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.
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.
The bloke in this month’s episode is Cam Buckley from the cafe on Todd St in Alice Springs.
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.
This comic was completed in March 2013 by Josh at Chugnut (comics weekend in Victoria). It was written with major assistance from Katsutoshi Osakabe and Nadine Kessler who helped with translations, I sneakily placed in some people I know, borrowed their stories somewhat and whatnot – thankyous therefore go to Jerome Santospirito, Andrew Harwood, Glen Ewers, Sarah Katz, Sophie Clear and anyone who looks after the Cradle Mountain National Park. This comic is part of the Sleuth series of comics, an investigation into the spirituality of modern Australia. I also stole something from TGH Strehlow.
I have taken down the Sleuth exhibition today – it has hung for a month and the Closing night concert – Sound Klub 7 was a bit of a smash hit – grateful to all who helped and to Reuben Ingall, Paul Heslin, Matt Warren and Nick McCorriston for performing!
This is The Academic from the Sleuth series.
He’s kind of a cipher for me … reading books trying to comprehend Australian things in an overly poetic and slightly unintelligible manner.
November 2012 – I unveiled the beginnings of what I hope to be a long-term evolving project … which no doubt will change and grow and occasionally drop off the face of the planet for a while. It’s basically my BOOK 2. I probably have enough comics to fill a book … but if I were to make a book out of them – they’d all be different sized pages and wonky and the binder would want to kill me.
As part of this ongoing project I have also made the first SLEUTH ZINE !
Which can be purchased here for $AUD 5- +postage (within Australia that’s only 60 cents, outside Australia please add $AUD 1.50).
At the artist talk – I yakked on about comics-form, content … Sleuth came into being, answered some questions … asked some.
Here’s some photos from the the artist talk at the Exhibition opening from November 3rd, 2012.
Images from the Sleuth Exhibition which opened yesterday
- will be open until November the 30th at Inflight Art Gallery in Hobart,
1-5pm Wed – Saturday in the Paddy Lyn space which is in the back of the gallery.
I will be exhibiting Sleuth from next Saturday for the month of November – at Inflight Art Gallery (soon to change its name to CONSTANCE).
This is one comic from the Sleuth series which I hope will be an ongoing comics project of mine.
This comic with Paul and Mary was designed to run horizontally across a wall, so it’s not ideally read on the computer screen … though perhaps on a website where you could scroll left to right it might read well. The Sleuth project will not involve Paul and Mary on a regular basis, though they may make a cameo in the future.
This series of comics aims to tell a larger story that sits in between all of the different stories that I have told and will tell. Perhaps you can piece it together over time, perhaps not. It must be said though – Paul and Mary are my personal favourites of all the character’s I’ve met so far … they were one of the first I met as well. I hope you like them too.