The latest from suave & sexy Tim Danko.
Yo ho ho
Heres a bunch of stories that have been
rattling my cage for a while so I thought I’d pump
them out so everyone else can get rattled
THINGS THAT HAPPENED:
Mandy ords fabulous animation “Suit Yourself” was
selected and screened at the Annecy animation festival
in gay Paree (paris) France
mandy went there to be French and wear striped t-shirts and the like (oh yeah
and attend the festival) very choice
Devil Shark and Stepchild played a once off art happening gig thing (micheal fikaris and aaron o’donnell, comic arteestes) at eisenberg gallery, Nicholson street Brunswick Victoria on the 7th day of june
comic art was seen, comic noise was heard, manifestos read which caused people to feel a chill and retreat to the public house of intoxication across
the road, this performance also caused passing cars to
blue green wine was served to
onlookers and hangers on
This was followed by an impromptu improvised performance on the 17th day of june at the make it up club (planet cafe Brunswick street) involving comic artists micheal fikaris, aaron o’donnell and david Nicholls in which mister Nicholls played drums, mister
fikaris played a two string bass gee-tar, and mister o’donnell leapt on stage and furiously punctured a rubber chicken filled with red wine which he then
proceeded to repeatedly slam into mister fikaris’s bass guitar
all who witnessed this agreed that it was an exceedingly ‘comic’ performance
HERDS OF ZINING AT ACADEMIA
A zine thing sell some product, hurt some minds, show
literature types that you can write with images as
well as words
language is my favourite virus
Heres some stuff about it from Richard Watts
‘ZINE AND NOT HERD’ IN MELBOURNE, JULY 6
From Richard Watts:
Express Media, in association with the IFTE
ZINE AND NOT HERD: A zine and comic trade fair Sunday
6th July 1 – 5pm Sydney Myer Asia Centre (opp. Swanston Street Tram Terminus) Melbourne University Australia
What’s this? A zine fair at a university? Trust us – it won’t be boring and academic. We’ve been asked to be the cat among the pigeons at a national conference of English teachers; in other words, to show them that reading and writing isn’t just books and”literature”, but that’s its evolving and exciting – it’s zines!
Zine & Not Herd will be a chance to show the more conservative members of the teaching profession just how far behind they are, but more than that, much more than that, it will be a chance to swap and sell your work with like-minded people. As with our annual ‘Make It Up’ zine fair we’ll be promoting this event as widely
as possible to ensure that plenty of interested people pass through.
Naturally we’d love to have as many zinesters along as possible.
Interested in having a free stall?
Call Richard at Express Media on (03) 9326 8367
during office hours, or e-mail email@example.com
ZINE AND NOT HERD
a zine and comic trade fair
Sun 6th July 1 – 5pm Sidney Myer Asia Centre
(opposite Swanston Street tram terminus)
* swap and sell your zine
* meet comic artists
* explore the literary underground
To book a stall or for more info call 9326 8367
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
presented by Express Media in association with the
IFTE 2003 Conference
Richard Watts – Artistic Director
Express Media has moved !
Publishers of Voiceworks Magazine
workshops * mentorship schemes * special projects
Meat Market Arts House
42 Courtney Street
Phone (03) 9326 8367
Fax (03) 9326 8076
Email : email@example.com
End Richard Watts message
COMICS TO INDONESIA
I’m in the process of considering going to Indonesia
for a comic festival there that athonk will be talking
at, sometime in october
Still waiting for details and info to see how feasible it will be
but it might be an idea to start thinking
of putting together books of wordless comic work that
you might have done, or minimal words, your stuff that
would be appealing to non english speaking readers
just an early heads up and it might not happen but
will keep all informed as concrete facts emerge but
you know, roll the idea around in your head, but don’t
move on it till I know for sure either way I will be
sending a call out if I am going to go to collect
regular comics to hoik over there as well as any more
culturally appropriate items
COMICS IN THE PHILLIPINES
Still waiting to hear back from the man who contacted
me from the Australian consulate to put on an
exhibition of Australian comics there in manila
I jumped through all the hoops for them but at this
stage and lack of response I’m beginning to think the
project may be dead in the water
GREGORY MACKAY EXHIBITION TO CLOSE SOON:
Gee-mak exhibit of comic related paintings and devices
at spleen bar upstairs ( parliament top end of bourke
street Melbourne Victoria) to close at end of june so
get down or get back up again but go see before it
Many of these are short notice dee-lines so my apologies
GOING DOWN SWINGING DEADLINE:
Heres some stuff from adam ford about the next swinging thing, (for those that don’t know) a literature mag that prints comics and pays some kind of minimal fee to you the artist for doing so
And now it’s even nearer…
and now it’s even nearer.
