Date(s) - 12/10/2019
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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019

A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11–13 October 2019.
image of a lake district events banner for Lakeland Comic Arts Festival in Kendal Cumbria
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.


• 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!

Visiting & Tickets

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)
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