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

Annunciati i “Little LICAF workshops” per aspiranti giovani creatori di fumetti che si terranno a Lakes festival, durante nel fine settimana a Kendal dal 15 al 17 ottobre 2021.

La sezione “Little LICAF” organizza attività sia fisiche che online per i giovani fan dei fumetti e aspiranti creatori, e Sayra BegumNeill CameronHannah Eaton e Marc Jackson hanno già preparato le matite per sei sessioni di workshop prenotabili gratuitamente sia sabato 16 che domenica 17 ottobre.

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

Mario Benenati, curatore del sito: Fumettomania Web Magazine

Little LICAF workshops announced for aspiring young comic creators!
(Annunciati i “Little LICAF workshops” per aspiranti giovani creatori di fumetti!)

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Kendal, Thursday 12th August 2021:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival continues to ramp up its programme for an exciting weekend of comics fun in October in Kendal, with an announcement for the Little LICAF sessions, all taking place at the The Shakespeare Centre.

Little LICAF organises activities both physical and online for younger comic fans and aspiring creators, and Sayra BegumNeill CameronHannah Eaton and Marc Jackson already have pencils primed for six, free bookable workshop sessions on both Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October.

Several 90-minute sessions, running morning, midday and afternoon are in the creative works, offering free comic activities, a reading corner, Marc Jackson’s artist stand, a library selection and more. During each session, there will be a designated 45-minute, artist-led workshop, which everyone will take part in, then return to reading, drawing, and other comics cartoonery!

There’s a maximum of 15 places for youngsters (aged 5-12) for each session, who must be accompanied, at all times, by one responsible adult for full session time.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, because outside the Centre, open to anyone, there will be a badge making activity set up, details of the all-new Lake District LDNPA Felt Mistress walks – and Joey’s Cafe will be on hand, offering outdoor seating for refreshments.

“We’re really excited to be hosting a new offering for the festival for families and children since our switch from the ‘Family Zone’ to ‘Little LICAF’, as a result of the digital festival last year,” say co-ordinators Hester Harrington and Sim Leech. “We know that our artists are really looking forward to being back in front of a real-life audience.

“These new workshops are going to be a fantastic experience for anyone who is booked on – reinforcing how marvellous comics are to encourage reading, cultivate creativity and inspire imagination.”

• Check out the free Little LICAF workshops and book your places here – only 15 places (aged 5 – 12, including accompanying adult) are available, so don’t miss out!

• LICAF is also running workshops for older comic creators – find out more on the Festival web site

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

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Art by and © Neill Cameron per il Little LICAF 2021
Art by and © Neill Cameron

Book a FREE session for your child, aimed at five to twelve year-olds. Each session includes the opportunity to explore comic activities, read comics, take part in a creative workshop led by a professional comic artist, with a chance to meet and chat to the artist afterwards.

Each session is limited to 15 child places and each child must be accompanied by one responsible adult for the whole session.

90-minute sessions are available for booking during which the workshop will last approximately 45 minutes and in the remaining time there is a wide range of activities for your child to investigate and engage with.

Please arrive at your designated start time. Sorry, no late admissions. Book sales by some of the artists may be available, and cash may be preferred.

• Check out the free Little LICAF workshops and book your places here – only 15 places (aged 5 – 12, including accompanying adult) are available, so don’t miss out!


10.00 – 11.30: Sayra Begum – Exquisite Characters

Exquisite Characters is a collaborative, Surrealist drawing game which will be used to create unique and fun characters. The workshop will focus on the drawing game. If you would like to continue with the activity to develop a comic based on your characters, resources will be provided.

12.00 – 13.30: Marc Jackson – Ten Funny Things!

Suitable for ages 5+

Join cartoonist Marc Jackson as you draw ‘TEN FUNNY THINGS!’ You’ll select numbers from Marc’s ‘list of lunacy’ at random and draw them all together to create an amazing picture before your very eyes! All skill levels are welcome… let’s draw something crazy!

