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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce that award-winning Canadian comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator Darwyn Cooke will be among the many international and British guests attending its weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria in October (16th – 18th October 2015), making his first-ever UK appearance.

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16-18 OCTOBER, 2015 Kendal, Cumbria, UK

We're changing the website to incorporate lots of great feedback and to fit the shape and size of the festival now we've run it for 2 years. For now here is the programme from 2014 so you can get a flavour of what LICAF is all about. Or download a copy of the 2014 Report.


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We’re always on the lookout to recruit folks to the ‘Red Brigade’ our now famous band of volunteers and the one group of people most mentioned at the Box Office during the festival last year. The feedback from the public was that volunteers were key in making their experience utterly brilliant. Volunteers not only made the festival happen in a wide variety of ways, but they had the opportunity to meet their comic art heroes, get their favourite books signed and generally have a lot of fun. We’d love to hear from you if you would like to get involved – please contact me direct with any questions or to sign up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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