At the end of February I ran two well attended Manga workshops for the Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival, one at Bracken Ridge Hall, Bracken Ridge and the other at ‘Bernie’s Place’ at Mt Gravatt.
All had a great time and Journalist Dani Dickinson from ABC Radio attended and interviewed myself and some of the keen participants.
You can listen to the interviews below –
In this exciting Manga workshop we will have 4 hours to learn the tricks of professional Manga artists for drawing characters, creatures and environments as well as learning some Japanese language and writing skills. Get a sneak preview of my latest Manga project soon to be published!
When? Tuesday April 12th 10.30 – 2.30
Where? Murwillumbah McDonalds Meeting room.
For all bookings please contact us at email@example.com
In January I ran a Manga workshop in my hometown of Murwillumbah. We had a full class of 10 kids aged between 12 and 18, and was deemed a great success! I will be running another workshop in the April holidays, so if you are interested in attending then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . The date is to be confirmed.
I have been very lucky to be part of the most exciting new business seen in the Tweed Valley for a long while – AWOL Adventures!
Check out their website at www.awoladventures.com.au
For two days I had a blast driving the very rugged and cool Landcover Perentie vehicles around the specially made and maintained tracks at the awe inspiring 2000 acre property on the edge of the wild Caldera.
For the launch day we took 30 local business people out in a convoy of Auscam covered 4WD’s ( cool fun in itself) and checked out some of the sights. What I loved most was getting right into the smells of the bush ( delicious and subtle ) and enjoying the amazing ability of these vehicles to go almost anywhere.
For the launch party I was invited to perform on a huge canvas and I drew up my vision of the wild Perentie ( goanna) amongst the bush and icons of our area ( including Mt Warning). The large crowd loved it and I will post the fully painted version here ( as soon as I have the time to get it painted ).
Two weeks ago I went to the groovy Mullumbimby Music Festival with AWOL and drove music lovers back and forth from the Showgrounds to town and back.
Got to check out lots of amazing acts and Wow! hot music fabulous time, got to catch the Festival next year.
Up on stage double handed drawing at the launch of AWOL Adventures to the inspiring sound of the Didgereedoo played by local muso and Caldera Dreaming tour guide Cyril
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of running a day of manga and drawing workshops at a really lovely school – Pittsworth State High School on the Darling Downs of Queensland, West of Toowoomba.
Mrs Jaime Fing of the English Dept did a fantastic job of organising the workshops for Yrs 7, 8 and 9 students as a celebration of a year in which Jaime had introduced the kids to the world of Manga, Comics and Graphic Novels.
We drew manga characters and discovered unusual characters in scribbles and my unique double handed drawing ( a skill that young artist’s pick up extremely fast!).
The teachers and students were very friendly and enthusiastic and I think we all had a great time!
Thanks heaps Jaime and all the cool artists! I look forward to visiting lovely Pittsworth again.
Below are some photos of Pittsworth, my whiteboard scribble demos and the kids work and last is a very cool testimonial one of the year 8 boys gave me