BLOTTING PAPER The Comic: Production Report No.28

This post covers the setting up of the exhibition Blotting Paper: Works On Paper 18-29 September at GAUGE Gallery, Sydney that included the publication of the second issue of my artist book/comic Blotting Paper: The Recollected Graphical Impressions Of Doctor Comics, Chapter 2: A Blot On His Escutcheon.

View of the gallery from across the road. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

View of the gallery from across the road. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The set up begins-art waiting to be hung. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The set up begins with art waiting to be hung. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

More frames awaiting hanging. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

More frames to be hung. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Roughly positioned on the gallery floor adjacent to the intended wall position. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Roughly positioned on the gallery floor adjacent to the intended wall position. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The smaller work-freshly framed cartoons in blister wrapped stacks. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The smaller work-freshly framed cartoons in blister wrapped stacks. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Cartoon frame corners. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Cartoon frame corners. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Cartoons unpacked, decornered and hung. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Cartoons unpacked, decornered and hung. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The show takes shape. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The show takes shape. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Looking through the GAUGE Gallery window at the Blotting Paper exhibition. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

Looking through the GAUGE Gallery window at the Blotting Paper exhibition after opening. (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)

The next post will cover the finished look of the layout and hang of the exhibition and include photos of some of the visitors to the show. For a visual diary record and time-line overview of this project, see all of the BLOTTING PAPER production reports.   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   Issue #2:  No.14   No.15   No.16   No.17   No.18   No.19   No.20   No.21   No.22   No.23   No.24   No.25   No.26   No.27   No.28   No.29

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About Doctor Comics

Creator and former Director of the Master of Animation course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Michael Hill has a Master's degree in animation and a PhD in comics, prompting his introduction on ABC Radio as “Doctor Comics”. A member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Comic Art, the Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship and the Advisory Committee of the Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project, he has delivered public lectures on Anime and Manga and held academic directorships in Interdisciplinary Studies, Design and Visual Communication. Having donated his collection of research materials on Australian alternative comics to the National Library of Australia he is now active in the artistic domain and creating his own comic Blotting Paper.

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