This is the first of two comics I wrote for my performance at the Slow Canoe Readings Writer’s Picnic, part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
So there’s no real systematic way of determining which fruits and veggies get to wear pants and have legs. Mostly it’s the working class and noveau riche? I don’t know. This goes in order from working class on to aristocracy.
I’d like to give a big thank you to the Slow Canoe team, both for the chance to see people laugh at my comics in person and for that really good ham sandwich. I think it had smoked cheese in it or something- it was something else.
Here’s a couple of comics that I’ve been sitting on for a while for some reason. They are my way of saying come see my performance at the Emerging Writers Festival. If you live in Melbourne, that is. I’m performing a few short comics (which is to say I’ll be reading the dialogue and making self-deprecating remarks about my drawing ability) as part of the Slow Canoe Readings’ Writer’s Picnic. It’ll be at the Abbotsford Convent on the 2nd of June at 1 PM. If you’re in town and free that day, come see some free performances!
So, when I was looking for the image to upload to WordPress I typed in the words “beards of Australia” into the search thing, and the three files that came up matching that description were the image itself and PDFs of the 9/11 Report and a report on humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping.
The idea behind this is that having read a lot of Keohane and Nye I’m struck by how close they seem to be in real life, so I thought it would be funny to have them bickering. Also, I think the word “mutantification” is pretty funny, so it kind of just wrote itself.
I originally was going to end it with them flying off to Berkley on their tiny bat wings to shoot eye lasers at Kenneth Waltz. Did I not mention they have eye lasers? Anyway, my hand started getting tired so I stopped drawing.
Hello! The good people at Going Down Swinging have published another one of my comics. It’s one of the ones from here, but I re-drew it because they paid me cash money (which is to say, I wanted to redraw it and they let me).
The new GDS issue looks exciting! I’m on my way to the launch right now to pick up my contributor’s copy and act all smug on account of being a contributor. People will ask me why I’m at the party and I’ll be all like “Who, me? Oh, you know, I’m a contributor.” And people will be impressed. I assume. I’ve only done this once before, and that time I spent most of the night standing on a friend’s shoulders drawing penises on the band posters in the green room at the Toff in Town.
So, go down and get a copy whenever it hits newstands. Do we still have newstands? If we do, go get one there. If not, I guess bookshops have them.