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Lo staff del Festival dei Laghi continua la comunicazione con altri nuovi ospiti dell’edizione di quest’anno, che si terrà dal 15 al 17 Ottobre.

Mario Benenati, curatore di Fumettomania Web Magazine

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

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New guests announced for October’s ninth Lakes International Comic Art Festival

(Annunciati Nuovi ospiti per la 9a edizione del Lakes International Comic Art Festival di ottobre)

Kendal, Tuesday 29th April 2021:

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce more guests for its ninth event taking place in Kendal 15th – 17th October 2021.

Joining already-announced Greg RuckaMichael Lark and others will be transmedia creator Yomi Ayeni, graphic novelist Sayra Begum, Icelandic cartoonist Hugleikur DagssonAlbert Luba Ntolila, an artist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lakes-based artist Sean Phillips, and graphic novelist and Instagram comics star Clarice Tudor.

The latest names to join the guest list reflect the Festival’s aim to offer a diverse, international line-up of guests, echoed in its international and research projects work working with Comic Art Europe, among others.

“We’re really excited about this year’s line-up,” enthuses Festival Director Julie Tait.

“After our foray into the virtual last year, the aim is to make our return to the physical space in Kendal as exciting and entertaining as ever.”

The Festival will take place across multiple venues around Kendal, including the Brewery Arts Centre, which has played an important part in the weekend-long event’s activities since it began back in 2013. The Comics Clock Tower is also set to be busy, albeit with a smaller number of publishers, creators and retailers present, reflecting social distancing requirements.

Yomi Ayeni is currently working on a new story, which will see its debut in some form at the Festival, featuring art by Graham Leggett (1826), lettered by Mike Stock.

“It’s called ‘Operation Noyade’ and it’s a twisted look at what some will call the final days of the Thatcher government,” he teases. “It was written as a film script, and was inspired by the socio-economic situation, unemployment, homelessness, and the excesses of the Yuppie tribe – remember them?

“We will have the first instalment ready for LICAF, or at least a teaser.”

You can expect many more new project reveals, exclusive announcements, and more at the Festival in October… so be ready to book your tickets!

The Festival will confirm its physical event is to go ahead in May, with tickets going on sale soon after.

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Yomi Ayeni

Yomi Ayeni is an award-winning Transmedia creator, producer, filmmaker, and storyteller.

His current project – Clockwork Watch – is a retro-futurist Steampunk / Victoriana story told across graphic novels, interactive theatre, online and film. The project has so far spawned three tangential threads, immersive live events, exhibitions at the Royal Observatory, Scottsdale Civic Library (Arizona), National Maritime Museum, The Asylum in Lincoln, and a fictional online newspaper.

He is one of a few writers engaged in bringing a multicultural slant to the Steampunk genre, by exploring Victoriana outside Great Britain. Clockwork Watch is a collaboration of talents, including Corey Brotherson (editor/adapting writer), Jennie Gyllblad (artist) and Megan Bradbury (artist).

Yomi lives in London, loves cooking, street art, travelling and making music.

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Sayra Begum

Sayra Begum released her first graphic novel, Mongrel, in August 2020, published by Knockabout Comics, and supported by Arts Council England. A graduate of Falmouth University, completing her Masters in Illustration: Authorial Practice in 2016m,

Sayra is currently training with the institute to become a lecturer, studying for a PGCHE, whilst tutoring on the MA Illustration course, and is also working on her next graphic novel.

Begum’s style is influenced by Islamic miniatures and Surrealism, her primary tools are her mechanical pencils. Her acclaimed first graphic novel, Mongrel, tells the story of a British Muslim woman who grew up in-between two cultures. She challenges conventions and looks beneath the surface to celebrate differences and reveal the common humanity.

Hugleikur Dagsson

Hugleikur Dagsson was born in the winter of 1977 in the northern part of Iceland. Since then, he has been breathing oxygen and eating sharks to fuel his artistic tendencies. He graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2002 and is now an established comedian, cartoonist. screenwriter and director. He has published around 30 books, mostly comics or cartoon collections with focus on dark humour. He has written three plays, directed his own animated TV series and is also in a boyband.

Comics di Albert Luba Ntolila

Albert Luba Ntolila

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, Albert Luba Ntolila began his career in the Ninth Art in 1989, in the monthly Le Sport africaine, illustrating “Ndaye”, the story of a blessed striker.

In 1991, he participated with Roger Beley and Fifi Mukuna in the creation of the monthly comic strip, Évasions, published by Le manager. Three years later, he released his first album (on a screenplay by Nlandu Mayamba, with Roger Beley as co-author), a political awareness work entitled People in action: Zaire, free and democratic elections, edited by the Amos Group. A version in Swahili (Raia katika maendeleo: Zaïre uchaguzi huru na wa kidemokrasi) and one in Tshiluba (Bena ditunga mbadiele ngoma: Zaire masungula a mu budisuile ne budikadile bua Bantu) are being published in parallel.

