Kat Foyle, Editor

A creative storyteller across various media, Katherine has many years of experience in video, design and illustration. She is the facilitator of the Dublin Comic Jam, a member of Stray Lines comic collective and overall an enthusiastic member and supporter of the Irish indie comics community, having hosted the online event The Long Dark Nights in 2021, and edited the 2022 Stray Lines comic anthology Wheely Cool Skate Zine Vol. 1. Their website is and she can be found on Instagram @comicfoyle

Contact Kat for all story development / editorial inquiries:

Clara Dudley, Project Manager & Art Director
Clara is an art director, designer, illustrator, writer, and editor based in San Francisco, California. She lived and worked in Ireland for many years, and is still active in the illustration and comic arts communities. She served as the cover artist and graphic designer for the 2019 anthology SLICE, a project funded by the Irish Times and produced by fellow DCAF Committee members Debbie Jenkinson and Sarah Bowie. She is also the editor, designer, and curator of SITUATED Magazine. Her personal website can be viewed at and she can be found on Instagram @clara_voyant_

Contact Clara for all publicity, marketing, or production inquiries:

Debbie Jenkinson, Cover Artist

Debbie is a cartoonist from Dublin, a board member of Illustrators Ireland, and a DCAF committee member. Her comics explore the small triumphs and inner dramas of ordinary people. Her most recent book, Ghosting, a graphic thriller about a missing Italian chambermaid, won the ICN Awards’ Overall Best Irish Comic 2020 and made The Irish Times’ Best Graphic Novels of 2021 list. She’s currently working on Midlands, a book about a homesick small town pharmacist.

Roisin O'Connor, Graphic Designer

Roisin is a multidisciplinary designer based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Visual Communications Design graduate of IADT Dublin. She enjoys working across different mediums including print and typography and was awarded membership into the International Society of Typographic Designers in 2019. Some of her work can be viewed on her portfolio website https:/ or on her instagram @roisin110.

Dublin Comic Arts Festival (DCAF), Publishers

The Dublin Comic Arts Festival (DCAF) is an ongoing series of small press comic book events in Dublin, Ireland. 2022 marks the return of the event after being on hiatus for two years.

Founded by Matthew Melis and The Comics Lab of the Stray Lines comic collective, DCAF is a small press comic book event, created to showcase local comic creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art. The small press comic scene has been growing in Ireland for years, but Irish comic creators often travel across the globe to find Comic Arts Festivals to exhibit their work. We felt it was time for some Comic Arts Festivals closer to home!

DCAF was founded with four guiding principles: affordability, openness, inclusivity and safety. Read more about the DCAF Founding Principles here and in our project DEI Policy.

DCAF is organized by the DCAF Committee, a group of local comic creators and illustrators: Matthew Melis, Debbie Jenkinson, Sarah Bowie, Elida Maiques, Charlot Kristensen, Jacek Matysiak, Kate Escolin, Katherine Foyle, Dearbhla Kelly, Clara Dudley, and Clare Foley.

The concept and theme of 'home' was developed by DCAF Committee member Debbie Jenkinson. HOME is the first anthology published by DCAF.

This anthology is fully funded by the Arts Council of Ireland (Literature Project Award 2022). Thank you to the Arts Council!