Page 45 & The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

 

Page 45 Announces Exclusive Book Launch and MORE Free Comicbook Creator Signings at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

The Lakes are More Pretty than a City! Come to @comicartfest and see for yourselves this October!

        

Signatures, Sketches and Entry are Free!

Page 45 is proud to present enticingly exotic graphic novels – many of which you won’t find elsewhere – with creators to sign and sketch in them for free!

Where: The Georgian Room, upstairs in the Comics Clock Tower (access by lift)
When: Saturday October 14th, Sunday October 15th 2017

 

 

Saturday am: John Allison, Dan Berry, Jonathan Edwards, Louise Evans (Felt Mistress), Emmeline Pidgen, Emma Vieceli
Saturday pm: Hannah Berry, Joe Decie, Oliver East
Sunday am: John Allison, Dan Berry, Emmeline Pidgen, Emma Vieceli
Sunday pm: Hannah Berry, Oliver East, Jonathan Edwards, Louise Evans (Felt Mistress), Emmeline Pidgen

 

 

Saturday 11.30am: Metaphrog
Saturday 12.30am: Ben Read & Chris Wildgoose
Saturday 2.00pm: Jason
Saturday 3.30pm: Bryan Talbot
Sunday 11am: Sean Phillips

All Weekend Long: the magnificent AveryHill Publishing!

 

 

To find out more about each and everyone, simply click on their website links above or pop creators into our search engine at www.page45.com! Their books, cards & prints will be on sale in our room.

We’ll be accepting both cash and credit cards!

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Talbot signs and sketches in Grandville: Force Majeure – the grand finale! – a whole month before publication.

GRANDVILLE: FORCE MAJEURE will be on sale exclusively in Page 45’s Georgian Room from 10am on Saturday October 14th 2017, more than a month before it’s published on November 16th thanks to our dear friends at Jonathan Cape.

Bryan Talbot will be signing at sketching in it on Saturday 14th October from 3.30pm until closing! See Page 45’s reviews for previous GRANDVILLE graphic novels and LUTHER ARKWRIGHT. For more, please pop Bryan into our search engine at www.page45.com

 

               

 

For more GRANDVILLE: FORCE MAJEURE interior art please visit Bryan Talbot’s official website.

Amongst more on sale from Jonathan Cape (reviewed): COLLECTING STICKS by Joe Decie and LIVESTOCK by Hannah Berry, both of whom will be signing and sketching in them for free, and both of which were Page 45 Comicbook Of The Months.

In addition, LICAF Patron Emma Vieceli will be extreme-sketching, hot-off-the-press UK Young Adult LGTB graphic novel BREAKS and John Allison will be enhancing all his BAD MACH and more books using a Singer Sewing Machine.

Lakes Festival Comics, Cards, Prints, etc on sale in our Georgian Room.

This includes the brand-new Will Eisner SPIRIT NEWSPAPER comics tribute (£5-00) edited by Sean Phillips with all proceeds over the weekend going to the LICAF creator development programme, and the 12-Hour Comics Challenge anthology directed by Dan Berry as soon as it’s printed.

As to our own graphic novels, we’ll be on hand to provide personal recommendations tailored to your tastes, or take you through any comics which attract your attention, spoiler-free. Please do ask! Or, if you’ve a mobile phone handy, you can pop titles or creators into our search engine for our written reviews at www.page45.com

We’ll be accepting cash and credit cards all weekend long!

I may well have mentioned that.

 

Festival Day & Weekend Passes On Sale Now!

Although everything Page 45 does at LICAF is FREE, FREE, FREE – as is most of the festival including exhibitions and the entire Kendal Comics Clock Tower with dozens more creators like Duncan Fegredo signing, sketching in and selling their wonderful wares – BUT you will want to see talks!

You will, my lovelies, you will!

For example, Bryan Talbot will be presenting ‘Grandville, The Last Chapter’ at LICAF 1-15pm-2-15pm on Saturday October 14th.

To this end, please purchase your Lakes International Comic Art Festival Day & Weekend Passes at that link.

In addition to attending as many events as you can eat, you will receive a free goodie-bag including exclusive prints, comics and – hey! – we may have helped design that very bag with the aid of dear, dear Duncan Fegredo.

