Monday, December 20, 2010
Who are the coolest zine distributors in the whole of the Toowoomba region? Why Smells Like Zines of course! This very super distro stock copies of my zines Hairy Bloke and Defend Your Tweedom as well as an awesome array of QLD only zines that are otherwise unavailable down south. The Smells are offering free postage for all zine orders placed before Christmas, which again = coolest! feliz navidad y una oferta muy cool!
Posted by Maude Farrugia at 1:52 PM
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Anna Brown has been running round Australia, taking snaps of 'Strayan comics people for almost a year! (Well, not the whole time, but she has been doing her project over the year, so props to her for sticking to it for so long!) She is going to be collating them into some kind of an exhibition-form-thingie at some point in the future, juxtaposing each artist's image with a drawn self-portrait. What a cool idea. The above is the result of my attempt at drawing myself, and below, one of the photographs Anna took. Unfortunately she took the pictures after my ill-fate fringe adventures, about which I had almost forgotten (as you will see by my drawing, I am now sporting an awesome side-fringe most emo-kidz would be jealous of).
Posted by Maude Farrugia at 9:23 PM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I painted this for my friend Isabelle (aged 2 and a "halp") for her new "big girl room" (she's been turfed out due to a newly arrived little brother). I thought it was a little bit too scary, but when presented with it she wasn't scared at all. In fact she laughed at it. Kids. Huh.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Today I got a leaflet in the mail from the wonderful folk at the Coalition Against Duck Shooting. They're asking all Melbournians (the real ones, who live in the actual city) to vote Green this election in as a protest against the Brumby Government's inaction on the issue of duck hunting. Go duck people!!
Anyway, the flyer reminded me of a comic idea I had been playing around with a while back entitled Duck Season. It's basically a story about spending quality time with a duck. Duck's are really cool animals. Have you spent some time with one lately? Do it. You'll be rewarded in feathers.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Today, due to my fear of flying, I am boarding a train to Brisbane. The journey will take two days, but once I arrive I will be lucky enough to be a participant in the QWC/Allen and Unwin Children's Manuscript Development Program. Yay! My shortlisted story is entitled "The Girl Who Lived In a Suitcase" and I have been working hard on some inky illustrations to go with the text. The program runs for 5 days. The return train trip runs for 4!
Posted by Maude Farrugia at 7:37 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
It's spring! I keep forgetting because it's been so cold, and I've had the sniffles and as such have been spending quite an amount of time in front of the heater. But, in front of the heater is the best place for making zines, and I have concocted a new one! It's about flowers and love, and all things springly, with a little rain and mellow sadness thrown in for good measure. It's called Flora and available at Sticky from now!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
the lovely folk at sticky are doing my work for me and selling the last reprints of "Defend Your Tweedom"- the slightly autobiographical story of Melbourne's quasi-twee musical happenings also known as a "scene". This original is a pretty hap-hazard, time-limited comic story, but has formed the basis for a larger work which I am working on right now. Yes, it is literally sitting on the couch right beside me. It will look way prettier. The story-arcs will be more developed. Some characters will be completely merged into one-another in the event I am sued for libel.
Posted by Maude Farrugia at 2:56 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
This month I am doing comic rehab. That involves uploading a 4-panel comic every 4 days for the WHOLE month!
I've gone with the theme of 'doing things in public'. Running out of options the past week has been filled with attempts to get over many of my most personal hang-ups in public.
Posted by Maude Farrugia at 3:31 PM
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Whenever my parents venture down to the big smoke for a visit I get into the silliest of moods. I find myself reverting to the seventeen year old that left home some years ago, as soon as their bright yellow volvo pulls into sight. Much to the dismay of everyone else who has to endure it. This weekend the silly mood lingered once Ma and Pa had taken to the road, and I made this IQ test- an introduction to the Stick and Stone strip I am working on finishing before the month is through. Put your stupidity to the test and try it!
Posted by Maude Farrugia at 1:28 AM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
my eyes hurt. my fingers are clipped and staple worn. its that time of year again: target 168.
the rules: make one zine in 168 hours. print it out 35 times. hand it in at the sticky zine fair today: 3pm, degraves st underpass.
this year i made a zine called "defend your tweedom". its basically about last week, when i got angry at my friend tom because he was trying to be tough and rock and roll.