PCAF is a little different this year, so here’s a rundown of the schedule!

Location: Hackett Hall (the one with the whale skeleton, can’t miss it) at WA Museum Boola Bardip, Cultural Centre, Perth CBD

Saturday 6 August: PCAF Academy day! Intended for those who are more serious about comics whether you’re an aspiring creator, academic, professional author, or other enthusiast, this day is all about in-depth aspects of comics as a craft. A full day of programming will be followed by the Comic Arts Awards of Australia ceremony in the evening. It is all free, but the entire day will be ticketed by programming blocks to manage numbers (you may sign up for just part or full day, no walk-ins). Keep an eye on Eventbrite for more info.

Sunday 7 August, 9:30 am to 5 pm: Our open-to-the-public festival day features our vibrant market hall where creators sell their comics, plus family-friendly programming! Drop in to find some new reading material, try your own hand at comics, and catch our riotous comics battle royale. See Eventbrite to register for free workshops.

Our wonderful accompanying Tale Town exhibition will be open for viewing both days, and will stay up for museum visitors to see until 30th August.

Programming is being solidified now, we will announce as registration opens.

Bookmark pcaf.carrd.co to have all our important links in one place, including our Eventbrite registration page and Facebook event.

Perth Comic Arts Festival Theme Revealed

We’re excited to reveal that the theme of this year’s Perth Comic Arts Festival is: ’The Island Kingdom’.

Our Creative Director, Elizabeth Marruffo was inspired by our heightened awareness of Western Australia’s unique and isolated position in the world saying: “Artists ofter deal with periods of isolation, working alone, tucked away like hermits in their studios. The last couple of years has seen a lot of turmoil and separation with all of us sharing these challenging and often isolating experiences. For better or worse the comic artists of WA are in a unique position to respond to this experience and in doing so provide connection and comfort to our readers”

“The PCAF exhibition for this year ‘Tales from the Hermit Kingdom’ will see our committee members focus on their own ‘hermit’ experience as we produce small dioramas of our studio spaces and a free local newspaper full of these unique stories. I am also really looking forward to our biggest Market Hall yet that features over 80 participants showcasing the depths of comic making talent that Western Australia has to offer. I am sure there will a tale for everyone amongst all this talent that can inspire you, and also make you proud of who we are and the journey we have been on together”

PCAF 2022 Poster Reveal!

We are so pleased to reveal our 2022 poster, art by @soolagna_meow! Check out all those fun little details. We love this lush homage to the beautiful coral and ocean life around Perth.See you 6-7 August at @wamuseum Boola Bardip for a full weekend of comic excitement, more info coming very soon!

PCAF 2022 Expression of Interest Form & Location Announcement!

The news is out, PCAF 2022 will be held at WA Museum Boola Bardip over the weekend of August 6th and 7th!

This is an exciting new chapter for the festival and we can’t wait to celebrate comics in the cultural center of Perth.

We are now taking expressions of interest for the 2022 Market Hall, as well as for the facilitation of workshops and presentations. Simply follow the link below to fill out the form and be the first to know when applications open closer to the festival date.

https://forms.gle/ffR45csndamijeuM9

📷Michael Haluwana Aeroture

Notice of Perth Comic Arts Festival (PCAF) 2021 AGM

Notice of annual general meeting


All members of PCAF are advised that an annual general meeting of the members will take place as follows:

Time: 6pm-7pm
Date: Monday, 8 November, 2021
Place: Milktooth, Suite 48/102 Railway St, West Perth


First of all, thank you to everyone who made 2021’s Perth Comic Arts Festival the delight that it was! The impact that
Covid-19 has had on our lives, particularly the arts is still something we’re all coming to terms with. To see so many
aspects of our community come together for a medium we all love is something worth cherishing. Now, on to the
details for this year’s AGM!
We’re always happy to get new talent in to build the festival. New member applications can be sent in alongside
nominations. (Form)

On arrival at the meeting, members should check the register of members and if needed, update their name, address and
any other details.
The 2022 PCAF Festival Organising Committee will be elected by the membership. Only members are eligible to
nominate for positions and to vote. Dependent on a resolution passing, there will be 12 committee member roles for the
2022 Festival. If any positions are unfilled, they can be filled by casual vacancy.
At the AGM, a new Festival Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected separately from successful
Organising Committee members.
Nominees are asked to prepare a pre-written statement not exceeding 200 words detailing how they would be
an excellent fit for each position.
A handy reference detailing the responsibilities of each elected position is available here:
(https://www.mjcsm.org/about-mjcsm/committee-positions-and-role-descriptions.html).


If you are unable to attend but would like to nominate in proxy, please select the relevant options on the nomination form below.
Nominations must be received by midnight Monday 1st November 2021. (Form)

If you want any clarification on anything outlined above, please get in touch via email.
(perthcomicartsfestival@gmail.com)

Agenda
1. Attendance and Apologies & Notice of Proxies
2. New Members
3. Outgoing Chair’s Report (Festival itself)
4. Outgoing Secretary’s Report (Membership, Meetings, Work of the Committee)
5. Outgoing Treasurer’s Report (Financials)
6. Dissolutions of Organising Committee & Election of Organising Committee
7. Election of Chair
8. Election of Secretary
9. Election of Treasurer
10. Conclusion of business


Regards,
Soolagna Majumdar
Festival Secretary