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Thousands of people are in Kendal this weekend for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
It's important for the town's economy at the end of the tourist season.
Fiona Marley Paterson has more.
Over 7,000 comic art geeks are in Kendal for the town's Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
It's the festival's third year and artists say it's now become the place every comic artist wants to come to.
Organisers say it's the only festival of its kind in the UK and taps into a niche market that brings thousands of people to the South Cumbrian town at a time of year that would usually be quieter for tourists.
Steven Appleby, a transgender artist from Northumberland, says he's wanted to come to Kendal since hearing about the festival and has found it to be really friendly. He explains what his art is all about:
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Kendal's Comic Art Festival is expected to bring 7000 - 8000 people, spending an estimated £1million in the local economy over the weekend.