East London Comic and Arts Festival (ELCAF) has announced the dates of its 2018 edition. Celebrating the launch with the news of this year’s artist in residence, Charlotte Dumortier, the festival will take place from 22 – 24 June at The Round Chapel and Old School Rooms.
Charlotte is a Belgian creative based in Antwerp and works as a motion graphics animator as well as an illustrator. A regular zine and comics creator, Charlotte’s work is “characterised by bright colours and bold shapes,” explains ELCAF. Her “first real comic book” Murphy’s Miserable Space Adventures, which illustrates the tales of an astronaut with continuous bad luck, was recently released via publishers Oogachtend. Charlotte additionally releases mini publications under the guise of Yum Yum Zines, alongside fellow illustrator pal Shamisa Debroey, who will also be featuring at this year’s festival. As well as illustrating the festival’s poster this year, Charlotte’s work is featured in a complete overhaul of the ELCAF website, which includes new icons and backgrounds.
Other illustrators sharing work at this year’s ELCAF include a stellar line up of international artists such as Patrick Kyle, Nina Cosco, Sammy Stein, Aisha Franz and Tor Brandt, to name just a few.
Tickets for ELCAF will be available from 20 April and the event spanning three days will feature talks, workshops and screenings, more information is available here.
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- Sophie Harris-Taylor shares anecdotes and insights from her photo series, Sisters
- Designer Anatole Couteau's technical approach lets him communicate simply and precisely
- A peek inside Hicham Amrani's trippy new comic Svend & Xanax
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- Craig Oldham dishes out brutally honest advice to new graphic designers
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- V&A announces shortlist for its Illustration Awards 2018
- Ten examples of rare letterings, from 19th-century alphabets to preliminary drawings of Futura
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