Artist Focus: Chris Gooch

This year we have Chris joining the festival as part of our Australian Caravan of Comics. He makes comics that are kind of like movies and his first book, Bottled, came out with Top Shelf comics in September 2017.

Chris will be part of the Caravan of Comics who have tables in the Comics Clock Tower over the weekend!

A large selection of his shorter works can be found on Chris’ website here;



Artist Focus: John Martz

First up this year we have John Martz! Based in Toronto Canada he is an award winning illustrator and cartoonist. John’s book ‘Burt’s Way Home’ was our pick of the festival in 2016.

John can be found this weekend in the Canadian Comics Lodge at the Shakespeare Centre.

To find our more about John and his fabulous work visit his website:

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LICAF Cartoon Challenge 2017!

It’s festival time again and that means time for another comics challenge. This year we’re changing things up again with a new challenge, less like a marathon or a relay and more like a sprint!

We have six great creators this year completing a 4 page comic in either a morning or an afternoon all on the theme of Creative Starting Points.

All these will be collected into a single book and as usual the finished work will be whisked away to the printers overnight. The finished book will be available in the Comics Clock Tower over the weekend! This year the proceeds from the book will be split between OCD Action and our Creators’ Development Fund.

Watch this space for more updates!



And that’s it! All the drawing, editing and compiling is done and the finished book is off to the printers.

Come see us in the Comic Clock Tower tomorrow for the finished thing!