It was a genuinely illuminating rumination on the poetics of comics and the way montage does and does not work in the comics language.
Bernard will no doubt blog about it and Michael has put some notes, links and info on montage used during the evening on his site here. Luckily for us he has included his silent comic The Two Podlokovs presented at the end of the evening which left the audience in a state of awe, me included.
|First panel of The Two Podlokovs.|
I was lucky enough to be making Bernard and Michael coffee as they toiled
on the pieces they produced for the evening. And toil they did and did that toil ever pay off.
From BERNARDS WWW -
Next What It Is? evening at Readings Bookshop:Featuring: kamishibai storytelling,
Mike Shuttleworth (Our Man in Angouleme), and Brenton McKenna, the author of the graphic novel 'Ubby's Underdogs', set in 1940s Broome!
309 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne
8pm Monday 30 May 2011