Comicoz' next project is the imminent arrival of new Australian comic anthology Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! onto most Australian news-stands (on July 1st and 56 big pages for only $7.95). All those who pre-ordered copies of the magazine through our store should find it popping into their letterbox in the coming week. (The courier dropped off our copies yesterday evening while I was at work, and the Distributor received their copies early last week.)
In the meantime, between today and that Tuesday, there is a lot to share with you, dear Reader, and much to prepare for that release date. Let's see how much I can record here for posterity!
Looking further forward, there is an Exhibition Opening that I have been invited to that is dear to my heart. (And, sadly, one I will be unable to attend, due both to its distance from my home and my need to prepare for Oi Oi Oi!'s release.) Still, it is one I feel I should share with you and hope that someone, after the fact, can make me extremely jealous and tell me how good it was to have been there...
Drawn from the extensive archive of the Australian Cartoon Museum, "She'll be right, mate?" is an exhibition that chronicles the issues of Indigenous affairs in Australian society, sports and politics from the last 30 years in cartoon form. Australian cartoonists, including Nicholson, Jeff, Spooner, Knight, Leunig, Tanner, OZ and many others illustrate Australia’s often rocky road towards reconciliation from the Bicentenary to the Apology.
The Exhibition runs from July 4th until August 31st, and is being held at the Burrinja Cultural Centre at the corner of Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey (in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges). The Exhibition will be presented in partnership with the Australian Cartoon Museum. For more information about the Burrinja Cultural Centre please click here; and for information about the Australian Cartoon Museum please click here.