Zine Fair Launch Party

11 Nov

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Zine Fair Launch Party
The night before the Small Press Zine Fair we’re throwing a party at Studio 65

Friday November 16
$5 entry, bar, 7pm til late
Level 3, 65 Murray Street (go up the elevators to the left of Lush on Murray Street)

Facebook event

8pm Read To Me
7 audiovisual stories will be performed LIVE by local and interstate artists.
Paul Peart-Smith (Cygnet/UK) Leigh Rigozzi (Koonya)
Alyssa Bermudez (Hobart/USA) Logie award winner Tony Thorne (Hobart)
Vivienne Cutbush (Hobart), Lucy Adelaide (Hobart)
and SPECIAL GUEST from Sydney Meg O’Shea, Ignatz award nominee 2018.

Each of these artists creates personal, thoughtful, occasionally heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious works for adults, skillfully manipulating the comics medium to create powerful, moving content. Their work addresses political themes, issues of identity, memory, and place, and range in form from comic journalism, to philosophy, fiction and biography.

9pm DJ Philistine makes her triumphant comeback!

This event is supported by Island magazine, San Kessto Publications, Read To Me, and 3/65, The Small Press Zine Fair will be on the following day from 1-5pm at the Battery Point Community Hall.

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Peculiar integrations

30 Oct

Ronnie Scott and Elizabeth MacFarlane recently published an academic article in Text Journal about The Long Weekend in Alice Springs and matters to do with authorship, voice and adaptation. It’s quite a comprehensive article that I must admit blew me a away a bit with its thoroughness.

Read it here

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2018 Small Press Zine Fair

18 Oct

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This is coming up soon in Hobart, Tasmania!
I asked Laura McMahon (Brain Foetus) to make the poster and she did a stellar job. We ran off copies in blue on my risograph and they’re going up all over Hobart now. See you there! jxo
facebook event is here

The island of Salina

13 Aug

The Tension

1 Jul

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I have a new comic out now called The Tension – you can grab it at these fine locations!

Onlinehttp://sankessto.com
Melbourne – Sticky
Brisbane – Junky
Perth – Neighbourhood Press
Hobart – Fullers Bookshop
Alice Springs – Red Kangaroo Books (who took the above photo)
This is what Bronwyn at RKB posted today “So I finally got my hands on Joshua’s personal comic titled ‘The Tension’. It is a companion book to his and Craig’s iconic graphic novel ‘The long weekend in Alice Springs’. Joshua talks about the process of creating ‘The Long Weekend in Alice Springs’ and accompanying emotions with its release/launch and ongoing popularity in Alice Springs. Hats off to all the authors and artists who put their work in the public sphere. It must be a very nerve-wracking experience.”

Hobart launch will be held at Yambu Cafe on Friday July 6 with me doing some live comic readings with projected art and music and me generally talking about how terrifying art is to put out into the world. Also special guest appearances from Emily Sheppard and Natalyaa Bing doing a viola/violin duet which I am TOTALLY STOKED ABOUT. Supported by Island magazine and Yambu.

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The Long Weekend turns 5 today

11 May

Five years today since the Alice Springs launch of the most emotionally difficult art project that I suspect I’ll ever do, and also the first huge art project I ever did. Grateful that I stumbled into it, completely unaware that it would change me.

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Recently I finished a minicomic called ‘The Tension’ which is about making ‘The Long Weekend in Alice Springs’ and what happened to me afterwards, which isn’t something that I’ve talked about much; it will be riso-printed in time for the Other Worlds Zine Fair in Sydney. I’ll have some mini launches later on once I’ve pulled my brain together.

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Craig San Roque showreel

3 May

My art-colleague Craig San Roque just had this showreel made up by David Nixon and Fiona Walsh in Alice Springs, some of his big hits over the years. He’s done quite a bit actually, strange and wonderful fellow he is. Some elements of the live performance of The Long Weekend in Alice Springs are at the beginning.

Craig San Roque from David Nixon on Vimeo.