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Conventions and events / more Lakes info
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on June 29, 2015, 12:11:57 PM »

A huge line up of both British and globe-spanning international comics talent is being lined up for this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival, taking place 16th – 18th October 2015.
 
 International guests announced so far are award-winning Canadian artist Darwyn Cooke, Simpsons Comics artist Bill Morrison (thanks to the National Cartoonists Society in the US), Boulet, Winshluss, Benoit Peeters and Antoine Cossé and Japanese Shojo manga artist Akiko Hatsu - with still more to come.

 Announced British guests include Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, 24 Hour Marathon organiser and artist Dan Berry; graphic novelist Joe Decie, who is working on a longform project thanks to funding from the Lakes Festival; Oliver East, author of titles such as Trains Are Mint, who is working on another project with the Festival following the success of The Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn; internationally-acclaimed cartoonist Hunt Emerson, creator of Calculus Cat;  author David Gaffney, who has recently been working with Dan Berry on a new graphic novel, The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head; award winning comics writer Kieron Gillen; and UK-based stitcher and prolific tea drinker Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans, who has created a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards, including Poblin, the Festival's mascot; and the internationally-acclaimed illustrator and graphic novelist Dave McKean.
The Family Zone –  a major part of the Festival programme, which has proved hugely popular in previous years – features a wide range of award-winning and supremely talented professional artists and writers such as author/illustrator Philip Reeve (creator of Mortal Engines), writer/illustrator Sarah McIntyre (Vern and Lettuce, Jampires); Laura Howell, trailblazing her way as the first female artist ever to work for The Beano; all the way from Springfield, The Simpsons artist Bill Morrison; inspirational concept artist Ian McQue (Grand Theft Auto); critically acclaimed duo Metaphrog (Louie); and rising star Zoom Rockman (Skanky Pigeon).
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking place in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas – the English Lake District in the North West of the country, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, such as Angoulême in France, it takes over the whole town for a weekend of comic art. Its 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 hugely successful 2014 Festival in Kendal featured a stellar cast of both British and international creators and a number of special exhibitions, and attracted thousands of fans young and old to the Lake District town.

 The Festival’s dedicated organisers are determined to build on last year’s visitor numbers still further, reflecting their aim to deliver a truly European-style comics festival involving the whole of the local community and visitors in a truly unique comics experience. 
 


 
 




Festival Sponsors and Benefactors
 
 
 


The Patrons of the Festival are comic creators Boulet, Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot and Emma Vieceli, and Stephen L. Holland, owner of the award-winning independent comic shop Page 45 in Nottingham.
 
 The Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with funding from South Lakeland District Council and Kendal Town Council working in partnership with the Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal College.
 
 Commercial sponsors include KendalBID, Specsavers the Westmorland Shopping Centre. 
 


 
 


The Lakes International Comic Art Festival run 16th - 18th October 2015. Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news!
Web: www.comicartfestival.com
 
For further information contact: Julie Tait - [email protected]
 
Images of most announced guests, Festival poster and mascot images can be found here:
 
Web Resolution: [email protected]

• View all the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Press Releases
 
 
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Saying hello / Re: Hello, compatriots!
« Last post by Disreputable_Stave on June 26, 2015, 09:34:16 PM »
My next novel, Incident 27 is now available for pre-order on Kindle. It's the sequel to God School.

Ev Bannen is in his second year at Divine Protector Academy , the world’s only school for gods. Things are even going well in his relationship with the lovely Maya Brünhart. But suddenly, a village in the Tru Republic is attacked by refghasts. Ev and friends arrive just in time to fight them off, but then Ev is approached by a mysterious man. The man reveals a dark secret about Ev’s past—a secret the Academy has been keeping from him. With everything he knows suddenly called into question, Ev must decide where his loyalties lie as he embarks on a journey to activate the ultimate Artifact from the Tower of Babel. But running afoul of Zero Grade might be the least of his problems when the Academy’s elite decide to expel him…permanently.

Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/pszrl52
Amazon UK link: http://tinyurl.com/q2l3a2u

It will be released on 08/11.
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**PREVIEW / EVENT LISTINGS ALERT**
 
SECRET CINEMA Presents STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

4th June – 27th September 2015 at secret London location

www.secretcinema.org/tickets

 Logo, Stills & Poster: http://bit.ly/1OyUyjo

 Please let us know if you need anything else, we’d appreciate if you could run a preview piece this week. Please also find details and photography below on the RebelX Stores and RebelX Caninta Nightclub.

