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, oggi inoltre ci viene annunciato che sono già in vendita i biglietti nella speciale offerta chiamata “Early Bird” (fino al 31 maggio).

Buona lettura

Mario Benenati, Presidente “Fumettomania Factory – APS”

Nota bene: Aggiungo solo una cosa , rispetto, alle informazioni che troverete nel sito del LICAF: la location dove si terrà il festival “è un posto meraviglioso, andateci sia per il festival, sia per visitare i laghi e la Regione, non ve ne pentirete!”

immagine promozionale di Gerhard_LICAF_RID
immagine promozionale di Gerhard

Lakes International Comic Art 2023 Festival:
Charlie Adlard, Rachael Smith e altri artisti si uniscono alla crescente lista degli invitati

Bowness-on-Windermere, Thursday 20th April 2023:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce tickets are now on sale for its annual gathering, taking place Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October 2023 in Bowness-on-Windermere.

They can be booked now through the Festival web site.

Offering a heady mix of comics guests, panels, exhibitions, comedy, cosplay workshops and events especially tailored for younger comic fans through Little LICAF, the Festival has also announced Charlie Adlard, Gerhard, Gigi Cavenago, Michael Lark, Marek Rubec and Rachael Smith as guests.

They join a line-up that also includes Dave McKean, Lucie Lomová, Festival poster designer Mohamed Salah and “Awkward Yeti” creator Nick Sulek – with a wide range of internationally acclaimed creators still to be announced over the next two months.

The Festival has also already revealed full details of exhibitors in its Lakeview Comics Marketplace, which includes a bigger, wider range of comic creators, publishers and other creatives than at any previous Festival.

“We’re thrilled to welcome both new and returning guests to our Festival,” said Festival Director Julie Tait. “Some of our guests have often returned to our event, but we’re delighted to welcome new faces, too, such as Eisner Award-winning creator Gerhard and Gigi Cavenago.

“Both are internationally acclaimed and more than deserve to be in the spotlight among our international line-up of comic creator all-stars.”

The Festival weekend will open with an as-yet-under-wraps comics and comedy night, mixing comic creators with comedians, which proved a hugely popular combination last year.

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.

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – dal 29 settembre all’1O ottobre 2023 – è online su: www.comicartfestival.com
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Latest Festival Guests Biographies

Charlie Adlard has been a “veteran” of the comic industry for over 25 years. He’s spent the majority of his time since 2003 working on The Walking Dead, which finished in 2019, and has received many industry awards for his work on the series culminating in winning the Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art in 2019.

In his time as a comic creator, he has worked on many other projects as far reaching as Mars Attacks, The X-Files, “Judge Dredd” for 2000AD, Savage, Batman, X-Men, Superman, and more, and creator-owned projects closer to his heart like Astronauts In Trouble, Breath Of The Wendigo, Codeflesh, Rock Bottom, Vampire State Building and White Death.

PAGES_Becoming Frankenstein_by Gerhard
PAGES_Becoming Frankenstein_by Gerhard

Eisner Award-winning creator Gerhard worked as background artist, environmental designer and cover colourist on the Cerebus for 20 years, a project which has been hailed as “one of the most sprawling pieces of visual fiction ever created.” His designs and meticulously crafted drawings served to ground even the most fantastic of events, or drastic of stylistic shifts.

Since completing Cerebus in 2004 he has been mostly doing commissioned work through his website, GerhardArt.com, and exploring other creative endeavours, including contributing to the awesome Winsor McCay tribute book, Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream; doing a variant cover of The Walking Dead; illustrating a Grant Morrison story, “Smile of the Absent Cat”, and, most recently, colouring the upcoming Becoming Frankenstein.

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.

(Vai subito sul sito web ufficiale del Festival e prenota i tuoi biglietti per il fine settimana a un prezzo speciale “Early Bird”, un’offerta che termina il 31 maggio 2023. )

Gigi Cavenago lives and works in Italy, in comics and as a concept artist for cinema and TV. In comics, he has worked especially for Sergio Bonelli Editore, creating several issues for series such as Cassidy (2009) by Pasquale Ruju, Orfani (2013) by Recchioni and Mammucari, and, finally on Dylan Dog, the best-selling and highly-acclaimed horror comic book, created by Tiziano Sclavi in 1986.

For Dylan Dog, he created “Mater Dolorosa” (2016), the issue that celebrated 30 years of the series, immediately after he became the official cover artist until 2021. He also worked on the first issue of “I Racconti di Domani” by Tiziano Sclavi and, together with Werther Dell’Edera, drew the Batman/Dylan Dog crossover.

He worked solely for Italian comics publishers for 15 years, making his debut in American comics with The Magic Order Volume 3 by Mark Millar, released in early 2023.

Michael Lark is the artist and co-creator of Lazarus and Lazarus: Risen from Image Comics.

In his nearly thirty years in the comics industry, he has drawn many of the most iconic characters in the medium, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Daredevil, Batman, Superman, and many others.

Marek Rubec is a comics artist, freelance illustrator and animator. His short comics have been published in many Czech and European magazines and anthologies, and he became first Czech artist to create Google Doodle.

He won the prize ARNAL for the best comics without words in 2013 and, four years, later won the international comics competition at Frame Festival in Prague, and also Muriel Award for The Best Czech Short Comics in 2018.

He gained popularity in 2018 thanks to Jarmil, published by Centrala, offering short, sarcastic stories about a monkey man living in a small, creepy town, somewhere in the middle of Europe. He followed this up with Jarmil in India, published in 2021.

In his work, he often is inspired by the environment of blockhouses and the lives of small town people.

Rachael Smith is an award-winning comic artist and writer, who has created many critically acclaimed graphic novels, including Quarantine Comix, Wired Up Wrong, and The Rabbit. She has also worked for The New Yorker, Image, Boom! Studios, and Titan Comics, among others.

Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah
Festival artwork by Mohamed Salah

Per i redattori e i sostenitori

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

LICAF 2023 l’elenco degli ospiti include:

Gli ospiti annunciati per il 2023 in ordine alfabetico sono Lucié Lomova, Dave McKean, Mohamed Salah e 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: 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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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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