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May 2018


Studio Dreams: ELCAF x Nobrow 10 Workshops and Panel discussions

May 27 / 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nobrow, they have created a special 10th edition of the Nobrow magazine and invited 70 artists to create illustrations within the theme of “Studio Dreams”.  We have teamed up with to create a series of ELCAF events that open up the discussion of creative spaces and how the environment in which we work affects what we make. Join illustrators Katie Harnett, Joe Todd-Stanton, Jim Stoten and Ben Newman at Hay Festival as they discuss their work for the Nobrow magazine and create their ideal workspace as though the sky was their limit!

These events are ticketed, please check the Hay Festival website for tickets.

 




The Rule and the Game: a sensory reading lab

May 28 / 10:00 am - June 1 / 5:00 pm

To read is to look, moving between word and image and navigating page to page. A reader can also touch, listen, feel and scroll. Selected children’s book authors and illustrators take visitors on a sensory adventure through different layers and ways of reading in this exhibition that challenges to experience books in  new and unexpected ways.

The exhibition was created by the Transbook European project and brought to London by ELCAF.

The exhibition is free with Daypass to Discover. For more information visit the Discover Children’s Centre website.

 



June 2018


Ben Newman Masterclass with One Image Narrative: Illustrating Design £12

June 1 / 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn how to create a busy narrative scene, work on different compositions and let your illustrations do the design work rather than letting design dictate the illustrations. Using simple techniques, Ben Newman will  demonstrate how to make an overwhelming proposition or project become simple, engaging and, most of all, fun.

£12

 

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Sandra Dieckmann Workshop

June 2 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ELCAF presents illustrator and author Sandra Dieckmann for a storytelling and craft workshop themed around her debut picture book Leaf. Explore themes of friendship, community and the environment in a fun, interactive event where children will be invited to create their own Leaf crowns to take home!

FREE, drop-in workshop




Studio Dreams: ELCAF x Nobrow 10 exhibition

June 14 / 12:00 pm - June 16 / 6:00 pm

To celebrate the special 10th edition of Nobrow magazine themed “Studio Dreams”, we have teamed up with Nobrow to curate a series of collaborative projects. This exhibition at SPACE Hackney’s gallery space will not only feature all 70 invited artists illustrations, but six specially commissioned pieces where the illustrations spill from the space onto walls, screens and three dimensions. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting show!

FREE




Movie Making Masterclass with Muvimi, the new app from Bigumaku £5

June 21 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Attendees will create an animated cartoon story using the app, with stylish characters, cool sets, and fun animations. The app features character creation, set-dressing, voice-acting, recording and editing, to produce finished movies with you, your friends, or anyone else as the stars! Attendants need to bring their own iPads or iPhones and be ready to get creative! Be the very first to play this new game!

This event is available in two different sessions, please see separate event listing if this session is sold out.

Session 1: 10am – 1pm, £5

 

 

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Movie Making Masterclass with Muvimi, the new app from Bigumaku £5

June 21 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Attendees will create an animated cartoon story using the app, with stylish characters, cool sets, and fun animations. The app features character creation, set-dressing, voice-acting, recording and editing, to produce finished movies with you, your friends, or anyone else as the stars! Attendants need to bring their own iPads or iPhones and be ready to get creative! Be the very first to play this new game!

This event is available in two different sessions, please see seperate event listing if this session is sold out.

Session 2: 2 – 5pm, £5

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Weekend All Access £20

June 22 / 11:59 am - June 24 / 7:00 pm

This is your ‘All Access’ weekend pass to the main festival. It includes entry to the main exhibitors hall, talks, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with this ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.

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Weekend Pass £10

June 22 / 12:00 pm - June 24 / 7:00 pm

This is your weekend pass to the main festival. It includes access to the main exhibitors hall, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

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Friday All Access £10

June 22 / 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is your ‘All Access’ day pass to the main festival. It includes entry to the main exhibitors hall, talks, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with this ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.

