Is this like a Comic Con ?
Some of the components of this festival are similar to a Comics Convention, but not all. This is a different space.
We have talks (audio-visual presentations), given by various artists , some discussions, some short films, all happening in an auditorium.
Other than this we have exhibitions of artworks spread around the IIC campus.
We are not selling or exhibiting Books, nor are we conducting any workshops this Year.
We are also not selling any merchandise.
This is a space for audiences who already have an advanced level of interest in comics and Graphic Novels and want to know more about this medium.
Can I wear Super hero or other comic character costumes and walk around ?
No ! we don't have any platform to support Cosplay in this Space, so wearing a super hero costume and walking around will be a little inappropriate. Infact this platform has no component of established super heroes and cartoon figures. It showcases absolutely new storytellers and stories from India and abroad.
Can I volunteer ?
We might need some help for a week or so. Students with a background in art (formal or informal) may apply to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know.
Can I be a Sponsor ?
Yes of course please write to email@example.com, before the 10th of November 2017.
Is there wheelchair access ?
Yes. All the Gates have wheelchair access. Ask the guards at the entry for exact location.
Is it suitable for children ?
Like we had mentioned earlier, this festival is suited for people who have a slightly advanced level of interest in comics art and literature . So for the completely uninitiated whether adults or children, this may not be suitable. Also there is a possibility that 5-6 percent of the images shown by artists during their presentations may not be suitable for children.
I am an artist , How do I submit my work, participate ?
We are not taking any submissions for DeCaF 2017.
For Indian Artists :
Feel free to send us the links to the sites of your work any time.
We make our selection after assessing your entire body of work.
So once we have you in our system we will keep following your work.
We will start making our selections for DeCAF 2018 around June 2018,
But you may keep sending us your links round the year.
We don’t pay you to display your selected work neither do we charge you. Our platform is more like a showcase and promotion of your work.
If you have ideas for presentations, performances, Art installations or any other artistic intervention,based around comics send them to us by June 2018 .
Some of your ideas may require us to raise funding. So the faster you send them to us the more time it will give us to work on it.
Any Unique Idea you may have based around Comics, you may propose to us , Don’t be afraid to think out of the box.
You can see from the programming of the first festival that we shy away from the blatantly popular so keep that in mind while sending us proposals.
Keep us posted about any comic based event that you may be conducting. If we like them we will even promote them for you on our digital platforms.
This year we have not included any showcase of Zines and Comics. But you are welcome to bring them and show them around to people. Send us info on the Zines you have created on our email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Next year onwards we will have a dedicated space where you may showcase and sell your zines and comics.
Artists From Foreign Countries :
Please follow the same instructions as above for participation.
You can send us links to your work , If you wish to exhibit with us.
You can send us links to your films.
Facilitating your travel may not always be possible as it requires raising funds from many partners as also is the case for your art installations. But keep sharing your ideas and proposals with us , as you can see one third of the participation in the first edition of DeCAF are artists from foreign nations.
For Press Enquiries ?
Please Contact us on email@example.com
Is entry to the Festival Free ? Do I need to register ?
Entry is free but please register, so we can send you information about other comic based events that we might organise.
or comics based events others are organising.
We can let you know if we start an online comic based program etc etc.
You can REGISTER by just dropping us an email ( at firstname.lastname@example.org) and letting us know that you will be attending or through the feedback form under the "Contacts" section.