7.8.12

GRAVY YARD


I have started a new blog. I'll leave this here one up for, ah, posterity, but I won't add anything new to it. Go to penerasespaper.com for new drawings, if you like.

18.7.12

CALL OUT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN HISTORY COMIC ANTHOLOGY


The "Australian History" topic can be meditated on as sloppily as you like, it's a pretty stretchy one. I hope your first thought was not that you can't draw! If you can write your name, then I reckon you can draw. Lots of different styles will be accepted and respected. If you'd like to write something but you don't like the way you draw, or vice versa, maybe you could collaborate with someone. Feel free to write me if you'd like to be hooked up with someone. Please help spread this call out far and wide! If you'd like me to send you some printed flyers, email thefatlove@gmail.com with your address and I'll happily send you some. Keep it in the back of your mind and see if anything comes to you. Here's hoping we can smear some underrepresented stories around the place, and make the streets a little denser to walk through.

LAST COPIES OF COMIC BOOK


I have 20 copies of this book of drawings left for sale. It contains 100 drawings and costs $15, plus $2 postage.


Buy online here:






1.7.12

REDBACK GRAPHIX


Redback Graphix was a group based in Sydney from 1979 to 1994. They printed political posters designed for the street, promoting underrepresented political messages. Operating out of Carriageworks in Newtown, they screen printed over 500 poster designs.
" Marie McMahon, 1981.
Michael Callaghan, 1988 (poster promoting an end to the violence in Chile).
Marie McMahon , 1988.
Michael Callaghan, 1977 (Earthworks Poster Collective, the precursor group to Redback).
Marie McMahon, 1987.

TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHERS



I drew the cover for a collection of critiques of gay marriage. To submit to the journal, click here.

20.6.12

13.6.12

WOOLY BULLY TOONS AND TUNES


9.6.12

KELIS - BOSSY


MEEK VT


BRICK WINDOW

Below is page one of what was intended to be a three page comic, but I abandoned it because I didn't like it. It has come to this blog to die.

BODIES


COLOURED STONE - KAPI PULKA

31.5.12

FROM "SOME REMARKS ON KAFKA'S FUNNINESS"


The following is the closing paragraph from a speech David Foster Wallace gave about trying to teach Kafka to young American college students.

"And it is this, I think, that makes Kafkas wit inaccessible to children whom our culture has trained to see jokes as entertainment and entertainment as reassurance. It's not that students don't "get" Kafka's humor but that we've taught them to see humor as something you get - the same way we've taught them that a self is something you just have. No wonder they cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseperable from that horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home. It's hard to put into words, up at the blackboard, beleive me. You can tell them that maybe it's good they don't "get" Kafka. You can ask them to imagine his stories as all about a kind of door, increasingly hard, pounding and pounding, not just wanting admission but needing it: we don't know what it is but we can feel it, this total desperation to enter, pounding and ramming and kicking. That, finally, the door opens . . . and it opens outward - we've been inside what we wanted all along. Das ist komisch."

25.5.12

THE PEN



18.5.12

JONESTOWN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE


Part 1 of 8 (links to the other chapters appear at end of Part 1)

GOOD GOD DANCETERIA AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE



DINGLE PARTNERS



16.5.12

J. HALCOMB


My Great Uncle Bob died and we found all these drawings by my great great great Grandmother, in amongst his paperwork. They're from the early 1880's, from around the Adelaide region.
the cover
The tombstone reads 'Absent from the body, present with the Lord'.


People constructing the breakwater at Victor Point, or: hot dead guys.
Victor Harbour from Granite Island.
Christmas Day 1880, Kangaroo Island.

14.5.12

IT'S ALRIGHT



13.5.12

"AGAINST EQUALITY" POSTCARDS



american queer archive, publishing and art collective 'against equality' printed a bunch of postcards with this image on it. if you'd like me to post you one, email me your address thefatlove@gmail.com. the against equality archive can be viewed by clicking on this banner (then click on 'themes' to view their best content, i reckon):

9.5.12

LAND



Comic for inside of Marc Pearson's Free Comic Book Day comic.

REAR COVER FOR MARC PEARSON'S WOOLY BULLY COMIC



3.5.12

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

I'm doing a workshop on Australian history as seen through the lens of political cartoons next week. Here are some of the images I have found while researching.


printing press, the innernet ov the 1800z
political differences in the young colony
Cartoon from 1837 about the heavy handed rule of Governer Arthur in Van Diemen's Land. Government "interference" (taxes and laws) is making life difficult for piggy settlers. A precursor to the cries of the Nanny State from modern day jerks.
A coded call for the assassination of the Governer of Van Diemen's Land. Echoes of Alan Jones calling for Jula Gillard to be drowned in a sack in 2011.
the nightmare and abject horror of a multi-cultural society glimpsed from 1909
this drawing from 1909 is about how mindlessly positive the cartoonist felt advertisements for migration to australia were. pretty funny i reckon.
the vietnamese were the first refugees australia accepted. they were received at a time of high unemployment.
Prime Minister Harold Holt's death by drowning.

2.5.12

DR KATZ PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST



EVERYONE LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING CARTOON



30.4.12

FIRST DOG ON THE MOON


27.4.12