Through Facebook I found out about ELCAF, a comic and arts festival that is being held in different locations in East London on the 20th/21st iof June. I have just booked my tickets and can't wait to go! The programme looks amazing with loads of fun workshops, interesting talks and exhibitions. And I have bought a ticket to a masterclass held on the 14th of June by Alexis Deacon, how exciting is that!
Alexis Deacon has illustrated and written quite a few childrens books, of which one called Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year! The masterclass is called Nothing Under the Sun and sounds great.
I'm hoping to do a few of the workshops that take place at the festival too, these are the ones I would really like to do;
Christina Daura - By folding a poster into a small book, create a short story or comic to take home with you. Join Spanish illustrator and comic artist Cristina Daura in this fun workshop inspired by her own unique style of illustrations.
Margaux Carpentier - Illustrator and print maker Margaux Carpentier – of Animaux Circus studio and Puck Collective – is inspired by folk tales, extraterrestrial creatures and conversations with evil cats. Get involved in her unique style and paint your own wooden animal to take home with you.
Locomotive/IDEOLO - Join artists Malgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk in a workshop that will continue the themes of their bookLocomotive/IDEOLO. Help to design additional pages for their book and get inspired by watching a screening of a stop motion animation and listening to a poetry reading in the process. This workshop is supported by the Polish Culture Institute.
I'm really looking forward to it and will do a post on how the weekend has been. I will also do a update on my sketchbook and some other things in the next few days so plenty more to come!