Sleuth travelled to Alice Springs with me recently as well … he seems to fly off to all parts of the country, leaving no stone unturned … he really wants to get to the bottom of this malarkey: what the FYKE is garn ON ‘ERE!???
Below shows Ivan Brackic in Tenterfield (briefly). I am currently working on a 20 page Brackic story for the upcoming Tasmanian comics series Down There. It’ll be done in July.
This is the Numbat’s tale
Below is the Bunyip of Borrolloola and the beginning of the Dept of Conversation
At the top of the next image you will see the God-sequence … with God being played by Stephen Kernahan
This is the Sleuth wall in it’s almost entirety.
Some readers on opening night over near the Sleuth wall. The rest of the gallery was filled with The Long Weekend in Alice Springs exhibition.
SO – I’ve set about beginning a new publishing idea: that is, gathering a bunch of comic-artists that I like here in Tasmania and asking them to do a comic each. The series will be called DOWN THERE. Each issue will have a different artist and will be available from San Kessto Publications. The first issue will be by myself and will be available in July with a launch of the entire series to be announced in the next month or so.
So I’m busy in the inking stage of my comic which is part of my ongoing project Sleuth – I’ve already mapped out, scripted out, pencilled out – a cracking yarn where detective Ivan Brackic comes to Tasmania, the island of DEATH, on the search for a missing person who was thought to have been killed many years back – the cold case of Brenda Hean.
Just … do me a favour and ignore the spelling of Tasmania – I shall be fixing that up later on in the process.
Here is the boxes in our corridor … where they live now … forever!
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.
Hmm … yes … they appear to be doing a good job …
Yes … this printer looks attentive enough … good carry on.
All images – Nadine Kessler
Born in the burbs of Hobart Tasmania – San Kessto Publications is the new small publishing house run by Nadine Kessler and Joshua Santospirito. The logo made by Nadine is, of course, the wonderful Hills Hoist in the centre of our backyard, the centrepiece of all families with stories to tell! The name is a fun amalgamation of our two surnames, we initially came up with it as a name for our home made fruit-wine label. It seems to be the name we stick on everything now, we make a lot of things so it seems a natural progression to have it as the moniker for our literary and publishing venture as well.
The first major publication for San Kessto will be The Long Weekend in Alice Springs (available to buy from the San Kessto website from March 16) which was Josh’s major opus over recent years with the book design by Nadine. Future projects involving both comics and posters as well as graphic design booklets. Josh is in the present moment in the early stages of curating a collection of likely Tassie-based comic-artists to produce a series of small comics called Down There, with the first issue available in the second half of 2013. Some of the projects sound freaking unreal so you should stay tuned!
Click on the logo to have a look at our books/zines/posters at the new website - www.sankessto.com