Undicesimo appuntamento con le news da Kendal, del Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Dopo il programma degli eventi del festival, che è online da inizio luglio, ed i biglietti di quest’anno che sono in vendita (anch’essi da inizio luglio), oggi ci soffermiamo su Dave Mc Kean, autore del POSTER del festival di quest’anno che sarà presente nel fine settimana a Kendal, in Cumbria, dal 15 al 17 ottobre 2021.

Ma non solo tra gli ospiti ci sarà anche il pluripremiato artista italiano Manuele Fior.

Infine sono stati annunciati i Comics Workshops per il Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Nota bene: Quali supporter del LICAF 2021, questa preview la condividiamo direttamente in inglese.

Mario Benenati, curatore del sito: Fumettomania Web Magazine


Dave McKean joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival Guest List
(Dave McKean si unisce alla lista degli ospiti del Lakes Festival)

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Kendal, Tuesday 12th July 2021: 

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to confirm that award-winning graphic novelist Dave McKean, designer of this year’s promotional artwork, is joining this year’s international guest line-up in Kendal in October.

Dave is no stranger to the long-running Lakes-based comic Festival, not only appearing as a guest but also creating the acclaimed graphic novel Black Dog: the Dreams of Paul Nash, a book and accompanying performance work, commissioned by the 14-18 Now Foundation, The Imperial War Museum, The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and On a Marché Sur la Bulle. It was published as an artist’s edition in the UK, and worldwide by Dark Horse Publishing and Glénat to wide acclaim. Dave also premiered his associated multimedia work based on the book in Kendal; a series of projections, combined with a performance of orchestral music and songs, all written and produced by the artist.

His latest graphic novel, Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel, is to be published on 29th July 2021 by Dark Horse Comics, a story following two storylines. In one, Arthur, a nineteenth century writer in Wales, mourns his late wife whilst dabbling in the supernatural in the hopes that he might commune with her again. In the other, Sokol wanders a feudal landscape hunting monsters for those who can afford to pay the cost for his bounties.

Dave joins a line-up of guests at the Festival, running Friday 15th – 17th October 2021, that includes Charlie Adlard, Steven Appleby, Yomi Ayeni, Sayra Begum, Maria Björklund, Neill Cameron, Kate Charlesworth, Hugleikur Dagsson, Marc Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Olivier Kugler, Michael Lark, Jeff Lemire (now making a virtual appearance due to COVID-shifted work schedules), Leomacs, Vojtěch Mašek, Lou McKeever (aka BlueLou), Luke McGarry, Steve McGarry, Ziki Nelson, Wang Ning, Sean Phillips, David A. Roach, Miles Ross, Martin Rowson, Greg Rucka, Rachael Smith, Clarice Tudor and Steve Yeowell.

“We’re delighted Dave is joining us for this year’s return to a physical Festival,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. “He’s been a tremendous support to the organisation and his amazing work speaks for itself.”

 Tickets are on sale now for this physical event from the Festival web site

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Meet Dave McKean (Incontra Dave McKean)

Dave McKean, who designed this year’s LICAF Festival poster, has illustrated and designed many award-winning and ground breaking books and graphic novels including The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins), The Homecoming (Ray Bradbury), Varjak Paw and Phoenix (SF Said), The SavageSlog’s Dad and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (David Almond), What’s Welsh for Zen (John Cale), Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison), Wizard & Glass (Stephen King) and Mr. PunchSignal to NoiseThe Wolves in the WallsCoraline and the Newberry and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman). His self-penned Cages received several awards for the year’s best graphic novel.

He has also written and illustrated Pictures That Tick vol. 1 and 2 (collections of short comics) and Celluloid, an erotic novel. He has created hundreds of CD, book and comic covers for Michael Nyman, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, Bill Bruford, Bill Laswell, Tori Amos, Altan, Fear Factory, Roy Harper, Frontline Assembly, John Cale, and the entire run of Neil Gaiman’s influential Sandman series.

His recent book projects include Caustic, a collection of drawings inspired by silent erotic cinema, Colorado Kid (Stephen King), I Am Legend (Richard Matheson), Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist (David Almond), Postcard from Venice (a sketchbook), and Apophenia (an art book).

