If you live in Melbourne, Victoria, then you are invited to a 'massive bash' this Thursday.
Sleepers Publishing are holding a salon to launch Conceived on a Tram: A
Book of Cartoons, Illustrations and Graphic Stories Done in Melbourne.
'Illustrations connect with people instantly: maybe that's why I've always
adored books or magazines with pictures in them if Jonathan Franzen had
whacked a couple of cartoons into The Corrections, I might've actually
finished the bloody thing.'
-- Danny Katz
Andrew Weldon is there. As is Trudy White and Mandy Ord.
AND, funnyman Danny Katz has written a cracking essay on illustrators, and
comic genius Shaun Micallef chucks in his two-bob's worth when he re-thinks
(and re-draws!) a stodgy old Punch cartoon.
The Salon will feature a Draw-Off! involving Andrew Wheldon, Anthony Woodward and Trudy White; a live slideshow of artworks from the artists themselves; books, a raffle, chocolates; not to mention the fabulous likes of Shaun Micallef, our celebrity launcher.
* Date: Thursday 5th April 2007 (the night before Good Friday)
* Time: 6pm 7.30pm
* Where: The Trades Hall cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton