Sally Kindberg’s Pirate workshop at LICAF – Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016

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Where can you see a Batman flag flying over a town hall, spot political cartoonist Martin Rowson up a ladder, witness a battle between comic strip heavyweights Tintin and Asterix, (Asterix won by one vote btw though there were rumours of vote-rigging) encounter comic strip artists from all over the world and encourage a roomful of young pirates to get drawing?  In Kendal in the Lake District of course, at the fourth Lakes International Comic Arts Festival!  See BBC coverage of events here.

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I was at LICAF to run workshops and promote my latest Bloomsbury book Draw It! Pirates, and my and Tracey Turner’s The Comic Strip History of Space.  My Cumbrian pirate crew of 30 or so produced fantastic drawings of treasure maps and evil captains, and I limped around in true piratical fashion – due to a sports injury, not dastardly onboard skirmishes by the way …


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