On Saturday the 11th of May – Craig San Roque joined Josh Santospirito for a bit of a chat with some interested people about things to do with the comic.
Interestingly enough – about 30 people showed up … which was pretty awesome. Here’s some photos by Nadine Kessler.
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
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
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.
Interview on radio/podcast with John Retallick and Gary Chaloner at the Comic Spot – nice conversation about various issues.
Go to this link
Alice Springsians please note in your diaries – this is the Friday after Wide Open Space.
You’re invited of course.