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Perth Comic Arts Festival 2022

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Perth Comic Arts Festival 2022
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The Perth Comics Arts Festival is back in 2022 and will be bigger and better than ever. For the first time ever, this popular creator-focused event will be held at WA Museum Boola Bardip and will span for two days from Saturday, 6 August to Sunday, 7 August 2022 from 9.30am to 5pm. The Perth Comics Arts Festival will be a free event accessible to comic book makers and comic book enthusiasts of all ages. The PCAF festival program is absolutely packed this year. There will be all of your favourite festival activities and events plus some new ones. There will be workshops, artist talks, exhibitions, a market hall and more all held in Hackett Hall at the WA Museum under "Otto" the Blue Whale.

Saturday, 6 August will be an Academy Day for aspiring artists, illustrators and writers interested in learning more about comics. Come along and take part in some fascinating artist talks with some of the most talented people in the comic business. Some highlights of the Academy Day include:

Indigenous Comics Boom!

Date and time: Saturday, 6 August 2022 9.45am to 10.45am

Cost: Free

Scott Wilson and Wolfgang Bylsma will talk about the transformative power of comics, the rise in popularity of Aboriginal-lead comics, and the first all-Indigenous comic book universe called the "Indigiverse". For more details click here.

The Body in Comics

Date and time: Saturday, 6 August 2022 from 11.00am to 11:45am

Cost: Free

In this artist talk, a talented panel of experts will examine artistic depictions of the human body seen in comics and will discuss how we draw the bodies says a lot about how we understand the world. For more details click here.

Photo credit Campbell Whyte
Photo credit Campbell Whyte

Sunday, 7 August there will be workshops and the PCAF market hall which will feature over 84 artists selling comics and other merchandise. The market hall is always a lot of fun. You will get to meet and support local artists selling original artwork, stickers, graphic novels and more.

Photo credit Campbell Whyte

To view the full PCAF 2022 Program, please click here.

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Why? The Perth Comic Arts Festival will be held from Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2022 and will feature workshops, talks, exhibitions, activities and a market hall.
When: Saturday, 6 August 2022 to Sunday, 7 August 2022 from 9.30am to 5pm
Where: WA Museum Boola Bardip, Hackett Hall, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA 6000
Cost: Free Entry
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