Now in its 12th year, Pictoplasma returns to Berlin today for three days, bringing together some of the world’s best character artists for a mixture of talks, exhibitions, screenings and parties.

This year’s theme is ‘character posture’, with speakers being asked to talk about their character’s expressiveness beyond just their facial features.

The main conference features artists working across many different forms of media: from 'master of pens’ (and abuse) Mr Bingo to Becky and Joe – who worked with puppets, digital and stop-motion animation for their primary-coloured nightmare of a web series Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.

Alongside those British favourites, the conference also sees talks from artists from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Korea and the US – where Julian Glander hails from and will be talking about his delightfully lovely animated GIFs (as seen here).

The first set of speakers were disclosed in January, and six more have been announced today.

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