I have mentioned Kevin Schreck's Documentary Persistence of Vision in a previous posting, and on that occasion (if I can recall) it was to talk of my past and possibly first involvement with crowd funding. To those who have not read my earlier posting about this documentary (and who are as lazy as I am in trying to locate it among my past posts!), let me recap. (And to do so, I am going to continue to be lazy and quote Kevin from his Facebook page...) Click here if you want to go to the Official Facebook Page.
"Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) toiled for more than a quarter of a century on his masterpiece -- only to have it torn from his hands. Filmmaker Kevin Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary story to the screen. A tale of art, obsession, and dreams, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made."
Anyway, the reason I am telling you this, is because this documentary will be screening as a one-off event in Brisbane at the State Library of Queensland on Saturday August 2nd as part of the Brisbane leg of the 2014 Australian International Animation Festival. But wait: there's more! The State Library's screening (that begins from 6.30p.m.) will also feature a Question and Answer session with Director Kevin Schreck.
There's still more! I am going! And not just because I was one of the original Kickstarter backers for this project and want to see my name on the credits on the big screen, either! (Well, maybe just a little!) Why not come and join me? Comicoz has limited tickets to the event! Give me an email if you are in Brisbane, available on that date, and are interested in coming... email me at email@example.com First in gets them!
If you would like to get your own tickets (or if Readers of this Blog have beaten you to the tickets offered), you can book for the Brisbane session at the State Library by clicking here. Persistence of Vision will also be screening in Cairns at the Arthouse on Friday August 8th, from 7:30p.m. followed by a Question and Answer session with Kevin Schreck. Information about the Cairns viewing, I am told, is available if you click here.
I know I will be (eventually?) asked to pull this part of my blog down (and I will)... Just before I posted this blog, while searching on YouTube for the above trailer, I found the "full length original cut of The Thief and The Cobbler" that Persistence of Vision was based upon.... Or so the YouTube posting said...
Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
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Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books