Tag Archives: Joshua Santospirito

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 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.

 

May Newsletter

26 Apr

Hey! HOW ARE YOU??
My May newsletter is out -> HERE

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Free postage til Xmas

29 Nov

Woop !

I’ve been on big art-adventchas lately, it’s been grand.
But i’m back home now and it’s super nice to be back in my own bed after 5 weeks.

It’s almost the end of the year: it’s always surprising when it sneaks up on me like that. Not sure what you’ve been up to this year, but looking back I reckon the thing that I’ve spent most of this year trying to get better at is being a good friend to the people that mean a lot to me. I’m often away with the fairies in my own head reading books and writing and sometimes forget to tell my peeps that I love them. I’ll probably keep trying to get better at that next year too.

I’m grateful you’ve all been interested in stuff I do. I always hope that people find it interesting. Secretly (shh) I think I make comics because I’m not great at starting conversations the normal way … so I’m always super glad when people talk to me about ideas in my comics. It may not be the most efficient way to start a conversation … but I’m glad it works! 🙂

Xmas pressies
Hey … I just had an idea … perhaps you should get onto Christmas presents right now. By which … I mean you should buy my books and comics for your friends and family. San Kessto publications has free shipping til Christmas on both my graphic novels ->>>>>>>>

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* Swallows Part One (a tale of immigration and family) – $15 (FREE postage)

* The Long Weekend in Alice Springs (has turned out to be a cult hit over the last four years) – $29 (FREE postage)

* I wanna be a travella: Sri Lanka (a nice little travel comic/sketchbook from my trip there) $5 + postage

But now that my overly forthright sales pitches are all done
– I’d like to say that 2017 has been smashing for me and I hope that it’s been pretty damn smashing for you too. Whether it has or not – I hope that 2018 will be a WONDERFUL an super creative year for you all.
jxo