Page 45 & The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

BREAKING for October 2017: Bryan Talbot signs and sketches in Grandville: Force Majeure a month before publication in Page 45’s Georgian Room.

The Date: Saturday October 14th 2017
The Time: 3.30pm until Clock Tower closes
The Venue: Upstairs in Kendal Comics Clock Tower (lift access, yes!)

Entrance: IS FREE!

GRANDVILLE FORCE MAJEURE will be on sale exclusively in Page 45’s Georgian Room from 10am on Saturday October 14th 2017, a whole month before it’s published on November 16th.

               

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

Page 45’s reviews for GRANDVILLE, in stock. LUTHER ARKWRIGHT. For more graphic novels, please pop “Bryan Talbot” into our search engine.

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

In 2017 Page 45 will as always have a dozen creators with us with more details to follow in a great big blog. We just couldn’t wait to announce this one!

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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