The Print Social is a very creative bunch, which means we draw inspirations from all over the place. Some of us like the countryside, some are inspired by music and a few of us love comics. This weekend we made a trip down to London for East London Comic & Arts Festival (ELCAF) to see the colourful collection of printed goodness on offer.
The hall full of exhibitors was the main draw for us as it was filled with so many good artists selling things we wanted to take home with us. You can see our collective haul below, but try not to get jealous.
Each year ELCAF seems to get bigger and better, with more space for activities and a broader range of events for both children and adults. This year the workshops included painting your own whale with Margaux Carpentier, making collages with Katsumi Komagata or painting your own scene on a building with Vincent Mahe. We felt spoiled with all the stuff to do and this was just a selection on Saturday afternoon. We also caught some of the animation screenings curated by Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival, which were dark, funny and mesmerising.
As always it was well worth the trip down and we left feeling foolish for not booking the whole weekend there!