The UK's most thrilling comic festival is back – and OCD Action is once again the official charity!
Taking place in the fabulous Lake District town of Kendal on the weekend of 12th-14th October 2018, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF) is the only event of its kind in the country. 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. No matter what types of comic fan you are, what genre of comic you love, the Festival has something for you!
During the upcoming festival, LICAF will be donating 20% of merchandise sales to OCD Action. Once again, OCD Action will be attending this year’s LICAF to give our support to the festival and to spread awareness about OCD among the comic community.
This is the third year in a row that OCD Action is the Festival’s official charity, and their support has been invaluable over the last few years. In 2016 they produced 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! Earlier this year, the Festival held an online fundraising auction, allowing comic fans to bid for rare original artwork produced by some great artist, such as Charlie Adlard, the penciller of The Walking Dead. The auction was a success, raising £2,715 for OCD Action and another £2,715 for LICAF!
The great support from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival over the years is truly appreciated by OCD Action. We are thrilled to be partnering with them once again, and OCD Action 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 the fantastic event! You will definitely have a great time!
Article written by Terry Li Xiang Zhen