June/July

27 Jun

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Life is fairly distracting. I have an old habit of packing short-term projects in like sardines which usually stops me from working on the slowburn long-term projects that I truly love. I’ve been trying to stop this habit for a couple of years and I’m starting to get better at saying no. HOWEVER

Recently I was asked by Brian Ritchie to perform my guitar-stuff at the VIP launch of MONA’s new exhibition The Museum of Everything as part of Dark Mofo in Hobart. I haven’t played much in recent years … because comics … and I honestly didn’t think it was going to be a particularly interesting gig but it turned out that I loved playing in the wide expanses of the resonant cavernous underground areas of that crazy museum. Totally cranked the noise! Had a ball.

FUTURE THINGS that you may be intrigued by (or deeply suspicious of) 
July 15, Saturday – Read To Me, a comic-reading event at The Comic Con-Versation at Ashfield Library in Sydney. Read To Me will become a regular bimonthly event in Sydney, so jump on their website and get on their email list. It’s going to be a great way to get your storytelling fix from visiting and local artists.

Should be currently working on ...
Sydney/Purgatorio, a monolithic graphic novel that I shall be working on forever with Craig San Roque. It’s about migration, hope, psychotherapy, cities and architecture. See the angel artwork at the top but also you can look at these process images on Instagram.

Things to purchase if you want to purchase a thing
You can always buy my graphic novels
The Long Weekend in Alice Springs
Swallows Part One (as well as at bookstores across Australia)
* I Wanna Be A Travella in Sri Lanka; a full colour travel journal book of my recent trip to Sri Lanka.

Reading Recommendation
I recently read Emil Ferris’s debut graphic novel My Favourite Thing is Monsters which is super intense, messily written, problematic and TOTALLY BRILLIANT. Read it!!

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