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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.


Writings by Craig

2 Sep

I have been asked by numerous people about further writings by Craig San Roque. They are not easy to find, but they can indeed be found. The majority of his writings are in volumes that can be bought from the States. I really recommend you get them in front of your eyeballs and into your brains so I tried to compile some of them here for ya – SO

Here’s a list (not exhaustive) of books that contain articles, essays etc by Craig San Roque

An article in the book Landmarks – entitled Coming to Terms With Country.
Psyche and the City has a corker called Sydney/Purgatorio.
Academic pieces can be found also – here’s one with Dr Leon Petchkovksy.
Growing up in Central Australia – this book has a great article by Craig about his Alice Springs backyard and the way people move around it – really interesting!
Placing Psyche – Edited by Craig and others.
A Long Weekend in Alice Springs was originally contained in The Cultural Complex: contemporary Jungian perspectives on Psyche and Society.
The essay of The Long Weekend was adapted into a comic by me, Joshua Santospirito, and can be found at SanKessto Publications, in this volume he wrote a beautiful piece that went into the book called A Book of Sand, the name of which was taken from the book of the same name “The Book of Sand” by Jorge Louis Borges.
Here’s an article about Petrol Sniffing and psychic pain.
An article/interview with Craig in the Alice News.

psyche_and_the_cityLandmarksplacing_psychecultural complexThe Long Weekend in Alice Springsuntitled

Pages 84-88

1 May

SO – again for those of you coming in late – this is my graphic novel, the pages are being posted up here slowly, as I complete the inking of each page. In good news – I have only about 20 or so pages until its completed … YAY!! Lately I’ve been a little distracted from this project due to another comics-related project Sleuth … but I’m still hopeful that I can do them both at the same time and have this done by about July of this year (2012)

If you want to read from the beginning of the Long Weekend then go here – First chapter – FRIDAY
Previous pages in this chapter (Saturday) – 73-75, 76-83 … then these are the last pages in chapter two – SATURDAY

And that’s the end of Saturday, the second chapter … next up is Chapter three … which is a much different setting … it’s the third day. Next pages go here.

When Craig first sent me a copy of this piece he didn’t realise that he’d sent me a draft copy from his computer … I started drawing it a year or two later just for fun and when I started trying to work out how to end Saturday … I just kept getting frustrated at how it didn’t work. I don’t remember why but I decided to buy the book that the essay was part of and I flicked through it one day only to discover bits taken out and this bit put in … and all of a sudden I was gripped … what a chilling way to end Saturday … it felt like the darkest moment of the story and a fitting point to launch into the lighter and more easy going Sunday. It also featured darkness again … which went well with my decision to put in the Inanna story at the end of Friday … the comic would therefore be punctuated by daylight and night throughout the three parts … which echoed the circular nature of time which I wanted.

It’s funny how when you’re adapting a piece the source material seems to provide everything you need … at least when you have as good a writer as Craig doing it you can say things like that.