My table at the Canberra Zine Fair 2014

March Events wrap-up

It’s almost the end of the first quarter of the year and it’s been a pretty busy one for me! If January and February were the plan-comics and make-comics months, March was the month of get-out-there-and-show-comics…and strangely enough, it all did sort of come together in a make-comic order.

Here’s a quick wrap-up of my March 2014 –

Event 1. The Zine Lounge, the Museum

The MoAD Zine Lounge. Photo by and © Callan O'Donohoe 2014. Unfortunately edited by SpAE
The MoAD Zine Lounge. Photo by and © Callan O’Donohoe 2014, “helped” by SpAE

The Museum of Democracy recently converted a room to a Zine Lounge, and wanted to show it off with some artists in residence, as part of the ENLIGHTEN festival in Canberra. I was lucky enough to be one of those artists, and Nic Lawson and I spent a few hours making comics and talking to people about comics and zines. I got most of the ground work for my submission to the new ACT Comic Meet anthology, Exposure done over the course of the night too 🙂 Double victory!

2. The CZE Vending Machine Launch

I had a zine in the Canberra Zine Emporium Vending Machine, which launched in mid-March. I finally saw Boldly Sweetie off into the world – and I even gave a little speech to see her go. Had to give. That part was a bit of a surprise, but I think I’m getting better at public speaking!

Here’s more information on the Vending Machine, with a neat little video that includes Boldly Sweetie.

3. Canberra Zine Fair 2014

And finally to market, to market…

My table at the Canberra Zine Fair 2014
My table at the Canberra Zine Fair 2014

I realised how much of a busy year it had been when I counted FOUR never-taken-to-market-before new books on my half of the table, including YES | NO and Boldly Sweetie.

My event review is, in brief, up here. I spent most of my day behind a table and didn’t really get up to look around, which is a shame – there were a lot of beautiful and very professional looking books for display this year! It was a good day and free entry is always a massive bonus – particularly when combined with a decent turnout.

All of my new books will be up on the shop soon – in fact, you can already get a digital copy of Sweet NV 2 here!


And now that the madness of March is over, it’s back to making comics for me.

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