Showing posts with label Scarlette Baccini. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2013 in Review: Scarlette Baccini


What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2013?
The highlight for me was undoubtedly visiting TCAF with the Caravan of Comics, and the rest of the North American tour. I met so many incredible artists (including David B!), and it motivated me to work harder and aim higher. I'm slightly less crap at public speaking now too, I think.

I had heaps of fun and also learned a whole lot organising The Naked Launch in April - I launched my first self-published efforts, Jesus Reloadeth'd and Zombolette's Floppy #1.

What are some of the comics/cartoonists you've enjoyed in 2013?
Tim Molloy fried my brain in the best possible way with Mr Unpronounceable Adventures. I'm a big fan. I also really enjoyed Roman Dirge's latest issues of Lenore.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2013?
I play in a band, and we're just wrapping up an album that we've worked on all year - so much hard work, but very rewarding. Launching our first single in October was great fun.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?
Getting back to my Zombolette comics - I haven't drawn her since March and I miss her! I'm also working on a couple of kids books, which is a whole new area for me, and I'm really excited to see how it goes.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Homecooked Comics Festival 2013

Papers are piling up around literally and digitally so I'll be trying to make sense of them over the next week with a series of catch up posts.

A couple months back I manned a Pikitia Press table at the Homecooked Comics Festival in the Northcote, Melbourne. Homecooked drew a decent size crowd to the town hall who were more comics receptive than your typical con audience around these parts. Bernard Caleo conducted interviews and live drawing sessions on the main stage and the open 'roomy' layout of tables in the town hall made for a pleasant easy going atmosphere.

I had a lot of fun on the day, got to meet cartoonist Andrew Weldon, talk to a Turkish exchange student from Istanbul about modern and golden age Turkish comics, catch up with The Mars Volta and Paul Bedford, and scored a copy of Hard Evidence You're a Loser from J. Leigh Head. A wonderfully bizarre fully formed colour comic, from a cartoonist I was completely unaware of. I believe only available in a print on demand small run so far, but hopefully available more widely sometime in the future.

 Ersin Karabulut, one of the modern Turkish cartoonists recommended to me.

Bernard Caleo and Scarlette Baccini

Patrick Alexander and Bernard Caleo

Andrew Weldon 

 The Mars Volta swung by with these sweet home made t-shirts

Some excerpts from J Leigh Head's Hard Evidence you're a Loser.

Mirranda Burton and Gregory Mackay

Scarlette Baccini and Dan Hayward

David Blumenstein and Bruce Mutard

Laura Renfrew

Paul Bedford

Olive Oyl

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mini Paper Trail

Sarah Laing on David Sedaris.

Patrick Alexander performs miracles.

New Zealand had a New Zealand Tea Council in the 1960's check out some of their groovy campaigns here.

Tui and New Zealand Exporter's Annuals of the early twentieth century at EsotericNZ.

Ant Sang and Dylan Horrocks are presenting a graphic novels panel at Golden Yarns Children Writers and Illustrators Hui 2013.

Gary Chaloner reviews two comics by Frank Candiloro.

Design and communications group, The Wellington Media Collective are the subject of a recent book published by Victoria University Press. The collective operated from 1978 to 1998 and was committed to "working with, not for" the clients whose causes it espoused. We Will Work With You: Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998, edited by Mark Derby, Jenny Rouse and Ian Wedde is available from the VUP website.

Ian Wedde writes about the collective here. Diana Dekker writes about We Will Work With You here.

  Founding member of the collective Dave Kent's memorable anti-apartheid poster.

Another in depth look at a New Zealand product line from Darien Zam at Long White Kid.

Emmett O'Cuana reviews Scarlette Baccini's Jesus Reloadeth'd.

Hook Ups!


Places To Put Your Money

Chromacon, the upcoming New Zealand Illustration and Comic Art Festival are five days out from the end of their crowdfunding campaign on Pledgeme. As of this writing they are about $200 short of their target.

Ben Hutchings is primarily known as a musician but he does have a sideline making comics. Ben's publisher Milk Shadow Books have a Hutchings sale on at the MSB store.

A fine cover by Hutchings' band Tootleg Boy of Limahl's sublime classic The Never Ending Story. One time I listened to this for two hours straight and came out a better man for it.

Ive Sorocuk's latest mini comic Everybody Comics Face is available to order online.

Bathwater Books have two recent comics by Scarlette Baccini.

The Silent Army Online Store offer comics by a fine selection of cartoons including Tim Danko, David C. Mahler, Jase Harper, Simon Hanselmann, M P Fikaris and more.