Here is a list of the amazing exhibitors who have confirmed so far.
A full list will be posted soon
Sorry to anyone who has asked about tables and have not received a reply.
I will get back to you, but all the tables have been taken.
Avery Hill will be exhibiting at CECAF 3.
CECAF now has an events page on Facebook.
Please add yourself and tell your friends.
JUNE 18th 2016
CECAF will be returning to The Earl Haig Hall for more comicky goodness.
More news soon.
So after months of planning CECAF15 has been and gone. I feel it was a success, there are loads that I would have liked to have done better. But it held itself together and I believe CECAF continued in it’s aim as an event, bringing comics to a new audience/ giving creators a new audience.
I failed to take any photos, but thankfully other people did.
So here are reviews and pics as they appear.
CECAF (Crouch End Comic Arts Festival) had it’s second outing this Saturday just gone, finely crafted from the hands of Sean Azzopardi and held in Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End. The festival coincided nicely with the Crouch End Festival and a lovely sunny day to lure in the masses, and although it was a bit quiet at times it was a great day!
Antony Esmond/Down The Tubes
The second year of the Crouch End Comic Arts Festival took place on a sunny day in this trendy area of North London, one of a number of UK comics events taking place over the past few weeks – and the upcoming month is going to be just as busy. Because of this, each event has to make its own mark, have its own style and audience. CECAF certainly has a small press indie feel, based in a fairy light illuminated town hall. There was also drinking.
And I’d like to thank Sean Azzopardi for another cracking CECAF on the Saturday just passed. I had a wonderful time and it was great to meet so many lovely people – some long-time comic fans, some locals who’d never even read a comic, and KIDS KIDS KIDS.
Andrew Watton-Davies recorded a number podcast interviews on the day.
Raggedy Man podcast
Some photos from Dean Simons.
Matt Boyce’s Everything is one of those anthologies that may appear a little disjointed at a first glance given that it collects strips that are often quite disparate in terms of style and presentation. I place myself on the other side of that argument however. Because, as an artistic statement on an individual creator’s grasp of the diverse possibilities of the form, compilations like Everything provide a fascinating showcase of the breadth of their approach to the page. From a critic’s perspective they’re a dream offering, though I will freely admit that to a casual punter there may be an element of the fragmented to the reading experience.
Between this minicomic’s covers there are 13 pages of strips ranging between a page to 4 pages in length. Boyce brings together themes of the autobiographical, the humorous and the broodingly contemplative and adopts a number of differing visual styles along the way. Most of the work is in black and white with the exception of the colour centre section which is also the highlight of the work on offer here.
LOCAL CARTOONIST !
From Andy Oliver
One of my ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch in 2015’, Danny Noble is not just a brilliantly witty autobiographical cartoonist she’s also a self-published novelist and singer with the Brighton-based ska ‘n’ soul group The Meow Meows. I first discovered her work when she submitted Monday Morning, her collection of slice-of-life comics strips, for review in this column last year and was hugely impressed by a book I called “a heady mix of everyday humiliation, blasé inebriation and random slovenliness”. In fact I was so taken by it that it made my annual list of ‘Ten UK Small Press Comics You Need to Own!‘ for 2014, despite the material within being a few years old.
Backwards Burd began as a university society back in October 2012. Back then our intentions were just to find a means to publish our own comics, but over time we found that we had created a useful tool to promote ourselves and our classmates as illustrators and comic book artists.
Backwards Burd has since graduated and is continuing to produce anthologies as a promotional tool for unestablished comic book artists and illustrators. We upload an online magazine each month where we include all submissions, and select the best to be printed. Backwards Burd anthologies are distrubuted throughout London comic book stories currently, but will shortly be available throughout British comic book stores, in the mean time though you can always buy them online! If you would like to submit artwork to Backwards Burd magazine then you can find instructions on the Contact page.