Thursday, June 30, 2011
What It Is? youtube episode #3 - Comics and Australian History
And here's the youtube episode of Monday night's 'What It Is?' - again, shot and chopped by film maker Daniel Hayward in double-quick time. Thanks, Dan!
And you can hear some of the song, 'The Curious Man', the Blandowski calypso recorded by The Death Adder in Berlin, which we missed on the night because of technical hitches.
'A Comic Book History of Australia' is what we called the show on the Readings website, but okay, yes, it was a bit specificker that that. It was more about Victorian history. Well, Melbourne history. Okay, Melbourne history circa the 1850s.
And, when I got home and was chatting to Susan about it, she pointed out that the evening wasn't SO much about comics, either. A bit, but not a lot. It's probably more accurately about various forms of 'paper theatre'. Kamishibai. Puppetry. 2-D sets. Masks.
Okay, so what about calling it 'An Evening of Paper Theatre in 1850s Melbourne'?
Call it what you will.
It is what it is.
Please do scroll down to the next post for still images and ruminations on the night.