin Dickson, Bryan Talbot, Bungaroosh, Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain, Catfood Comics, Clarice Tudor, Clark Bint, Comics Youth CIC, Coming Home – Re-Live, Drew Marr of Gold Lion Comics, Fanfare Presents, Gustaffo Vargas, ILYA GRAPHIC, J Webster Sharp, James Chapman, Joe Latham, Kate Mia White, Kev F Sutherland,

Knockabout Comics, Lyndon White, Markosia Enterprises, Martin Geraghty, Matt Smith! (Smith vs Smith), Myriad Editions, NCS Fest, Nick Brokenshire, Olivia Sullivan (ZEB.KO), Peter Morey Comics, Rachael Smith, Roger Langridge, Schnumn, SelfMadeHero, Sula Hancock, Teesside University, The 77 Publications, The Cartoon Museum, Tom Ward, Twins Cartoons, and Una

• 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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