It is March 2015 and I am currently finishing off pages for Part one of SWALLOWS, which is a graphic novel project that involves the overarching theme of migration, and how it shapes the human experience and who we are.
Part one of Swallows will be released in August 2015, and it will focus on my family history – in particular my grandfather migrating from a young age from the Aeolian Islands (North of Sicilia) to the city of Melbourne and, largely without a father, making a life for himself and his descendants.
I was thinking about his lived experience one night after drawing and “discovered” this melody in my thoughts and quickly recorded it. I think it will go on to be part of some multi-media adaptions of the graphic novel work that I plan on making closer to the time of release.
Preorder of the book will be happening during APRIL 2015 at sankessto.com/product/swallows-upcoming-gn
Here is an interview from 2013, that has recently been posted, of Josh being interviewed on Edge Radio 99.3fm in Hobart – by Bridget Hickey and Caitlin Richardson.
Chatted on this with David Blumenstein, Ashley Ronning, Cameron Baker and Leigh Rigozzi at the Digital Writers Festival –
– open exhibition – June 5
at Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival
ANYONE can enter artwork (including kids!)
Artwork due May 21
* as in YOU can put in one drawing / photo / painting / whatever / single-image / comic etc which sticks to the title … It can also deviate from the title … If you’re feeling mischievous.
All artwork to be PG rated, we’d like to see if we can send this exhibition to the State Library later on if it’s successful.
Exhibition opening is 5th June, Friday 7pm at The Homestead in North Hobart: exhibition runs all of June. As part of Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival. Keep your ears open for announcements in Mid May!
All images need to be
– 210 x 210mm
– On white-ish paper (you can colour it if you like … But just so you know – the exhibiting wall is orange … So if you wanna leave lots of blank space then choose your colour accordingly)
– NO need for FRAMES, but keep in mind we might use Blu-Tak for this exhibition. If you rather it were pinned, let us know when you deliver it.
– at the Drink & Draw session May 21st from 5:30 at The Homestead on Elizabeth Street (come and have a beer and a draw with us when you drop off your image). Late entries are welcome too … But not TOO late please.
Keep in mind – drink and draw is monthly (3rd Thursday of every month) and it’s fun and low-key… It involves drinking and drawing … And you should come to it.