CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein is going to be making a splash at the Lakes International Comics Art Festival this weekend. If you’re in the UK (or can get there easily) make sure you drop by to check out some of the amazing panels that Brownstein will be in on, as well as a getting the unique chance to interview Charlie Adlard about life after The Walking Dead, his new book of life drawings debuting this weekend, and more! Check out a full list of events to catch Brownstein at the festival, or check out their website to get tickets now.
All times listed are local to the United Kingdom. The LICAF is being held at the Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE.
Censorship and Comics in the 21ST Century
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 10.30-11.30AM
BAC SCREEN TWO
How far can this role be maintained in an era of left and right authoritarianism, where no-platforming, safe spaces and fake news trump truth-seeking and critique? Darren Cullen (artist/activist), Tony Bennett (Knockabout), Charles Brownstein (Comic Book Legal Defence Fund), Elyon’s (artist) and Kate Charlesworth (artist) join Tim Pilcher to explore this question.
Charlie Adlard Interviewed by Charles Brownstein plus Book Launch
Charlie Adlard’s latest book of drawing life figures was created with and published by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Charles Brownstein discusses Charlie’s remarkable career and looks at life beyond ‘The Walking Dead’.
SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER
11-12.30, COMICS CLOCK TOWER
Steve McGarry, the PechaKucha maestro, kicks off the proceedings and will introduce a myriad of artists, designers and more. Each guest gets 7 minutes to offer some piece of interesting information or insight. Drop-in or sit through the whole session.
PECHAKUCHA GUEST LINE-UP:
• STEVE MCGARRY, USA
• EMMA PRICE, UK
• ILYA, UK
• JOE MCGARRY, USA
• DR SARITA ROBINSON, UK
• JOHN MCSHANE, SCOTLAND (!)
• DAVID MANLEY-LEACH, UK
• EPHAMERON, BELGIUM
• ELYON’S, CONGO
• ÁRNI BECK GUNNARSSON, DENMARK
• CHARLES BROWNSTEIN, USA
• KELI WOLFE, USA