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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Award-winning creator Becky Cloonan joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up



Charlie Adlard. Photo: Olivier Roller

Award-winning creator Becky Cloonan joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up

Kendal, UK, 9th April 2014: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed comic creator Becky Cloonan has joined the event’s line-up of guests.

Born in Pisa, Italy, Becky Cloonan began her career self-publishing mini-comics in 1999. Since then she has gone on to work with publishers like DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel, winning an Eisner Award in 2013 for her comic The Mire, the second book in a trilogy of self-published short stories. Most recently she illustrated The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys with writers Shaun Simon and Gerard Way, as well as contributing art to series like Young Avengers, Batman Black and White, and American Vampire.

More information on her career and current work can be found at http://estrigious.com/becky

Gail SimoneBecky is the latest addition to the guest list that includes a huge range of British and overseas creators including The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, artist Mark Buckingham, Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, Flemish cartoonist Peter van Heirseele2000AD artist Jock, self-taught Japanese artist Junko Mizuno, digital comics frontiersman Scott McCloud, leading US comics writer Gail Simone (right), the creator of the multi-award winning Bone Jeff Smith, Dutch underground comics artist Joost Swarte and Emma Vieceli will also join other comic creators for Kendal’s second comics extravaganza.

More overseas guest are set to be announced in the near future, as well as further top comic creators whose work spans not just comics but design and storyboards for film and television.
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th – 19th October 2014) is a new kind of comic art event in the UK. Modelled on a European-style festival it aims to take over the market town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, with comic art presenting the widest range of genres. Events include a 24 Hour Comic Marathon, children’s comic workshops, talks, signings, Great War in Comics art exhibition and a Comics Fair.

• Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale from 25th April 2014. Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! Web: www.comicartfestival.com

For further information contact: Julie Tait - julie@comicartfestival.com

Images of most announced guests, Festival poster and mascot images can be found here:

Web Resolution: www.flickr.com/photos/116459003@N07

About the 2014 Lakes International Comic Art Festival

GUESTS SO FAR…


Guests announced so far also include writer and artist Nick Abadzis; Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collinsacclaimed independent comics creator Oliver EastMAD Magazine cartoonist Jonathan Edwards, who designed the Festival’s “Mascot Family”; bespoke creature creator Felt Mistress (aka Louise Evans);  top designer Rian Hughes; cartoonist Lizz Lunney; Eisner Award-winning artist Sean Phillips, Beano and VIZ cartoonist Lew Stringer; award-winning comic creator Bryan Talbot; and illustrator and comic artist Donya Todd.

Visit the Festival web site for the full guest list announced so far

24 HOUR COMIC MARATHON

The 24 Hour Comic Marathon creative team is: Dan Berry, Marathon curator and producer; Kristyna Baczynski (NME), Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Tank Girl), Joe Decie (The Accidental Salad) Sarah McIntyre (Oliver and the Seawigs, shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014), Fumio Obata (author of the graphic novel Just So Happens) and Jack Teagle.

• For more information about the 24 Hour Comic Marathon visit: www.comicartfestival.com/competitions

FESTIVAL SPONSORS AND BENEFACTORS


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.
Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale from 25th April 2014. Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! 

Web: www.comicartfestival.com

For further information contact: Julie Tait - julie@comicartfestival.com

Images of most announced guests, Festival poster and mascot images can be found here:

Web Resolution: www.flickr.com/photos/116459003@N07
Copyright © 2014 Lakes Arts Festivals Limited, All rights reserved.


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