Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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Where to for the Australian graphic novel? How will it adapt to the radical changes in print publishing? Will it be part of a brave new world in which comics become the future of narrative? Artists, commentators and publishers will speculate, deride, and egg each other on to ever greater claims…
This session is one of five Saturday events. Single session tickets can be booked via the link on the right or book a day pass for all five.
Bernard Caleo is a comic book communicator. He makes comics, publishes comics, teaches about comics and preaches about comics. He published the romance comics anthology Tango from 1997 to 2009. With filmmaker Daniel Hayward, he made the feature documentary Graphic Novels! Melbourne! in 2012, and they have presented the film in Australia, Europe and the USA.
Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand and has lived in New Zealand, England, USA and Bougainville. He currently lives by the sea near Auckland with his wife and two sons.
Zoë Sadokierski is a book designer, illustrator and writer.
- Chew “chewie” Chan is an experienced comic book and storyboard artist who has worked on a number of projects: from comic books (Iron Man, Buckaroo Banzai and Cthulhu Tales) to major movie productions (Superman Returns and Happy Feet).
George Dunford has been writing about graphic novels since 1994 when he wrote a history thesis about the censorship of comic books.
The graphic novel is a form that still attracts more than its share of stigma and snobbery, but its audiences are evangelical, its writers inspired and its sales enviable. And some of the most exciting developments in the form are coming out of Melbourne. With panel discussions, workshops and talks, and the help of some of the leading artists and writers in the field (including Bernard Caleo, Queenie Chan, W. Chew Chan, Oslo Davis, George Dunford, Nicki Greenberg, Bruce Mutard, Shaun Tan, Andrew Weldon and others) the Wheeler Centre is going to colour in the picture. Come and celebrate or discover the adult comic in all its forms.
Friday 23rd April to Sunday 25th April at the Wheeler Centre