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ELCAF - 3rd East London Comics & Arts Festival


Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 10:00 to 19:00 (BST)

ELCAF - 3rd East London Comics & Arts Festival

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General Admission
ONLINE TICKET SALES end on the 11th of June at 17h. Tickets available at the door. General admission ticket will give you access to all spaces of the Festival EXCEPT for the Talks Programme. TICKETS FOR THE TALKS PROGRAMME ARE LIMITED DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS AND RELEASED 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL.
Ended £3.00 £0.00
General Admission - Under 16/ with Adult Ended Free £0.00
11.30 am TALK - 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.
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12.30 pm TALK - Jesse Moynihan
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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1.30 pm TALK - It’s Nice That presents… Rose Blake, Edward Cheverton, Edward Monaghan, Kyle Platts
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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2.30 pm TALK - 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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3:15 pm TALK - Mattias Adolfsson
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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4:00 pm TALK - Takayo Akiyama
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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5:00 pm TALK - 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.
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6:00 pm TALK - 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.
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP - Paper Jam
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.
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ELCAF 2014, the third East London Comics and Arts Festival will take place this year on the 14th of June in a fabulous new East London venue. The third edition of the festival will again aim to showcase the plethora of youthful talent in the comics and graphic art scene in London and the UK and also to bring something fresh to our locals by drawing talent from abroad to take part in the event, inviting exciting new collectives and publishers from Europe and the wider world.

Overflowing with exciting programming for people of all ages, the events space will offer immersive encounters with the fascinating worlds of illustration and comics, while the fair with over 50 exhibitor stalls will provide you with a unique opportunity to pick up affordable art and prints, the full gamut of comics and graphic novels and even the occasional hand made toy and t-shirt. You will be kept busy by a series of talks by eight special guests including Chris Ware, Seth, Jesse Moynihan and Anouk Ricard and a session of quickfire presentations by five up-and-coming artists presented by It’s Nice That as well as a full programme of workshops with Calvert’s Press, Exploring Senses, Ministry of Stories and many others. The space is fully equipped with a refreshment booth with coffee, drinks and snacks and plenty of bathrooms for afterwards. What are you waiting for, ELCAF 2014 is going to be a blast!

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When & Where

The Oval Space
32 The Oval
E2 9DU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 10:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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Nobrow started in the winter of 2008 with the aim to provide an independent platform for graphic art, illustration and art comics in the UK and abroad, to become a leading proponent of quality in book design and a standard bearer for original creative content in print publishing. They founded ELCAF in 2012 with the ambition to provide an opportunity to enjoy the creative offerings of the  flourishing comics and graphics scene through a fair with a difference.

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