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Poster making

19 Dec

Early stages of developing a poster for NPY women’s council in Alice Springs – next up tracing and making it better and stuff


Hoppers 2: lifesick

7 Dec

San Kessto Publications has published ANOTHER comic – Tricky Walsh the art-machine has churned out issue 2 of Hoppers, her incredibly large planet engulfing saga involving a train … that you just gotta sit on, until it crosses the planet and drops you back where you got on … damn … and it’s slow … really bloody slow.

So stoked – for Xmas you can buy 3 DOWN THERE TasComix for the price of 2 – including both Hoppers issues + Blood and Bone. Click on the poster below – YAY! Will ship immediately so you get it before Christmas and can chuck it under your tree …


Writings – 2014

28 Nov

In 2014 i got a little excited again about the written word … it’s been a long while since I put any written word out there for the world to see – since in the last few years I’ve become more concerned with words & pictures. Here’s a few things I wrote this year for those that might be interested -

Island Magazine #137 (print) – Translating Culture and Comics, an article I wrote which accompanied a series of talks I gave in Hobart and Darwin about the making of The Long Weekend in Alice Springs graphic novel.

Island website – Prejudicial Ink (review of Fluid Prejudice)

Meanjin website – What I’m Reading

My blog – Something i wrote whilst sitting in an art gallery – fairly spontaneous thoughts, unedited and raw – and nice.


Free D’Livery

23 Nov


Fluid Prejudice Re-inks Australian History

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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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Uti Kulintjaku – Mental health language literacy program poster

23 Sep


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.

Sound Klub 12

22 Sep

Originally posted on soundklub:


Oct 3, 2014 – SOUND KLUB 12

Noel Meek & Olivia Webb (NZ)
Sister0 (Tas, just returned from Austria)
The Hovering Waitresses (Tas)
The Grand Poobah
9pm, noises at 9:30pm

– Noel Meek & Olivia Webb –
Wellington-based sound artist, Noel Meek, has been working in experimental music for over 15 years. Meek’s current music project uses samplers to build drones out of acoustic and electric instruments using non-traditional tunings and notes pitch shifted by microtonal intervals to build ecstatic layers of overtones. His latest live works have been described as “apocalyptic.”

Artist and musician Olivia Webb reworks video of simple, natural environments to complement and build upon Meek’s soundscapes. Webb’s videos play with elemental themes, an obsession with weather patterns, and ideas of irrational symmetry. Images morph as the sound pulses creating one holistic/universal experience for the audience.

– Sister0 –
Nancy Mauro-Flude has…

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