Program Reveal!

Put on your monocle so it can fly right off, because the Perth Comic Arts Festival is ready to share our 2022 program of talks, workshops, exhibition and activities.
Over two huge days at the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip we’re going to be celebrating the power and beauty of comics.
Saturday is our Academy Day for aspiring comics makers, educators and aficionados to come together for a deep dive into comics.
Sunday is our Market Day, ideal for family groups, where 85 of Australia’s more imaginative comics makers will be sharing their works and running workshops.
Our exhibition, “TALE TOWN: Tales from the Hermit Kingdom” will be open from the 6th to the 30th of August.
As always, our entire program is entirely free to take part in thanks to the incredible work of our committee and the generous contributions of our sponsors.
To book in, head over to:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/pcaf-17354986422

We can’t wait to see you there!

2022 Two-day Festival Structure

For long-time fans of PCAF, we want to remind you of a few HUGE changes for this year’s Festival.
First: We’re going to be at our new home at the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip with most of our events happening under the blue whale in the iconic Hackett Hall.
Second: The Festival is now going to be happening over two days! As always, everything will still be completely free to attend.
Saturday will be our PCAF Academy Day, full of conversations, presentations and workshops aimed at aspiring comics makers.
Sunday will be the Market Day, where over 85 exhibitors will fill Hackett Hall and share their incredible comics works. We’ll also be running our family workshops all day on Sunday.
Stay tuned for our full program reveal so you can book in for sessions!

Photo by: Michael Haluwana at Aeroture

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!