That’s right, kids. The deadline for submissions to
issue 21 of Going
Down Swinging fast approacheth. June 30, to be exact.
So you’ve got
precisely sixteen days to get your poems, short
stories, comics and
spoken word to us. After that…. well, we’d rather
ourselves as cruel and heartless, but you WILL be
turned away at the
door. Kindly. With love.
So get scribing. If you have any writertype friends
who you reckon
would want in on this, then pass this email along to
The lowdown on submissions (ie, guidelines) can be
So get there and check it out.
When they’re ready, send ‘em to PO Box 24, Clifton
(co-editor, Going Down Swinging)
30th june theme: “come to your senses”
Voice works being the working voice of youfffff you need to be either under 25 years old or be prepared to lie about your age
it’s good enough for the prime minister of our country (to lie)
voice works also pays for accepted submissions go to this web site below for more details
TANGO READINESS TO DANCE NEAR DEADLINE:
His Bernard Caleo-ness has suggested that the call out for the next tango romance anthology (issue six) will
be trumpeted from the hills soon no actual dates or dimensions as yet but the theme is established
“love and sex?”
So maybe time now to begin the research for your comic?
No payment for your efforts, but those other mags are essentially compensating you for having your comic sullied by being sandwiched betweenliterature
words without pictures, what will they think of next!!! It just beggars belief, doesn’t it?
Tango is all comic, surely that is payment enough?
you be the judge on that one
THINGS REVIEWED IN:
Look out for reviews of locally produced comics in Voiceworks issue 53:
Dan yack reviews mandy ord and amber carvans
“Brickdog” book, as well as david tangs “kneepockets comic”… send comics for review to dan yack at voiceworks care of expressmedia which is properly addressed up there previously in this document
Pavement issue 59:
Tim Bollinger reviews butcher & woods “pox no.5″ tim dankos“wallpaper”and “memory kiss”
leigh rigozzis?E “flippin out”, “Night Shift”and “Futile Enterprise”… there is also a two page rundown of the new Zealand comic ‘situation’… pavement is a new
Zealand mag and I have been reliably informed that this issue won’t hit Australian newsstands for another two to three weeks
Some idea that there maybe an article about the “Melbourne comic scene” in the street press free mag inpress people have been spoken to, interviewed of sorts but who knows if the article will get up
no holding of collective breaths on that one?
Toby morrises “dreamboat” comic reviewed on the comics journal website
big kudos mister morris!! You go son!!! (as opposed to “you go girl”
SEND THINGS TO BE REVIEWED IN:
This crossed the eeee desk the other day
send yerstuff to grok and show them sand gropers what for?E
thanks muchly to alice mrongrovious for the heads up
I help run Grok, a student magazine in Perth in which
I maintain a comics department. I’m trying to prepare
an article about independently-produced Australian
comics, and I was wondering if I could get a review
copy of Singularity for the purposes of the article.
I’d put your contact details in the article so people
can send you money for yr comics and whatnot. And if
you know anybody else who might be interesting in
such a deal, could you please forward this email onto
I’m trying to get as many comics in the article as possible.
Thanks for your help
send books to:
g.p.o. box u1987
perth wa 6845
deadline is 14th of july for the next issue
SEND NEWS TO:
Nice mister Aaron burgess is offering to spread the
gospel for you about your thing thing of a comic
nature?eres what he has to say
I’m responsible for the Small Press News section on Darren Close’s new comic magazine called OzComics Magazine.
OCM will be released sometime next month, and I am digging around for any news related material.
So with that in mind, I was wondering if you have anything to tell the world about. Free promotion is always good.
I’m looking for details on: any comics you are about to release, or are working on.
any zines you are about to release, or are working on. exhibitions you’ve got planned. any comics you’re converting to film. a website you’re developing on your comix/zine life. really anything related to the small press circlethat you can tell me about.
Heck if you know of any news about other creators would be just as helpful.
Gawd I hope I get something back, or my section of OCM will look really sad. :]
The Ink #1 (coming real soon)
So I think that’s about it
sleep the good sleep
Yours in words and pictures