Live from the UK: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s opening gala event is a classic balloon debate featuring eight guests, each taking on the role of their own chosen comic character. At the end of the night, only one will survive, and that depends on how well they make their case to you, our audience.
In an intercontinental twist, some of the contestants will be joining live from NCSFest in America. And the whole thing will be lampooned live by master guest cartoonists Steve McGarry, Luke McGarry via satellite from LA and Boulet on stage at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal! Also joining in on the floating Friday comic art fun are Kate Charlesworth, Lou McKeever, Yomi Ayeni, Martin Rowson, Graham Dury, Tom Richmond, Marc Jackson and Bill Morrison!
As if that weren’t enough, the opening night will also feature the awarding of this year’s Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art and some other exciting announcements, including the presentation of the NCS Division Awards for Graphic Novel and Comic Book.