Emily Hughes

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

Tommi Musturi

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

Artist Talks

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.

Book here.

Image by Max Baitinger, speaker at ELCAF 2017

ELCAF x WeTransfer Award

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 2017 Volunteers

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!


Tickets Now Online

Buckle up buckaroos. Tickets for the festival are now on sale and the programme for the ELCAF season is online. In 2017, we’re bringing another selection of masterclasses to the House of Illustration, free workshops across the UK, an author reception in Bristol plus a solo exhibition by Icinori at Now Gallery and the ‘Rise of Riso’ exhibition at Foyles Charing Cross. Check out the programme page for all info and book yourself in for the festival on 16, 17 & 18 June.

The full festival programme with ticketed talks and free workshops will be live on 1 May.