14.00 – 15.30: Neill Cameron – Awesome Comic Adventures

Join Neill Cameron – artist for The Phoenix, creator of Mega Robo Bros and author of the Freddy VS School novels – as he shows you how to come up with your own awesome ideas for stories, and then how to turn those stories into AWESOME ADVENTURES through the magic of COMICS!


10.00 – 11.30: Hannah Eaton – Draw Your Own Monster

Learn how to draw your own monsters and create their worlds – this workshop focusses on drawing and paper-crafting with graphic novelist Hannah Eaton – let your imagination run wild to create your monsters and make 3D collages of their homes – maybe they inhabit a deep, dark cave, a wild jungle, a faraway planet? Drawing materials will be provided. This workshop is recommended for those who are 12 years old and under.

12.00 – 13.30: Neill Cameron – Awesome Comic Adventures

14.00-15.30: Marc Jackson – Ten Funny Things!

Suitable for ages 5+


FOTO recente di Sayra Begum 

Sayra Begum is a Nottinghamshire-based artist, the creator of the graphic novel, Mongrel, released last year by Knockabout Comics, whose work focuses on female and marginalised voices, her style inspired by Islamic miniatures and Surrealism. She’s recently been part of an international comic creator exchange program in Czechoslovakia, organised by LICAF.

FOTO recente di Neill Cameron 

Neill Cameron is a cartoonist and writer, best known for his work on The Phoenix comic, the creator of the comics “Mega Robo Bros”, “Mo-Bot High”, “The Pirates of Pangaea” (with Daniel Hartwell), “Tamsin and the Deep” (with Kate Brown), and the instructional How To Make Awesome Comics.

Neill also works as an artist-in-residence at The Story Museum in Oxford, where he contributed several large-scale comic strip installations and continues to be involved in comics-based education and activities, including running a monthly Comics Club group for young cartoonists.

Neill frequently travels the country giving workshops in schools, libraries and at festivals, and is a passionate advocate for the role comics can play in developing literacy skills and encouraging children’s creativity.

 Photo: Tiffany Kubani
Photo: Tiffany Kubani

Hannah Eaton is an artist and writer.

She is the author of Naming Monsters, a graphic novel published by Myriad Editions and shortlisted for the First Graphic Novel Competition and the Ninth Art Prize. She has been a barmaid, a teacher, a support worker, one half of a comedy duo, a learning mentor, a carer for young people and a graphic novelist.

photo Hannah Eaton 

Marc Jackson is a cartoonist from Macclesfield in Cheshire. He’s created comics and characters for the BEANOAces WeeklyComic SceneThe SPARKThe Brooklyn Red Hook star-revue, and more.

Marc also created a comic in partnership with Able Child Africa, seeking to help disadvantaged children in Rwanda navigate basic hygiene issues and COVID-19. Last year, he started working with New York-based writer and teacher Roni Sarig on Rocky Princess Astronaut, a full-length comic about a princess that goes to the moon, released earlier this year.

In less crazy times, Marc runs cartoon art workshops in schools, libraries and at festivals – and also organises MACC-POW! a day of comic art in his hometown.

• Check out the free Little LICAF workshops and book your places here – only 15 places (aged 5 – 12, including accompanying adult) are available, so don’t miss out!

The full festival events programme can be seen here

Note per gli editori

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2021 : 15-17 ottobre 2021 :

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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

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 Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It is supported by Choose CumbriaCumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council and Kendal Town Council

Our main sponsors are LenovoWestmorland Shopping CentreLancaster University and Southern GFX.

Our founder partners are the Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal College, and we are also supported by the Australia Council for the ArtsThe British CouncilThe Finnish Institute in LondonFlanders HouseFlanders LiteratureInstitut Français du Royaume-Uni, the Italian Cultural Institute, the National Cartoonists Society and Wallonie Bruxelles International.

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.

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