30 April - 1 May
A celebration of comics, graphic novels and their creators.
VENUE: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote, VIC
Clea Chiller, Festival Co-ordinator: 0432164089 or email@example.com
SATURDAY 30TH APRIL
12.30 - 4.15pm
Horror/Dark Fairytale Comic Writing (workshop)
Workshop your unnerving story idea into a concrete plan with guidance from award-winning horror writer Kaaron Warren, horror genre academic Naja Later and cartoonist Sophia Parsons Cope.
Get the Room 2 day pass for only $45 or buy tickets to individual events: $15 per event.
10:00am - 12:00pm
Character Body Language (workshop)
Drawing a fully realised character means figuring out how they move. Learn about human (or creature?) movement from ActionTheater teacher Dani Cresp and character animator Neil Sanders.
12:30 - 1:45pm
Hand Lettering (workshop)
Your art is done, dialogue finished, you reach for the computer font. STOP! Let cartoonists/book illustrators Alex Clark and Ben Hutchings teach you to love hand lettering.
2:00 - 2:45pm
Marketing for Small Press and Self Publishers (panel)
You created a book! Don’t leave it sitting unloved on a shelf like it’s an Australian film. Hear about marketing, small press and the state of publishing for independents from Gestalt Comics publisher Wolfgang Bylsma and writer/podcaster/festival director Sam Twyford-Moore.
3:00 - 4:15pm
Dream Team (panel)
You've dreamed of making that brilliant creative project happen. Hear how best-selling writer Tom Taylor, webtoonist/urban planner Rebecca Clements and film director/screenwriter Corrie Chen made theirs happen -- or didn't -- through creative collaboration. How do you get, and keep, a great team?
4:30 - 5:45pm
Humour and Humanity (panel)
Activist cartoonists reflect on the LGBTIQ civil rights milestones of the last 30 years. With Kenton Penley Miller, Jo Waite and Sonja Hammer.
SUNDAY 1ST MAY
The Artist Market
12:00 - 5:00pm
The Artist Market!
Tables upon tables of great local and interstate comics publishers sporting new and recent books.
Japanese Inking Demonstration
by Junko Azukawa
Plus: sausage sizzle, facepainting, graphic novel library and giveaways with MC Cazz Jennings!