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Volunteer call out 2019!

The festival is fast approaching and we are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team! Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of the festival and we have various opportunities for you to get involved before, during and after ELCAF. If you’re enthusiastic about comics and illustration, like working with the public and don’t mind getting stuck in to all types of tasks whether big or small, see our opportunities page for more details.



ELCAF x WeTransfer Award 2019

We are now taking submissions from exhibitors past and present to transform their ideas into a reality. The winner of the award will receive a £3,500 grant to print and publish their book for ELCAF 2020. Good luck to all, we’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Artwork by Jayde Perkin, winner of the ELCAF 2018 award. Her book ‘I’m Not Ready’ will be launched at the festival this June.



Jon McNaught is our ELCAF 2019 Artist in Residence

We’re delighted to announce the brilliant illustrator, comic artist and printmaker Jon McNaught as our ELCAF artist in residence for 2019.

Jon’s style is both intricate and beautiful, as translated within the visuals and identity of ELCAF 2019. His use of Hackney landmarks within the artwork has created a fitting and uniquely East London narrative for the festival this year. Having worked for the likes of Penguin Books, The New York Times and the BBC, Jon is also the Author of Kingdom, Birchfield Close, Pebble Island and Dockwood (Winner of the Angouleme ‘Prix Révélation’ award in 2012).

Jon’s ELCAF 2019 poster will be available in June as a limited edition screen-print.



Open Call for Exhibitors 2019

The application portal is now closed! Thank you to all that have applied to be part of ELCAF 2019. We will be taking the time to go through all applications so please bear with us. We will be replying to applicants by the end of February, 2019.

ELCAF will be held on 7, 8 & 9 June.



ELCAF 2018

Charlotte Dumortier, Aisha Franz, Dawid Ryski, Patrick Kyle, Conor Stechschulte, Tor Brandt, Nina Cosco, books, screenings, exhibitors, prints, workshops, talks, sunshine, food, music, awards, zines, signings, and ELCAF beer. 2018 was another belter.



ELCAF 2018 Countdown!

It’s ELCAF week and the 2018 edition is ready to kick off, we’re pulling on our studs boots and flexing out our festival muscles for some of the toughest, meanest creators on the planet. The world’s comics cup game is on. Come meet the champs, download the full venue map and programme.