The International Lakes Comic Festival comes to Bowness

BOWNESS is preparing for the tenth edition of an extremely popular comic book festival.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival takes place at multiple venues in Bowness from October 14-16, featuring artists, writers and comic creators from over 25 countries.

Festival venues include the Old Laundry Theatre, Windermere Jetty Museum and Lakesview Comic Marketplace in Lakes View.

Festival guests include Guardian cartoonists Martin Rowson and Posy Simmonds, Simpsons artist Bill Morrison, Minions filmmaker Steve McGarry, Eisner Award winner Alison Bechdel, author of The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Charlie Adlard, artist on The Walking Dead comics.

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The festival offers many family activities and promises a weekend of wonderful events for all ages.

There’s plenty to see and do for free, or you can purchase a pass to access all of our premium events.

More details about events, exhibitors and festival tickets are available at

Julie Tait, Festival Director said:

“We are entering the lake in the Lakes International Comic Art Festival for our tenth year.

“Many of the venues overlook the beautiful waters of Windermere and we are delighted to have over 100 guests and exhibitors with us to celebrate the amazing world of comics and comic art.

“Comic books play a vital role in improving literacy, telling new stories, and solving the greatest problems of our time.

“I urge all lovers of art, literature and culture to come experience how comics can truly change the world.”

The festival program includes live cartoons, creative workshops, lectures, presentations, a comics market, debates, cartoonists, satire, exhibitions and some of the most amazing comic artists in the world. whole world.

The festival also features a cartoon course around Bowness, a reinvigorated crazy golf course filled with cartoon characters and a Finnish sauna in Windermere.

During the Festival weekend, there will be free shuttles between venues. What to expect

Shuttle buses running between Kendal and Bowness on Saturday and Sunday are free for exhibitors and pass holders.

Free bike hire provided by the Lake District National Park team is available at the Windermere Jetty Museum.

There is also free parking for festival goers at the Windermere Jetty Museum.

Tickets are available at

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Daniel K. Denny