Post Office comic in full.
Shortly after this comic was drawn a story was broadcast on ABC’s 7:30 program about alleged exploitation of Australia Post sub-contractors. Fingers crossed that story goes the way of the current criminal investigation into 7/11…
There’ll be another comic up very soon. Somehow this one came out a bit rasterised, I promise not to do it again.
I also have some more work up in the window of Sticky as part of this, with massive respect and thanks to Luke and Sticky for the gig. There’s a new mini issue of Tomorrow’s Machine Today up for grabs if you go down and visit the show (and plenty other better zines at Sicky, I’m sure). Photos of that when I have some.
Also, as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Luke and I have collaborated on a zine called Guest Informant and it will be launched at Sticky with free snacks, punk rock, and possibly a brass band, on 18 September. I will be there, so please drop by and say hi if you’re in Melbourne-town.
So it would appear that I have been drawing a lot of comics lately. I have mixed feeling about comics, if truth be told. Won’t go into that here, now. Anyway, you can get this other one I did, Omnia Sunt Communia from Take Care. I’m quite proud of it, put a lot of time into the drawings, did lots of drafts. Below’s a little gif animation of some of my collages to prove that I have not completely morphed into a Comic Artist.
Yet another comic, first page above, read the rest at Feminartsy.
New comic on Feminartsy. Read the rest here.
I’ll be doing a new comic for Feminartsy every two months. Here’s the first page of the latest one, see the rest here.
And here’s the first one I did for them, in full. Thanks heaps Zoya, and Chiara, for giving me this gig.
Other Worlds is happening again this year.
Despite recent moves by MCA Corporate Member (aka sponsor) Transfield Holdings to disentangle itself from Transfield Services, there’s no strong evidence to suggest that this is anything but an attempt at brand-cleansing. In other words, until someone can produce clear evidence to the contrary, we must assume that the Museum of Contemporary Art still has ties with a company currently engaged in the active immiseration of asylum seekers caught in Australia’s mandatory detention industry on Manus Island and Nauru.
Other Worlds is a zine fair for zine makers and zine fans who don’t want their zines and their subculture to lend value – however small – to the system of mandatory detention.
It’s also an opportunity to have a really damn good zine fair. A fair coordinated by zine makers without any institutional influence or mediation. Last year’s Other Worlds was officially the best zine fair held in Sydney in the past decade at least (as determined by me, obviously, but c’mon! you know I have good taste!)
The fair this year will be at Glebe Town Hall:
The fair itself this year is on Saturday, and on Sunday there’ll be workshops and other fun stuff. Stay tuned to the Other Worlds Facebook page and otherworldszinefair.tumblr.com for more info, and program updates when they are at hand.
P.S. The beautiful poster this year was made by the wonderful Lee Lai.