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Comic art festival line-up is growing

TICKETS for Kendal’s second annual weekend of celebrating comic art go on sale tomorrow.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will return from October 17-19 with more than 50 events.

The growing list of comic creators and designers include both international guests and a host of home-grown artists, writers and illustrators.

Among these is artist Becky Cloonan - the first female artist to draw the main Batman title for DC Comics.

There will also be appearances by digital comics guru Scott McCloud, Gail Simone, Junko Mizuno, Wilfried Lupano and Jeremie Moreau (creators of the acclaimed graphic novel ‘The Hartlepool Monkey’), Bone creator Jeff Smith and Dutch cartoonist Joost Swarte.

Just a few of the many creators in this year’s line-up are Watchmen co-creator, artist Dave Gibbons, Sunday Times-featured artist Nick Abadzis, Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and Doctor Who artists Mark Buckingham and Mike Collins.

Festival Director Julie Tait said: “We are delighted to have an increased number of international creators and to have broadened the genres too.

“We can assure you that Kendal will be even more of a comic art town for the weekend.”

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