A BEATLES-THEMED exhibition is heading to the Windermere Jetty Museum as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Yellow Submarine - Bill Morrison's Odyssey Through Pepperland opens at the state-of-the-art venue on September 23, 2022, and runs until January 23, 2023.

In 2018 Bill Morrison, one of America's most respected comic artists, was commissioned by Titan Comics to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles film, Yellow Submarine.

His graphic novel is a celebration of this landmark animation that was central to the shaping of the psychedelic 60s. 

Featuring sketches, preparatory work and some rare examples of The Beatles in comics, Morrison's work charts the creation of a unique piece of visual storytelling.

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Creator of the Yellow Submarine graphic novel, Morrison has worked with The Simpsons creator Matt Groening as an illustrator and writer for The Simpsons and its associated comics, as Art Director of Futurama, and Executive Editor of Mad magazine.  

Julie Tait, Director of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF), said:

"What better way to celebrate our tenth festival in our new main venue, Windermere Jetty Museum, than with festival friend Bill Morrison's Odyssey into Pepperland?

"This original exhibition will feature artwork by Bill from his graphic novel of the Yellow Submarine together with an exploration of his love of The Beatles and some rare artefacts of The Beatles in comics."

Rhian Harris Chief Executive of Lakeland Arts, said:

"We are so excited to be part of Lakes International Comic Arts Festival and to be launching the Yellow Submarine graphic novel exhibition at Windermere Jetty Museum. 

"For fans of The Beatles' film or 60s retro design, this will be a real treat. 

"During the main festival our site will be a hub of comic-related events and the place for families with Little LICAF taking over our Boat Wharf."

Part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival programme, the exhibition is free with admission to Windermere Jetty Museum, adult admission being £9, children between 5 and 15, £4.50, and children under 5 admitted for free.
The 10th-anniversary festival takes place on October 14-16.

To see the full programme across all venues see comicartfestival.com/whats-on.