On October 28th Read To Me and the Comic Art Workshop presented the work of Rachel Ang, Thi Bui, Campbell Whyte, Josh Santospirito, Sarah Firth, Eleri Harris, Owen heitmann, Georgina Chadderton, Max Loh and Fionn McCabe at Bar Luna at the Ubud Writers Festival.
It was a wonderful night packed with people, laughs, microphone squawks. Many thanks to all who attended.
READ THERE, DONE THAT
Saturday, October 7th at dusk
At the Thirroul Railway Institute Hall
Put your pile of new zines in your tote bag, push through the crowd, grab a drink, find somewhere to sit and enjoy the work of some of the best visual storytellers from the Leisure Coast and Sydney!
Read to Me and Zine There, Done That present local cartoonists, writers, photographers and illustrators in an evening of graphic storytelling. Storytellers include Pat Grant, Meg O'Shea, Louie Joyce, Mary van Reyk, Can Yalcinkaya, Ali Chalmers Braithwaite, Fionn McCabe, Elin Matilda Andersson and Leigh Rigozzi.
Drawing Voice, is a storytelling event that places the work of Meg O’Shea (SYD), Joshua Santospirito (HOBART), Safdar Ahmed (SYD), Sarah Catherine Firth (MELB), Lee Whitmore (SYD) and Eleri Mai Harris (CANBERRA), right in front of your eyeballs.
Each of these artists creates personal, thoughtful, occasionally heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious works for adults, skillfully manipulating the comics medium to create powerful, moving content. Their work addresses political themes, issues of identity, memory, and place, and range in form from comic journalism, to philosophy, fiction and biography.
After the readings the authors will engage in a question and answer and you can even purchase some of their books.