The Dublin Eight Comic Arts Festival is a quarterly series of small press comic book events. Our next event will be at the Dublin Food Co-op on Monday, October 30th from 11am-5pm.

DECAF 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.

DECAF 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!


Our April 2017 poster was by Charlot Kristensen.
Our July 2017 poster is by Tara O Brien.



Our sponsor for the April 2017 DECAF was Damn Fine Print.

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

Become a Patron of DECAF on Patreon!


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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