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
Sooo many things happening recently it’s been insane!! But FUN!
Went to Darwin for Wordstorm, hung out with Nicki Greenberg, Bernard Caleo, Simon Hanselmann and Pat Grant – and many other writers and had a merry old time! And I received this prize!
Then I stopped in Melbourne to talk on a panel at the Emerging Writers Festival about publishing.
Now I’m back in Hobart about to organise Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival – which is totes rad! Starts Thursday!
ALSO – I have some pieces in Island Magazine #137 – which is out now. I’ll be performing one of these pieces on Friday at Her Maj’s festival.
A review by Joshua Santospirito of Fluid Prejudice
Various artists, edited by Sam Wallman
Published by Glass Flag 2014
Cover image Tom O’Hern featured in Island 135
I don’t know if anyone recalls an incredible serialised comics piece published in Meanjin in 2008-09 titled Their Hooks Hold Deep in Our Flesh: written by Kate Fielding and involving artists Clint Cure, Mandy Ord, Ben Fox and Elizabeth McDowell.
It arose out of the context of Rudd’s apology and it detailed a number of histories of the Portland area of the Great Ocean Road since colonisation. Fielding’s foreward stated ‘a generous, critical and impassioned engagement with our shared histories is both the joy and responsibility of all people’. Fielding and co. walked the talk; Hooks sang songs of history in multiple styles, formats and sources to create an unusual critical historical account woven from multiple voices.
Six years is a long time in the small but rapidly maturing world of Aussie comics. It’s 2014 and Melbourne’s Sam Wallman has willed a remarkable anthology of history-comics into existence entitledFluid Prejudice. ‘The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice,’ said Mark Twain. The focus of this anthology is under-represented and marginalised histories. Historical narrative shifts focus, not only because of the stories being told, but because of those who hold the pen. Perhaps the corrective biases of those whose ink flows in these pages will hold the mainstream narratives to account.
For the full article – please go to the ISLAND MAGAZINE WEBSITE (Subscribe while you’re at it).
Cover image – Tom O’Hern
Buy Fluid Prejudice at Glass Flag Press
Mental Health language project poster by Joshua Santospirito with design by Elliat Rich. Language and translations by NPY Women’s Council.
Nadine Kessler did the design, Tom O’Hern the image, Josh Santospirito the words.