RebelX Stores

16 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH

Opening hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm

Photo credit: Laura Little

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s58o1q6470q0z7f/AABHz1Osm5Lm3XOOy7VsqvmWa?dl=0

 RebelX Cantina

Secret Nightclub open from now until 27 September

www.rebelxcantina.co

Location is secret but secret details given when tickets purchased

Photography: (please credit photographers)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/futurecinema/554LW9
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Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2015: Tickets On Sale Now! 

Kendal, 1st June 2015: Tickets are now on sale for this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival from the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

The Festival, taking place 16th - 18th October, has also detailed three more top names joining this year's programme: Guardian cartoonists Steven Appleby and Steve Bell, and top concept artist and illustrator Ian McQue, perhaps best known for his work on the chart-topping game Grand Theft Auto.

 Multi-award-winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, who started his career as a comics artist, is the Festival's opening night guest, the event generously sponsored by Specsavers.

For a third of a century Steve’s IF strip has been redefining the boundaries of political satire. In his cartoons our leaders have become grotesque monsters. At this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival, you can join Steve on a roller-coaster ride satirising the last five years of coalition government, right through to today’s political landscape. Savage, funny, rude, transgressing all the rules of good taste and beautifully drawn, don’t make this evening IF but when!

Steve Bell and Steven Appleby both pack a punch in a different way with their work for The Guardian - one through his scurrilous satire of modern politics, the other through his uniquely unsettling but irresistible guide to life. On the Sunday afternoon of the Festival they will get together on stage for the first time to draw live and, hopefully, give away some trade secrets.

These world-renowned creators join a host of already-announced international and British guests including Canadian creators Darwyn Cooke, Stuart and Kathryn Immonen and Seth, top Japanese Shojo manga artist Akiko Hatsu (making her first ever UK appearance) , Dave McKean and Kieron Gillen.

 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking place in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas – the English Lake District in the North West of the country, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, such as Angoulême in France, it takes over the whole town for a weekend of comic art.

 Its 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.
 
 
• Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival are on sale now from the Brewery Arts Festival - Book Now

• For the latest news on the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival visit: www.comicartfestival.com

• Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news!   
 
 
Festival Themes
 This year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th - 18th October 2015) will have four over-arching themes to help visitors navigate through the all-ages, family-friendly event...

Meet Our Guest: Steven Appleby
 Steven Appleby is an absurdist creator of comic strips for many newspapers, including The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph. His strip "Loomus" currently appears in the Guardian Family section. He also created Steven Appleby's Normal Life for Radio 4; Crocs In Frocks (with Teresa Early) a musical play seen at Peckham Theatre and Comica at the ICA, London; the animated television series Captain Star and over 25 books, including Jim - The Nine Lives Of A Dysfunctional Cat and Antmen Carry Away My Thoughts As Soon As I Think Them.

 His paintings and drawings have appeared in numerous gallery exhibitions and, notably, on the Pixies’ album Trompe le Monde and in Black Francis & Josh Frank's novel The Good Inn (published May 2014 by SelfMadeHero). He lives, works and daydreams among his unusual family in London.

For his Saturday panel at the Festival, guided by Steven himself, you’ll be perfectly safe as you poke about in his dark corners and prise open the drawers and cupboards where his obsessions live and all his ideas come from. You’ll discover the source of cartoon strips and meet the characters and strangers who inhabit his stage show, radio series and his numerous books.

• Book your tickets for Steven Appleby's "Please Don't Touch" event on Saturday 17th October here

• Steven Appleby's Official Site: http://stevenappleby.com

• Follow Steven on Twitter @stevenappleby
 
 
Meet Our Guest: Steve Bell
 Steve Bell, probably Britain’s most recognisable political cartoonist, started his career drawing comic pages for children’s comics, including Whoopee, Cheeky and Jackpot and has produced illustrations and comic strips for many different magazines including Social Work Today, Punch, Private Eye, New Society, the Radio Times, the New Statesman, The Spectator and the Journalist.

Steve’s original strip "Maggie’s Farm" appeared in Time Out and City Limits magazines from 1979 through to 1987. Since 1981, he’s written and drawn the If… strip in The Guardian, for whom he has produced cartoons with high penguin content ever since the Falklands crisis of 1982.

It was Bell who created the memorable ‘underpants’ image of John Major, of Tony Blair with Margaret Thatcher’s rogue eyeball, and depicted George W Bush as a malevolent chimp. Mixing surreal visuals with hilarious dialogue, Bell’s cartoons have won him wide acclaim and a host of awards.

At this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival you can join Steve on a roller-coaster ride through the last five years of coalition government and bang up to date. Savage, funny, rude, transgressing all the rules of good taste and beautifully drawn, don’t make this evening IF but when.

• Book Your Tickets for Steve Bell at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Here

• Steve's Official Site: www.belltoons.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
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Lancaster Comics Day Launch Event

First Age Comics, Lancaster, 11.00am, Saturday 30th May 2015

A small event to launch Lancaster Comics Day will take place at First Age Comics, Lancaster on Saturday 30th May 2015 from 11.00am. Local press welcome.

Lancaster Comics Day, taking place Sunday 14th June 2015 in Lancaster Library, is a new event aimed at comic fans of all ages for the city which has no shortage of comic creators, organised by the Friends of Lancaster Library in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Tckets are available now from Lancaster Library and First Age Comics.

The event features local comic creators Andy Diggle, whose credits include 2000AD, Doctor Who, Captain America and Green Arrow (his work on the latter character the basis for the hit TV show); Doctor Who and 2000AD writer Eddie Robson; and veteran comics editor and writer John Freeman, former Doctor Who Magazine editor and currently editor for the digital audio comics publisher ROK Comics.

 Also at the event will be 2000AD and Doctor Who comic artists John Ridgway and Dave Taylor; and formal Marvel editor, author and producer Tim Quinn.

Centred on Lancaster Library events include a panel on Doctor Who comics, the official launch of the Lost in Space digital anthology featuring the winners of a competition organised by LICAF in partnership with Titan Comics, a Breaking Into Comics panel, competitions for all ages, cosplay – and Comic Cake!

 Local authors and other comic creators will also be at Lancaster Comics Day, including Lancaster Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight, comics colourist Harry Saxon and authors AS Chambers, Adam Millard, Sophie Sparham, along with cartoonists Joe Matthews and Dave Windett.

 The Friends of Lancaster Library are currently running a Children's Comics Competition as part of the project's events.

 The event has been sponsored by First Age Comics in Moor Lane and brought to Lancaster with the support of Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which takes place in October this year and whose guests include Simpsons Comics artist Bill Morrison, Superman artist Darwyn Cooke and over 40 international guests in addition to British comic creators and publishers.

• Lancaster Comics Day, Sunday 14th June 2015, 11.00am - 6.00pm Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster
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Conventions and events / Phoenix Comicon 2015 Dark Horse Schedule
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on May 22, 2015, 01:12:01 PM »
PHOENIX COMICON EXCLUSIVE
 Archie vs. Predator #1 Phoenix Comicon exclusive variant cover by Darick Robertson (500 copies).

A set quantity will be available at opening each day of the show. Limit of 5 per person per day while supplies last. Each comic is $5.00.

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

SIGNING SCHEDULE
 All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, MAY 28
 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, GRINDHOUSE: Alex de Campi
 Archie vs. Predator #1 Phoenix Comicon exclusive variant cover by Darick Robertson available for purchase.

 7:00 p.m.–7:50 p.m. MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

FRIDAY, MAY 29
 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. THIS DAMNED BAND: Paul Cornell, Tony Parker

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. TWO BROTHERS, DE:TALES, PIXU, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. EI8HT, X, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Rafael Albuquerque

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. GRINDHOUSE, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi
 Archie vs. Predator #1 Phoenix Comicon exclusive variant cover by Darick Robertson available for purchase.

SATURDAY, MAY 30
 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. TWO BROTHERS, DE:TALES, PIXU, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, GRINDHOUSE: Alex de Campi
 Archie vs. Predator #1 Phoenix Comicon exclusive variant cover by Darick Robertson available for purchase.

