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ELCAF x WeTransfer Award 2019

We are now taking submissions from exhibitors past and present to transform their ideas into a reality. The winner of the award will receive a £3,500 grant to print and publish their book for ELCAF 2020. Good luck to all, we’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Artwork by Jayde Perkin, winner of the ELCAF 2018 award. Her book ‘I’m Not Ready’ will be launched at the festival this June.



Jon McNaught is our ELCAF 2019 Artist in Residence

We’re delighted to announce the brilliant illustrator, comic artist and printmaker Jon McNaught as our ELCAF artist in residence for 2019.

Jon’s style is both intricate and beautiful, as translated within the visuals and identity of ELCAF 2019. His use of Hackney landmarks within the artwork has created a fitting and uniquely East London narrative for the festival this year. Having worked for the likes of Penguin Books, The New York Times and the BBC, Jon is also the Author of Kingdom, Birchfield Close, Pebble Island and Dockwood (Winner of the Angouleme ‘Prix Révélation’ award in 2012).

Jon’s ELCAF 2019 poster will be available in June as a limited edition screen-print.



Open Call for Exhibitors 2019

The application portal is now closed! Thank you to all that have applied to be part of ELCAF 2019. We will be taking the time to go through all applications so please bear with us. We will be replying to applicants by the end of February, 2019.

ELCAF will be held on 7, 8 & 9 June.



ELCAF 2018

Charlotte Dumortier, Aisha Franz, Dawid Ryski, Patrick Kyle, Conor Stechschulte, Tor Brandt, Nina Cosco, books, screenings, exhibitors, prints, workshops, talks, sunshine, food, music, awards, zines, signings, and ELCAF beer. 2018 was another belter.



ELCAF 2018 Countdown!

It’s ELCAF week and the 2018 edition is ready to kick off, we’re pulling on our studs boots and flexing out our festival muscles for some of the toughest, meanest creators on the planet. The world’s comics cup game is on. Come meet the champs, download the full venue map and programme.



ELCAF Signings

Friday 22 June

12.00 – 19.00 John Dunning, Table 15

Saturday 23 June

12.00 – 13.00  Richard Short, Table 3
12.00 – 19.00 John Dunning, Table 15
12.00 – 19.00  Chris Baker, Table 15
13.30 – 14.30   Conor Stechschulte, Table 26/27
14.00 – 15.00  Joe Kessler, Table 3
14.45 – 15.45   Aisha Franz, Table 26/27
15.00 – 16.00   Akvile Magicdust, Table 25
16.00 – 17.00   Tor Brandt, Table 26/27
17.00 – 18.00  Sooz Reilly, Table 42
17.15 – 18.15  Nina Cosco, Table 26/27

Sunday 24 June

12.00 – 19.00 John Dunning, Table 15
12.15 – 13.15  Patrick Kyle, Table 26/27
13.30 – 14.30  Luke Healy, Table   5
14.00 – 15.00 Conor Stechschulte, Table 3
14.45 – 15.45 Sammy Stein, Table 26
15.30 – 16.30 Dawid Ryski, Table 26/27
16.00 – 17.00 Charlotte Dumortier& Shamisa Debroey, Table 25
 17.15 – 18.15 Daniel Locke, Table 26/27