Climbing onto the launching pad with three weeks and counting to lift-off, I’m happy to say I have set a launch date and venue for the publication of my artist book/comic BLOTTING PAPER: The Recollected Graphical Impressions Of Doctor Comics, Issue #1 The Ingurgitator. The date is 11 February 2012 at the fabulous Hondarake bookstore, Level 1, 465 Kent Street SYDNEY. Around 3pm. Posters and flyers are on the way.
Above and below are two versions of a collage of four pen and ink/felt-tipped pen drawings: Sydney Harbour Bridge, rear view of walking figure, hand holding a bag, and hand putting key in a lock-that will be included in the first issue of the book. These occur on different pages in the comic but have been brought together in this collage in my attempt to form a visual sign or motif for promotion of the comic. A possible poster perhaps…? Sydney is the setting. There is a shopping expedition. Walking along the street takes place. And there is the act of unlocking with a key or electronic card of a container and a door. There is also linear drawing and sketching in pen and ink and felt tipped pen and there is collage. Follow the vertical line of the leg of the figure carrying the bag and the position of the door handle to see the compositional differences between the two collages.
Art Book Launch: BLOTTING PAPER by Doctor Comics + exhibition of creative prints (using sosaku hanga method) by Michael Hill a.k.a. Doctor Comics, 3-5pm Saturday 11 February at HONDARAKE Level 1, 465 Kent Street SYDNEY http://fullofbooks.com.au RSVP: 02 9261 5225 firstname.lastname@example.org
For a visual diary record and time-line overview of this project, see all of the BLOTTING PAPER production reports relating to Issue #1: No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5 No.6 No.7 No.8 No.9 No.10 No.11 No.12 No.13