In 2016, Dave wrote and illustrated Black Dog: the Dreams of Paul Nash, a book and accompanying performance work, commissioned by the 14-18Now Foundation, The Imperial War Museum, The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and On a Marché Sur la Bulle. It was published as an artist’s edition in the UK, and worldwide by Dark Horse Publishing and Glénat to wide acclaim.

Dave transferred the book to a series of projections, and wrote an hour’s worth of orchestral music and songs. This performance occurred at the Somme Memorial in Amiens, and, after several festival performances, at the Tate Britain opening of Nash’s retrospective.

His latest graphic novel, Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel, is to be published on 29th July 2021 by Dark Horse Comics, a story following two storylines. In one, Arthur, a nineteenth century writer in Wales, mourns his late wife whilst dabbling in the supernatural in the hopes that he might commune with her again. In the other, Sokol wanders a feudal landscape hunting monsters for those who can afford to pay the cost for his bounties.

Dave has also exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan, with an exhibition of his work at the Adam Green Gallery in Reigate, until 29th August 2021, and an exhibition of work from Black Dog is running at the Philippe Labaune Gallery in New York until 14th August.

He has also released four monographs of photographs, and designed characters for two of the Harry Potter films. He has also directed five short films and three feature films, MirrorMask (which won seven International Awards), Luna (BIFA and Raindance Best Feature Awards) and The Gospel of Us (two Bafta Cymru awards) with Michael Sheen.

DAVE MCKEAN ONLINE

Web: https://www.davemckean.com

Twitter: @DaveMcKean

• Read an interview on Comics Beat by Dean Simons with Dave McKean about his recently-released graphic novel, Raptor

• Publisher’s Weekly: Dave McKean Tells a Complex, Dreamlike Story in ‘Raptor’

Publisher's Weekly: Dave McKean Tells a Complex, Dreamlike Story in ‘Raptor’

VERY IMPORTANT

Potete leggere inoltre la bella intervista di Filippo Marzo e di Fumettomania a Dave Mc Kean sul nostro web magazine oppure vederla sul canale YouTube di Comics Reporter.

The full LICAF festival events programme can be seen here

Award-winning Italian artist Manuele Fior joins guest line up

( il pluripremiato artista italiano Manuele Fior si unisce alla squadra degli ospiti)

Kendal, Tuesday 14th July 2021: 

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce its comic creator workshops taking place over the Festival weekend (15th -17th October) in Kendal, Cumbria, hosted by comic creators that include artist and writer Matt Smith, Instagram comic star Clarice Tudor and others.

“We’re thrilled to present this programme of workshops,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. “Supporting the development of comic creators is integral to the Festival’s ethos, which we work on all year round through international partnerships and by supporting the work of the Comics Laureate, in schools and other learning environments.”

A workshop in progress at a previous Lakes International Comic Art Festival

All of the workshops are aimed at comic creators aged 12 and up, with a limited number of places – so it’s advisable to book your place as soon as possible through the Festival web site (www.comicartfestival.com).

Animator Stephen Brown and comic creators Matt SmithLucy Sullivan and Clarice Tudor will be leading this year’s workshops, offering guidance on a variety of subjects, from comedy timing to drawing time in comics, and tips on stop motion animation too.

The Festival is also pleased to confirm the addition of award-winning Italian artist Manuele Fior to this year’s international line up of comics talent, whose graphic novels include Celestia, released in English by Fantagraphics to huge acclaim.

(Il Festival è inoltre lieto di confermare l’aggiunta del pluripremiato artista italiano Manuele Fior alla line-up internazionale di talenti del fumetto di quest’anno, le cui graphic novel includono Celestia, pubblicata in inglese da Fantagraphics con grande successo.)

Manuele joins a large line-up of international talent that includes Yomi Ayeni, Charlie Adlard, Kate Charlesworth, Greg Rucka and many, many more.

Meet Manuele Fior (Incontra Manuele Fior)

Manuele Fior -foto recente

Born in Cesena, Italy, in 1975, after getting a degree in architecture, Manuele Fior moved to Berlin, where he worked until 2005 as a cartoonist, illustrator and architect. In 1994 he won the first prize at Bienal do Juvenes Criadores do Mediteraneo, Lisbon for his comics work. His collaboration with the German publisher Avant-Verlag began in 2001 with the magazine Plaque, which brings together a wide range of Italian authors, among them Mattotti, Igort, and Giandelli. Since then, he began an intense work on comic short stories written by his brother Daniele, which appeared in BlackBile NoireStripburgerForresten and Osmosa.

