Wish You Were Here… re-imagining the Lake district, comic artist style

Published On July 28, 2015 | By Richard Bruton | Comics, Conventions and events

Next up in the relentless PR machine that is the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, happening in Kendal, 16-18th October 2015…. this…


That’s Dave Gibbons, current comic laureate, with ‘All Your Lake Are Belong To Us‘, his entry to the postcard series ‘Wish You Were Here – Postcards from the edge of reality‘.

The whole set of postcards are in support of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the charity CLAw – Comics Literacy Awareness and all look at various bits of The Lake District National Park. The original artwork is due to be auctioned in that there London later this year as part of a big auction of comic art.

And here’s a few of the rest…


Visit The Lakes Of Imagination: Steven Appleby, with an Arthur Ransome inspired piece.


Castlerigg Day Out by Jonathan Edwards, artist and creator of the LICAF mascot, Poblin, with Lousie Evans aka Felt Mistress.


Bring Me Sunshine: Looking Across Morecambe Bay Towards The Lake District by Sean Phillips, artist and LICAF patron, co-ordinator of Phono+Graphic, a special exhibition of comic-related pop art for this year’s Festival.


Traditional Pug-Bathing At Friar’s Crag by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre. Now, Sarah McIntyre is simply fab. Oh, and she does comics (not enough) and writes and illustrates picture books including her new Pugs book with Philip Reeve (who the family Bruton are keen to meet at the Lakes this year.


The Shooting Party by Bryan Talbot, another LICAF patron, and maker of wonderful comics such as Luther Arkwright, Alice in Sunderland and the COSTA Award-winning story Dotter of His Father’s Eyes (with Mary Talbot)


Finally, Simpsons and Futurama artist Bill Morrison with Little Green Man and Julienne Fryes and It’s All Hunky-Dory in Cumbria.

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Richard Bruton

– Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he’s written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard’s day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children’s graphic novel library in the country.

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