Restiamo ancora nel regno unito, anche oggi, con le news dal Lakes International Comic Art Festival .

Per chi ci legge per la prima volta: 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.

La settimana scorsa, il 9 maggio è stata annunciato che il comico e creatore di fumetti Frankie Boyle e l’attrice comica Josie Long saranno partner nella commedia “Comedians on Comics” per l’esclusiva e irripetibile serata di apertura del Festival a Bowness-on-Windermere, venerdì 29 settembre 2023.

Avendo luogo all’Old Laundry Theatre, Frankie e Josie discuteranno alcuni dei loro libri e fumetti preferiti, attraverso chat, letture, rispondendo alle domande del pubblico e scherzando in generale.

Buona lettura

Mario Benenati, Presidente “Fumettomania Factory – APS”

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces
Frankie Boyle and Josie Long for this year’s “Comedians on Comics” opening night


Bowness-on-Windermere, Thursday 9th May 2023:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed comedian and comic creator Frankie Boyle and comedienne Josie Long as their partners in comedy for this year’s unique, never-to-be repeated “Comedians on Comics” opening night of its annual weekend-long gathering in Bowness-on-Windermere (Friday 29th September – 1st October 2023).

Taking place at the Old Laundry Theatre, Frankie and Josie will discuss some of their favourite books and comics, through the medium of chat, readings, answering audience questions and general japery.

Opening Night tickets, available now, sold separately to the Festival Weekend Pass, are on sale now and are expected to sell out quickly, as in past years.

Both Frankie and Josie will also perform solo shows over the same weekend at the Old Laundry Theatre.  

“Our opening nights have always been driven by comedy, and one-of a kind event this year is no exception,” says Festival Director Julie Tait.

“Book now, even though we haven’t quite worked out what the show is yet,” encourages Frankie Boyle.

“You probably won’t be disappointed!”

Announced comic creators at this year’s Festival include Charlie Adlard, Mehdi Annassi, aka Machima, Peter Hogan, Lucie Lomová, Dave McKean, Rachael Smith and “Awkward Yeti” creator Nick Sulek – with many more to be revealed in the next few weeks.

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 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.

Buy your “Frankie Boyle and Josie Long Talk Comics” Festival Opening Night tickets here

• 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

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Latest Festival Guests Biographies

Frankie Boyle is one of The UK’s premier comedians and writers, and a lifelong comics fan. He’s known for his shows New World Order (BBC2), Tramadol Nights (Channel 4) and his best-selling DVD’s and Netflix Special.

Frankie has also penned three best selling books, and wrote “Rex Royd”, a comic strip for Mark Millar’s CLINT comic anthology, published by Titan, and collected in 2018.

“I wanted to try to do something that came from the heart,” he’s previously said of the strip. “The state-of-the-art in comics always seemed a bit linear and it seems so unambitious. I wanted to do different sections from an overall story you didn’t see all of. I just f*****g love comics and I’m keen to develop the whole thing in the least comic book way possible! Rex is complex, but you don’t necessarily need to follow everything. I’m not asking the reader to work as much as have an open mind.”

In 2018, Frankie wrote and presented the highly acclaimed documentary Frankie Goes To Russia for the BBC previewing the Russian World Cup in 2018. He also regularly contributes articles for the broadsheet press, and has topped the podcast charts with the first three volumes of his eight volume Promethiad sequence.

Josie Long is a multi-award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster, and film-maker. She is a trailblazer of the UK comedy industry, as the first woman to be nominated three times for Edinburgh Comedy Award (2010 – 2012). Her nine critically acclaimed tours showcased her unique and powerfully original voice and have been performed globally to sell-out shows. Her various podcasts and original radio shows have garnered her a world-wide audience of dedicated listeners and multiple awards.

Josie is an avid film-maker, having written and performed in short films such as Let’s Go Swimming, available on YouTube, and the full-length feature, Super November, released in 2018.

She’s been on all the TV channels, and several of her comedy specials are officially available online: Cara Josephine, available from Soho Theatre as a download, and Josie Long’s Romance and Adventure, available on YouTube.

Her debut book, a collection of short stories called Because I Don’t Know What You Mean and What You Don’t, is published later this May, and she will be touring the UK to promote it on her “Long Book Tour”.


Lisa Richards Presents Frankie Boyle  - Lap of Shame

Lisa Richards Presents Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame
6.30pm Saturday 30th September 2023, The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere | Tickets £20

Frankie Boyle’s on tour. Buy a ticket, because by the time he arrives, the currency will be worthless and you and your neighbours part of a struggling militia that could probably use a few laughs

Age Restriction: 16+
Show policies: no phones/recording, no latecomers, no re-admittance

Head to The Old Laundry Theatre, who are running this solo show, to book your tickets for this event

Josie Long - Re-enchantment

Josie Long – Re-enchantment
8.00pmSaturday 30th September 2023, The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere | Tickets £16.50 / Financial Difficulty Concession (limited tickets available) £10

“After defeat, re-enchantment is necessary”, said Lola Olufemi.

This thought inspires Josie Long’s brand-new show of stand-up infused with humanity, compassion and some brief political rants. The triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, underdog Fringe hero and delirious new mother (the first person to have two babies) returns with a show about the changes wrought by time, passion, moving to Scotland, and loving the world under – let’s face it – difficult circumstances.

Age guidance: 14+
Running time: 1hr 40 mins

Head to The Old Laundry Theatre, who are running this solo show to book your tickets for this event

Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah
Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah

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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 Jenika Ioffreda
Art by Jenika Ioffreda

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, Frankie Boyle, Gigi Cavenago, Gerhard, Lina Ghaibeh, Peter Hogan, Michael Lark, Lucie Lomová, Josie Long, 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

immagine promozionale del LICAF Bowness-on-Windermere

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:
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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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