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Annual Festival, Fri 11 - Sun 13 Oct 2019, £5-£35

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival


A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11–13 October 2019.

Kick-ass superheroes, future worlds, fantastical creatures, zombies, crime fighters, politics, satire, documentary, comedy, manga and much more. The world of comic art is a diverse and spectacular place, bursting with creations that transport us to other dimensions and stories that explore the world and our place within it.
The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend of wonderful events, activities and workshops for all ages.
So, whether you’re a comic art addict, new to the world of comics or just love exceptional art and storytelling – get a date in your diary for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 11-13 October 2019.
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 Includes…

• Live drawing from some of the biggest international comic artists
• Talks, presentations & masterclasses – come and learn from the best
• A comic marketplace – with big names and independent publishers
• Comic signings with artists, writers and creators
• A family-zone packed with activities for young, budding artists and comic art fans
• Comic art exhibitions in our gallery spaces
• International comic book launches – be the first to get your hands on the latest releases
• Comic-themed films – in three state-of-the-art cinema screens
• Comic art trail throughout the town of Kendal
• Evening entertainment, music and cabaret
• Fantastic food with a fab selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs
... and it all takes place in the glorious English Lake District!

Festival Guests Announced So Far For LICAF 2019 Include...
Charlie Adlard, Serge Baeken, Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, Laurence Campbell, Kate Charlesworth, Becky Cloonan, Garth Ennis, Ephameron, Duncan Fegredo, Loic Gaume, Ben Gijsemans, Staz Johnson, Valentine Laffitte, Michael Lark, Pascal Lemaitre, John McCrea, Junko Mizuno, Benoit Peeters, Julie Rocheleau, Marine Schneider, Declan Shalvey, Simon Spurrier, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot, Judith Vanistendael, Joris Vermassen and Rob Williams - with many more international and British guest to be announced!
The festival is held at venues throughout the Brewery Arts Centre and across the town of Kendal. Please check online for location details and guidance regarding the accessibility of our venues.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 11 - Sun 13 Oct 2019



Gala Opening Night (Friday 11th Oct 2019)
£8 / Concessions £5

Comics Up-close - New perspectives in comic art (Friday 11th Oct festival pass)
£20 / concessions £15

Weekend Festival Pass (Saturday 12 Oct & Sunday 13 Oct, 2019)
£35 / Concessions £25

Saturday Festival Pass (12 Oct, 2019)
£22 / Concessions £17

Sunday Festival Pass (13 Oct, 2019)
£19 / Concessions £14

The weekend pass gives you access to all the main events on Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October. Our events include live draws, masterclasses, talks, presentations and a chance to get up close to the best comic creators in the world. Seats are unreserved for all events and subject to the size of the venues. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The weekend pass does not include the Friday Gala opening event. Concessions (Under 16 years of age and full time students)


International Comic Art Festival




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Map reference: SD 515926  Lat: 54.32709 Long: -2.74708

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

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