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Adaptations, comics, cultures – The Arts Forum

10 May

Graphic-novel-web copy

Adapting comics from prose –
Lecture, Hobart – School of the Arts, UTAS – open to the public

Joshua Santospirito presents at the Arts Forum on the RIDICULOUS trials and tribulations of adapting prose into the medium of comics, the mechanics of both mediums and the the headaches involved. Hard work. It should prove kinda interesting to those interested in any medium or artform. It will also be presented at the Wordstorm festival in Darwin in May/June.

“The Long Weekend in Alice Springs” is an award-winning graphic novel adapted by Tasmanian-based artist Joshua Santospirito from a complex but beautiful academic essay by Alice Springs-based psychologist Craig San Roque. Published in 2013, and originally launched at the Tasmanian Writers Festival, it has sold remarkably well since then and looks set to develop a cult following across Australia.

This is a pre-fesival event of Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival: a festival celebrating Hobart comic-makers, illustrators and zines. Check out the full program at http://hobartgraphicsfestival.tumblr.com/

Thanks to Twitch, the Tasmanian Writers Centre and Island Magazine. Look out for the exhibition of the original art from the graphic novel in AUGUST at the Top Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre.

The Long Weekend in Alice Springs – graphic novel is available in Hobart at Fullers and the Hobart Bookshop and at www.sankessto.com

– “One of the most outstanding graphic novels ever produced in Australia. Speaks to our cultural identity in ways like no other book I’ve read.” –TheComicSpot

– “a thrilling piece of narrative art” – Ronnie Scott for The Australian Review Magazine.

Check out more of Josh’s art and stuff at https://joshuasantospiritoart.com/
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The other pre-festival event you should TOTALLY go to is this – Rachel Tribout’s launch of Captain Blueberry Illustration‘s MONSTER’S OF TASMANIA – https://www.facebook.com/events/778999665457618/?fref=ts

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