Mancano due settimane al Lakes International Comic Art Festival, che si svolgerà a Bowness-on-Windermere, nella Regione dei Laghi (UK), dal 29 settembre all’1 ottobre.

Oggi scriviamo di una realtà che è legata al LICAF e cioè il Comic Art Europe.
Domenica mattina, 1 ottobre, alle ore 11, tutti e cinque gli artisti presenti nella mostra “Living Together” (facenti parte del Comic Art Europe Project) al Lakes festival – Bernard Hage, Eva Pavlič, James Albon, Silvia L. Ballart e Štěpánka Jislová – parleranno dei loro progetti ed analizzeranno il loro lavoro.

Annunciamo che quest’anno al Festival dei laghi sarà presente il socio-collaboratore Damiano Gallinaro per conto di Fumettomania.

Buona lettura

Mario Benenati, Presidente “Fumettomania Factory – APS”

Nota Bene: Per chi ci legge per la prima volta: Fumettomania Factory – APS, è una realtà di promozione sociale e culturale italiana con sede in Sicilia, con 32 anni di vita, che supporta il Lakes International Comic Art Festival proprio condividendo le varie news diffuse dallo Staff del Festival.

A new language for Europe.
With the support of the Creative Europe programme
of the European Union.

During these months, our Comic Art Europe project is going towards its end. But during these last months, a lot is still about to happen. In this newsletter you’ll find out about our global exhibition in Brussels, an exhibition at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and a meet and greet with the Comic Art Europe artists.

In 2020 and in 2021, Comic Art Europe launched open calls regarding the themes “Visions of Tomorrow” and “Living Together”. Each time, five European artists were selected to participate in the project. 

From 21 September until 10 December 2023, all 10 winning European artists, who participated in one of the two calls, will be shown in a global exhibition in the Comics Art Museum in Brussels. The exhibition invites visitors to discover the works created and developed during their artistic residencies in the partner countries of Comic Art Europe, whose themes “Visions of Tomorrow” and “Living Together” encourage reflection on the issues facing the world today.
Comic Art Europe is a European cooperation project bringing together the Lyon BD Organisation, the Comics Art Museum in Brussels, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the Escola de comics Joso, co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme. Curators of the exhibition are Jordi Sempere and Richard Foster.

You can find all the information as well on the website of the Comics Art Museum.

Artists: Filipa Beleza (Portugal), Marine des Mazery (France), Karrie Fransman (United Kingdom), Maria Surducan (Romania), Meikel Mathias (Germany), Silvia L. Ballart (Spain), Bernard Hage (Germany/Lebanon), James Albon (United Kingdom), Štěpánka Jislová (Czech Republic), Eva Pavlič (Slovenia).

The exhibition “Visions of tomorrow & Living together” is a production of Comic Art Europe, co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

From 29 September until 1 October 2023 a world of comic art will return to the Lake District (UK) for another dazzling edition of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF). The family-friendly festival promises to offer you a diverse three-day program filled with kick-ass superheroes, live drawing sessions, interviews, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, book launches and much more. Part of this diverse program? A Comic Art Europe exhibition and a possibility to get to know some of Europe’s most talented, emerging comic artists.
On Sunday morning1 October, at 11am all five artists shown in the “Living Together” exhibition – Bernard Hage, Eva Pavlič, James Albon, Silvia L. Ballart and Štěpánka Jislová – will talk about their projects and explore their work. Don’t miss your chance to dive into their work. You can find all information and tickets here on the LICAF-website.
Visit the Living Together exhibition at the Windermere Jetty Museum from 29 September until 1 October in the Lakes District.

© Pictures by Tim Douet, at the “Living Toghether” exhibition during Lyon BD Festival.

Per i redattori e i sostenitori del LICAF

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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Festival Guests in 2023

Gli ospiti annunciati per il 2023 in ordine alfabetico sono :

Charlie Adlard, Mari Ahokoivu, James Albon, Alice VDM, Mehdi Annassi, alias Machima, Lucie Arnoux, Nancy ArtMusic, Silvia L. Ballart, Sayra Begum, Frankie Boyle, Gigi Cavenago, Amy Chu, Darryl Cunningham, Gustavo Duarte, Wallis Eates, Hunt Emerson, Massimo Fenati, David Gaffney, Gerhard, Lina Ghaibeh, Dave Gibbons, Anabelle Gormand, Bernard Hage (The Art of Boo), Peter Hogan, Stephen L. Holland, Marc Jackson, Jad (George Khoury), Štěpánka Jislová, Mai Koraiem, Michael Lark, Lucie Lomová, Josie Long, Dave McKean, Lena Merhej, Fouad Mezher, Bill Morrison, Seif Eddine Nechi, Annie e Steve Parkhouse, Eva Pavlič, Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips, Pieter de Poortere, Lucy Porter, Kevin Eric Raymundo, Tom Richmond, Peter Rogiers, Marek Rubec, Mohamed Salah, David Shenton, Shennawy, Václav Šlajch, Caroline Soucy, Dr. Nicola Streeten, Rachael Smith, il creatore di “Awkward Yeti” Nick Sulek, Bryan e Mary Talbot, VIZ, e Eldo Yoshimizu e Nicolas Wild

Lakeview Comics Marketplace Exhibitors 2023

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

I creatori del Lakeside Comics Marketplace includono :

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

Editori indipendenti e altri espositori nel Marketplace di Lakeside Comics includono :

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

Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah
Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah

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.

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. They have set out their strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 they want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.

Arts Council England invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.

Find out more at:

Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. The Council is also one of the bodies responsible for administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, of which we delivered over £1 billion to the sector in grants and loans.

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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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