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The Comic Art Workshop

14 Dec

For the first two weeks of November I was taking part in the inaugural Comic Art Workshop. It was held on MARIA ISLAND off the East coast of Tasmania. Technically I was the only Tasmanian at the workshop, but Leigh Rigozzi used the workshop as an excuse to return from Sydney after a decade. So we now have another comic maker in our midst YAY! … and to make things more interesting, I met Eleri Mai Harris at the workshop – turns out she’s an ex-Tasmanian who now lives in Canberra after having lived in the States for a bit – so there was tonnes of Tassie action going on. Leigh’s Dad also works for Parks and Heritage. He came over to Maria and gave us a bit of a talk about the island and the nature and whatnot. Tony Thorne from Hobart also came over on the middle weekend and talked about the history of Indigenous peoples in Tassie and also gave a watercolour Plein Air workshop.

We had Leela Corman and Tom Hart from Florida come to be our master-comic-artists. Go to the Comic Art Workshop link for the full line-up of the amazing attendees.

Here’s some random pics!

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Il Globo article for Swallows

30 Oct

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Drawing Swallows

14 Apr

Swallows part one – is a graphic novel by Joshua Santospirito.
in April – you can PREORDER A COPY at POZIBLE which will help Josh cover the costs of printing the book, which is comPLETEly rad of you.

I reckon – you might enjoy the book too! – you can find out more at pozible.com/swallowscomic

Book will be available from August 2015 from SAN KESSTO PUBLICATIONS!!

Music in the video –
Floaty drawing music is by The Necks
Hardcore drawing music is by Patana Beretta (electronics) and Joshua Santospirito (drums)

Swallows pages 9-11

2 Apr

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CROWD-FUNDING the Preorder NOW – Swallows Part One is a comic that will be published in August of 2015.

These are the pages 9-11 of it, set in Melbourne at the turn of last century. Previous pages can be read on the SWALLOWS page. I’ll chuck up the next pages in a week or so. The preorder campaign runs for the entirety of APRIL, which will help me out greatly with the money to print the books.

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Here’s some details of my current promotional tour

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26 Mar

 

Swallows Part One is a comic that will be published in August of 2015.

These are the pages 5-8 of it, set in Germany in the village that Hobart-based book designer Nadine Kessler grew up in, but most of the book is set in Melbourne. I’ll chuck up the next pages in a week or so when the PREORDER Pozible campaign commences on April 1 – when this website page will be up and running (not before April 1). The preorder campaign runs for the entirety of APRIL, which will help me out greatly with the money to print the books – some info at the bottom.

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Long Weekend short-films

10 Nov

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

Giants and bunyips

14 Jul

 

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