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Comic Book Funny 2009

We’re doing the live sessions again!…

If you live in Melbourne, Australia and you like funny comic books, consider showing up to COMIC BOOK FUNNY, a series of sessions celebrating Australia’s independent comics makers. It’s on every Saturday during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; 5pm, Bella Union bar at Trades Hall (corner Lygon and Victoria St, Carlton).

Week one (Sat April 4): a genteel exhibition launch and informal comics salon, directed by Mme Josephine Waite. All welcome. Plus, live drawing of hot male cartoonists for a calendar we’re launching in week four.

Week two (Sat April 11): a very special Intimate Conversation between long-awaited interstate guest Gerard Ashworth and local comics broadcaster John Retallick.

Week three (Sat April 18): Pat Grant and Brisbane’s Patrick Alexander discuss the merits of dirty comics with host David Blumenstein.

Week four (Sat April 25): Bernard Caleo launches THE SEXY MEN OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS 2009-2010 FINANCIAL YEAR CALENDAR, featuring twelve hot male Australian comic artists as drawn by female Australian comic artists.

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I animated that in about a day. Extremely accurate nerd impression by Ben Hutchings.

11 thoughts on “Comic Book Funny 2009”

  1. Sounds cool – but what is actually happening at these events. Is it a sort of panel where the artists talks to people? Or are they just there to talk to people for a couple of hours to whoever comes in?

  2. At the first one this weekend, it’s just sitting, drawing and maybe little cucumber sandwiches. Manly men will pose and be drawn by cartoonist women. Attendees may, of course, join in the drawing, and can talk to artists and models if they please.

    At the second and third there’ll be special guests talking onstage, panel/interview style.

    At the last one we launch the calendar, and maybe dig out the cucumber sandwiches nobody ate at the first one.

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