His graphic novels include Celestia, first published by Oblomov / Atrabile last year, and in English by Fantagraphics, who have also published some of his many other longform works, including The Interview and Red Ultramarine.

Based in Paris, Manuele collaborates with his illustrations for a huge range of titles, which include The New YorkerLe MondeVanity FairFeltrinelliEinaudiLa Repubblica, and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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Nato a Cesena, Italia, nel 1975, dopo la laurea in architettura, Manuele Fior si è trasferito a Berlino, dove ha lavorato fino al 2005 come fumettista, illustratore e architetto.

Nel 1994 ha vinto il primo premio alla Bienal do Juvenes Criadores do Mediteraneo di Lisbona per i suoi fumetti. La sua collaborazione con l’editore tedesco Avant-Verlag inizia nel 2001 con la rivista Plaque, che riunisce un’ampia gamma di autori italiani, tra cui Mattotti, Igort e Giandelli. Da allora inizia un intenso lavoro sui racconti a fumetti scritti dal fratello Daniele, apparsi su Black, Bile Noire, Stripburger, Forresten e Osmosa.

I suoi romanzi grafici includono Celestia, pubblicato per la prima volta da Oblomov / Atrabile l’anno scorso, e in inglese da Fantagraphics, che ha anche pubblicato alcuni dei suoi numerosi altri lavori di lunga durata, tra cui The Interview e Red Ultramarine.

Manuele abita a Parigi e collabora con le sue illustrazioni per una vasta gamma di riviste e quitidiani, tra cui The New Yorker, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Feltrinelli, Einaudi, La Repubblica e Rolling Stone Magazine.


Note per gli editori

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2021 : 15-17 ottobre 2021 : www.comicartfestival.com

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Gli Ospiti del Festival nel 2021

Announced guests for October 2021 in Kendal so far, in alphabetical order, are (Gli ospiti annunciati per ottobre 2021 a Kendal finora, in ordine alfabetico, sono): Charlie Adlard, Roger Beley Alonzo, Steven Appleby, Yomi Ayeni, Sayra Begum, Maria Björklund, Boulet, Neill Cameron, Kate Charlesworth, Chris Condon, Darren Cullen, Darryl Cunningham, Hugleikur Dagsson, Oliver East, Manuele Fior, Simon Hanselmann, Marc Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Olivier Kugler, Michael Lark, Jeff Lemire (now making a virtual appearance due to COVID-shifted work schedules), Leomacs, Mike Luckovich, Jul Maroh, Vojtěch Mašek, Dave McKean, Lou McKeever (aka BlueLou), Luke McGarry, Steve McGarry, Ziki Nelson, Wam Ning, Albert Luba Ntolila, Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips, Kate Prior, David A. Roach, Miles Ross, Martin Rowson, Greg Rucka, Matt Smith, Rachael Smith, Glen Southern, Lucy Sullivan, Jack Teagle, Ann Telnaes, Clarice Tudor, the VIZ team and Steve Yeowell

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

Comics Clock Tower Exhibitors 2021

Visit the Virtual Comics Clock Tower via the Festival web site for more information on Comics Clock Tower exhbitors

Exhibitors include: 1826 Comic, Art-Bubble, B7 Media, Big Brown Eyes Collective, Bruno Stahl, Cast Iron Books, Catfood Comics, Cathy Brett, The Cartoonists Club of Great Britain, Centrala, Chris Askham, CoCo Comics, Colleen Douglas, Conundrum Press, Cutaway Comics, E Merlin Murray, the Etherington Brothers, Gold Lion Comics, Gustaffo Vargas, Hocus Pocus, Ian Sharman, Joe Latham, Kate Mia White, Kev F Sutherland, Knockabout, Lancaster University, Lewis Campbell, Madzines, Martin Simpson, Matt Simmons, Matt Smith! (Smith vs Smith), Mereida, Metaphrog, Mister Hope, Moonsquid Ink, Myriad Editions, Nona Gallery, Norm Konyu, Olivia Sullivan, Peter Morey, Pitteville Press, Roger Langridge, Ronny Worsey and Brian Gorman, Schnumn, SelfMadeHero, Soaring Penguin Press, Turnaround and Woodland Creatures

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