Monday, September 27, 2010

Kamishibai in North Melbourne

Tonight begins a great experiment conducted by Jo Waite and I, with the willing collaboration of three other great comic book people: Ben Hutchings, Sarah Howell and Chris Downes.

All four of the abovenamed are producing a kamishibai (or 'paper theatre') story (a series of pictures which tell a tale) and they are being exhibited in the window of Kids in Berlin (472 Victoria Street North Melbourne) as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010. They will be there from Tuesday 28 September to Sunday 10 October.

This is the fourth Fringe comics exhibition which Jo has curated and I have produced.

(above image by Jo Waite)

On each of the Tuesday nights (today the opening 28 September, October 5 and 12), from 6 - 8pm, I will perform each of the stories and hand out Japanese lollies.

Come along!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mandy Ord and Dillon Naylor exhibition!

Last night I did a launch talk at the Town Hall Gallery in Booroondara (corner of Burwood and Glenferrie Roads Hawthorn) for THIS:

Yes, folks, a comics exhibition of work by Dillon Naylor and Mandy Ord! Superbo!

It's on until Sat 25 September and on Saturday 11 from 2 - 3pm Mandy and Dillon will be there, 'in conversation' as they say, in amongst the works on the walls, which for both of them goes back quite a long way in their cartooning and comic book making lives.

It's a great exhibition and I would say an important one, a tandem retrospective of two of the most assured stylists in the Australian comic book making world. As I said in the speech, our Dark Prince and our First Lady of Noir.

I didn't take any photographs, but Bobby N did.

And Mardi Nowak, the curator at the gallery, has info about the exhibition here.