The Dublin Comic Arts Festival is a quarterly series of small press comic book events. Our next event will be at the Generator Hostel on Saturday, April 21st from 11am-5pm.

DCAF is organized by Matthew Melis & The Comics Lab of the Stray Lines comic collective.


Small press comics can be a nebulous term in the comic book world. They can be as small as a photocopied zine and as big as Scott Pilgrim vs The World. We generally use the term to mean creator-owned, independent comics. They can be handmade, self-published or released by small press publishers.

DCAF is a small press comic book event, created to showcase local comic creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art. The small press comic scene has been growing in Ireland for years, but Irish comic creators often travel across the globe to find Comic Arts Festivals to exhibit their work. We feel it's time for some Comic Arts Festivals closer to home!


April 2018 poster by Giovana Medeiros
December 2017 poster by Ashwin Chacko
October 2017 poster by Helene Pertl
July 2017 poster by Tara O Brien
April 2017 poster by Charlot Kristensen




Our sponsor for the April 2018 DCAF is Avery Hill Publishing.
Our sponsor for the April 2017 DECAF was Damn Fine Print.

If you would like to sponsor a future DCAF event please email dublincomicarts@gmail.com

Become a Patron of DCAF on Patreon!


DCAF does not condone or tolerate any form of intimidation or harassment on behalf of its exhibitors, attendees or organisers and does all it can to foster an inclusive event. Please contact Matt, Debbie, Sarah or Elida straight away if someone makes you feel unwelcome.

Comics are for everyone!


With Good Morning Dublin on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 2017
Photos from DECAF, April 23 2017 by Comix Ireland
Episode 46: Dublin Eight Comic Arts Festival by Dublin Creative Review


Exhibitors! Sponsors! Venues! Press! Please send all enquiries to dublincomicarts@gmail.com

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