Mick McMahon, best known for his work on the comic 2000 AD, is to appear at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October.
Mick, who has drawn several notable characters such as Judge Dredd, Slaine and the ABC Warriors, is a frequent visitor to Cumbria.
He said: "I've been to Cumbria a couple of times a year for a while now, and I am looking forward to being up there and having someone else telling me where to go and what to do when I get there.”
As well as drawing for publications such as Doctor Who Monthly, Mick has also designed films and video games.
He will join Deadpool comic writer Joe Kelly at the international festival, which celebrates comic art from around the world.
Festival Director Julie Tait said: "Mick’s work is hugely popular with both artists and fans, and he's been a major influence on many creators. We're looking forward to making Mick welcome in Kendal."
Choose Cumbria will again be supporting this year’s festival, which takes place in venues across Kendal, from October 14–16.
For the latest news on the festival visit www.comicartfestival.com