One thing that I should let ya’ll know about – I am ridiculously exciteable to announce that San Kessto Publications’ next little baby in the DOWN THERE series will be 100 copies of Tricky Walsh’s Hoppers 1: the ‘manias.
I started the Down There series in July 2013 with my own issue of Sleuth. The general theme of the series is Tasmania, but the interpretation of that theme is pretty vague and with that I have gone to artists/comic-artists and asked them to each produce a medium to long-form comic for the series, to be released up to 4 times each year in runs of 100. Basically … I just wanted to read more comics from those who lived in the same place as me … Tasmania. Tricky’s issue will be the first of … possibly a few … Which I think is bloody exciting in itself. Future artists in the series will be Tom OHern (flippin hell!!), Lindsay Arnold (OMG – Linzee RNold) & Gary Chaloner (cripes!).
The launch of Hoppers will be at the Hobart Bookshop on Thursday the 12th of December – you can buy a copy from the San Kessto website from today – it’ll be sent out to you after the 10th of December. More info closer to the time!! Stay tuned! Or … as Tricky herself would say – “Woo!”
Heya – things have been fun lately … but busy.
I flew to Sydney last week for the NSW booklaunch of The Long Weekend in Alice Springs at the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was launched by both Pat Grant and Dr Anne Noonan. Immediately after that I went upstairs in the MCA and attended the great Blood & Thunder anthology event where the comic artists did great comic-readings and presentations of their work.
AND this week I did a presentation of the same book in Hobart at the infamous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) as part of the Emerging Writers Festival Roadshow (see image below).
November 30 – I’ll launch the book in Adelaide – HOW EXCITING! I haven’t been to the city of Churches in yonks! I’m a big fan of their botanical gardens. Jennifer Mills will launch the book for South Australia!