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ELCAF aims to celebrate the thriving community of artists we work with by making our events as inclusive as possible. Although a number of our talks are ticketed, we try to offer as much as we can for free in the hope that more of you lovely lot will be able to attend. All free talks and workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited so if you see something you like make sure you come early! QR codes will be scanned so please print your ticket or have it up on your phone on entry. Under 16's get in free.

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AOI DISCUSSES: Creating your Own Success

June 16 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join AOI Membership Manager Lou Bones together with illustrators Frannerd, Will Edmonds from Nous Vous and Raquel Fanjul from Cachetejack. They’ll be discussing the challenges around pursuing your personal work and expanding your career through diverse routes in print, online, 3D and more. Not just pens for hire: the speakers will share practical tips  about their experiences of turning personal work into commercially viable projects.

FREE with ELCAF ticket.

 




ANDREW RAE

June 16 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Illustrator and member of the multi-disciplinary Peepshow Collective Andrew Rae will discuss his inspirations and work, with particular reference to his long-form graphic novel Moonhead and the Music Machine, recently re-released by Nobrow. His simple hand rendered lines and a combination of paper, felt pens, watercolour and screens result in characters, ghouls, robots, machines and creatures which are used in a variety of contexts. Andrew is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and  has worked for a range of clients including Google and The Guardian.

FREE with ELCAF ticket




LOUIS RIGAUD

June 16 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Graphic and multimedia designer Louis Rigaud discusses Oh! the magic drawing app!, a beautiful app for children created together with illustrator and designer Anouck Boisrobert, with whom he collaborates regularly. Adapted from the pair’s pop-up book Oh! mon chapeau, the app turns a few strokes of a pen into funny or poetic drawings, allowing you to create your own animated scenes and stories through imagination and play.  

FREE with ELCAF ticket.




MAX BAITINGER £3

June 17 / 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

German comic designer, illustrator and animator Max Baitinger presents his new book Birgit, published by Reprodukt in April 2017. With his signature bold and simple style, enigmatic characters come to life within his refreshingly straightforward comic strips. Max will read an extract from the book and discuss the processes behind his work.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

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MINILAB PRESENTS: GUMBALL

June 17 / 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Director Antoine Perez and Art Director Yann Benedi from Cartoon Network discuss The Amazing World of Gumball, an animated children’s tv series created by animator and director Ben Bocquelet. With a focus on art direction, they’ll take us through the process of creating Gumball, from storyboard to final completion.

FREE with ELCAF ticket

 




ANNA HAIFISCH: HOW TO GET RICH £3

June 17 / 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Illustrator Anna Haifisch draws and writes about being an artist. She’ll be reading an extract from her book The Artist, published by Breakdown Press in 2016 – a hugely comedic satirical collection of work from her weekly strips on Vice.com which was recently nominated for the LA Times Book Prize. As most of the stories are taken from real life, she will also talk about the lousy 2 years after she graduated from art school in 2011.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

 

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ANTOINE COSSÉ

June 17 / 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Paris-born, London-based cartoonist and illustrator Antoine Cossé will discuss his work and practice. His latest book Showtime, published by Breakdown Press, will be out this summer, with earlier books including the likes of Mutiny Bay (Breakdown Press), NWAI (Breakdown Press) and Harold (Retrofit Comics).

FREE with ELCAF ticket




ROB FLOWERS £3

June 17 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rob Flowers is an illustrator with a distinctively bold style defined by crayon-bright palettes, playful forms and eccentric characters. Stationed in his ‘Flowers Towers’ studio, Rob is a keen collector of kitsch ephemera and historical miscellany, counting 80s gross-out toys, 70s cartoons, folkloric costumes and early McDonald’s advertising memorabilia amongst his treasury. Join him as he talks about his collection, his favourite objects and how they inform his work.

