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ELCAF aims to celebrate the thriving community of artists we work with by making our events as inclusive as possible. Although a number of our talks are ticketed, we try to offer as much as we can for free in the hope that more of you lovely lot will be able to attend. All free talks and workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited so if you see something you like make sure you come early! QR codes will be scanned so please print your ticket or have it up on your phone on entry. Under 16's get in free.

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ELCAF INTRODUCES: IMPRESSÃO MINHA FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION

June 7 / 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive screening of Impressão Minha (Finger Print), a short documentary exploring the self-publishing scene in São Paulo and wider Brazil. It will be followed by a discussion chaired by ELCAF’s Ligaya Salazar that brings together Bebel Abreu of Bebel Books, two of the directors of the documentary, João Rabello and Gabriela Leite and Brazilian illustrator Barbara Malagoli to discuss the nature and catalysts of the scene in São Paulo.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




AOI DISCUSSES: CONNECTING WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

June 7 / 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Join the AOI’s Lou Bones together with illustrators Dominic Kesterton, Molley May and Robert Sae-Heng as they discuss the challenges of self-promotion, taking ownership over your brand – and how not to get lost in the din of social media. They’ll share their experiences on making positive connections with real life examples and practical tips, followed by a Q&A session.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




TARA BOOTH: THE RISK AND REWARDS OF VULNERABILITY IN COMICS

June 8 / 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Philadelphia based artist Tara Booth joins us at ELCAF this year to discuss her life and work through mental health and comics. She’ll explore issues surrounding fear and vulnerability, and the ways in which opening up and taking risks helped both her career and her own mental health journey.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




MARÍA MEDEM: FIELD RECORDINGS

June 8 / 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Join artist María Medem as she discusses the beauty of ambiguity and mystery within illustration. Using examples of her work and her own influences, she’ll discuss the ways of working with real subjects in order to create different atmospheres.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




SPEAKING UP AND SPEAKING OUT: THE ROLE OF COMICS AND ILLUSTRATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

June 8 / 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join Warren Bernard, Director of Small Press Expo in Maryland as he chairs a panel exploring the ways in which to comics and illustration can act as a platform to represent groups, address topics and answer the biases of our times. Panellists include author, illustrator and art director Rui Tenreiro, illustrator and designer Francesca Sanna and comics publisher/not-for-profit organisation Samandal.

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JAYDE PERKIN: COMICS AS GRAPHIC MEDICINE

June 8 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Illustrator and comics artist Jayde Perkin will share the process of her new book I’m Not Ready, and talk us through her journey since winning 2018’s ELCAF X WeTransfer Award.

She will also discuss comics as graphic medicine; using art and narrative as a vehicle for exploring complicated feelings and emotions, particularly grief.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




RUI TENREIRO – CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN COMICS

June 8 / 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Join author, illustrator and art director Rui Tenreiro as he chats about comic artists from Southern and Eastern Africa with Sam Arthur from Nobrow. Focuses will include the post-revolution, government sponsored comics from 1980’s Mozambique, Mozambican comics today (including Rui’s own work), Tanzanian comics from Dar es Salaam, and the South African comics of Mogorosi Motshumi and the Capetonian collective K.I.F.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




BROKEN FRONTIER PANEL: INDIE COMICS – TAKING NEW CREATORS TO NEW AUDIENCES

June 8 / 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Sequential art has boundless storytelling potential and a unique visual language all of its own, yet it is still rarely afforded the respect other art forms command. Join a panel representing comics artists, activists and publishers including Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, ELCAF x WeTransfer Award winner Jayde Perkin, self-publisher Aleesha Nandhra and Katriona Chapman of Avery Hill Publishing.

Share their experiences of bringing comics to wider readerships, discuss championing new creative voices, and give thoughts on how you can raise the profile of your own work. Chaired by Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.

 




FRANCESCA SANNA: SHARING YOUR FEARS

June 8 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join illustrator and designer Francesca Sanna as she discusses the processes behind her latest book Me and My Fear. She’ll reflect particularly on the few months she spent working with a research group from Birkbeck University on the subject, and how that led to and influenced the design and story.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




DESIGN FOR TODAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER

June 9 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Small Press publisher Joe Pearson has run Design For Today for four years, launched at ELCAF back in 2015. Join Joe as he discusses his publishing, why he started, how he collaborates, and the challenges of small publishing in a world dominated by multinational publishers and discount sellers. After a warehouse fire in which most of his stock was lost, Joe is re-launching with a clutch of new books from Emma Lewis, Alice Pattullo, Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Alex Barrow – and is more determined than ever to carry on.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




AJ DUNGO: SEQUENTIAL SELF HELP AND SURFING

June 9 / 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Hear illustrator and author AJ Dungo discuss his beautiful new graphic novel, In Waves, which deals with love, loss, and the solace of surfing. Take a peek into the process of how the book came together, the role of comics in escapism, and about all of the relationships that paved the way for his first collaboration with Nobrow.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




MELEK ZERTAL: COMICS/IDENTITY

June 9 / 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

How can comics fill the gap between contemporary art and popular culture? How can it be something both futile and committed? A link between a home country and a foster one? Join illustrator Melek Zertal as she talks about her work and considers these questions, as well as pondering why she keeps drawing sad lesbian love stories.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




JON MCNAUGHT – PASSING TIME

June 9 / 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Our ELCAF 2019 artist-in-residence Jon McNaught will talk about the process of creating his latest comic book Kingdom, which explores the landscapes of a caravan site on the British coast, and the beauty and boredom of childhood holidays.
Jon will take us through the process of creating Kingdom, from initial ideas and research, to final artwork. He will also talk about printmaking, poetry, and the use of comics to explore distant memories and the passing of time.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




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