PCAF 2023 Program!

Who’s ready for a packed weekend of amazing talks and workshops?
Whether you’re attending our Academy Day on Saturday, the Market Hall on Sunday or both! Our team has lined up a fantastic program full of insightful talks and engaging workshops all free to attend.
To secure your ticket to your favourite workshop or talk, click to head to our Eventbrite and book now → https://bit.ly/3Y0pCj4
Academy Day Details
📅 29th of July 2023
⏰ Doors open at 10am
📍 State Library of WA
✨ Free Entry
Market Hall Details
📅 30th of July 2023
⏰ 10am to 4.45pm
📍 WA Museum Boola Bardip
✨ Free Entry

Perth Comic Arts Festival returns at the end of July!

Perth’s FREE annual comic book festival is back over the last weekend of July with a packed market hall of independent creators, family friendly workshops, and a chance to make history by contributing to Australia’s longest scroll comic!

On Sunday the 30th, Perth Comic Arts Festival’s famous Market Hall Day will showcase over 80 creators, all under the big whale skeleton at WA Museum Boola Bardip’s heritage-listed Hackett Hall. The exhibitor list includes acclaimed publishers, international award winners, and fan favourites from near and far.

Free drop-in programming for Sunday visitors includes swashbuckling life drawing with sword-bearing models, comics-making workshops for all ages, and a creative battle royale where four artists will improvise drawings for the crowd.

PCAF also aims to create the world’s longest vertical scroll comic. Visitors are invited to join in the fun by drawing a panel or two on the giant roll of paper, adding their own touch to the epic collaborative story.

On Saturday the 29th, hosted at the State Library of Western Australia, PCAF will also run Academy Day featuring professional development for comic book creators of all skill levels. Local and visiting authors will present a diverse series of panels and talks on their industry and craft. Highlights include the “Culture in Comics” talk hosted by acclaimed Indigenous comic creators Brenton E. McKenna, Christopher Wood, and Scott Wilson, and the live comic reading event “PCAF Stories” that turns sequential narrative into performance.

Perth Comic Arts Festival has grown from a small studio at Edith Cowan University in 2019 to its new home in the Cultural Centre, filling the iconic hall with over 1000 comic creators and fans in 2022. The not-for-profit festival is volunteer run and supported by the City of Perth, WA Museum Boola Bardip, and the State Library of WA. Visit pcaf.carrd.co for more information. 

Perth Comic Arts Festival 2023 Poster Reveal & Event Details


You might have seen our animal friends popping up on social media, but we’re thrilled to now reveal the brand new poster for the 2023 Perth Comic Arts Festival, created by Soolagna Majumdar, Elizabeth Marruffo and Campbell Whyte!

To make sure you don’t miss any of the exciting updates and announcements about PCAF 2023, RSVP to our event https://fb.me/e/NhINl994

If you would like to spruce up a wall near you with a bit of PCAF cheer, you can download printable versions of our poster over at https://pcaf.carrd.co/

The Perth Comic Arts Festival is proudly supported by