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6-30 June 2023
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
All ages welcome
Manchester City of Literature
Manga have become a pop-culture phenomenon in the UK and more and more people are reading them. Six of the top ten bestselling graphic novelists in Britain are Japanese manga authors. In the exhibition, explore how these comics evolved first in Japan and how their brilliant creators continue to expand the medium. And discover today’s generation of award-winning British talents making manga their own way into a truly global language.
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF), is an annual comics art festival and advocate for comic art. Established in 2013, the not-for-profit festival takes place for a weekend in October each year, originally in Kendal, and since 2022 in multiple venues in Bowness-on-Windermere. Over the three-year period 2023 to 2026, LICAF will bring a new comic art exhibition to the Festival of Libraries to appear in Bolton and Manchester.
If you love Manga, be sure to attend our Manga workshops also taking place during the Festival of Libraries.
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