Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Man Who Laughs at The Lakes

The Lakes Comic Art Festival kicks off this Friday and I'm really looking forward to it. There's a European feel to this one, closer to the Angouleme model than we are used to in the UK, with talks, panels, exhibitions, movies and so on spread across a number of venues. The guest line-up is splendid, with a lot of creators you don't usually see at UK conventions - José Munoz, Joe Sacco, Steve Bell and Posy Simmonds for instance.

I'll be appearing at a number of events:
Saturday 19th October 12.15 at The Brewery Arts Centre: Screen Two
Re-imagining the Classics - hosted by Alex Fitch of Resonance FM with myself, INJ Culbard, Rob Davis and Ilya.

Saturday 17.00 at The Box, Wildman Street: Watch Them Draw
I won't be drawing, but I will be chatting with David Bishop about my collaboration with Doug Braithwaite on Storm Dogs, while Doug is doing the drawing. This will include a Q and A session.

Saturday 20.00 at The Brewery Arts Centre, Screen Two: Rocking With Horror
Once again, Alex Fitch is chairing this session with Hannah Berry, Ian Culbard, Ravi Thornton and myself. I'm not entirely sure what has been planned for this session but no doubt something Lovecraftian will rear its ugly head.

I'll also be appearing throughout the weekend at The Comics Clock Tower where I'll be signing copies of The Man Who Laughs. The book has been nominated for Best Book of the Year at the British Comic Awards. If you buy a copy this weekend you will also get this wonderful print by the artist Mark Stafford for free.