ACAF is a comic arts festival all about comics, cartooning, illustration and storytelling and the related industry BUT our focus is on the Comic Artists, honing their craft, developing their profiles and their businesses.

ACAF Day 1 – Conference Day

A new addition this year, the ACAF Academic Day is a chance for academics, comics fans and interested members of the public to attend a series of lectures and presentations regarding the art of story telling via comics and graphic novels.

The theme for the 2018 ACAF Academic Day is Australian Story Telling in Graphic Novels and Comics.

For the full day’s details please see here.

ACAF Day 2  – Creator Development Workshops

Learning, Earning and Life as a Comic Artist

Day Two features a mix of master classes, workshops, and panel sessions focusing on the professional development of Australian Comic Creators, from both a skilling-up perspective as well as developing and deepening the understanding of avenues for publishing, printing, marketing, selling and distributing their work. For aspiring artists, writers and fans there are also sessions on story telling, developing comic creation skills and breaking into the industry. There will be networking opportunities, portfolio evaluations, informal coaching and classroom sessions. Finishing off the day will be drinks and celebrations including book launches  by talented Australian Artists.

Comic Creators confirmed as appearing include:

For the full day’s details please see here.

ACAF Day 3  – Comics Market Day

ACAF features an Artists Alley open to comic artists and the public with comics, graphic novels and related literature available for sale.

There will also be free panel sessions, exhibitor spaces for corporate sponsors, and artist signing opportunities.

For the full day’s details please see here.






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