a couple of exhibitions featuring comics and comic related events as part of
the Melbourne Fringe Festival:
‘Ugly Drunk and Stupid’ is an exhibition of grotesques by Melbourne comic
book makers, plus comic strip stories featuring those characters. Curated by
Jo Waite. At the Town Hall Gallery at the Hawthorn Town Hall.
The opening is this Thursday, 2 October, 6 -9pm. On Saturday arvo, 4
October at 2pm I’ll do a bit of a talk about the ‘Ugly’ tradition in comic
book art, taking in such beauties as Basil Wolverton, Peter Bagge and Ralph
Steadman. Then at 3pm there will be an Ugly Draw-off as cartoonists draw
the ugliest faces they can!
Hoo hah! Potrzebie!
Ugly, Drunk & Stupid
Grotesque characters by Melbourne’s best comic book makers.
This year Bernard Caleo and Jo Waite gather the silent army once again
to bring their pens to bear upon the ugly, the drunk and the stupid
(more often than not themselves) for your drooling delectation.
First to fifrth of October 2008
Opening Thursday 2 October 6-9pm
Saturday 4 October programs
2-3pm: Ugly talk
3-4pm: Ugly Draw-off!
Melbourne Fringe Festival
The Town Hall Gallery
Rear, 358 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 3122
Ph: (03) 9278 4626
Melway ref 45 D10
Open: We-Sat: 12pm-5pm