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ELCAF 2016

Here’s the official poster illustrated by this year’s artist-in-residence Jean Jullien! We’ll have these freshly printed in time for the festival for everyone to get their hands on. 2016 sees ELCAF celebrate its fifth birthday across three days and three new venues. There’s a exciting roster of international cartoonists, picture book illustrators and digital creators, included in the mix are Adrian Tomine, Joelle Jolivet, Richard McGuire, Dieter Braun, Aardman Animations, Jan Batjlik, Isabel Greenberg and many more. Get booking for all talks and check out the workshops on the events page.

‘I found ELCAF to be a perfect blend of dignified, thoughtful officiation of experimental/literary comics with the sort of high-energy, participatory frisson in which the younger folks like to truck — in short, “fun for the whole family,” and well worth one’s while.’ – Chris Ware, ELCAF artist-in-residence 2014

 



The ELCAF Award

ELCAF is proud to announce the launch of its very first award. The ELCAF Award enables artists to realise their creative vision by granting £2,000 to support and transform an idea into a printed publication. We’re incredibly excited to be able to support new ideas and create an opportunity to bring to life artist projects that would have otherwise been a struggle to realise. Sponsored by WeTransfer, the award is designed around the concept that ideas improve when they are shared. As such, we will select from submissions by ELCAF’s past or present exhibitors and support the winner to develop and produce their publication, all the while documenting the process for a showcase at next year’s ELCAF in June 2017.

The winner will be selected by a panel of illustrators, curators, and publishers, and announced on Sunday, 12 June at the closing of ELCAF 2016.

Good luck to all exhibitors, past and present!



Volunteers!

We are looking for enthusiastic people to play a key role in helping us make this festival the best experience possible.  Find out how to volunteer and join the team here.



Welcome to ELCAF!

We’re thrilled to announce Jean Jullien as the artist-in-residence for ELCAF 2016!! It’s the fifth edition of the festival and this year we’re offering up an even bigger programme of events. ELCAF will be running for three whole days – 10, 11, 12th June – at the historic Round Chapel and adjoining School Rooms in Hackney, and MKii Gallery in Clapton, East London. Alongside a diverse showcase of international exhibitors, there will be an extended programme of talks, workshops, springboard meetings and screenings, plus food, drinks, music and lots of fun.

General tickets are now on sale. Keep posted for the official festival poster and programme tickets on 10 May 2016.



Limited Edition ELCAF Totes

We teamed up with the fantastic folk at ICON print to create a limited edition ELCAF tote bag! Our navy blue tote lovingly flaunted illustrations by our artist- in-residence, Jillian Tamaki, and was carefully screen-printed using a fresh pantone orange. It was the summer tote to be seen in! A limited number were printed and given away free over the two days of the festival. 

 



Brand New Masterclasses!

For the first time this summer, ELCAF and the House of Illustration are proud to offer illustrators and digital artists the chance to gain valuable insight from experts in their professions.  Alexis Deacon and Atelier Capsule each lead two days of Masterclasses designed to guide, inform and open up a new creative forum with like minded artists. This is an incredibly exciting new addition to our programme and a fantastic opportunity for budding creatives. Spaces are incredibly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Book Tickets