Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Treviso Comic Book Festival Roundup

Dylan Horrocks' promotional illustration for Treviso Comic Book Festival 2012

Italy's Treviso Comic Book Festival 2012 was host to a New Zealand comics contingent with several New Zealand cartoonist's in attendance and various New Zealand comic events conducted during the festival.

New Zealand cartoonists congregate at Treviso. (photo courtesy Roger Langridge)
 Sketching at Treviso, Greg Broadmore (Beard) Colin Wilson (Hat) Roger Langridge (Glasses). (Photo - Dylan Horrocks)

New Zealand comics exhibition (photos courtesy Roger Langridge)

Left To right: Rufus Dayglo, Alberto Corradi (Curator) Roger Langridge, Ben Stenbeck, Chris Slane, Dylan Horrocks, Greg Broadmore, Colin Wilson.(Photo - Treviso Comic Book Festival Facebook)

The New Zealand comics exhibition is featured in Treviso Comic Book Festival Facebook Galleries here and  here.

Roger Langridge blogged about Treviso here.

 Irish cartoonist and one-time Wellington resident Rufus Dayglo blogged about Treviso here and here.

 Tank Girl sketch by Rufus Dayglo

 New Zealand comics panel (Photo -  Black Velvet Editice)

The Frankfurt Bookfair starts today with New Zealand comics amongst the New Zealand literary presence with Dylan Horrocks, Colin Wilson and Roger Langridge in attendance and dozens of New Zealand comics and graphic novels on display in the comic zone for prospective foreign publishers. New Zealand is the Guest of Honour at this years Bookfair providing an exposure and opportunities for a worldwide audience.

 Greg Broadmore

Greg Broadmore writes about New Zealand comics for Bookfair blog here. (Chris at the last remaining Mark One store in the land in Hamilton is a very nice man just perhaps a bit cautious, comics retail ain't an easy business these days.)

Dylan Horrocks' 100 page guide to contemporary New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels is being distributed at Treviso and Frankfurt and is available for download here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pussy Willow - Kam Taverner

Pussy Willow was a full page comic serial featured on the back page of Australian sex paper, Ribald, during the seventies. Scant information is available about these comics other than a copyright notice on one credited to Kam Taverner. The inclusion of a 'Modesty Blaise-esque' character and London setting would indicate these originated in England with Kam Taverner possibly being a pseudonym. Amazon UK has listings for three out of print Pussy Willow collections by Taverner, Pussy Willow and Doctor Libido, Pussy Willow on Lesbos, and Pussy Willow: Night of the Rats. (click pics to enlargen)

Ribald #35 March 2nd 1973

Ribald #53 July 11 1973

Ribald #30 Jan 26 1973