Programme

ELCAF Exhibition


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at the Pickle Factory
13-14 The Oval, London E2 9DT
Book your talk tickets here

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Anouk Ricard

11: 30am
Anouk Ricard in conversation with Robert Hanks

Anouk Ricard is an author, artist, and stop-motion animator who was born in the south of France. She began the Anna and Froga series in 2004, which follows the adventures of a little girl named Anna and her gang of animal friends. Ricard works in a fanciful and childlike style, with vibrant colours and simple story lines, without sacrificing quality, intelligence, or humour. Her collection of comics have received widespread acclaim with Ricard receiving multiple nominations for the “Best Book Award” at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. She lives in Lyon, France.

Image: copyright Anouk Ricard, Drawn & Quarterly

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Jesse Moynihan

12:30pm

Jesse Moynihan grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, as well as various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self-publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me through Bodega. His current mystical, sci-fi epic, Forming is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show,
Adventure Time.

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It’s Nice That

1:30pm
It’s Nice That presents…

Rose Blake
Edward Cheverton
Edward Monaghan
Kyle Platts
Grace Helmer

It’s Nice That are proud to present a selection of spectacular young illustrators who are committed to dedicating their life to their craft. Each artist will speak for ten minutes on the subject of making it work and putting two fingers up at your average day job in favour of their art. The speakers will include ex-It’s Nice That grads and some other very talented young individuals such as Ed Cheverton, Kyle Platts, Rose Blake and more.

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Anne Simon

2:30 pm
Anne Simon in conversation with Alex Fitch

Anne Simon studied at the Beaux-Arts in Angoulême and then at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, one of the most prestigious art schools in France. In 2004, she received the “New Talent” prize at the Angoulême festival. Her first comic book Persephone in the Underworld was published in 2006. She continues to illustrate comics and children’s books and is an active contributor to Misma Editions and their magazine, Dopututto. Since 2011, Simon has collaborated with psychoanalyst Corinne Maier to illustrate two graphic biographies on Marx and Freud.

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Mattias Adolfsson

3:15 pm

Mattias Adolfsson is an illustrator from Sweden. After graduating from the HDK School of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg in 1995 he worked for a small game company called Tati creating 3D animation. After two further stints at games companies Dice (now a part of Electronic Arts) and Simbin, Mattias grew bored with the games industry and decided to become an independent illustrator. He started his Mattias Inks sketch blog in 2006 where he posts his pen and ink drawings and has exhibited throughout the world.

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Takayo Akiyama

4:00 pm

Takayo Akiyama is a London-based Japanese illustrator and cartoonist who rarely stops drawing. She was born in Japan where she studied and worked as a web designer before moving to London in 2002 to study at Central Saint Martin’s College. Her signature style is very detailed and her stories are inhabited by idiosyncratic characters such as Yfront Mouse and Awesome and Possum. Takayo’s work has been exhibited at various group shows in London, Tokyo and France and her comic books are published by Edition Cambourakis and Misma Editions in France.

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Seth

5:00pm
Seth in conversation with Paul Gravett

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic book series PALOOKAVILLE. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the designer for several classic comics reprint series, notably collections of work by Charles Schulz, John Stanley, and Doug Wright. Seth has exhibited throughout the world in a variety of group and solo shows. He was recently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which showcased the first public display of his model city Dominion.

Image: From Palookaville 21, copyright Seth, image courtesy Drawn & Quarterly

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Chris Ware

6:00pm
Chris Ware

Chris Ware attended the University of Texas in the late 1980s and created his earliest comic strips for the student newspaper. Soon after moving to Chicago in 1992, he started his regular comics periodical, The ACME Novelty Library, which attained its 20th issue with Lint in 2010. Ware is an occasional contributor to This American Life and a more regular contributor to The New Yorker, and was the cartoonist chosen to inaugurate the New York Times Magazine’s Funny Pages section in late 2005. He is currently still at work on the graphic novel Rusty Brown, though his lengthy and expansive graphic novel Building Stories was published in 2012 and was named one of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by The New York Times and Time Magazine, as well as the Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly; it also won the Lynd Ward award for best graphic novel of the year in 2013.

Image: copyright Chris Ware, Drawn & Quarterly

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at Calvert’s Press
9-10 The Oval, London E2 9DT

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Paper Jam

10:00am til 12:00pm

Calvert’s Press regularly runs this informal workshop and is putting on a special edition for ELCAF where they will share the trade secrets of how to turn the ephemeral into the quintessential by using sustainable production methods to reduce environmental impact. They’ll be talking papers, printing methods, binding techniques, and everything in between. Places are limited, so if you think you might like to join, get booking on the 31 May when all talks and workshop tickets become available. For any questions email paperjam@calverts.coop

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at The Oval Space
29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT

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Sjoerd van Ree

10:00am til 7:00pm

Whilst studying graphic design at ArtEZ in the Netherlands, Sjoerd was always very keen on screen-printing and involved this technique in all his designs. When realising that this would be an expensive process to maintain after his studies, he set out to find a simple and cheap solution to this problem. His graduation show featured a completely DIY designed screen-printing installation made from household materials. It was cheap, it worked perfectly and he was not bound to the rules of a workshop. The installation at ELCAF is a continuation of this project and is called “Mobile Press”, a compact version of his graduation project that is still made from day to day materials like a suitcase and a vacuum cleaner. Join him to get a screen-printed tote bag, prints created by our special guests and the man himself.

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Hato Press

10:00am til 7:00pm Comic Consequences with Studio Hato

Join Studio Hato as they take over a large wall and invite you to add to and take part in a never ending, ever changing game of comic strip consequences.

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Alexis Deacon

11:00am – 12:00pm Collaborative Frieze with Alexis Deacon

Join acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator in creating a giant frieze on the theme of evolution. Draw, cut and paste to turn blobs into ever more complex creatures.

This activity is suitable for all ages and is a drop in session.

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Exploring Senses

12:00 til 2:00pm Toy Hacking with Exploring Senses

It was so good, we brought it back! Get involved in deconstructing and reconstructing toys of all description with Exploring Senses’ Toy Hacking workshop. Teddy bears, barbies and others fated dolls were once destined for the scrap heap.. but here you’re invited to give them a new lease of life as hybrid creations.

This activity is suitable for all ages and is a drop in session.

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Katherina Manolessou

2:00 til 3:00pm Half Animal/Half Human with Katherina Manolessou

More hybridity, this time in the form of drawing. Do you like animals? Do you like humans? Make your own fantasy mix up with Katherina Manolessou, author and illustrator of Zoom Zoom Zoom. You will be working on Katherina’s screen-prints of half creatures to create your own amazing animal/human mix ups.

This activity is suitable for all ages and is a drop in session.

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Fancy Butcher Press

3:00 til 4:00pm Street Games: East London Edition with Fancy Butcher

Join artist Kevin Ward (of Fancy Butcher Press) for a one-hour writing and collage workshop exploring consciousness, architecture and urban spaces using materials gathered from the streets of East London.

This activity is suitable for all ages and you can sign up on the day.

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Linocutboy

4:00 til 6:00pm

Carve and print your own simple linocut under Linocutboy’s expert guidance. Nick will show you how to plan and carve your design and print it on a printing press.

Nick Morley aka Linocutboy is an artist and illustrator based in Margate, Kent. His linocuts have graced book covers, magazines and chilli sauce labels, and his prints are collected worldwide. When he is not making his own work, Nick runs Hello Print Studio, part of Resort Studios in Margate, where he teaches print making workshops.

This activity is suitable for all ages and you can sign up on the day.

Linocutboy Website
Hello Print Studio Website