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Cartoonists flock to Kendal comic festival

Drawing by Charlie Adlard Image copyright Charlie Adlard
Image caption The Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates "the amazing world of comic artists"

Comic artists and writers from around the world have appeared at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

The event, in Kendal, has live drawing, film, exhibitions and workshops.

Contributors who have come from Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and Europe include The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Ken Niimura and Bryan Lee O'Malley.

Festival organiser Julie Tait said it was also "an amazing showcase for UK comic art which is really thriving".

Image copyright Charlie Adlard
Image caption Charlie Adlard has been appointed the UK's Comics Laureate
Image copyright Duncan Fegredo
Image caption Duncan Fegredo is known for collaborations with Mike Mignola on Mignola's Hellboy
Image copyright Duncan Fegredo
Image caption Duncan Fegredo was among artists who recreated Peter Rabbit for the modern era to mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth
Image copyright Ken Niimura
Image caption Ken Niimura won the International Manga Awards Golden Prize for his work in I Kill Giants
Image copyright Charlie Adlard
Image caption Charlie Adlard is best known as the artist behind The Walking Dead, now a television series

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