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Auction to raise funds for major South Cumbria arts festival

Published on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Categorised under: Play , Culture, Festivals, Kendal

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is auctioning pieces of original comic art online to raise funds after its Kendal offices were damaged by the December floods.

The Festival has been helping others in the town affected by Storm Desmond, but now needs to raise funds to replace its own damaged items. The flooding caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to giclees, prints, tables, books and other equipment.

Meanwhile, artists such as Bryan Talbot, Darwyn Cooke, Jamie Hewlett, Jeff Smith, Jonathan Edwards and Simon Gurr have donated their work to the auction to support the Festival.

Auction organiser Peter Kessler said: "We really don't want to see these works go as they are absolutely gorgeous, but fundraising comes first for a charity like ours - and we know collectors will look after them well.”

The Festival is hoping to build on the success of its last comic art auction, which raised over £15,000 in November last year.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron joined TV presenter Jonathan Ross to run the auction in London, which was supported by Choose South Cumbria. Click here to read more.

Choose South Cumbria will also be supporting this year’s Comic Art Festival in Kendal, which will run from October 14 - 16 to celebrate comic art from around the world.

The online auction at closes on Saturday February 6 2016 at 5pm.

A colour separation from Bryan Talbot's critically-acclaimed Tale of One Bad Rat.

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