ALL DAY LONG 11am-4pm

Peruse comics & art by our talented exhibitors! Bring your used comics to participate in our communal comic swap! Enjoy your newly obtained comics in our cafe lounge with food & coffee available for purchase in Blas Cafe. And in the afternoon, Sarah & Debbie will be hosting:


12:00pm - 2:00pm


Sharpen your pencils! Figure drawing model Shir Madness joins DCAF for 2 hours of costumed poses! This figure drawing session will be model-led and self-guided so bring your medium of choice and find a front row seat!

Multiple award winning international burlesque artist Shir Madness is a hoop dancer, costumier, model, and performer hailing from exotic distant lands. Shortly after her debut in Galway in 2012 she twirled her way through Ireland and Europe performing her special brand of hoop dance and sexy strip tease. She has entertained crowds at events such as Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Manchester Tattoo Tea Party and has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Belfast, Dublin, Toulouse, Hebden Bridge, and London Burlesque Festivals. She is Miss Burlesque Dublin 2015, and Best Overall winner at Dublin Burlesque Festival 2016.

Shir Madness has been called a pioneer of wild underwear in Irish burlesque, and some believe that she lives in a nest made of glitter and rhinestones.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.

The Bird & the Whale was created using a near obsolete form of animation – paint-on-glass. It was created in Dublin, Ireland by a small majority female team. In June 2018, Carol was awarded a Silver Screen award at the Young Director Awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Paper Panther Productions
Written & Directed by Carol Freeman Twitter Instagram
Original Music by Chris McLoughlin
Produced by Jonathan Clarke

Director Carol Freeman will also join us at the screening for a brief talk about the process of making The Bird and the Whale.


There will be drawing activities all day long at The Comics Lab table!

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