Lakes International Comic Art Festival unveils a new home

A new home for the popular International Lakes Cartoon Festival has been revealed.

Next year’s event marks the festival’s 10th anniversary and it will be relocating from its Kendal home to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Taking place between October 14 and 16 in several locations, organizers say the move is an attempt to re-energize the festival.

They say the new festival will bring together the best artists and creators in the Lake District and explore the potential and power of comics as a force for good and creative business, in the UK, and through continued international partnerships. with organizations such as Comic Art Europe, and many others.

Julie Tait, Festival Director, said: “Hosting a Comic Book Art Festival in Bowness-on-Windermere presents an incredible opportunity to present the wonders of comics to a new audience in an iconic World Heritage landscape. .

“It’s not about moving the existing festival from Kendal to Bowness-on-Windermere, it’s about reimagining the festival for a new era.

“The world of comics is constantly changing, and we want to reflect that in a new festival that unleashes the power of comics to change the world.”

Charlie Adlard, award-winning cartoonist and festival patron, said: “I have been a supporter, patron and guest artist of the festival for many years.

“I’m super excited to see the festival in its 10th year go even deeper into the lakes.

“In 2022, we will be on the shores of Windermere, an iconic location for what has become an iconic comic book festival.”

The Lakes Arts Festivals will continue to host comedic art activities in many other UK towns, including Kendal, as well as a large international program.

Daniel K. Denny