East London Comics and Arts Festival

This year, the East London Comics and Arts Festival is transformed into a two-day event in June. While tickets can now be booked via the ELCAF website, artist-in-residence Jillian Tamaki's sprawling poster for the event has also just been revealed (click through for the full version)...

The complete 2015 line-up is expected to be announced next month on but a number of names are included on the new poster, including Brecht Vandenbroucke, Arnal Ballester, Henning Wagenbreth, Michael DeForge, Max, Daniela Olejnikova and Ricardo Cavolo.

The festival's identity has been created by Tamaki, the award-winning Canadian illustrator whose book This One Summer, written by Mariko Tamaki, won this year’s Printz Honor and also became the first graphic novel to receive the Caldecott Honor.

ELCAF takes place across two venues this year – The Laundry and Space in Hackney, east London – and there is an extended programme of events over two days, June 21-22. The festival will also be running a new series of Masterclasses in collaboration with the House of Illustration.

Founded by Nobrow in 2012, the festival's aim is "to introduce and celebrate the dynamic community of artists and publishers that are pushing the boundaries in comics, illustration and sequential art".


Prior to the ELCAF weekend, Ricardo Cavolo (whose work is shown below) will also be staging an exhibition on May 10 called Emblema at the NOW Gallery's new Urban Village Fete.

The Spanish painter and illustrator (who is now based in Brighton), has produced a series of brightly painted flags, referencing the history of the Greenwich Peninsula area in south east London. At the UVF event, there will also be a 'make your own flag' workshop (run by Cavalo) and a DJ set based around his recent Nobrow book, 101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die.

Tickets for ELCAF are priced at £3 per day and £5 for two days. See and