Archive | August, 2016

Swallows Part One – film

28 Aug

I’ve finally gotten the comic reading for Swallows into a rough film.
I stutter a few times in the narration – but I’m not terribly worried about that – I kinda like it!

If you like the film – consider buying the book! 

Aurélie Neyret in Hobart

26 Aug

I was asked by Rachel Tribout to be the interviewer for the interstellar illustrator and comic-artist from France Aurélie Neyret who recently came to Hobart to talk at an AGDA night. It was a fantastic evening, very well attended – and the audience gushed at Aurélie afterwards, which was great to see. A wonderful artist, and I hope to see more of her works translated to English soon. I know First Second are publishing the comic series – Les carnets de Cerise in 2017 – which is super exciting.

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Artist Talk in Melbourne – Immigration Museum

4 Aug


In conversation with graphic novelist Joshua Santospirito
2pm, Saturday the 6th August, 2016
$14 entry fee, which includes museum entry
Immigration Museum, Flinders St, Melbourne

Join award-winning graphic novelist Joshua Santospirito as he talks about the process of making a graphic novella centred on his family’s migration story from the Aeolian Islands.

In 2015 he published Swallows Part One which interweaves the tale of Antonio Santospirito with the growth of the city of Melbourne and our collective histories.

Discover the challenges Joshua faced when making Swallows Part One and see how comics can be used for crossing time and space. Could they be the ultimate vehicle for immigration stories?

Also come and see his exhibition on the ground floor of art from Swallows Part One which is an addition to the Aeolian exhibition currently up in the museum until October this year.

Aeolian Exhibition

1 Aug

Joshua Santospirito Art

I was asked by the great people involved with the Aeolian Hall in Carlton to be part of the interviews for this lovely documentary that is part of the Aeolian Exhibition which is at the Immigration Museum currently. It turned out quite well! I’m the last one interviewed of the seven people that were chosen to represent the descendants of those from the seven Aeolian islands. I mention the making of Swallows.

This week the exhibition of artwork from Swallows Part One went up, my graphic novel about my Aeolian ancestors – it’s running from July to October as an addendum to the Aeolian exhibition at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne. I’ll be heading over there for an artists talk on Saturday August the 6th at 2pm. Stay toon’d.

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