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BIANCA BAGNARELLI £3

June 17 / 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Following a Masterclass during the ELCAF Season, Bianca Bagnarelli will give a talk about her work and inspirations. Bianca Bagnarelli was born in Milan, Italy. She is an artist, illustrator, graphic author and small press publisher. Bianca founded Delebile in 2010, a small independent label that publishes short comic stories by italian and foreign artists. Her first short graphic novel Fish, was published by Nobrow and she regularly contributes illustrations to the New York Times. Bianca will be in conversation with Sam Arthur, co-founder of Nobrow and Flying Eye books. 

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BROKEN FRONTIER PANEL: COMICS AND THE MICROPUBLISHING REVOLUTION

June 17 / 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Broken Frontier head up a panel looking at the landscape of the indie comics publishing scene, how it has radically altered over the last few years with the rise of the micropublisher, and what that means in terms of routes into comics for new creators/self-publishers. The panel will be chaired by Broken Frontier’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver and includes:

Tillie Walden – Ignatz Award winner and Eisner Award nominee. Creator of Spinning, On a Sunbeam, I Love this Part, The End of Summer, and A City Inside.

Sanita Muižniece – Co-publisher of the influential Latvian micropublisher Kuš! Comics.

David White – Co-publisher of acclaimed micropublisher Avery Hill Publishing.

Peony Gent – Self-publisher (Static, Drift), anthology contributor (Dirty Rotten Comics) and chosen as one of ‘It’s Nice That’ Graduates of 2016 and Broken Frontier’s ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch in 2017’.

FREE with ELCAF ticket




SARAH GLIDDEN £5

June 17 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

American cartoonist Sarah Glidden creates non-fiction comics, and will discuss how she moved from autobiographical work into comics journalism with a look at her latest book Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq (published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2016), and a peek into her process. Sarah’s first book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less earned her an Ignatz Award in 2008 and was featured in the Best American Comics anthology.

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TOMMI MUSTURI £3

June 18 / 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Finnish comic and fine artist, editor and publisher Tommi Musturi joins us at ELCAF to talk about both his own work and that of artist collective Kutikuti, of which he is part of. Tommi will discuss his latest book Simply Samuel which was published by Fantagraphics. Since 1995 he has released music, comic and art books under the name of Boing Being, and has taken part in over 150 exhibitions, curating over a dozen himself.

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EMILY HUGHES Free

June 18 / 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Children’s book illustrator and author Emily Hughes will discuss the processes and inspiration attached to her work and publications. Emily Hughes is an author and illustrator whose picture books have received international recognition. Wild was published by Flying Eye books in 2013, and her book Nana shaped like a Banana came second in the 2012 Macmillan Prize for Childrens’ Picture Books.

£3




JAMIE RHODES: THE MAKING OF A CASTLE IN ENGLAND £3

June 18 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join a talk and Q&A with writer of A Castle in England (published by Nobrow), Jamie Rhodes. Jamie spent four months living at Scotney Castle, working with archivists and National Trust historians to uncover the castle’s secrets. He even spent three weeks in a tent on the castle estate, walking the ancient holloways and smuggling routes through the forest. Jamie was mentored by comics creator Karrie Fransman, and the book illustrated by five top UK comics artists, all of whom spent time at the castle with Jamie. Hear how he put the project together and the writing process, along with behind-the-scenes videos and interviews. Jamie will be joined by Becky Palmer and Isabel Greenberg, two of the artists commissioned to illustrate part of the book

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UNA £3

June 18 / 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Yorkshire based artist, academic, writer and author of Becoming Unbecoming (published by Myriad in 2015) Una will discuss her new self-published comic On Sanity: One Day In Two Lives. Una’s work aims to explore lived experience within a socio/historical context, with her graphic narratives covering everything from psychosis, disability and political activism, to violence against women and girls.

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ICINORI £5

June 18 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Raphael Urwiller from Icinori as he discusses their work, inspirations and projects. Icinori are long time ELCAF regulars, and we’re delighted that they join us this year as our artists-in-residence. Icinori are Mayumi Otero and Raphael Urwiller, a duo of artists well known for creating stunningly beautiful and detailed illustrations and print, who are involved in a range of projects from self-publishing, to teaching and exhibitions.

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