It’s not particularly grim oop North if you head to the right parts, and you can’t go wrong with Kendal. It’s a lovely part of the world, and the perfect place for a comic book festival. And conveniently that leads me to mention The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which will see Sean Phillips and Bryan and Mary Talbot as founder patrons. Located in Kendal, the Festival will be setting up tables for it’s first year of existence this October. So it’ll be a beautiful – flippin’ freezin’ – festival.
The festival has just announced the first ten guests, all of whom were lured in with the promise of mint cake galore.
The initial line-up are:
Alongside Phillips and the Talbots.
Heavy coats and scarves all round, everyone! Although Andy Diggle already lives in the North, so he’ll probably be able to wear shorts. Tickets go on sale in May. I imagine The Beat will make their presence known too! S’only a stone throw away from here.