Author: actcomicmeet

Comic Gong 2019

ComicGong is over for another year!

Held in the Wollongong Town Hall each year, ComicGong is a free-entry, kid-friendly, one-day con.

ACT Comic Meet had a table with members’ books, prints, pins, and badges. (We also gave away blank comic books to kids – we have to encourage future Australian comics creators, right!)

This year, the table had comics, pins, prints and charms by Gavin, Alice, and EmmJ, as well as anthologies and collaborative art books by ACT Comic Meet – anthologies that Comic Meet members contributed to – including (silver Ledger Award winning) ‘Neither Here Nor Hair’.

I always enjoy the con itself; and afterwards the catch-up with other comics-folk from interstate.

ACAF – 20&21/2/2016

If I told you there was going to be a professional-development style convention on comic creation, and it was going to be held in Canberra, would you believe me?

When I found out that the Australian Comic Arts Festival was going to be held in Canberra on 20-21 February, I was (more than a little bit) pleased and surprised.

Rumours of the festival have been circulating for months, and the ‘expressions of interest’ mailing list has been rather quiet; but when I logged into the ACAF website today, there were more details about all the Saturday workshops, as well as artist alley table prices and Sunday market day general admission prices.

The way the festival works is this:
On Saturday, workshops will be held on topics ranging from design and print production, colour, panel composition, libraries, and retail.
– you just need to book through the site and pay for the workshops you attend.
Most of the workshops are $30, though some are cheaper, and there is one free workshop.

On Sunday, the festival will become a ‘Market Day’ from 10am-4pm, with a traditional ‘Artists Alley’.
General Admission is $15/adult: Buy tickets here.
Artist Alley tables are $50 (including admission for two): Details and booking details here.

Sadly, details about some of the workshop topics have not been updated yet (but I’m sure they will go up soon).

Lastly, ACAF is hosting a Networking Drinks and Book Launch. At the time of writing this post, there are not yet any details about which book/s will be lauched, so keep checking the ACAF site for updates.

Only 36 sleeps to go!