 

Free Delivery of Any Graphic Novel to Kendal when Ordered in Advance

Almost done for now, then you can simply scroll down, relishing more photos and perhaps clicking on links to our previous years’ photo-filled blogs o’er-brimming with grinning creators! This festival is honestly so much fun!

Right, although we’ll be making our own fresh selection of gorgeous graphic novels to carry up to Kendal – including Young Adult and Younger Readers’ – you may already have your eye on others.

If so, save on postage by selecting “Collect In Kendal 2017” at the checkout when buying online at our website: www.page45.com

Offer closes Monday 9th October 2017 when we’ll be all but packed up to go!

More Lakes International Comic Art Festival Information

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival website
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme 2017

 LICAF Twitter: @comicartfest
Page 45 Twitter: @pagefortyfive

Our Twitter’s v handy for whenever other creators pop into our room for impromptu sketching, like Craig Thompson did last year! You gotta grab those rare, sketched-in puppies fast!

Page 45 credentials

Page 45 is a proud Patron of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Page 45 won the first ever award for Best Independent Retailer in Nottingham 2012
Page 45 won the Best Independent Business in Nottingham 2013
Page 45 was shortlisted for the Bookseller’s Independent Bookshop Of The Year 2014
Page 45 won the only ever Diamond Comics Award for Best Retailer in the UK in 2004 before links began
Page 45 was selected as UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature’s Bookseller 2017

Blah-blah, blah blah blah

Remember: The Lakes are More Pretty than a City. Come to @comicartfest and see for yourselves this October!

Photos mine, taken in and around Kendal at exactly the time of year that you will visit!

– Stephen xxx

  

 

 We now return you to your regular schedule, about why we love The Lakes International Comic Art Festival…

It’s practically a love affair!

Every October Page 45 brings gorgeous1 Lakes Fest Clock Tower graphic novels to The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, Cumbria, UK, where we have our very own Georgian Room. It is ever so lush!

Then we clutter it up with comicbook creators signing and sketching throughout the weekend for free!

We do this because Kendal is kindness personified, and the entire town is taken over by our shared love of comics.

Entrance to the Kendal Comics Clock Tower is free and there is access to all to its upper floor, where Page 45 resides, via lift.

Page 45 is a proud Patron of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and exhibits at no other comic event worldwide.

“What is it about LICAF that excites you so much?”

It is honestly so much fun!

We have fun, the creators have fun, their readers have fun, and we make a great deal of money!

Read Page 45’s photo-filled blog: Page 45 Shatters Its Own Weekend Sales Record At Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016!

Below, left to right, and grinning their heads off in our room: Dave McKean, Emma Vieceli, Tom Gauld and Bryan Lee O’Malley.

 

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Sean Phillips drew Prince right in front of our eyes, but you’re going to have to click on that link to see those cool photos – and of all our other guests last year – all of which you can enlarge.

Here’s our room:

 

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And here are some our jaw-droppingly gorgeous graphic novels.

 

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Come For Comics Then Stay For Your Surroudings!

For they are sublime.

The Lakes District is one of the most swoonaway parts of Britain where you reach for Turner references and fill yourselves to the brim with oh so much eye-candy!

 

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“What’s Happening Next Year, Stephen?”

Hahaha! Page 45 is a proud Patron of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

We help find them creators and we help raise them money, but we do not spoil their exclusives.

Keep up to date with The Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Twitter @comicartfest

Log onto their website at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

And if you need any more reasons why you should be visiting or exhibiting every October, I give you this enormous blog / love letter which was:

Page 45’s Huge & Extensive, Passion-Packed Review Of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2014.

 

Arriving in Kendal

“Sorry, will you say that again?”

Yes!

Page 45 Shatters Its Own Weekend Sales Record At Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016

 

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Secondly:

Page 45’s Huge & Extensive, Passion-Packed Review Of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2014.

Lord, but we had so much fun and so many secrets revealed!

 

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We were inducted. We were converted.

I am in awe!

And we had cake.

 

Cake

 

Hmm. Cake.

Can I reiterate that?

Cake.

 

Cutting The Cake

 

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival takes place every year in Kendal, Cumbria, UK, mid-month during October.

It celebrates the very best in comics and comic art.

Page 45 is there every year. Come join us! We will have fun!

 – Stephen

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