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LICAF 2019: THE WRITING GAME Panel (Si Spurrier, Rob Williams & Garth Ennis)

13th October 2019, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal UK

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF) once again took over the town of Kendal in the UK’s picturesque Lakes District, with plenty of comics talent from across the globe appearing at numerous venues – from the Westmoreland Shopping Centre to the Brewery Arts Centre – to meet and greet with enthusiastic fans.

The latter venue has a couple of stages including a cosy prestige auditorium, upon which three incredible writers appeared on the Sunday of the Festival to talk about the art and craft of creating comics at the very kernel of their conception: the ‘Writing Game’.

Si Spurrier (CODA, X-MEN LEGACY, STAR WARS), Rob WIlliams (2000AD, DOCTOR WHO, SUICIDE SQUAD) and Garth Ennis (PREACHER, THE BOYS) were interviewed by Panel Boarders’ own Alex Fitch about their approaches to writing, their relationships with the other members of the creative team and how comics writing has changed and evolved for them since their formative years.

This was a fascinating session with some real insight into the creative process from three of the best in the game! Thanks to the LICAF team for hosting the panel, as well as to Alex for his fine interviewing skills (also for providing additional clean audio which has augmented this upload).

Leonard Sultana
Leonard Sultana
Leonard Sultana is a full-time DJ / part-time nerd and is doing his damnedest to swap those around. He is the creator of An Englishman In San Diego, The Convention Collective and a rather nice cocktail involving Dandelion & Burdock.

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