Sleuth travelled to Alice Springs with me recently as well … he seems to fly off to all parts of the country, leaving no stone unturned … he really wants to get to the bottom of this malarkey: what the FYKE is garn ON ‘ERE!???
Below shows Ivan Brackic in Tenterfield (briefly). I am currently working on a 20 page Brackic story for the upcoming Tasmanian comics series Down There. It’ll be done in July.
This is the Numbat’s tale
Below is the Bunyip of Borrolloola and the beginning of the Dept of Conversation
At the top of the next image you will see the God-sequence … with God being played by Stephen Kernahan
This is the Sleuth wall in it’s almost entirety.
Some readers on opening night over near the Sleuth wall. The rest of the gallery was filled with The Long Weekend in Alice Springs exhibition.
At this site you’ll find a thoughtful review from the Alice Springs News’ Kieran Finnane about the book The Long Weekend in Alice Springs.
Other media stuff that the book has collected on its journey can be seen at some of these places -
The Comic Spot interview
Alice Online article
The bloke in this month’s episode is Cam Buckley from the cafe on Todd St in Alice Springs.
Some images from the exhibition that is currently in Alice Springs at Watch This Space gallery of the art from the graphic novel along with development sketches and earlier version of pages and other bits and bobs.
Exhibition dates – May 10 to June 7
This event was a crazy success … in excess of 100 people attended and bought books and scurried around the artworks all evening!
Thanks so much to Watch This Space, Craig, Nadine and everyone who helped, big shout to Brendan and Naomi for lending us their house and car whilst they visited their family in Fiji – made life a lot easier having all of that! Thanks!! xo
There’s a booklaunch coming up in Melbourne too!! So if you live in that fine city – then perhaps you should turtle down to READINGS on the evening of THURSDAY THE 30th of May at 8pm!!! And join myself and Bernard Caleo for the Melbournian launchio!!
But – here’s some images of the Alice SPRONGS launch!
Here’s Craig doing a quick reading of the comic
Here’s an enraptured crowd
Here’s a couple of young scallywags checking out the Sleuth exhibit to the side of the main exhibition.
Here’s some people milling around … see? They’re milling.
The book in the below image is WHY they’re milling around.
Here’s the price-list of things to buy on the night
SO – I’ve set about beginning a new publishing idea: that is, gathering a bunch of comic-artists that I like here in Tasmania and asking them to do a comic each. The series will be called DOWN THERE. Each issue will have a different artist and will be available from San Kessto Publications. The first issue will be by myself and will be available in July with a launch of the entire series to be announced in the next month or so.
So I’m busy in the inking stage of my comic which is part of my ongoing project Sleuth – I’ve already mapped out, scripted out, pencilled out – a cracking yarn where detective Ivan Brackic comes to Tasmania, the island of DEATH, on the search for a missing person who was thought to have been killed many years back – the cold case of Brenda Hean.
Just … do me a favour and ignore the spelling of Tasmania – I shall be fixing that up later on in the process.