This past weekend was the Homecooked Comics Festival at the Northcote Town Hall. From Friday-Sunday, Melbourne hosted and presented some of the Australia's best talents in talks and presentations (Dean Rankine, Paul-Peart Smith, Dylan Horrocks, Thomas Campi, Bruce Mutard, etc)... along with familiar local creators and contributors to our great scene.
I was also lucky enough to do a 45min demonstration on inking with nibs, while I yacked on about my why's and how's. Thanks to those that attended, and to Sarah Howell for having me :)
Bruce Mutard & Paul Bedford.
Alana & Craig Bruyn.
I was pleased to hear that Craig liked my NO MAP, BUT NOT LOST book. The whole point of that book was to showcase old (often embarrassing) comics of mine in the hopes it would show a progression of a creator. Craig absolutely got it, and I had a nice chat to him about it. Thanks man!
Cris Roux & Neville Howard.
Brendan Hallyday & Darren Close.
Bruce Mutard sketching for the kids.
I see you Darren.
The great participants and organisers. (Bernard Caleo & Sarah Howell).
(grainy photo thanks to me not setting my camera properly).
I've been admiring Thomas' watercolour illustrations and comics since he arrived in Sydney. I finally got to say hello to him towards the end of the event and picked up some of his work. Such a nice guy.
I had so much fun at this event. Definitely the standout in the comics calendar for me. This is what all comics events should aim for. Well done to all the organisers and participants for making it so good.
Apologies if I missed mentioning anyone at the event or in photos, but my mind is a siv at the moment :)