In 2009, he participated in the Algerian collective album, La co mic book tale Africa, published by Dalimen Éditions, and his work appeared in the collection 50 years of independence 100 caricatures. published by the Lille School of Journalism in 2010.

In 2008, he created, with other artists, the association A.b.Communication, which he chairs, which publishes the magazine Fara fara, which has also featured his work.

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Sean Phillips

Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, Eisner Award winning Sean Phillips has worked for all the major publishers. Since drawing SleeperHellblazerBatmanX-MenMarvel Zombies, and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, Sean has concentrated on creator-owned books including CriminalKill Or Be KilledIncognitoFataleThe Fade OutPulp and the Reckless series.

Sean lives in the Lake District, where he is currently drawing the next Reckless book written by his frequent collaborator Ed Brubaker.

Disegno di Clarice Tudor

Clarice Tudor

Clarice Tudor is a comic artist and cartoonist specialising in sad dogs and self-deprecating comedy. Her introspective comics go from wholesome to savage fast enough to give you whiplash.

Clarice’s quippy one-liners have amassed over 62,000 followers on Instagram. But it’s not just webcomics! Clarice also writes longer form graphic short stories such as Love at First Bite, a sweet tale of two queer vampires which was longlisted for the coveted Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize.

After graduating from the University of Leeds, she turned her personal artistic practice into a thriving small business as well as working freelance! Clarice’s impressive list of clients includes The Guardian, Sanrio/Hello Kitty, It’s Nice That and Tumblr.

Clarice’s visual style relies heavily on cuteness and animals as a means of taking ugly feelings and making them more digestible. She thinks “anthropomorphism makes it far easier to look at ourselves honestly.” She states that her goal is similar to that of many cartoonists – to take a thought, concept, feeling or issue and break it down into an appealing, simple, easy-to-digest piece of art that inspires or soothes the soul. What sets Clarice apart is her youthful wit.

Note per gli editori

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

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Ospiti del Festival nel 2021

Announced guests for October 2021 in Kendal so far, in alphabetical order, are Yomi AyeniSayra BegumChris Condon, Hugleikur DagssonNicola JenningsMichael LarkJeff Lemire (now making a virtual appearance due to COVID-shifted work schedules), Lou McKeever (aka BlueLou), Albert Luba NtolilaSean PhillipsMartin RowsonRachael Smith, Jack Teagle, Clarice Tudor, and Steve Yeowell.

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

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Chi siamo

Il Lakes International Comic Art Festival è l’unico nel suo genere nel Regno Unito, incentrato su eventi e progetti di fumetti presentati da una delle zone più belle del paese: il Lake District inglese, nella città mercato di Kendal. Modellato su festival in stile europeo, come Angoulême in Francia, il Festival annuale di solito occupa l’intera città per un fine settimana di fumetti ogni ottobre, ma diventerà virtuale nel 2020 con LICAF LIVE.

L’obiettivo del Festival è celebrare l’intero spettro dell’arte dei fumetti, ispirando i fan e i creatori di fumetti esistenti e, si spera, generando anche nuovo pubblico e creatori. Investe nei creatori attraverso un programma di commissioning e pone l’accento sullo sviluppo di collaborazioni internazionali.

I patroni del Festival sono i creatori di fumetti Yomi Ayeni, Kate Charlesworth, il laureato dei fumetti Stephen L. Holland, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot e Zoom Rockman.

Il Festival è sostenuto utilizzando finanziamenti pubblici dalla National Lottery attraverso l’ Arts Council England . È supportato da Choose Cumbria , Cumbria County Council , South Lakeland District Council e il consiglio comunale di Kendal

I nostri principali sponsor sono Lenovo , Westmorland Shopping Center , Lancaster University e Southern GFX .

I nostri soci fondatori sono il Brewery Arts Center e Kendal College , e siamo anche supportati da Australia Council for the Arts , The British Council , The Finnish Institute in London , Flanders House , Flanders Literature , Institut Français du Royaume-Uni , The Italian Cultural Institute , National Cartoonists Society e Wallonie Bruxelles International .

Riceviamo anche supporto dagli editori Fanfare Press e Knockabout Press .

Grazie anche ai nostri generosi donatori: Charlie Adlard, Lynette Adlard, Graham Dury, Peter Kessler, Bryan Talbot, Sean Phillips e Simon Thorp

• La Virtual Comics Clock Tower è online su


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