May 2018

Water’s Edge – An Exhibition by Eleanor Taylor

March 28 - May 25
Hi-Store 4 Trinity Street
Hastings, TN34 1HG United Kingdom
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Hi-Store is delighted to be exhibiting the beautiful work of Eleanor Taylor. A selection of exquisite original watercolour and ink paintings, each in its own custom-made wood stained frame, plus 2 large giclée prints available. Come by and see before the end of May,  

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Ralph Steadman: Gonzo Notes Exhibition

May 4 @ 11:00 am - June 20 @ 7:00 pm
Sonos Store Seven Dials
21-23 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL United Kingdom
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Opening May 4th until 20th June at the Sonos Store in Covent Garden Gonzo Notes Exhibition by Ralph Steadman, unseen and original works in music from over a 50-year career by this renowned Illustrator. The exhibition will feature the collaboration with Hunter S Thompson in particular the illustrated cover of fear and loathing in Las Vegas. Alongside other portraits of…

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Whisky Prints at the Plough, Langley – Launch

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Plough Langley Sutton Rd, Langley, Sutton Valence
Maidstone, ME17 3LX United Kingdom
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AOI Patron Ralph Steadman will be having an exhibition and sale of whisky prints at The Plough in Langley from Friday 4th May until early June. Ralph will be there to open the event from 5-7pm on 4th May. Come along and peruse the images, maybe buy a couple, and enjoy a whisky yourself!

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Irish Literary Festival with Oliver Jeffers

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Reilly Theatre 6 Great Denmark St, Rotunda
Dublin, Leinster
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Explore what makes the world and how we live in it through Oliver Jeffers’ eyes. His new book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth journeys around our planet introducing land and sky, space and time, animals and humans with beautifully detailed images, created with his trademark wit and intelligence. His work has been exhibited internationally. His picture books have sold…

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Hero of Switzerland Fun & Games

May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 8:00 pm
We Built This City 56B Carnaby Street
London, W1F 9QF
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Illustration collective Hero of Switzerland are partnering up with We Built This City, Carnaby Street for a four day take-over event titled Fun & Games. Together they have organised a line up of amazing illustrators and there will be loads of fun to be had and games to be played. Alongside the weekend activities, the group are exhibiting Illustrated works and…

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Illustration Biennial 5th edition

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Illustration Biennial is the ultimate Dutch festival for illustrators, fellow professionals, clients, publishers and lovers of graphic art.

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The Open Draw Night

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until 26th November 2018

Cinetol Tolstraat 182, de Pijp
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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There will be a short guest talk with artist & illustrator Helena Torres-Muga Feijoo http://helenatmf.com/ Helena is a regular guest at The Open Draw 'My paintings and illustrations are usually about our inner wilderness, our deep connection with our world, everything natural that surround us, as a woman, with our femininity, and at the same time with the cosmos or…

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Publisher Portfolio Consultation: Bloomsbury

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
£20.00 - £30.00
Somerset House Strand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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AOI consultant Fig Taylor will be joined by Andrea Kearney and Maia Fjord, both Designers at award-winning Bloomsbury's children's book department. In a small group of 8 you will share your portfolio in a supportive, collaborative environment. We recommend this session to Illustrators who wish to showcase and develop their work in the Children's Fiction sector (including Young Adult, Middle…

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Chroma: Book Launch

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Glory 281 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8AS
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A wide compilation of my Ego Rodriguez work during the past 3 years, 147 illustrations full colour with foreword by Mark Gatiss. Published by Vincent Six. "Concentrating on illustrations by themselves without any adornments, frames or distractions." "For those in London that would like to celebrate this event with me. I love to gather some people at the end of the month…

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UsFolk 3

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UsFolk 37-39 Queen Street
Belfast, BT1 6EA Ireland
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UsFolk Illustration agency have let us know they are entering their third year! To celebrate they are launching UsFolk 3, an illustration exhibition at their beautiful studio space in Belfast; introducing new members and featuring brand new work from the UsFolk illustrators. UsFolk’s Conor Nolan will be live mural painting, Ponyhawke will be providing dancing tunes and don’t miss your complimentary…

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June 2018

Kingston Illustration Animation Degree Show

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Kingston School of Art River House
London, KT1 1LQ
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Private view Saturday 2 June: 1pm to 7pm Public view Saturday 3 June: 1pm to 5pm Monday 4 June: Thursday 7 June: 1pm to 7pm Friday 8 June: 1pm to 5pm Illustration Animation at River House, Kingston School of Art

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DIY Art Market – Peckham

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Copeland Park & Bussey Building 133 Copeland Road
London, SE15 3SN
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D.I.Y. Art Market champions a community of creatives from a wide range of artistic backgrounds, providing visitors the opportunity to buy unique artworks direct from the artist/publisher. Items for sale will include, patches, t shirts, tote bags, art prints, ceramics, zines, independent publications, risograph & screen prints, jewellery, and artist books from over 70 artists, both emerging and established.

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World Illustration Awards 2018 Exhibition

June 7 - June 20
Somerset House Strand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Visit the largest World Illustration Awards exhibition ever at Somerset House this June!

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Huddersfield Contemporary Illustration Degree Show

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - June 22 @ 6:00 pm
University of Huddersfield School of Art, Design and Architecture
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
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Contemporary Art and Illustration The Graduate Showcase is a celebration of the work created by 2018 graduates from courses across the School. The Showcase is located across Campus and opens with Preview Night on 8 June 6-9pm. The shows then run for two weeks opening at 10:00, both weekdays and weekends and closing at 16:00.

