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.

ELCAF Signings

Friday 22 June

12.00 – 19.00 John Dunning, Table 15

Saturday 23 June

12.00 – 13.00  Richard Short, Table 3
12.00 – 19.00 John Dunning, Table 15
12.00 – 19.00  Chris Baker, Table 15
13.30 – 14.30   Conor Stechschulte, Table 26/27
14.00 – 15.00  Joe Kessler, Table 3
14.45 – 15.45   Aisha Franz, Table 26/27
15.00 – 16.00   Akvile Magicdust, Table 25
16.00 – 17.00   Tor Brandt, Table 26/27
17.00 – 18.00  Sooz Reilly, Table 42
17.15 – 18.15  Nina Cosco, Table 26/27

Sunday 24 June

12.00 – 19.00 John Dunning, Table 15
12.15 – 13.15  Patrick Kyle, Table 26/27
13.30 – 14.30  Luke Healy, Table   5
14.00 – 15.00 Conor Stechschulte, Table 3
14.45 – 15.45 Sammy Stein, Table 26
15.30 – 16.30 Dawid Ryski, Table 26/27
16.00 – 17.00 Charlotte Dumortier& Shamisa Debroey, Table 25
 17.15 – 18.15 Daniel Locke, Table 26/27

Springboard Meetings are Online

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: Anna Ridley (Commissioning Editor, Children’s books, Thames & Hudson), Andy Oliver (Editor in chief, Broken Frontier), Charlotte Dumortier (Artist and Illustrator), Harriet Birkinshaw (Senior Commissioning Editor, Nobrow/Flying Eye Books),  John Walters (Editor, Eye Magazine), Leyla Reynolds (Art Director, Gal-Dem Zine),  Suzanne Tromp (WeTransfer, Editor WePresent) and many more!

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

Akvile Magicdust

Akvile Magicdust is a Lithuanian artist, ELCAF exhibitor and award winner for the ELCAF x WeTransfer Award 2017. We’re thrilled to finally release the video for her new book ‘Tropical Wildchilds’ which won a£3,500 grant to develop and print into a book that will be launched at ELCAF 2018 in June. We’re still taking submissions from exhibitors past and present who would like to submit their ideas for the award in 2018.


Get your hands on ‘Tropical Wildchilds’ this June.