• Welcome to ELCAF 2015!

    We are thrilled to announce the 4th East London Comics and Arts Festival. ELCAF is the annual festival dedicated to showcasing all things related to comics, graphic novels, sequential art, illustration and storytelling based in East London.

    ELCAF this year will span over two days on the 20th and 21st June from 10.00am – 7.00pm, with a full programme of events to be held across two new venues – The Laundry and SPACE in Hackney.

    ELCAF has the pleasure of inviting an internationally celebrated artist to create a unique identity every year. We are extremely honoured to announce Jillian Tamaki as this year’s artist-in-residence. Tamaki is a multi award-winning illustrator; her book This One Summer (written by Mariko Tamaki), was the winner of this year’s Printz Honor and is also the the first graphic novel to receive the Caldecott Honor (2015). We are incredibly excited to welcome such a talented and remarkable artist in joining us to celebrate ELCAF 2015. Tamaki’s exclusive design for the ELCAF 2015 poster is shown here (left), and will be available to purchase during the festival!

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EMBLEMA : an exhibition by Ricardo Cavolo at NOW Gallery

As part of a series of events leading up to the festival itself, ELCAF presents Ricardo Cavolo’s Emblema at NOW Gallery’s new Urban Village Fete.

Using the history of Greenwich Peninsula as his starting point, Cavolo has produced a series of brightly painted flags which permeate the gallery space, each hinting at the changing narrative of this distinct London borough.

Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish painter and illustrator currently based in Brighton. His vibrant and bold creations are inspired by folk art, tattoos and people he sees on the street, resulting in a colourfully unique style.

Make your own flag in a workshop run by the artist himself and listen to a DJ set based around Cavolo’s recent Nobrow publication, 101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die, both of which will run alongside the installation throughout the day of the fete.

The Urban Village Fete will be held on Sunday 10th May and is free entry. Hope you can join us there!


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Ticket Sales Are Live!

General ticket sales are now live! For the first time ever, ELCAF will now run over a full weekend, as we expand into two dynamic days of talks, workshops, artists and exhibitors. Each day will feature a varied programme of events that showcase the best in small press publications, illustration, comics and graphic arts.

Tickets are £3 for a day and £5 for the weekend (under-16s go free).

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