Apply now for ELCAF 2020!

Apply now for ELCAF 2020! 

Applications are open from Tuesday 17th December 2019 and close on Friday 31st January 2020.

The next ELCAF is taking place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2020. We are now taking exhibitor applications from individuals, collectives and publishers, so apply now! ELCAF showcases the very best in contemporary comics and sequential illustration, and our exhibitor selection is based on artists and publishers creating high quality works within these fields. Priority will be given to those publishing/creating new works for 2020.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we are sadly unable to provide individual feedback. 

To apply, please fill in the google form using the ELCAF 2020 Application Form link below and use the ‘Upload Image File’ link below to upload your image file. 


What should I upload?

  • Your file should be saved and uploaded as a PDF of no more than three A4 pages.
  • Please make sure that the file size is under 5MB
  • Include images that best represent your work, as well as what you intend to sell at ELCAF 2020. This should include new work where possible.
  • IMPORTANT: Please name your file: nameofyourstall_ELCAF2020.pdf 
  • Please clearly add your stall name to the top of each page on the PDF. 

We will not be able to accept incomplete applications. Please make sure you have completed the form AND sent us your PDF!


ELCAF 2019 kicks off  this week! We’ve been really excited to see all of the prep and new publications that exhibitors are posting up online. There are going to be some real treat to discover. To make life easier, here’s a handy PDF for you to see all the exhibitor’s that are attending, which days they’ll be there and where you can find them. And if you haven’t bought your tickets yet you can do so here.

Springboard Meetings are Live

The springboard meetings are back! Our hugely popular one on one portfolio reviews provide the chance for young creatives to meet industry experts, show their work or ask questions to gain insight into the professional creative industries.

Each expert is available for an hour, divided into 4 golden slots of 15 minutes each.

This year’s experts include:
Tom Haugomat (Artist and Illustrator), Anna Ridley (Commissioning Editor, Children’s books, Thames & Hudson), Andy Oliver (Editor in chief, Broken Frontier), Francesca Sanna (Artist and Illustrator), Chris Haughton (Artist and Illustrator), Lou Bones (Membership Manager, Association of Illustrators), Ali Hanson (Senior Creative, It’s Nice That), Ligaya Salazar (Artistic Director, ELCAF), Daniel Frost (Artist and illustrator), Leyla Reynolds (Art Director, Gal-Dem Zine), Jon McNaught (Artist and Illustrator), Sam Arthur (Co-Founder, Nobrow), Joe Pearson (Independent publisher, Design for Today) and many, MANY more!

Be sure to get in quick as spaces fill up fast. Booking is free and you can do it here.

Samandal Exhibition – A Collective Experiment

We are thrilled to have Samandal, winner of the ELCAF Audience Award 2018, exhibit a collection of their works in London. Samandal are a Beirut-based publisher who have brought together works of Lebanese artists and small press in ‘Topia’ an impressive anthology of comics that will be on display at the exhibition. Find out more details about the exhibition and private view here.

The private view will be held on Tuesday 21 May, 5 – 7pm at Cass Art Islington Gallery Space. Join us for a drink.

Buy Your ELCAF 2019 Tickets

The programme is up and running and the tickets are now on sale. We’re thrilled to have another incredible line-up of artists gathering in London to join us for a weekend of talks, workshops, books, and general festival cheer. Come one, come all! Buy your tickets here.