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Leonie Brialey & Joshua Santospirito talk comics (with tea)

1 Jul

In 2016 Josh ran the third annual Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival and had super special guests Eleri Harris and Mandy Ord interview each other at the final event. It was an impressive conversation and Josh decided he wanted to see more artists interviewing artists. Leonie also visited Tasmania as part of the festival, having a solo show of her comics and one image of hers of Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) that was made into a billboard in Hobart. Josh asked Leonie if she’d be interested in talking comics with him – she said SURE!


We talked for about 40 minutes (sadly my phone camera passed out at the 25 minute mark) and it was a great chat. Leonie is a wonderful artist and you should all get to know her work really well. I wrote some stuff about her earlier this year HERE. Hopefully her finished book “Raw Feels” is published one day – in my opinion, it is a TOTAL gem. I asked Leonie at one point about the Kunanyi image, which you can see below. Leonie drew it when she first came to Hobart, and was sitting on the MONA ferry looking at the mountain. She was forced to stop drawing the image because the ferry went around a corner and she could no longer see Mt Wellington: a chance creation of an extraordinarily minimal and perfect image.

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Leonie’s website
Josh’s website

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Things that we referred to if you’d like to read more
* Tom Hart’s wonderful book “Rosalie Lightning”
* John Porcellino
* Mandy Ord
* Julie Doucet
* You can read more about Sarah Firth’s image (below) at this link –“The Neurotic”
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Her Majesty’s Royal Poster, 2016

28 Apr

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The Comic Art Workshop

14 Dec

For the first two weeks of November I was taking part in the inaugural Comic Art Workshop. It was held on MARIA ISLAND off the East coast of Tasmania. Technically I was the only Tasmanian at the workshop, but Leigh Rigozzi used the workshop as an excuse to return from Sydney after a decade. So we now have another comic maker in our midst YAY! … and to make things more interesting, I met Eleri Mai Harris at the workshop – turns out she’s an ex-Tasmanian who now lives in Canberra after having lived in the States for a bit – so there was tonnes of Tassie action going on. Leigh’s Dad also works for Parks and Heritage. He came over to Maria and gave us a bit of a talk about the island and the nature and whatnot. Tony Thorne from Hobart also came over on the middle weekend and talked about the history of Indigenous peoples in Tassie and also gave a watercolour Plein Air workshop.

We had Leela Corman and Tom Hart from Florida come to be our master-comic-artists. Go to the Comic Art Workshop link for the full line-up of the amazing attendees.

Here’s some random pics!

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Il Globo article for Swallows

30 Oct

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Drawing Swallows

14 Apr

Swallows part one – is a graphic novel by Joshua Santospirito.
in April – you can PREORDER A COPY at POZIBLE which will help Josh cover the costs of printing the book, which is comPLETEly rad of you.

I reckon – you might enjoy the book too! – you can find out more at pozible.com/swallowscomic

Book will be available from August 2015 from SAN KESSTO PUBLICATIONS!!

Music in the video –
Floaty drawing music is by The Necks
Hardcore drawing music is by Patana Beretta (electronics) and Joshua Santospirito (drums)

Swallows pages 9-11

2 Apr

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CROWD-FUNDING the Preorder NOW – Swallows Part One is a comic that will be published in August of 2015.

These are the pages 9-11 of it, set in Melbourne at the turn of last century. Previous pages can be read on the SWALLOWS page. I’ll chuck up the next pages in a week or so. The preorder campaign runs for the entirety of APRIL, which will help me out greatly with the money to print the books.

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Here’s some details of my current promotional tour

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26 Mar

 

Swallows Part One is a comic that will be published in August of 2015.

These are the pages 5-8 of it, set in Germany in the village that Hobart-based book designer Nadine Kessler grew up in, but most of the book is set in Melbourne. I’ll chuck up the next pages in a week or so when the PREORDER Pozible campaign commences on April 1 – when this website page will be up and running (not before April 1). The preorder campaign runs for the entirety of APRIL, which will help me out greatly with the money to print the books – some info at the bottom.

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