Charlotte Dumortier revealed as ELCAF 2018 artist in residence

Charlotte Dumortier’s ELCAF 2018 poster, which will be available as a print
Charlotte Dumortier’s ELCAF 2018 poster, which will be available as a print

Belgian illustrator Charlotte Dumortier has been announced as the East London Comic Art Festival’s artist in residence 2018.

ELCAF – London’s biggest annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in comics, illustration, sequential art, and storytelling – returns 22nd – 24th June 2018 and is by far one of the most popular British comic events of the year in the capital.

 

Art by Charlotte Dumortier

Based in Antwerp, Charlotte’s work is characterised by bright colours and bold shapes. As well as being an illustrator, she also works as a motion graphics animator. Charlotte makes comics for zines and anthologies and her “first real comic book” is called Murphy’s Miserable Space Adventures and is published by Oogachtend.

Yum yum Zines Art

She also makes mini comics and zines under the moniker yum yum zines with her friend Shamisa Debroey who will also be joining ELCAF 2018.

Charlotte’s ELCAF 2018 poster will be available in June as a limited edition screen-print.

Founded by independent publisher Nobrow in 2012, ELCAF’s aim is to introduce and celebrate both small press publications and the dynamic community of individual artists and collectives that are pushing the boundaries of comics and illustration to a growing public.

There has been an exciting growth within comics and narrative illustration – mediums which have moved from the peripheries into the mainstream focus.

In 2018 ELCAF will be celebrating its seventh edition in June with its largest programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, and masterclasses, carefully curated and delivered by a host of national and international artists, writers and illustrators.

• Check out the ELCAF web site at www.elcaf.co.uk

• Charlotte Dumortier is online at cargocollective.com/charlottedumortier| Instagram | tumblr

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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