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT, X: Tony Parker

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. THIS DAMNED BAND: Paul Cornell, Tony Parker

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. EI8HT, X, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Rafael Albuquerque

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

 

SUNDAY, MAY 31
 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  THIS DAMNED BAND: Paul Cornell, Tony Parker

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  EI8HT, X, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Rafael Albuquerque

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. GRINDHOUSE, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi
 Archie vs. Predator #1 Phoenix Comicon exclusive variant cover by Darick Robertson available for purchase.

PANEL SCHEDULE
 Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/programming for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

FRIDAY, MAY 29
 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  North 121  Dark Horse Comics!

For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to the stands—and now’s your chance to jump onboard! Join Dark Horse PR coordinator Steve Sunu as he heads up a panel of Dark Horse’s incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Paul Cornell (This Damned Band), Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse), and more!

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. North 121 Spotlight: Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon

From The Umbrella Academy and Casanova to Daytripper and De:Tales, Eisner Award–winning duo Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon are two creators at the forefront of innovation in comics and graphic novels. With their newest anticipated graphic novel, Two Brothers, coming soon, join the twin brothers for a special spotlight panel discussing their careers, the joy of creating comics, developing Two Brothers following their incredible success with Daytripper, and much more.


SATURDAY, MAY 30
 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. North 122 Spotlight: Rafael Albuquerque

Rafael Albuquerque is the Eisner and Harvey Award–winning co-creator of Crimeland, Mondo Urbano, and the New York Times best-selling series American Vampire (written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King). Come find out what Rafael is up to next!
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Now through May 31, all issues of Comic Book Creator and Comic Book Artist are 50% off at www.twomorrows.com!

To celebrate CBC's 2015 Eisner Award nomination for Best Comics-Related Publication, we're putting all of editor Jon B. Cooke's mags on sale for half-price. Comic Book Creator features such greats as Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, Neal Adams, Russ Heath, Denis Kitchen, Bernie Wrightson, and others in a full-color format. And Comic Book Artist is the multi-Eisner Award winning mag that was the predecessor of CBC.

But this offer is only good for two weeks, so don't delay! Click the banner at the top of our home page and let the savings begin!

And: This weekend only, Alter Ego issues are also 50% off! So stock up on TwoMorrows mags now!

The sale is for PRINT editions only that are purchased online at www.twomorrows.com, and does not include digital editions, subscriptions, bundles, or new and upcoming items.

www.twomorrows.com
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Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on May 14, 2015, 03:35:38 AM »
Vice versus lathe is only a matter of grip, grope and grind.
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The upcoming Worldwide Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour will feature music from Series 8. For more information on the tour click here: http://www.doctorwho.tv/events/doctor-who-symphonic-spectacular/

UK Dates:

23 May London The SSE Arena, Wembley 3pm Venue box office See tickets
23 May London The SSE Arena, Wembley 7.30pm Venue box office See tickets
24 May London The SSE Arena, Wembley 2pm Venue box office See tickets
25 May Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 3pm Venue box office See tickets
25 May Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 7.30pm Venue box office See tickets
26 May Birmingham Barclaycard Arena 3pm Venue box office See tickets
26 May Birmingham Barclaycard Arena 7.30pm Venue box office See tickets
27 May Leeds First Direct Arena 3pm Venue box office See tickets
27 May Leeds First Direct Arena 7.30pm Venue box office See tickets
28 May Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 3pm Venue box office See tickets
28 May Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 7.30pm Venue box office See tickets
29 May Glasgow The SSE Hydro 3pm Venue box office See tickets
29 May Glasgow The SSE Hydro 7.30pm Venue box office See tickets
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Conventions and events / DOUBLE THE HORROR at Derby Book Festival
« Last post by AlexDavis on May 13, 2015, 03:27:37 AM »
Morning all,

Just wanted to MENTION a really exciting horror event that we have coming up here in Derby for Derby Book Festival - DOUBLE THE HORROR is a BOOK launch for both Dead Funny and Best British Horror, and on Friday 5th June we'll be joined by editor Johnny Mains, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound plus authors Victoria Leslie and Marie O'Regan for a great night of readings, signings and much more!

You can check out the full info at http://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/double-the-horror-with-johnny-mains-robin-ince-best-british-horror-and-dead-funny/, and if you're in and around the area be sure to check out all the events during the Festival - there are more than 60 to choose from!

Thanks a lot!

Alex
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