The festival was founded in 2012 to showcase comic and graphic art talent in the UK, and has since grown from around 40 exhibitors to 100 for the 2014 edition.
Its third edition features American graphic novelist and cartoonist Chris Ware as the festival’s artist-in-residence. Ware is the man behind graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid of Earth and Building Stories, and also created the Acme Novelty Library, which was first published in 1993.
Other exhibitors include children’s literacy organisation Ministry of Stories; illustration and graphics collective Nous Vous and children¹s book illustrators Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz.
As well as boasting a selling fair where visitors can buy graphic novels, prints, comics and artwork; ELCAF will feature talks, workshops and screenings.
East London Comics & Arts Festival takes place on 14 June at29-32 Oval Space, The Oval, London E2 9DT. For more information visit http://www.elcaf.co.uk/