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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 is pleased to announce nine Belgian comic creators are part of the line-up for this year’s weekend-long event in Kendal in October – an event that will also offer a fine blend of Belgian culture beyond the printed page!

Nearly 70 comic creators from fourteen countries form this year’s guest list, including, from Belgium, creators Serge Baeken, EphameronLoic GaumeBen GijsemansValentine Laffitte, Pascal LemaitreMarine Schneider, Judith Vanistendael and Joris Vermassen.

We will also be bringing, with the huge help of LICAF, a very special Smurfs exhibition to Kendal, taking place from 4th October to 3rd November 2019 at the Sugar Store in The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. Presented in the form of games, photos and informative texts, it will tell the story of the Smurfs from their origins to the present day.

Find more about the French-speaking Belgian authors coming:  Loic Gaume, Valentine Laffitte, Pascal Lemaitre and  Marine Schneider.

Find more about the Smurfs.