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Friday Pass £5

June 22 / 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is your day pass to the main festival. It includes access to the main exhibitors hall, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

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Illustrated Puppets

June 22 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the team from Triciclo, a Portuguese micro-publishing house dedicated to children’s zines and artist’s books to make illustrated puppets. Each participant will be guided through this workshop to create individual articulated and illustrated puppets, which in turn will form a peculiar family of their own.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Dada Poetry Zines

June 22 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create a unique zine using a poem made from found ephemera and random newspaper clippings as your inspiration. Students from Brighton University will teach you how to use found materials, Dada inspired collage techniques and drawing to visualise your poem, and bind it into a simple saddle bound A5 zine. Focus on jumping the first hurdle in a workshop that will encourage you to make without overthinking.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Design For Today – The Squeeze Book

June 22 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Alex Barrow and Joe Pearson from Design For Today will talk about their joint inspiration for illustration, design and how they have collaborated on The Squeeze Book, an illustrated guide to accordion music around the world. Alex is art director of Okido Magazine, a fine accordion player, and illustrator of several successful children’s books for Tate publishing and Thames & Hudson.

FREE with ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Akvile Magicdust – Tropical Wildchilds

June 22 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Lithuanian illustrator, comics creator, and winner of Last year’s WeTransfer Award, Akvile Magicdust, will share the process of creating her newest comic book Tropical Wildchilds at ELCAF this year whilst discussing her inspirations and the differences between creating personal and commercial work.

FREE with ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Scrap Ain’t Crap

June 22 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Get over your fear of the ominous blank white page by transforming the old into the new with illustration students from the Glasgow School of Art. By using language prompts, upcycled drawings and indulging in collaboration, this workshop will help you to overcome artistic block, make fun drawings and tell stories along the way – all of which will be rolled into a glorious zine at the end!

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




Draw An ‘Oh No’ Comic

June 22 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join award winning comic creator Alex Norris for this drop-in workshop as he guides you through making your very own simple, relatable and very funny “Oh No” comic in the style of his best known character who just can’t shake the ‘oh no’ punchline. Attendees will be able to share the groups’ results and take their own away!

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




AOI Discusses: Creating your Own Success

June 22 / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the AOI’s Lou Bones with illustrators Patrick Kyle, Aisha Franz and Barbara Malagoli to discuss the real challenges around pursuing personal work whilst expanding your career through diverse routes in print, self-publishing, online, 3D and more. Not just pens for hire, the speakers will draw on real examples and share their experiences of how they have turned their personal work into commercially viable projects, as well as sharing practical tips before opening up a Q&A session.

FREE with ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Saturday All Access £10

June 23 / 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is your ‘All Access’ day pass to the main festival. It includes entry to the main exhibitors hall, talks, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with this ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.

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Saturday Pass £5

June 23 / 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is your day pass to the main festival. It includes access to the main exhibitors hall, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

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Global Couture

June 23 / 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Araki Koman and her Global Couture collection of 31 illustrations of women from 31 different countries and cultures. Using her minimal colour palette and passion for visual anthropology and illustration, Araki invites you to reinterpret the world, its people and cultures, through your own perspective with mindful colouring and self-portraiture.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Screen-printing with Studio K

June 23 / 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm

A rare opportunity to work with artist screen-printers James Jessiman and Luke Overin of Studio-K to learn the process of screen-printing posters. In this workshop you will work with exclusive designs by two of this year’s official ELCAF artists Aisha Franz and Conor Stechschulte, ending with a limited edition two colour hand printed poster that will only be available to attendees of this workshop. Studio-K will take you through the basics of the process, and explain how you can use a similar setup to produce screen-prints of your own at home.

@james_jessiman @luke_overin /  www.studio-k.org.uk

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




Conor Stechschulte – Comics in Twilight

June 23 / 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Comics are an artistic practice situated between the daylight of text and the darkness of image… or is it the other way around? Conor Stechschulte, author of The Amateurs (Fantagraphics) and Generous Bosom (Breakdown Press), will talk about the ways in which he attempts to take advantage of this in-betweeness inherent in the hybrid language of comics. Topics discussed may include: darkness, vagueness, flickering, fear, desire, amnesia, anamnesis, the woods, the water, reflection and his favourite kind of pencil.

