Saturday, 4 November 2017
The Spirit At The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival
Here's a treat, courtesy of my old pal Sean Philbo Phillips:
Sean organizes the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival up in Kendal every year, and there's loads of people you like going this year, ( 13th-15th October ) including Bryan Talbot, Duncan Fedegro, Charlie Adlard, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragones, and even The Moomins.
Go and check out http://www.comicartfestival.com for more info in you're in the area.
In the meantime, to publicise the event , and to celebrate the centenary of one Will Eisner's birth, Sean's produced the above with some of the guests. A broadsheet sized all-star jamboree of one page Spirit stories, by:
Sean & Ed Brubaker, Becky Cloonan ( who did the cover there ), Brendan McCarthy, Graham Dury & Simon Thorp off Viz, Chris Samnee, Peter Milligan & Duncan Fedegro, Seth, Jason Latour, Michael Cho, Jonathan Ross & Bryan Hitch, Sergio again, and mine & Philbo's all-time favourite British artist of all time, the mighty John M. Burns.
If you can't make it to the festival, you can get a copy from our buddies over at Page 45, Nottingham's premier comic and indepedents bookshop. Here's the link: http://www.page45.com/world/2017/10/page-45-comic-graphic-novel-reviews-october-2017-week-three-lakes-festival-special/ …
( Which I can't seem to embed properly, but it does work, honest ) And here's a few examples from Sean, Ed, Chris, John and Sergio. Believe me, as good as this stuff looks here, it's even better giant-size.