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
Writer, script-writer, founder of Donkey Stone Films, author of Dead Men’s Teeth and A Castle in England (Nobrow Press, 2017). Jamie Rhodes spent four months living at Scotney Castle, working with archivists and National Trust historians to uncover the castle’s secrets and produce his latest publication with Nobrow which saw an incredible collaboration between 5 cartoonists. Jamie will be joined by two of the contributing artists Becky Palmer and Isabel Greenberg. Sun 18 June, 3.00 – 4.00pm. Book here
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
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
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.
Image by Max Baitinger, speaker at ELCAF 2017