I’m honored to be a special guest and The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in the Lakes District, Kendal, UK on October 13-15th, 2017. The guest list is gigantic and full of world class comics creators (and me). One of the biggest features of the event this year is the appearance of MAD legend Sergio Aragonés, who will be bestowing the newly minted National Cartoonists Society‘s “NCS Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art”. In attendence will be a number of NCS folks including former NCS presidents Steve McGarry and Rick Stromoski.
This is the fifth annual “The Lakes International Comic Art Festival”, and it has really grown into a major event for comics worldwide. The festival basically completely takes over the charming lakeside town of Kendal and celebrates the art, writing and creating of comics of all kinds for a full weekend chock full of events.
From The Lakes Festival website:
“Featuring live comic drawing, films, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, master-classes, a free family zone and independent publishers – the events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.
We bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work.”
The full programming has not been released yet but I am told I’ll be doing a few events including (apparently) some kind of drawing duel with Sergio… that’s bound to go well for me.
Anyway, The Lakes Festival is not to be missed if you can get there. Visit their website for tickets and more information.
737 My cover art for the next issue of MAD, exclusive sneak peek from @entertainmentweekly website
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