Recently nominated for the LA Times Book Prize for her book The Artist, Anna Haifisch’s talk is titled ‘How to get Rich’, which, intentionally or not, always conjures 50 Cents famous lyrics … or die trying. The Artist (Breakdown Press) is a satirical and highly comedic collection of her weekly strips that appear on Vice. Sat 17 June, 1.45 – 2.45. Book here.
German born artist, illustrator and organiser of comics fair ‘The Millionaire’s Club’ in Leipzig Germany. Max Baitinger’s use of clean black line and considered composition has drawn great attention to his work in Germany. We’re thrilled to be introducing Max’s work to a UK audience. Max will be talking about his process and his latest book ‘Birgit’ published by Reprodukt. Sat 17 June, 12.30 – 1.30. Book here
ELCAF artists-in-residence and long-time ELCAF goers, Icinori are a design duo from France whose passion for design, image and form have seen them publish a staggering body of work. They often experiment with structure, colour and composition to create visual narratives that are strikingly beautiful and thoughtfully considered. Sun 18 June, 5.30 – 6.30pm. Book here
Una’s works are gritty explorations of hard-hitting themes that should resonate deeply with anyone who has sense of social justice. Comics critic Andy Oliver has described her publication Becoming Unbecoming as a ‘compelling and powerful exploration of gender violence, misogyny and social responsibility.’ Una will be talking about her latest comic ‘On Sanity’ for the first time with us at ELCAF 2017. Sun 18 June, 4.15 – 5.15. Book here
Gold medal winner from the Society of Illustrators and winner of the Nuove Strade award for outstanding new talent, Bianca Bagnarelli is a cartoonist from Bologna Italy. She is founder Italian publishing house Delibile and author of Fish, a beautiful short comic exploring the delicacy of grief in adolescents. Bianca wil be in-conversation with Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur. Sat 17 June, 4.15 – 5.15pm. Book here
His work has been described as: ‘trippy…. as if you took a whole load of acid, ate too much candyfloss and went on the waltzers at your town’s local fair.’ Funny, inventive and totally whacky is what we love about him. He has spoken at It’s Nice That’s ‘Nicer Tuesdays’, Pictoplasma Berlin & D&AD Festival. His clients include MTV, Nike, Google, Anorak Magazine and BBC Radio One. If you’re into medieval bestiaries, Halloween ephemera, mythology, clowns, sideshow and circuses, this is the one for you. Sat 17 June, 3.00 – 4.00pm. Book here