I’ve been smashing away for a while now – coming up with some themes that I’d like to run together into a solo-drumming performance artpiece in the not-too-distant-future. This was just me jamming, recorded it so I could hear where it was at – thought I’d share with ya’ll.
We have recently managed to find time to record Craig’s narrations (much thanks to Ross Muir at Reddirt Records in Alice Springs for taking the time to do this) and put them to animations of some of the art from the graphic novel. Have a looksee at what we got down here!!
Pt 1 – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs: Manka Maru
Pt 2 – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs: Around the campfire
Pt 3 – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs: The Hospital
Pt 4 – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs: Sunday
Pt 5 – The Long Weekend in Alice Springs: the weekend is over
Another beautiful review of this Anthological gem.
Originally posted on AD ASTRA COMIX:
“The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” – Mark Twain
Review by Sky Croeser
Unlike most histories from above or below, Fluid Prejudice stands out as one that doesn’t provide a coherent narrative. Instead, it’s a dream-like journey through Australian history, haunted by the violence of colonization. Single-image cartoons jostle with longer stories, and well-known figures sit side-by-side with personal stories. Some characters recur in different forms across stories, shifting from the foreground to the background. This jumble creates a more radical approach to history which leaves questions and contradictions unanswered, rather than offering the reader an easy vantage-point.
Title: Fluid Prejudice
Creators: Sam Wallman, Aaron Manhattan, Safdar Ahmed, Katie Parrish, and others (50 contributors in total)
Editor: Sam Wallman
Published: Self-published in 2014
Page Count: 175 pages
Other Specs: Softcover, black and white interior with colour cover
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I’ve been quiet for a while because I’ve been slaving away on a great (but huuuuge) job for the Mimili school in Northern South Australia. It’s illustrating 20 kids books in the Yankunytjatjara language. I’m almost finished the illustrations, just the lettering and corrections to do next!! Phew!!!!
Here’s some pics –
This was a ripper of a project that I illustrated for earlier this year for NPY women’s council. I worked with designer Elliat Rich (who lives in Alice Springs) to come up with this poster in consultation with a group of ladies from NPYWC. It was translated into 2 languages – Pitantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra – and attempts to use existing words from those languages to discuss concepts around mental illness, feelings and behaviours rather than bring in English language words. A very interesting project to draw. And the poster has apparently had a great reception.
We’re doing a second poster about child development – it’s in the pipeline.