Writer, script-writer, founder of Donkey Stone Films, author of Dead Men’s Teeth and A Castle in England (Nobrow Press, 2017). Jamie Rhodes spent four months living at Scotney Castle, working with archivists and National Trust historians to uncover the castle’s secrets and produce his latest publication with Nobrow which saw an incredible collaboration between 5 cartoonists. Jamie will be joined by two of the contributing artists Becky Palmer and Isabel Greenberg. Sun 18 June, 3.00 – 4.00pm. Book here
Emily Hughes’ first picture book Wild has been described as ‘a twenty-first-century answer to Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic— [with] the same inventiveness, groundbreaking art, and unmissable quirkiness.’ In a short number of years Emily’s books have gained international recognition for her sweet and imaginative tales. Emily will talk pictures books, stories and about her process. Sun 18 June, 1.45 – 2.45pm. Book here
Finnish cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. Founding member Kutikuti in Helsinki and publisher of Boing Being and Huuda Huuda. Tommi has taken part in over 70 exhibitions worldwide. He was the editor of award-winning anthology Glömp and winner of the prestigious Puupäähattu prize from the Finnish Comics Society. Needless to say Tommi has wealth of knowledge to impart. Tommi will be talking about his two best known comics Simply Samuel and The Book of Hope. Sun 18 June, 12.30 – 1.30. Book here
ELCAF goers! Talk tickets are selling out fast. We have an incredible line-up of speakers flying in for festival this year and we highly recommend you book yourself a spot before tickets run out. All talks in the marquee are payable and either £3 or £5 a talk. Bargain.
Image by Max Baitinger, speaker at ELCAF 2017
Presenting to the world, Nicolas Burrows and The Elephant Hotel. Nicolas was the grant award winner in 2016 and throughout the process of creating his book we caught up with him to learn about his inspirations and craft. We’re thrilled to see his book develop and come to life ready for sale at ELCAF 2017. We’re still taking award submissions for 2017 from exhibitors past and present.
ELCAF needs you! We’re on the hunt for enthusiastic, dedicated and reliable people to play a key role in helping us make ELCAF the best experience possible. Volunteers form an important of the part festivals operation so we’re looking for people who are keen to support with the install/de-install, the delivery of the events programme, assisting visitors and generally getting stuck into the preparations for the big day. For more info on how to apply click here.
In return for your awesomeness we can offer: free entry to the festival for all three days, one special ELCAF 2017 T-shirt, one ELCAF 2017 tote bag and a voucher of £10 for you to spend at Nobrow. On the day of the festival there will be lunch and light refreshments. And, of course, we mustn’t forget the memories and experience which we hope will last a lifetime – if not a few months at least!
DEADLINE: FRIDAY 15 MAY