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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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