Showing posts with label josh santospirito. Show all posts
Showing posts with label josh santospirito. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Paper Trail

 Sarah Laing shares commissioned portraits of New Zealand artists and writers.

Roger Langridge has digitally released a previously unpublished 70 page comic created in the 90's, The Thirteenth Floor. Read about it here, available as a PDF and CBZ.

Langridge is also featuring in upcoming volumes of UK digital anthology Aces Weekly with The Fez Eldritch Detective.

Neil Sanders animation and illustration tumblr.

Jase Harper's Guh!

151 Capture Creatures by Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson.

Frank and Becky hourly comics. 

15 Comic Books are launching in Melbourne on March 2nd at this years BA3. Previews are going up daily on facebook and tumblr.

Endless Karma by Dan Cross and M. P. Fikaris.

Josh Santospirito writes about his recent performance with Christopher Downes of the Shipwright & the Banshee.

The Shipwright and The Banshee: MONA FOMA Performance from Chris Downes on Vimeo.

Just Be Honest For Now tumblr.

"Aftermath", objects & drawings by Leigh Rigozzi & Lachlan Conn.  Opening Friday February 8th, 6-8pm. Open Thursday - Saturday 12-5pm until Feb 24. Facebook it here.

Paul Mason writes about his cover design process for The Soldier Legacy's Strange Tales one-shot from Blackhouse Comics.

Hannah Nolan at Sensory Ghost

Tom Scott 2013 editorial cartoons.

Recently passed New Zealand broadcaster Paul Holmes portrayed by various cartoonists in The New Zealand Herald.

 Paul Holmes transition to Prime TV by Trace Hodgson

Rachel Fenton's Escape Behaviours.

Steve Saville on comics in the classroom and creativity part one and part two.

Aggressive Comics interview with Milk Shadow Publisher James Andre.

  Photo by Bobby N.

From the Pikitia Press WIP folder:

Keeping busy cleaning up scans for a book on New Zealand comics by Geoff Harrison. Here's some scans of New Zealand editions of Simon and Kirby's horror anthology series Black Magic, originally published by Prize Comics in the 1950's.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Paper Trail

Emily Dickinson at Gavin Aung Than's Zen Pencils

Luke Pickett and Gerard Dwyer close out chapter one of ACV with an epilogue. Read from part one here.

Nick Gazin reviews Karl Wills' Princess Seppuku in the Lower Depths for VICE. Wills' Jessica of the Schoolyard features in the forthcoming Michael Dowers curated, Treasury of Minicomics volume one, from Fantagraphics.

The Legend of Money Pig at Cakeburger.

Dylan Horrocks has started a new blog exploring spiritual belief, the year of belief. Horrocks' also featured in a creative commons case study for

Artic Circle cartoonist Alex Hallat talks to Soda magazine.

Tasmanian cartoonists Josh Santospirito and Chris Downes performed their live comic ghost story, The Shipwright & the Banshees to a sold out audience as part of MONA FONA 2013 in Hobart last night. Chris Downes' stunning poster is available here.

 J Caleb Mozzocco at School Library Journal interviews Roger Langridge.

Roger Langridge contribution to SATAN IS ALIVE anthology

The recently launched New Zealand comics anthology Faction Comics is now available in free digital form.

Fil Barlow is offering 5 day design tutorial sessions here. Series writer Brandon Graham shared Barlow's upcoming cover for Prophet #37. You may see it or you may not, Barlow shares via facebook an interview he did with Brandon Graham from Prophet #28.

Now sold out but keep an eye out for future opportunities to buy Simon Hanselmann's Artist Trash!

Hanselmann shared pages from his forthcoming Australian” comics/art anthology Victoria Drugs Scene at Girl Mountain.

Our handsome Paper Trail masthead is courtesy of Toby Morris, here's his rendition of Joseph Dredd having a cuppa.

In the neverending quest of cartooning archeology I picked up a pile of old Auckland newspapers, The Weekly News, which my brother has been scanning and making notes on for me. Here's a couple samples,

The Ornate masthead of The Weekly News

Sir Gordon Minhinnick cartoon from Feb 9th, 1944.

Upcoming on Pikitia Press from the work in progress folder:

 Feature on Maori cartoonist Harry Dansey.

Wartime cartooning by Australian soldiers in Stand Easy after the defeat of Japan.

The early comics work of Tom Scott.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2012 in Review: Joshua Santospirito

Joshua Santospirito

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012?
Finishing drawing the Long Weekend ... which took me many years! And in November I had an exhibition of crazy comics that spread across an entire small room in a gallery - I worked on them for about a year so that was tops too.

Who are some of the comics creators that you've discovered and enjoyed for the first time in 2012?

Anders Nilsen's "Big Questions" turned my world upside down. I can't really put it into words though why. I KNOW why ... I just don't know quite how to put it into words ... other than to say it was quite breath-taking ... and perhaps I shouldn't even try any further to put it into words as it might cheapen the experience for me ... just read it.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2012?

Ryoji Ikeda's multimedia (possibly the weakest noun for what I witnessed) performance at the MONA FOMA in Hobart in January was mind-blowing. It was like he opened up your skull and placed the entire universe inside it and then shut it with a loud *clunk*.

Have you implemented any significant changes to your working methods this year?

Yes - the exhibition that I did involved me designing comics that were designed to be spread across the wall and read on the wall, as opposed to on the page in a book or even one single sheet. So that was quite radical for me! The Sleuth exhibit at Inflight Art gallery was all about surrounding the reader with the world so it was really fun and liberating - John Retallick pointed out that it was sort of related to McCloud's infinite canvas.

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Doing Chris Downes and my performance of The Shipwright and the Banshee at the 2013 MONA FOMA in Hobart - it's a comics-related performance. AND Printing and promoting The Long Weekend in Alice Springs.