No no no, say it ain't so!
But it is so - The Comic Spot, the fortnightly Australian comics hour on radio station 3CR, is coming to an end! John Retallick: the mover, the shaker, the anchor, the rock, the organiser and motive force behind the show, is moving to Hobart (lucky Hobart!). As John says on the blog, The Comic Spot may well take on another form in the future, but this is the end of Volume One.
BUT in an amazing coincidence, the last show will be the first one we record in front of an audience! Yes, this Saturday, 28 January 2012 is The Homecooked Comics Festival to be held at (of course) Batman Park in Northcote, at the corner of Separations Street and Saint Georges Road.
And come along to the Homecooked Comics Festival this Saturday and help us celebrate the great years of the Comic Spot radio show, to meet comics makers, hear comics music, see kamishibai, and make your own comics: it's going to be a grand day!
Homecooked Comic Festival Program
3pm: Welcome by Darebin City Council’s Mayor, Cr Steven Tsitas.
3.10–4pm: The ComicSpot Podcast.
4.10–4.50pm: Comic/Musical Mashup.
5-5.30pm: Live music by Squid Squad.
5.30–6pm: The Allen & Unwin Quiz Show.
6.30-7pm: Live music by Animaux.
4,5,6.30pm: Fight Choreography Workshops.
3-5pm: Kamishibai (Japanese paper drama).
4.30pm: Express Media Workshop.
5.30pm: Sticky Institute Talk.
6pm: The greatest comic book parade!
All day entertainment- Newspaper in a day, tattooing, face painting, giant panel painting.