9-11 February 2018, Canberra

ACAF is about comics, comic artists, comic writers, comic fans and any one wanting to be involved in comics! Learn about the industry, techniques and honing your craft, publishing and how to get published, how to pitch and so much more. Even better, come and see your favourite Australian Comics Artists in the flesh.

The ACAF program features an Academic Conference, Documentary Screening, a series of Professional Development Workshops and Masterclasses, Drawing Room with experienced comic artists as Wandering Mentors, Portfolio Reviews, Artists Alley, Panels, and a Launch Pad Cocktail Function to see all things new in Comics.

Friday – Conference Day

900 Conference Open
Welcome to Country
915 Interview and QnA with
Clarence Ryan, Cleverman’s Bindawu Warrior
930 Teaching Comics in Indigenous Communities
Brenton McKenna
1030 MT
1130 Aboriginal Storytelling in Comics
Ryan Griffen, Brenton McKenna & Wolfgang Bylsma
1200
1230 Lunch
1300
1330 Telling Australian Stories in Comics
Lauren Briggs
Paul Mason
Justin Randall
1400
1430
1500 AT
1530 Where Do Comics Fit In the Australian Narrative
Panel QnA
1630
1700  Conference Close
1730 Will Eisner Documentary Film Screening and QnA

 

Saturday, 10th February 2017- Creator Development/Creator Development Workshop Day

Drawing Room – tables and chairs, inside and outside space for drawing and creating. Senior cartoonists and comic creators, such as Nicola Scott,  will be available in the room for informal feedback and mentoring. – ALL DAY

Room 2

For details of the individual sessions please see the Creator Development session pages

900 AUSTRALIAN COMIC PUBLISHING – WHAT WERE WE THINKING?
Gary Chaloner (Cyclone)
Glenn Ford (Frew)
Elise Jones (Allen & Unwin)
Wolfgang Bylsma (Gestalt)
Baden Kirgan (Black House)
915
930
1100 PITCHING YOUR COMIC FOR FILM
Robbie Miles,
Mythmaker Media
1130
1200
1330 CROWDFUNDING
Gary Chaloner
Ryan K Lindsay
Louie Joyce
Karen Beilharz
1400
1430
1530 MOVING BEYOND INFLUENCES
Ryan Griffen
Brenton McKenna
Christian Read
1630
1700
1730

Room 3

900 OCCULT INSPIRATIONS
Christian Read
Nicola Scott
Andrew Constant
915
930
1100 PRINTING COMICS – PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
Baden Kirgan
1130
1200
1330 CINEMATIC STORYTELLING IN COMICS
Justin Randall
1400
1430
1530 WORKING WITH MAJOR PUBLISHERS
Nicola Scott
Andrew Constant
Gary Chaloner
Ryan K Lindsay
1630
1700

Foyer 

1100 Portfolio Reviews
1300
Lunch Portfolio Reviews
1400
1430
1530

QT Speakeasy

1730 Launch Pad Function
Drinks and Nibbles

 

Book Launch – Eternal from Ryan K Lindsay
2018 Ledger of Honour Award Recipients Announcement
Kickstarter Launch – Dr Paul Mason and Christian Read

Sunday, 11th February 2017 – ACAF Market Day

930 Artists Alley Drawing Room(all day)

 

MAKING COMICS FOR KIDS
Paul Mason,
Brenton McKenna, Craig Phillips
WOMEN IN COMICS IN FILM – WHAT NOW?
Nicola Scott Robbie Miles
Karen Beilharz
1030
1100 1030 – 1130COMPOSING THE COMIC PAGE
Louie Joyce
PHANTOM – A STORY FOR ALL AGES
Glenn Ford, Paul Mason, Andrew Constant
1130
1200 Portfolio Reviews(Foyer)
1230
1300 CLEVERMAN – AUS SCI-FI ON SCREEN AND ON THE PAGE
Ryan Griffen, Clarence Ryan, Wolfgang Bylsma
1330
1400 Portfolio Reviews(Foyer)
1430
1500 THE WRITE STUFF
Creating a Graphic Novel – Shane Smith
CREATOR OWNED VS WORK-FOR-HIRE
Nicola Scott
Andrew Constant
Gary Chaloner
1530

1600 ACAF 2018 Closes

 

Guests: