Thursday, May 29, 2014

An ending

Sincere thanks to the editors of Ishaan Literary Review for including the final collaborative poem, "Poem in the Stern Imperative", from the series Jamez Chang and I began writing this time last year.

Our collaboration has come full circle. I've learnt so much from Jamez, I'm seriously pleased our paths on the world wide net crossed.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Swift praise

Mel Ulm has reviewed another of my stories over at his blog The Reading Life, praising "The Bull Calf": "It would make Swift smile".Thank you, Mel - I love what you've written about my story!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Good looking glass

Many thanks to Mel Ulm for writing a wonderful introduction to my flash fiction "Ladder to the Moon", over at The Reading Life. This story first appeared in Andrea Quinlan's boutique zine, Through the Looking Glass.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A peer answers

 Grant Buist, Robyn Kenealy, Ant Sang.

I had an excellent time at the Wellington City Libraries #Comicfest 2014 Panel Discussion.

Guest speakers were Jitterati and Brunswick cartoonist and playwright Grant Buist, American Captain and Indie comics creator Robyn Kenealy, and Shaolin Burning and Dharma Punks author Ant Sang.

 Grant Buist tells the audience: "If you remember this, you are old"!

The discussion was entertaining and informative and there's a podcast of it here.

 "If you remember this, you are also old" -- Grant Buist talks about his Fitz Bunny character.

Highlights for me included Grant Buist's answer to this question:

"Are there any other New Zealand comic artists that you particularly admire?"

"I'm reading a lot of the Auckland diary comic artist Rachel Jones, who's very good."

Paula Green will be pleased to know Rachel Jones has made another appearance. Dylan Horrocks may be less pleased! I, however, am glad Rae Joyce also got a fond mention -- she's working on a comic about Rachel Jones as I type. Watch this space.

Bottled author

Jamez Chang and I have a collaborative graphic poem in Thrush Poetry Journal - many thanks to Editor in Chief, Helen Vitoria.