FREE with ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Animated Adventures

June 23 / 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Curated by our friends at Flatpack festival, this animation programme features a varied mix of animation techniques and styles ranging from light-hearted comedies to existential musicals, these shorts take us on journeys across the globe.  Bold, bizarre, impertinent, funny – the animated films in this programme all take a sideways look at life. The luxuriant Amazonian forest reveals its treasures in Land Without Evil, a group of singing animals go on a philosophical journey together in The Burden, and even the night catches the travel bug, and visits the day in the lovely Mr Night Has A Day Off. Completing the picture is the beautiful Negative Space, which recently earned an Oscar nomination.

FREE with  ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Suitable for all ages




Aisha Franz – Work-Life-Balance

June 23 / 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Berlin based artist Aisha Franz will read an excerpt of her comic series “work-life-balance” and talk about how balancing work and a personal life as an artist – and human, and woman – really is… Not always as fun and fulfilling as some with ‘conventional jobs’ may assume it to be, but a subject that proves to be great inspiration for her work and an ideal topic for thoughtful comedy!

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




MISS/PRINT

June 23 / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover the happy little accidents of misprint with ELCAF’s resident artist Charlotte Dumortier and her BFF Shamisa Debroey of the Belgian collective YUMYUM. Working together Charlotte and Shamisa will guide you through the colourful process of print, their approach to collaborative drawing and the unexpected beautiful surprises of misprint.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Tor Brandt – Spiritual Minimalism

June 23 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Danish illustrator and comics artist Tor Brandt as he give an an introduction to his work and his minimalist style  that over time has developed to consist of bold shapes in a restricted colour palette. Tor will discuss how he cuts everything down to its bare bone and strives to have as few elements as possible in his images, and how he believes this process in his work amounts to a spiritual practice.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Talking Pictures and Toy Hacking

June 23 / 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Following the success of past workshops at ELCAF, Exploring Senses join us once again with two workshops taking over our outside Marquee for the afternoon. In the first workshop Talking Pictures you will have the chance to make and record your own electronic sounds triggered by your own illustrated, interactive conductive ink artworks. Then take part in Toy Hacking with a twist during the second workshop, with 3D pens on hand to help you put together some impressive creations!

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




The Power of the Doodle 2: The Scribble Sequel

June 23 / 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Artist, illustrator, lecturer and full time doodler Nick White returns to build on the success of last year’s Doodle workshop. Through a series of new and improved games, you will re-re-discover the power and joy of the doodle whilst exploring how these quick and loose drawings can lead to the creation of your own characters, worlds and longer form stories. You’ll also get to draw an octopus who can’t juggle – and who doesn’t want to do that?

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Little Wonders

June 23 / 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Animation injects a dose of magic into the everyday in this programme curated by our friends at Flatpack festival brings together award-winning shorts. If the artists in this programme keep perfecting their art, their sense of wonder and inventiveness certainly remains intact. Daisy Jacobs continues to explore family issues and life-size animation in The Full Story. Seo-Ro Oh uses brilliant visual metaphors, creating the best film on sneezing ever made (OO). And the prolific Réka Bucsi presents her cosmic odyssey Solar Walk.

FREE with  ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Suitable for 15+

 




Nina Cosco – How to Not be Bored

June 23 / 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

French visual artist Nina Cosco creates tapestries, drawings, ceramics, creative writing and illustrations from her studio in Belgium. Introducing a wide range of different media to express herself she will explain which elements trigger  inspiration and how they act as platforms to incorporate serious subjects into her work – reflecting on her practice as a colourful research that can reveal fascinating insights into society today.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Comics and Routes into Publishing hosted by Broken Frontier

June 23 / 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Broken Frontier head up a panel looking at routes into publishing for aspiring comics creators and how they can raise the profile of their practice. Chaired by Broken Frontier’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver with panellists Ricky Miller, Avery Hill Publishing; Tom Oldham of Breakdown Press and Small Press specialist at Gosh! Comics; graphic novelist EdieOP and self-publisher Sabba Khan.

17:30 – 18:45 FREE with  ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.

 




Patrick Kyle – Working Without a Predetermined End

June 23 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Patrick Kyle – author of graphic novels Black Mass (Mother Books), Distance Mover, Don’t Come in Here and Everywhere Disappeared (Koyama Press) – joins us to discuss a working philosophy coined by Chicago Imagist Barbara Rossi: How “Working Without a Predetermined End” has helped him maintain and develop his practice as an illustrator, cartoonist and fine artist over the past 10 years.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Build an Egyptian Shrine

June 23 / 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Join illustrator Joe Gamble to celebrate his recent release with Cicada Books; Draw Like an Ancient Egyptian. In this workshop you will learn how to create and decorate a shrine to an Egyptian God. You will use the hieroglyphic alphabet, card, paper and 3D elements to decorate and fill your shine with all the important things that you might wish to take with you to the after-life!

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Sunday All Access £10

June 24 / 11:59 am - 7:00 pm

This is your ‘All Access’ day pass to the main festival. It includes entry to the main exhibitors hall, talks, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with this ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.

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Sunday Pass £5

June 24 / 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is your day pass to the main festival. It includes access to the main exhibitors hall, workshops, screenings and digital installations.

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Space Makers

June 24 / 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Following last year’s workshop ‘Scrap Stories’, graduating illustrators from Leeds Arts University Meg Ojari and Kieran Blakey invite you to create your own pop up space within an A6 book. You will be taught to create a narrative and explore character development within 3D space in order to make a unique home for your ideas.

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




Luke Healy – The Book as a Medium

June 24 / 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Luke Healy will talk about the possibilities available when artists stop thinking of comics as a medium, and start to consider the book as a medium. He will give a brief history of artist books, mini-comics, and the ways cartoonists past and present have challenged, and continue to challenge the comic book format.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Sammy Stein – La Bohème

June 24 / 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

In french, the expression “La bohème” refers to a way of living from day to day in carelessness, in search of an artistic ideal. Sammy Stein, who lives and works in Paris, reflects on his artistic practices of drawing, publishing – Collection Revue and international comics anthology Lagon Revue – curating exhibitions, binding comics and more and asks, is this la vie bohème in 2018?

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Gig Poster Workshop

June 24 / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join illustrator, graphic designer and drummer Dawid Ryski as he invites you to choose your favourite musician or band and create your very own unique gig poster for them. Using a limited colour palette Ryski makes posters that draw on his life as a musician, his favourite artists and a style reminiscent of Polish communist posters of the 50s and 60s.

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Charlotte Dumortier – Powerful First Lines

June 24 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join ELCAF’s artists in residence Charlotte Dumortier who will be talking about powerful first lines; the spontaneity and playfulness of a first sketch; and how to try to preserve this in a final drawing by trusting yourself and your intuition. She will take you through some tricks and techniques as well as discussing constraints, collaborations and the illustration scene in Antwerp.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Dr Frankenstein’s Library

June 24 / 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens to books when they die? Come to Brolly Lolly’s workshop and assist the Doctor in breathing new life into old pages. A family workshop from the fantastic collective of children’s book illustrators that invites you to cut up and reassemble forgotten book bits to make your own monster books to take home.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Daniel Locke – Out of Nothing

June 24 / 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Join Daniel Locke, the artist behind the new epic graphic novel Out of Nothing, as he discusses his collaborative writing partnership with fellow artist David Blandy about the formation of the solar system, the death of the last star in the universe and the invention of Hip-Hop.

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Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




Exquisite Characters

June 24 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Kingston Illustration and Animation students in creating narratives through playful
character development by using a variety of bold, geometric shapes to create graphic, abstract figures. Using these characters the team will teach workshoppers the basic principles of stop-motion animation to extend narrative and bring these exquisite characters to life.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Studio Dreams: ELCAF x Nobrow 10 Panel Talk

June 24 / 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Alexandra Zsigmond and artists Eleni Karlokoti, Jim Stoten and Grace Helmer to discuss the 10th anniversary edition of the Nobrow magazine, in which 70 artists have created illustrations within the theme of “Studio Dreams”.  Opening up the discussion of creative spaces and how the environment in which we work affects what we make, Zsigmond will reflect on the artists contributions to Nobrow 10.

FREE with ELCAF ALL ACCESS TICKET

Please note all talks have limited seat capacity and will be available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee a place with your ticket so please be at talks early to secure a seat.




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