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Mon Feel Good Book Launch

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Caravansérail 5 Cheshire Street
London, E2 6ED
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Join Caravansérail for a fun book launch with London-based French author and illustrator Françoize Boucher on Saturday 9 June at 4pm. MY FEEL GOOD BOOK published on 2 May by Casterman Jeunesse Editions and presents 90 tips to be "mega happy and super zen" Free entry *** Nous vous invitons à Caravansérail pour une conversation joyeuse et improvisée avec l'auteure-illustratrice Françoize Boucher…

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Studio Dreams: ELCAF x Nobrow 10 exhibition

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - June 16 @ 6:00 pm
Space Studios 129-131 Mare Street
London, Hackney EC4Y 8EQ
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To celebrate the special 10th edition of Nobrow magazine themed “Studio Dreams”, ELCAF and Nobrow are curating a series of collaborative projects. This exhibition at SPACE Hackney’s gallery features 70 Illustrations, and specifically six commissioned pieces where the illustrations spill from the space onto walls, screens and three dimensions. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting show! Entry is…

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Vic Lee Open Studio

June 16 @ 11:00 am - June 17 @ 6:00 pm
Studio 7S Vanguard Court
26-38 Peckham Road, London SE5 8QT United Kingdom
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Vic Lee Open Studio

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East London Comic Arts Festival

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Round Chapel 1D Glenarm Rd
London, E5 0LY United Kingdom
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ELCAF’s 8th edition will be open 22-24 June and will feature over 100 exhibitors plus a programme of talks, screenings and workshops led by different artists from across the UK and beyond, including: Charlotte Dumortier, Patrick Kyle, Nina Cosco, Conor Stechschulte, Tor Brandt, Sammy Stein, Aisha Franz, Akvile Magicdust, Dawid Ryski and many, many more. Tickets are structured into two…

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AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success at ELCAF

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Round Chapel 1D Glenarm Rd
London, E5 0LY United Kingdom
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Join the AOI’s Lou Bones with illustrators Patrick Kyle, Aisha Franz and Barbara Magoli to discuss the real challenges around pursuing personal work whilst expanding your career through diverse routes in print, self-publishing, online, 3D and more. Not just pens for hire, the speakers will draw on real examples and share their experiences of how they have turned their personal…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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New Designers 2018

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - July 7 @ 5:00 pm
Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street
London, N1 0QH United Kingdom
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This summer, New Designers gathers more than 3,000 of the brightest and most radical new creative minds under one roof to launch the next generation of thinkers, makers and disruptors onto the UK design scene. Opening on Wednesday 27 June, the exhibition is a two-week celebration of visionary design that sees students of 200+ creative courses unveiling never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design…

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Suffragette: Illustrating the Battle for Equality

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Bride Foundation Brick Lane
London, EC4Y 8EQ
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David Roberts in conversation with Two Hoots Publisher Suzanne Carnell Join New York Times bestselling author and illustrator David Roberts to celebrate the publication of his latest book Suffragette: The Battle for Equality, an exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement. Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences – from aristocrats to the middle and working…

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July 2018

ICON10 The Illustration Conference

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel 1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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ICON10 brings together top illustrators, designer, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore the future of illustration. Since 1999, ICON have produced conferences in Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, Portland and Austin. ICON is committed to providing a diverse forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the Illustration, Design, Publishing, Advertising, and Academic communities. Speakers…

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Jack Sachs Illustrator Talk @ the Seoul Illustration Fair

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Seoul Illustration fair COEX
Soeul, Korea, Republic of
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AOI talk to animator / illustrator Jack Sachs

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AOI Business Masterclass @ The Seoul Illustration Fair

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Seoul Illustration fair COEX
Soeul, Korea, Republic of
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Comprehensive mini masterclass covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration.

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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August 2018

Exhibition: The Portraits At Anteros Arts Foundation

August 7 @ 10:30 am - August 21 @ 10:30 am
Anteros Arts Foundation 7-15 Fye Bridge Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1LJ United Kingdom
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An exhibition of fourteen hyper-realistic portraits in pen and pencil by Natalie Knowles, aged 15-17 at the time of drawing. Seventeen years later it is very exciting to be exhibiting all fourteen original portraits, seen together for the first time in public. Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation in Norwich. More info and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/202419903878271/

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September 2018

Dalston Comic Creators Club

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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International Comic Expo Birmingham

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
BCEC Smallbrook Queensway
Birmingham, B5 4EW
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A one day family and fan convention with a full program of events such as book launches, star interviews and fun live art events hosted by guests and comics journalists. This year's guest list features some of the biggest names in comics including the legendary creative team behind Judge Dredd: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra with many more to be announced.…

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Thought Bubble Festival Leeds

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

Thought Bubble 2018 runs from 17th - 23rd September, at venues across Leeds with the centre-piece convention taking place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September in the heart of the city; Millennium Square, Leeds Library, Leeds Town Hall, The Carriageworks Theatre, Cookridge Street and Radisson Blu Hotel. Tickets are now on sale for this year's convention, and full booking…

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November 2018

ICE Winter Special Brighton

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hilton Metropole Brighton Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2FU United Kingdom
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From the people behind ICE Birmingham, the winter special of the comic convention returns to Brighton for its second year. Full details including guests and events are to be announced very soon!

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