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Nobrow & Flying Eye at ELCAF 2019

It’s our favourite time of year again here at Nobrow and Flying Eye – ELCAF 2019 is upon us! 

Celebrating the very best in illustration and comics the East London Comics & Arts Festival is now in its 8thyear, and this year’s programme is bursting with talks, workshops, screenings and masterclasses.

The festival takes place at the Round Chapel in London, and will be open 12 to 7pm Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, and Sunday 9thJune (head on over to the ELCAF website for further details).

Take a look at our pick below to see when and where you can catch the best of the weekend…


SATURDAY 8th JUNE

Tom Haugomat: Colour, Shape, Land, Print: 12.15 – 13.45

Paris-based illustrator and master of colour Tom Haugomat will be heading this workshop, where you will develop your very own set of stencils to create atmospheric landscape scenes.

Through A Life by Tom Haugomat

Speaking Up and Speaking Out: 14.00 – 15.15

Francesca Sanna of The Journey fame joins Rui Tenreiro, Samandal, and Warren Bernard for this panel talk about what role comics and illustration have to play in the 21stcentury. Head over for what will no doubt be a fascinating discussion on how powerful a tool illustration truly can be.

Carles Porta, The Silly Ballet: 15.45 – 17.15

Finally, an opportunity to achieve your lifelong dream of taking part in a cardboard paper puppet ballet! Illustrator, animator and graphic designer Carles Porta will be heading this workshop, teaching you how to bring your dancer to life through stop motion animation.

Under The Water by Carles Porta

Francesca Sanna: Sharing Your Fears: 17.30 – 18.30

Francesca Sanna will take you behind the scenes of her latest picture book Me and My Fear, which is a heart-warming tale about sharing and overcoming the things that scare you the most. As well as talking about her illustrative process Francesca will be talking about the months that she spent working with a research group from Birkbeck University, and how their work influenced both the story and design of the book.

Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna

SUNDAY

AJ Dungo: Sequential Self Help and Surfing: 14.15 – 15.15

Come along to hear some insights into AJ Dungo’s In Waves, his debut graphic novel that covers the topics of love, loss, and the solace of surfing. As well as covering the book’s life from concept to creation, AJ will also be talking about the role of comics have to play in escapism. 

Jon McNaught: Passing Time: 16.45 -17.45

ELCAF 2019’s artist-in-residence Jon McNaught joins us for this very special talk, which has Jon talking in depth about Kingdom, his latest comic. An illustrator with an approach and aesthetic like no other, Jon will also be talking about printmaking, poetry, and the use of comics to explore distance memories and the passing of time.

Kingdom by Jon McNaught

All talks come free with an ELCAF all access ticket


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Meet Lorena Alvarez, AJ Dungo, Molly Mendoza, and Jérémie Royer at TCAF!
Poster art by Lorena Alvarez

TCAF is just around the corner and this is going to be the biggest year yet for Nobrow! Come out on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th to check out the latest Nobrow titles and join in on the fun! The Nobrow team will be at tables 133 and 134, so be sure to drop by and meet some of our incredible artists: AJ Dungo (In Waves – preorder here), Molly Mendoza (Skip preorder here), and Jérémie Royer (Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage and Audubon, On the Wings of the World) and TCAF Special Guest Lorena Alvarez (Hicotea and Nightlights)!

In Waves by AJ Dungo

TCAF will also be the first place you can get your hands on two exciting debut graphic novels from some new stars in the comics scene!

First up is In Waves, AJ Dungo’s deeply personal and inspiring graphic memoir about love, loss, and the legends of surfing who rode the waves from cultural tradition to global phenomenon. Be sure to come by for advance copies, stickers, and limited edition bookplates while supplies last!

Skip by Molly Mendoza

We’ll also be debuting Molly Mendoza’s Skip, a fantastical and colorful sci-fi teen adventure unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Molly’s a talented up-and-comer, and we can’t wait for you to see what she’s done with her stunning and inventive debut graphic novel!

Check out the schedule below for all the signings and panels featuring our Nobrow artists!

Hicotea (A Nightlights Story) by Lorena Alvarez

Saturday, May 11

Signings (Tables 133-134)
11am to 12pm – Molly Mendoza
12:30pm to 1:30pm – Jérémie Royer
2pm to 3pm – AJ Dungo
4pm to 5pm – Lorena Alvarez

Panels
11am to 12pm – Spotlight: France (with Jérémie Royer) at Forest Hill Ballroom
2:30pm to 3:30pm – Spotlight: Imaginary Worlds (with Lorena Alvarez) at Beeton Auditorium

Sunday, May 12

Signings (Tables 133-134)
11am to 12pm – Lorena Alvarez
12:15pm to 1:15pm – Molly Mendoza
1:30pm to 2:30pm – AJ Dungo
3pm to 4pm – Jérémie Royer

Panels
11am to 12pm – Your First Graphic Novel (with Molly Mendoza) at Summerhill
12pm to 1pm – Mental Health Panel (with AJ Dungo) at Forest Hill Ballroom
1:30pm to 2:30pm – Science Non-Fiction Adults (Jérémie Royer) at Forest Hill Ballroom
1:30pm to 2:30pm – Inter-generational Comics (with Molly Mendoza) at High Park Ballroom 2 & 3
2:45pm to 3:45pm – Meet the Colombians (Lorena Alvarez) at Learning Center
2:45pm to 3:45pm – Other People’s Stories (AJ Dungo) at Hinton Learning Theatre

Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage by Fabien Grolleau and Jeremie Royer

TCAF, May 11th (9am-5pm) and 12th (10am-5pm)
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Nobrow Tables 133 and 134