Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wellington Zinefest Best of the Fest 2010
Winner - Daily Secretion
Runners up - Cup Cake Monsters 12 and Common-sense nihilist guide to life
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Comics Show
Throughout the day The Comics Show, a documentary about comic books in New Zealand by Shirley Horrocks will be screening in the library space.
“The writing and drawing of comic books has remained a little-known and under-rated area of New Zealand culture. Director Shirley Horrocks reveals it to us as a highly creative subculture with a rich local history. Despite a moral panic about comics in the ‘40s and ‘50s (recalled here by Eric Resetar, the grand old man of local comics), later decades brought us the exciting counter-culture work of Barry Linton and the other artists of Strips magazine (such as Dick Frizzell and Grant Major), the new directions taken by women artists such as Coco and Pritika), and the publication of long-form ‘graphic novels’ such as Ant Sang’s Dharma Punks and Dylan Horrocks’s Hicksville. There are now comics for all ages and interests. Comics have links with animation and with music (as shown by Chris Knox and Karl Wills among others). This highly entertaining and visually inventive film takes us from Auckland street culture, to Wellington’s ‘Eric Awards’, to a do-it-yourself comic collective (‘Funtime’ in Christchurch). This is an unexpected, eye-opening arts documentary with broad appeal.”
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
First zinester to email email@example.com can call dibs on Mighty Mighty's love seat/corner nook.
Can be used as is or (as Tofu Abortion did last year) turned around to form a circular counter.