Monday, 27 October 2008
Pat grant will be in the studio to discuss his works with myself and co-hosts Jo and Bernard. I speak to Jessica and Grug (the first couple of Perth comics) about some of their works and news.
We'll also have some R+R reviews and a 'what's on in Melbourne' comics and related events for the next month.
If you have anything to plug for the next month then drop me a line. email@example.com
Sunday, 26 October 2008
I stayed for four hours!
It was lovely to see some regular faces and chat good ol' comics and ziney talk. I ended up wearing a fez and selling comics at Jo & Bernard's table whilst they sketched and tottled around the hall.
It was good to see Bobby, Jason, Ive, Phil and Greg all there and mostly selling their wares too. It was also good to see people i'd never seen before and to have a blast from the past in the shape of Avrim Wolf. Avrim was a 12 year old or so when i worked with him in my student radio days a decade ago. He was keen as mustard with a mic in front of him and had the chutzpah to go on with it. He's now a film student and looking the fine young man. Good luck to him on his journeys.
As always when i attend things where there are comics for sale i can't leave empty handed.
Word Balloons 8! Philip Bentley's wonderful fanzine came in straight from the printers. Featuring an in depth interview with Jason Badower(aussie boy made good and now working in the states) and more recollections of Phil's time running Minotaur in the early days. Look out for them in stores or contact Philip direct.
Caleo and Tolley's third issue of The False Impressionists. For some reason i hadn't grabbed a copy of this in the past. Romps through the Australian bush with mythical and legendary figures. A modern dreaming. Go get it here.
Saladventures 1. A series of gag strips involving vegetable puns and very cute little dawings and touched up phots of fruit and vegies. First time i'd seen anything from Cally Jetson. She tells me she only been doing comics and zines for a year. She also had some jewellery for sale.
I also grabbed 'The Girl With No Nose' & 'The Really Smelly Boy' flip comic from Cally.
A romance made in stinky heaven! A very cute little flip comic where the stories of the two charaters meet in the middle. The book can be read from either end. Nice! and Cute! More found here.
The 2nd issue of the horror anthology KAGEMONO with all stories written by Jason Franks from Black Glass Press. Cover by Bobby N. Jason continues his strong line of comics with this latest offering.
Two minis from Jo Waite. Featuring her character One Sock the love-sick devil. Semi-autobio? or just an artiste with a real sense of loves often winding journey? You decide! Get more of Jo's stuff by writing to PO Box 18, Carlton Sth, Vic, 3053.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
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For those who came in late...
I had been doing a regular comics talk and review segment on the DIY Arts program on Thursdays at 3CR throughout 2007 and wanted more time to talk about comics. I pitched for the six episode over the summer which seemed to work well for all involved.
This then developed onto a regular monthly program on the DIY Arts timeslot. So on the last Thursday of every month you can listen live at 3cr.org.au or tune in if you're in Melbourne on 855am 3CR.
5 - 6pm last thurs of every month.
I've taken down the old posts and will now be posting to a regular weekly schedule. You heard it here first!
Each post will either be a review, an opinion piece on Australian comics, a heads up for what's on in comics in Melbourne, a preview of an upcoming episode on 3CR or a post directing you to download the latest episodes from podOmatic.
I think podOmatic seems like a good place to post the episodes done so far and i am in the process of uploading all the shows i have on my old and groaning PC to the site. There are five posted there now for you to listen to. Go there now.
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Cheers for now.