Workshops at ECAF!



12pm How to Draw – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Tanya Roberts
Join Tanya Roberts for a fun workshop to get you started in thinking visually and drawing great comics! Tanya is an international comics artist best known for her work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Boom!’s Toy Story, Titan Comics’ How to Train Your Dragon, and Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles from BHP Comics.
Cutting Room, 12 – 12.45pm FREE Cutting Room| For All Ages



2pm How to write a comic with Gary Chudleigh
Award-winning writer Gary Chudleigh gives you the ultimate guide to creating characters and writing comics! He’ll take you through the dos and don’ts of creating believable characters as well as planning exciting plots for your first comic!
Cutting Room,14- 14:45pm FREE | For All Ages


3pm Risograph demonstration
Riso printing is quick, cheap, colourful and perfect for comics! Curious? Meet artist Gordon Shaw, whose comic Rick 4 launches at this year’s ECAF. Find out how to prepare your artwork for riso, and see just how easy the process can be!
Blueprint Studio, 15-15:45pm, FREE | For All Ages

All Day
Banshee – An exhibition by Out of the Blueprint resident artists Eli Spencer and Sophie Robin. The artists will be showcasing their new publication, with signed copies and exclusive merch available.
Meet the artists/signing, 3.30pm

Launch of the Blueprint 12!
The ink’s barely dry! We’re celebrating twelve new comics from young zinesters and comic makers from across Scotland, debuting at this year Comic Art Festival! Available from the Blueprint stall.

Print your own ECAF T-shirt
One day only! Choose your tee and hand-pull your very own, limited edition screen-printed T-shirt! (£5)


ECAF is open to all on Sunday 25th of November

On Sunday 25th we’ll be bringing you the best in indie comics! We’re open to all and all our events are totally free!

ECAF is part of Book Week Scotland and promotes comics and reading for everyone. ECAF aims to be a safe and inclusive environment for our community and we work to ensure everyone has a great time at our events.

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ECAF – Part of Book Week Scotland

We’re excited to return to Edinburgh’s Drill Hall next week as part of Book Week Scotland! We’ll have loads of great creators, bringing you comics, illustrations and art. It’s a good time to kickstart the Christmas shopping in style or join in one of our many FREE workshops!

Exhibitors include Panels Comics, Umpteen Press, Roller Grrrls and Zhou Fang Comics. There’s something for everyone!



Edinburgh Comic Art Festival, 25th November, 11am-4pm at Leith’s Drill Hall, part of Book Week Scotland.



Exhibiting Authors at ECAF

We’re really excited to host ECAF at The Principal hotel as part of Edinburgh International Book Festival, with 50 exhibiting authors there will be lots to see. Ranging from Scottish favourites, Neil Slorance (The National), Monty Nero (The Hulk), Metaphrog (The Little Mermaid), Tanya Roberts (Star Wars) to emerging talents like Kathryn Briggs, Eve Greenwood, Dave Cook and Zhao Fang. There is something for everyones tastes to suit all readers.

Come discover something new.