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This Is What I Will Be Up To April/May

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Home Cooked Comics Festival

I will be running a workshop at this festival. Also the Comic Spot will be broadcasting their last show (in its current format) from the festival.
Saturday 28 January, 3-7pm
Location: Batman Park, corner St Georges and Arthurton Roads, Northcote.
The Home Cooked Comics Festival is a free celebration for those who love comic books [...]

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September – December Round Up


National Young Writers’ Festival. I run a workshop about writing grant applications and also step in for Dion Kagan as career advisor for one of the Creative Health Check sessions. The image above is of the Cryptic Crossword workshop (image by Alexandra Neill), which I wasn’t part of, but looks like fun.
Newcastle treated me wonderfully [...]

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June/July/August Round Up

Drawn From Life

Today volunteers handed out copies of a free comic that features the first collaboration of myself and my husband David Blumenstein. Get yourself a copy and try and pick who drew which bit. If you miss the big handout, you can pick one up at Melbourne Writers Festival venues, [...]

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Day 1 of the Installation of Inherent Vice

The Blurb:
“From 16 July – 14th August 2011 eight cartoonists from Melbourne will vacate their lonely studios to work together at NGV Studio. They will be working on comic art collaborations, D.I.Y. publications, site specific artworks and their own larger projects.”
Location: The corner of the Federation Square Atrium
More about NGV Studio here [...]

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Launch of the Emerging Writers’ Festival Reader

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00pm
Location: Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000, (03) 9670 232
The editor Aden Rolfe put a call out for writerly “Parlour Character” ideas, basically archetypal portraits of different types of writers.  I contributed the Zine Girl pictured below and I believe Chris Downes has provided a Horror Writer.

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October Update

The first half of this year was taken up with working for Visionary Images 4 days a week, tackling National Young Writers’ Festival 2010 and working with David to organise our wedding.

Having run a few events now I thought organising a wedding would be pretty straight forward, but there is a massive cultural juggernaut of [...]

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Post Festival

Dan Evans and I at the Great Gatsby Ball (photo by Thuy Linh Nguyen).
More from me about the experience when I have my brain back, but in the meantime here are what people are saying about this year’s National Young Writers’ Festival on the interwebs.
Margo Lanogan tells of how her terror turned to triumph, [...]

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My Inbox is Starting to Bulge

I’ve been working quietly on the National Young Writers’ festival for some months and it is now getting close to the stage where I will have something to show for it.
For those of you that don’t know about what happens in Newcastle, NSW, on the labor day long weekend in October check out the video [...]

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The Corner Hotel – til 10 July

Additional orange/black band stickers not part of original art. Initially I was annoyed, but on closer inspection they had the cheek(respect?) to place the stickers in the line of vision of the characters on the two occassions they look off into the distance, a very awkward attempt to make like the stickers were part of [...]

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  • Sarah Howell

    Cartoonist and educator.
    Founding member ofSquishface Studio.

  • David Blumenstein

    I regularly collaborate
    with my husband, David Blumenstein.

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