It’s been an eventful year so far and we’re only a few weeks in.
I finally knuckled down and dealt with niggly computer issues that I’ve been putting off for the last year or so and re-installed the operating system on this old increasingly cantankerous machine I have. Hopefully, this will have an effect more akin to taking a nip of the elixir of life, than Hollywood plastic surgery and effectively extend the ailing beast’s usefulness. It seemed to take a full week to get the animal back up to speed again but this was probably exacerbated by the spate of consecutive furnace-like days we’ve fallen prey to. On these days, the atmosphere in the studio becomes as thick as treacle and it’s impossible maintain any kind of coherent thought. Anyway, it’s done now and I don’t have to think about it ever again because next time I’m just buying a new computer.
Falling Star #1 is gradually filtering its way into retail outlets throughout the country, which is exciting, rewarding and reassuring, in no particular order. So, in case you have been a little slow off the mark and are yet to pick yourself up a copy you may now do so at the following discerning establishments:
Or purchase the comic directly at my online Store.
January saw John Christie, Detective, as part of group exhibition at the Melbourne City Library. John Christie, Detective was a story that I researched and ‘completed’ (perhaps ‘began’ is better as it is far from done and I plan to return to it) for the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award Graphic Short Story category in 2011. It’s a bi-annual award so the exhibition displayed entrants from both 2011 and 2013. Unfortunately, last year I was buried beneath Falling Star pages and unable to submit something for 2013’s award but, I’d like to think that 2015 is carved in stone. One of the nice things about crawling out into the bright wide open after months of head down studio myopia is meeting others with a similar affliction and dedication. David Blumenstein won the coveted 2013 award (no sight of hide nor hair of the 2011 winner) and if you read his blog you’ll see that his entry garnered all sorts of attention from Bolt and his believers. Awesome!
If you found it a little too far to walk to the Melbourne City Library during January, or were just, understandably, pre-occupied with extreme UV ratings, dehydration and other general hot weather sundry concerns, then do not despair – preserved for all eternity below, is a virtual tour of the exhibition.
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