Archive | May, 2012

Carlton Blues 2012 Premiers Round #7 Marc Murphy

10 May

For other pictures in the series – go here

I’ve had a headache these last few weeks with my own little dream-team competition. Drawing one a week has turned problematic with injuries … Yarran was supposed to have reached 50 games last week so I drew him, but he turned out injured and Waite was supposed to reach 150 games this week but he was rested so he should reach that next week … and if Yarran comes in next week they will BOTH reach that milestone on the same week and only one of them gets their picture – yes that Carlton team is pretty tight for spots in the weekly picture!! I feel like Brett Ratten trying to choose the team here. Injuries cause selection headaches …

Same headache last week with Eddie Betts reaching 150 and Shaun Hampson reaching 50 games I had to select Eddie … but Shaun will have his day in the light – he’s having a scorcher of a season so far and will only get better by the looks of him.

SO – here’s ol’ faithful – 2011’s best and fairest at the club – the midfield general !!!!!

No longer Judd’s right-hand man … he’s become a great unto himself – but completely team oriented!

Moonah Arts Centre

4 May

Looking forward to playing some more of the Acousmatic Series of music at this event tomorrow night.
Thanks to Andrew Harper for organising this one in my home suburb!!

Pages 84-88

1 May

SO – again for those of you coming in late – this is my graphic novel, the pages are being posted up here slowly, as I complete the inking of each page. In good news – I have only about 20 or so pages until its completed … YAY!! Lately I’ve been a little distracted from this project due to another comics-related project Sleuth … but I’m still hopeful that I can do them both at the same time and have this done by about July of this year (2012)

If you want to read from the beginning of the Long Weekend then go here – First chapter – FRIDAY
Previous pages in this chapter (Saturday) – 73-75, 76-83 … then these are the last pages in chapter two – SATURDAY

And that’s the end of Saturday, the second chapter … next up is Chapter three … which is a much different setting … it’s the third day. Next pages go here.

When Craig first sent me a copy of this piece he didn’t realise that he’d sent me a draft copy from his computer … I started drawing it a year or two later just for fun and when I started trying to work out how to end Saturday … I just kept getting frustrated at how it didn’t work. I don’t remember why but I decided to buy the book that the essay was part of and I flicked through it one day only to discover bits taken out and this bit put in … and all of a sudden I was gripped … what a chilling way to end Saturday … it felt like the darkest moment of the story and a fitting point to launch into the lighter and more easy going Sunday. It also featured darkness again … which went well with my decision to put in the Inanna story at the end of Friday … the comic would therefore be punctuated by daylight and night throughout the three parts … which echoed the circular nature of time which I wanted.

It’s funny how when you’re adapting a piece the source material seems to provide everything you need … at least when you have as good a writer as Craig doing it you can say things like that.