The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

Calling all comic book fans! The country's most exciting comic festival is back, and OCD Action is once again the official charity!

Taking place in the beautiful Lake District town of Kendal on the weekend of 14th-16th October 2017 (wonderfully timed for the end of OCD Awareness Week!), the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only event of its kind in the UK. Aimed at celebrating the amazing world of comic artists, creators and writers, the fantastic event brings some of the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world.

Last year the Festival made us their official charity for the first time, and the event was a huge success, raising over £1500 to help people with OCD. It also resulted in the creation of the incredible comic Coelifer Atlas, a powerful and hard-hitting depiction of an individual's struggles with OCD created by 12 internationally renowned artists in the space of 24 hours. It's still available to buy online from retailer Page 45, and all of the sales go to OCD Action.

So it's with great pleasure that OCD Action will be going up to Kendal this weekend to support the Festival once again! We will be at the Brewery Arts Centre to talk to both artists and audience members and spread the word about OCD among the comic community.

The big event this year will be the Cartoon Challenge: following on from last year's Coelifer Atlas, this year 7 fantastic artists (led by the wonderful Dan Berry, who produced last year's comic) will be collaborating over 12 hours to create an anthology comic centred around a specific theme. The comic will be sold over the weekend, and 50% of the proceeds will go towards OCD Action.

Julie Tait, Festival Director wrote:
We are really motivated to be working with OCD Action and raising the profile of the work they do and OCD as a challenge. We are committed to making this a long-term relationship and finding new and creative ways to promote the message and the charity too.

OCD Action are thrilled to be working with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival once again, and would like to thank Julie and all of those involved with the Festival for their amazing support for people with the debilitating condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

So make sure to come along to Kendal this weekend for a fantastic event!

Check out the exciting programme for the weekend here!