WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has hailed the fantastic comic arts weekend and welcomed news the event is expected to return in 2014.

At the weekend, Kendal was full of some of the biggest names in comic art.

Organisers of the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival say they’re planning to bring the event back next year.

They have pencilled in dates from the 17-19 October, said Mr Farron.

He said: “Kendal was buzzing and had an amazing atmosphere. It was a brilliant event and I want to thank Julie Tait and her team for their amazing efforts.

"It is great that they are looking to bring the festival back again next year. With Comic Arts, we have added another event to our growing calendar of activities – from Torchlight to the Wool Gathering to the Mountain Festival, Kendal is the rural arts hub of the north and long may that continue.”