Foyles x ELCAF - Springboard 2017

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Foyles x ELCAF is a new collaboration which sees the UK’s largest independent bookshop teaming up with the East London Comic & Arts Festival to celebrate some of the best creative talent in the UK.

This year, we open our doors in Chelmsford, London, Birmingham and Bristol to host a series of workshops, talks and one-to-one meetings with illustrators, comic artists and experts in the field.

Curated by ELCAF, this eclectic programme aims to celebrate the dynamic work of artists that are making waves in the UK’s independent comic, narrative art and illustration scene.

ELCAF and Foyles are proud to facilitate the opportunity for young creatives in comics and illustration to get their foot in the door with Springboard.

Now in its second year, the Springboard meetings provide the chance for young creatives to meet industry experts, show their work, ask questions and gain insight into the professional creative industries.

Each expert is available for an hour, divided into 15 minute slots. Booking you slot is simple and free!

Be sure to get in quick as spaces fill up fast.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Experts taking part:

Olivia Ahmad, Curator at the House of Illustration

Casiana Ionita, Commissioning Editor at Penguin Press

James Wilson, Co-founder & Creative Director of Minilab Studios

Camille Pichon, Senior Designer at Nobrow

John Walters, Editor of Eye Magazine

Antoine Cosse, Professional Illustrator

Ruth Lie, Events Curator at ELCAF

Catharine Brandy, Commissioner and Design Manager at Royal Mail

Alli Albion, Blink Ink Animation

Andy Oliver, Editor in Chief at Broken Frontier

Tamayo Akiyama, Professional Illustrator

Guillaume Rater, Editorial and Production Manager at Self Made Here

David White, Publisher at Avery Hill

Lucie Campos, Head of Books and Humanities, L’Institut Francais

Darryl Clifton, Design Programme Director, Camberwell College of Arts

Sophie Dauvois, Editor, OKIDO

James Jessiman, Professional Illustrator and tutor at Kingston University

Martin Coyler, Designer and Commissioner, former design director at Reader’s Digest

Rebecca Watson, Art Director, OKIO

Isabel Duarte, Designer, Art Review

Carrie Reese, Kickstarter

Joao Fazenda, Professional Illustrator

Lou Bones, Association of Illustrators

Ziggy Hanaor, Publisher, Cicada Books

Simon Hacking, co-founder of Breakdown Press

Angie Yuanmalai, Associate Creative Director, SapientNitro – Digital Storytelling Agency

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