Sunday, August 26, 2012, Yarra Building, Fed Square
Come and lick the cream from the latest Australian comic crop at the Skinny Arse Comics Launch as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2012.
Launching on the day will be…
Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle (Allen & Unwin)
In this beautiful new book, Unforgotten, Tohby Riddle brings to life what remains largely unseen in the everyday. Exploring the idea of ‘who helps the helper’ and ‘who gives to the giver’, Unforgotten is a stunning book that both adults and children will connect with.
In a time of chaos and constant distraction, Unforgotten reminds us of the place of peace and calm, while at the same time including themes of faith, doubt, friendship and compassion.
All You Bastards Can Go Jump Off A Bridge by J. Marc Schmidt (Milk Shadow Books)
Creator of of the cult classic graphic novels, Egg Story and Eating Steve, and the co-creator of The Sixsmiths, J. Marc Schmidt furiously rains down over 200 pages of comic stories covering art, romance, religion, anger, pop culture parodies, sex and death in his latest collection, All You Bastards Can Go Jump Off A Bridge.
Featuring over a year’s worth of webcomics, plus loads of rare strips from small press and anthology titles, All You Bastards Can Go Jump Off A Bridge explores human behaviour, and why it can sometimes be so hard to just get along with each other.
Features a foreword by Tango’s Bernard Caleo.
For The Term of His Natural Life by Peter Foster (Pikitia Press)
Peter Foster’s adaption of Marcus Clarke’s classic Australian novel For The Term of His Natural Life. Depicting the hardships of convicts in Tasmania in the early days of the colonisation of Australia. sixty-four pages of vibrant colour with several pages detailing the original creation of one of Australia’s first graphic novels and a foreword from Marcus Clarke scholar Laurie Hergenhan.
“Showman?” The Bret Braddock Adventures Book 1 & 2 (Nakedfella Productions)
A webcomic since 2009, the tale of Bret Braddock, wealthy arsehole, recently came to a poignant end. Now the whole story is collected together in two jam-packed volumes. An essential read for anyone who’s ever been told “The cheque’s in the mail”.
The Trials of Francis Bear by Gregory Mackay (Milk Shadow Books)
Melbourne indie comix legend Gregory Mackay’s latest expedition into the world of the his most beloved character, Francis Bear. This time Francis has to deal with War, punishment, technology and the bottle, all whilst never losing the beautifully sparse signature sarcasm or simple style that makes the book so unique.
This is a free event, and will feature MC-ing bythe King of comics examination, Bernard Caleo. Also comics maestro Bruce Mutard will be popping by for some hijinks!
All of the artists will be in attendance, so there’ll be lots of signings, short speeches and other fun. An after party will be held nearby (Location, TBA).
Get down to Skinny Arse. Guaranteed to enrich your soul and not clog your arteries!
PS: The Skinny Arse after-party is now officially being held at Beer DeLuxe in Fed Square from 5.30pm onwards.