Poster available now

6 Oct

The final arresting image of the graphic novel The Long Weekend in Alice Springs is the exposed dreaming of Mt Gillen that stands on the edge of the desert town of Alice Springs. It’s psychic influence radiating through the town quietly, continuously.

This A3 poster print is now available to buy for $20 + postage from San Kessto Publications


Swallows Melbourne Launch Oct 22

30 Sep

ALL of Melbourne is invited to the launch of Swallows Part One
WHERE? Museo Italiano, Co.As.It., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
WHEN? Thursday the 22nd from 6pm
WHAT? Launch speeches by Bernard Caleo, exhibition opening as WELL !
OMG! Yes! And audiovisual Comic Readings by Joshua Santospirito
BEVVIES? Vino, Chinotto, BEERIO! Convo!

Swallows Part One is also available from Readings Carlton, and online at San Kessto Publications


Alice Springs Eye of the Storm Festival

15 Sep


So I have returned to Alice Springs – I am currently writing this from a four-poster bed with a mozzie net in the backyard of Craig San Roque on East Side. I haven’t been in Alice since the launch of The Long Weekend in Alice Springs – back in May 2013. It really is bloody lovely to be back, I have a strangely home-like connection with this town.

At the festival I’ll be doing several things, the biggest is the presentation of Swallows and The Long Weekend at the “Drawing Story” event at 3pm on Saturday, but you can check out all the other things at the PROGRAM PAGE.

Tas Writers Fest

10 Sep

An Inkpot of Fate  
Date and time: 13th September 2015 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000

Graphic storytellers UNITE!

Condemned to draw pictures, Christopher Downes, Sarah Firth and Joshua Santospirito discuss their fate. Perhaps you require an example, so come and join these fine visual storytellers for a very special hour. In this event we will be taken on an audio-visual rodeo-ride with terrific tales told in multiple mediums.

Warning: nudity and sexual themes.

Tickets $10/$15.
* concession price available to full-time students, holders of Health Care Cards, or members of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre. Please bring evidence of concession to event.

Swallows Hobart Launch

2 Sep

Come to the Hobart Bookshop on Thursday the 3rd of September to help Josh launch his new Graphic novella Swallows Part One. cartoonist Christopher Downes will make launchy speechies and Josh will do an audiovisual comic reading. 

Book is also available from San Kessto Publications for $18

Melbourne Writers Festival

24 Aug

I’ve had a lovely German fellow named Jan Bauer staying with me in Hobart, and this Friday he and I will be on stage on Friday the 28th at the Melbourne Writers Festival with Bernard Caleo – we shall be talking about his graphic novel and mine, which are both set in Central Australia.

Jan will be launching his beautiful BEAUTIFUL book The Salty River on the 27th of August at Readings Bookstore in Carlton (the night before). If you live in Melbourne – OMG go.

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Sound Klub 14

24 Aug



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