Adelaide – Diarise it!
SAT 30/11/2013, 3pm at the SA Writers Centre in the city.
To be launched by Jennifer Mills who is an awesome novelist who resides in the Clare Valley.
Joshua Santospirito will be at the launch to sign any copies you might like.
The book will be available at Imprints Booksellers afterwards for anyone who can’t make it to the launch and who wants a copy of the book before Christmas – or you can go to the Sankessto website and nab a copy from there.
Adelaide – Diarise it!
One thing that I should let ya’ll know about – I am ridiculously exciteable to announce that San Kessto Publications’ next little baby in the DOWN THERE series will be 100 copies of Tricky Walsh’s Hoppers 1: the ‘manias.
I started the Down There series in July 2013 with my own issue of Sleuth. The general theme of the series is Tasmania, but the interpretation of that theme is pretty vague and with that I have gone to artists/comic-artists and asked them to each produce a medium to long-form comic for the series, to be released up to 4 times each year in runs of 100. Basically … I just wanted to read more comics from those who lived in the same place as me … Tasmania. Tricky’s issue will be the first of … possibly a few … Which I think is bloody exciting in itself. Future artists in the series will be Tom OHern (flippin hell!!), Lindsay Arnold (OMG – Linzee RNold) & Gary Chaloner (cripes!).
The launch of Hoppers will be at the Hobart Bookshop on Thursday the 12th of December – you can buy a copy from the San Kessto website from today – it’ll be sent out to you after the 10th of December. More info closer to the time!! Stay tuned! Or … as Tricky herself would say – “Woo!”
Booklaunch at 6pm at the MCA shop – Thursday 24th of October
(Museum is open until 9pm on Thursdays)
This popular Australian graphic novel was published early in 2013 and is already in its second print will be launched at the MCA by the inimitable Pat Grant (Blue) and the wonderful Dr Anne Noonan.
Josh Santospirito, who adapted and drew the graphic novel, will be present for booksigning and a natter at the MCA shop.
Learn more about the book at sankessto.com
A strange and beautiful graphic novel about the psychological effects of colonisation. Craig San Roque, an Alice Springs psychologist, takes us throughout a long series of poetic thoughts and places over the course of a long weekend in the central Australian desert town of Alice Springs. He grapples with an analysis of his own culture and the pain which it intentionally and unintentionally inflicts upon other cultures.
in 2007 Joshua Santospirito, a psychiatric nurse in the Central Australian desert, came across the essay A Long Weekend in Alice Springs by Craig San Roque in a book called The Cultural Complex. Josh found this piece instrumental in reframing all of the seeming chaos around him and began to reframe the essay itself into comic form.
Available in Sydney at the MCA shop and also Kinokuniya, Gleebooks and Better Read Than Dead.
Well well well … I had 500 copies of The Long Weekend printed in March of this year … my initial thoughts was, well that should keep me going for about 2 years or so, its such an obscure book that it’ll be a slow-burner at best.
But then I sold out in 2 months.
Which took me somewhat by surprise … a GOOD surprise … but a surprise nonetheless.
So I have now printed 1000 copies for the second print-run, again at a Hobart-based printer (gotta keep printing skills in the local neighbourhood, less and less books are being printed in our local community which is really sad). This time, it’ll be sent to some bookstores, rather than sell them just myself at booklaunches and whatnot so perhaps a different buncha people will get to the books, hope so!
Thursday night last week I flew like crazy from Hobart to Melbourne, jumped in a taxi with a funny driver to Readings where I met my parents, my brother, Bernard Caleo, Peter Foster and Sue and wolfed down a pizza at Trotters before running across the street to have a booklaunch – here’s Bernard in his white suit.
Here is an engaged and wrapt audience of book-devourers
Booklaunch in Melbourne – done!
Click here to go to a podcast that josh did on The Comic Spot with John Retallick and Gary Chaloner – talking for an hour about the Long Weekend, the process of making the graphic novel, publishing in Tassie and adapting from essay into comics.
The long wait for The Long Weekend is finally OVER!
You can buy it now direct from the San Kessto Publications website.
So … now that we have a website for our publishing company San Kessto Publications … our second job as publishers … is to publish a book.
OK – so, here we go – here’s something that we just whipped up
- I’ll send Nadine down to the print-shop to make sure they’re doing a sterling job with our book.
Yes … this printer looks attentive enough … good carry on.
All images – Nadine Kessler