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I didn’t manage to get to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival when it started up last year so it was on my ‘to do’ list for this year. I was born in Cumbria and lived in Kendal for a few years and I’m a lifelong comics fan so to have a comics event in a town which means a lot to me is a pretty damn fine thing indeed.
You may know from reviews…
- 15 hours ago
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Just some of the fantastic team of volunteers who worked around the clock to make the 2014 Lakes International Comic Art Festival a success. Image: Lakes International Comic Art Festival
I think everyone who attended is still reeling from the fantastic weekend the 2014 Lakes International Comic Art Festival proved to be, which began with the amazing 24 Hour Comics Marathon organised by Dan Berry
Two brilliant cartoons on display at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, created by chaps from the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain (http://ccgb.org.uk/wordpress/)
- 21 hours ago
Esteban Maroto is Spanish comics artist famous - perhaps infamous - for designing the Red Sonja’s “chain-mail” bikini for the series Marvel Comics’ The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian, but whose long career is crammed with fondly remembered work, on titles such as Creepy, Vampirella and Eerie, along with Marvel’s Conan, Red Sonja and Dracula.
Lambiek notes Maroto established his unique graphic style in 1967 with his long series ‘Cinco por Infinito’ (‘Zero Patrol’, published in Delta 99 and in English by Continuity Comics), followed by ‘La Tumba de los Dioses’. His ‘Alma de Dragon’ in magazine Trinca was also a big success.
he was also a regular in the Spanish science-fiction magazine 1984. After devoting himself exclusively to illustrating he returned to comics in 1993 with ‘Zatanna’, ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Atlantis Chronicles’ for DC Comics. Also for Topps, he illustrated series like ‘Cadillacs and ‘Dinosaurs’ and ‘Lady Rawhide’. He joined the Italian Bonelli publishers in 1996, and illustrated several episodes of the series ‘Brendon’.