A good literary man is hard to find.
Taken from the book, I’m So Sorry Little Man I Thought You Were a Hand-Puppet
Andrew Weldon draws political and gag cartoons, and has written and illustrated childrens’ books.
The Prime Minister’s Speech / Speech & oration
By Alex Landragin
Could the Prime Minister’s poll woes be linked to the words she uses? Sydney Morning Herald national reporter Jacqueline Maley has written an op-ed in the daily today suggesting the stiffness with which Prime Minister Julie Gillard delivers her scripted speeches might help explain why her messages don’t seem to cut through in the electorate.
While Julia Gillard is a lively speaker when speaking…
Dani Weber: What I’ve learned from creating space to talk about sex / Sex & relationships
Guest post by Dani Boi / Dani Weber
Welcome to the World Comics Capital / Graphic novels & comics
By Alex Landragin
Mike Shuttleworth has just visited Angoulême, France, for the 38th Festival international de la bande dessinée, the world’s biggest international comics festival. In a cross-post from his blog, he tells us what he found there.
Imagine the crowd at the MCG, the AFL grand final. Double it and then add a few thousand more. More than 200,000 people turned up for the 38th Angoulême…
Books Illuminating the Future / Graphic novels & comics
Click to watch video (Image by Dan Hallett)
Jonathan Walker challenges what a writer is with his illuminated novel, Five Wounds, which mixes images and text, writing and illustrating. He likens his book to an “analogue iPad” but doesn’t think it would work on the Kindle, so how will books evolve with new technology? And what is the future for writers?
Translating Australian English / Words & language
Last week we offered some untranslatable words that you might use on holidays and our commenters came back with some even better suggestions including some home-grown suggestions.
One anonymous commentator suggested the excellent Australianism, ‘dag’. Their explanation gave played out the subtleties of the word that’s evolved beyond the barnyard. “You can explain the unpleasant farming origins of the word but it’s difficult to…