I’ve had the greatest honour to draw pictures for Katie Haegele’s latest zine about Christmas. We didn’t quite get it together to print it before Christmas, but the stories are lovely and sad and I think they can be read at any time of the year.
Christmas, time to get your melancholy on.
I find that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding the right time to take down one’s Christmas tree, including the idea that there is a right time. I see people’s frizzled trees lying on the curb as late as February, which gives me the willies. I have inherited my mother’s fussy, snobbish belief that the only acceptable time to take down the tree is on the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. I can’t believe I care about this, but I do.
Katie Haegele 2016
My friends want to go for a walk.
I’ll be there today with A4 prints of my protesting friends. Also cards, zines and other crap.
Today at 74 – 76 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown, NSW.
11am to 4pm.
So I’m running Street Art workshops for teenagers at Manly Library every Tuesday through June. But as I’m pretty chicken shit, I’m going for the angle of how not to get in trouble by the law. So it’s all temporary and not actually defacing anything.
First one on Tuesday the 7th of June is on how to make tie-up or tags that you tie to street furniture, poles and fences.
To book or read more click HERE
I will also have on display some of the large protesters last seen in public in 2014 at Waterloo Library. They’ve been itching to get out. Their time has come.
So you can buy this hand coloured print and more this Sunday at the Magic, Pixels, Bubbles event this Sunday the 15th of May 2016. The Valve Bar in the Agincourt Hotel from 871 George Street Broadway, Sydney – 5pm.
Here’s some more information from the website.
A geeky variety night spectacular featuring geek music, magic, comedy, indie comic art, zines, board games and a bubble machine! PLUS, a very special CD launch for Meri Amber’s 90s themed album Retro Sherbet. Come in cosplay for a free gift at the door 😉
Featuring geek pop musician Meri Amber, comedian Trish Koutrodimos and magician Liam Power, the show will be MC’d by PatCat, the crazy inventor man who speaks at tech conferences and created the tech blog Dev Diner. On top of which, there’ll also be a gallery of art from some of the best indie comic artists in Sydney and zines from some of the best Sydney zinesters.
Get into some board games, food and drinks whilst being entertained from every wonderfully geeky angle. Be there and be square.
P.S. If you’ve got a favourite board game feel free to bring it along!
Get Tickets HERE
Or just show up on the night.
So I’ve got to get a blurb ready for the picture party that’s coming up August 27 and 28, but haven’t even finished a single painting. And I don’t have a title. Maybe book of miracles, but it’s looking more like book of crap at the moment.
But come along anyway as the food is always great. Actually I’m more excited about the food. It’s something you can rely on in these time of trouble.
I was also thinking of calling it Jewels and Fools.
Battered and bruised, battered and bruised, all good to go, Royalty used.
I’ll be having a picture party in August at the Watch House in Balmain. This painting was from a previous show, so won’t be in the new one. But it represents what you will find there.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.
Which pretty much sums up my pictures. All smoke and mirrors. But then again she’s a pretty fetching pig.
The souls are wandering the streets tonight.
But it is the souls full of spirits that we should be watching.