ALL DAY LONG 11am-4pm

Peruse comics & art by our talented exhibitors! Bring your used comics to participate in our communal comic swap! And in the afternoon, Sarah & Debbie will be hosting:

THE COMICS LAB @ DCAF

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH

12:00-14:00
Live Animal Figure Drawing with Chaloupa the Dog

Sharpen your pencils! DCAF welcomes Chaloupa the dog who will be sitting for us for 2 hours of lazy pooch poses! This figure drawing session will be dog-led and self-guided so bring your medium of choice and find a front row seat!

Chaloupa's human: Eimhin McNamara

14:30-15:30
Special Guest Lizzy Stewart in conversation with Jessica Traynor

DCAF Special Guest Lizzy Stewart sits with poet Jessica Traynor to discuss her latest book Alison and her career in comics.

Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator and author currently based in London. She has written and illustrated three picture books for children and three illustrated books for adults. In 2017 her picture book 'There's a Tiger in the Garden' won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and World Illustration Award. Her debut full-length novel 'Alison' was published in July 2022 to critical acclaim. She teaches illustration at Goldsmiths University and has also taught courses at the Tate and on behalf of the National Portrait Gallery.

Website: www.abouttoday.co.uk
Twitter: @lizzystewart
Instagram: @lizzy_stewart

Jessica Traynor is a poet, essayist, dramaturg and creative writing teacher from Dublin.

Website: www.jessicatraynor.com
Twitter: @JessicaTraynor6
Instagram: @traynorjess

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH

14:00-15:00
Book Binding Workshop w/ Gretchen Allen

Have you ever looked at your stapled books or zines and thought there has to be a better way? Come learn how to turn a stapled booklet into a hand-sewn beauty! Gretchen Allen, a professional book conservator and bookbinder, will teach you how to use the holes created by staples to sew your own small books. All materials provided by Liberties Papers in Terenure

Anyone can watch but hands-on book binding will be limited to 15 slots, available to sign-up on Sunday morning for a small donation of €10 towards a Stray Lines comic collective performance in September.

Gretchen Allen
Instagram: @gretchen.draws

Stray Lines
Twitter: @straylinescomic
Instagram: @straylinescomics

16:30-19:00
DUBLIN COMICS JAM @ THE SAINT

After DCAF ends on Sunday, come by The Saint, around the corner from the Ricmond Barracks at 1 St Vincent St W, Inchicore, Dublin 8, D08 WT0A for an evening of communal comics improv!

In Inchicore, Artists Gather to Draw Comics Together

Dublin Comic Jam
Twitter: @dublincomicjam
Instagram: @dublincomicjam

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