Had a great time at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival launching our new graphic novel The Red Shoes and Other Tales. In fact we were so busy we completely forgot to take pictures! Jeremy Briggs was kind enough to send us photos he took throughout the weekend.
|'Shiny New Red Shoes' launch talk chaired by Melanie Gibson|
|One of our three Family Zone events at the |
Westmorland Shopping Centre
Thanks to Melanie Gibson for being such a fantastic chairperson, to Page 45 for their support in launching the book and to the incredible festival team for making the weekend such a success and looking after everyone so well.
|At the Page 45 book stall...|
We only managed to go and see the Steve Bell talk which was packed, but wished we could have gone to more events. It was great meeting and catching with Bryan and Mary Talbot, Simon Grennan, Nicola Streeten, Corinne Pearlman of Myriad, Darryl Cunningham, Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve who stayed with us at the amazing Ash Meadows guest house, Chris Pitzer over from the US, John Freeman, Benoit Peeters, Gary Erskine and Mhairi Stewart, Paul Gravett, John McShane, Stref, Bill Morrison of The Simpsons, Matthew Gibbs (thanks for the books!), Stephane Beaujean and so many other great people.
|Steve Bell talk|
|The prize for the 'Draw a Ballerina' competition|
However, their mum Sofi Croft, author of YA books, sent us these pictures. It seems the shoes have come to life and her daughter can't stop dancing.