These are my notes from the last session at NAVA’s Future/Forward visual arts conference — a talk with Michaela Boland and Nicholas Pickard (sorry for misspelling, Nicholas), moderated by Esther Anatolitis.
I’m fascinated by lobbyists; the revolving door between lobbying and politics and the effect it has on the world. So when the Senate announced an inquiry into political donations I knew I wanted to pop along to the public hearings.
Today’s was in Melbourne, so here’s my entirely editorial-free cartoon scribe. There’s a Canberra one happening next week, so if any Canberra toonists want to get along and scribe that I’m sure we’d all appreciate it! If any regular journos wanna pop along that might be good too.
Your cast of characters: Richard di Natale, Chris Ketter, Slade Brockman, Peter Georgiou and Jacqui Lambie!
For Bennetton Hutcheroo, who didn’t know how to erase pencils digitally post-scanning
For Free Comic Book Day this year, I thought I’d put my 2015 book #takedown up to read for free on zco.mx.
I went along to see a “professional pickup artist”, Julien Blanc, speak. While we waited, I talked to the men wanting to see him and the protesters who wanted him shut down. He eventually fled the country.
Went to a talk about youth mental health, scribed it.
Relevant to work I’m doing at my day job right now.
I contributed a couple pages to the new international anthology called Draw The Line. I thought it was a good idea — a large group suggests loads of political actions one can take if they’re frightened for the world as it is post-Trumkfpth, and illustrators pick which actions they’d like to illustrate.
I chose “Look for the Reason”, and “Check Facts”. Get onto the site if you want to read the actions associated, and to check out more than a hundred excellent suggestions-plus-art. Sounds like there might be a print book later this year?