The 2016 Homecooked Comics Festival is celebrating Australian comics and creators over one weekend at Northcote Town Hall. The Saturday will be packed with workshops and panels, fronted by special interstate guests and Victorian artists. Sunday brings us the local comic creators market, stage activities and children’s drawing workshops.
Saturday the 30th of April has a full program of workshops and talks for comic creators and enthusiasts alike.
There will be a full day horror comics workshop with interstate guest and award-winning horror writer Kaaron Warren and locals, horror film academic Naja Later and creator of Lunacy, Sophia Parsons Cope. Participants will learn how to make their unnerving ideas into finished stories.
There will be drawing workshops running on the day ranging from drawing characters in movement to how hand lettering enhances your comic art. Panels featured on Saturday include a discussion on the last 30 years of civil rights milestones in the LGBT community with veteran comic creators and activists, and a ‘how to’ guide for working in collaboration with other artists and writers.
Perth comic publisher, Wolfgang Bylsma, will be chairing a panel for small press and self-publishers. This will be a great opportunity for emerging comic creators to learn about getting their stuff out there.
A market will be held on Sunday, 1 May, showcasing Melbourne and interstate creators.
We have lots of new faces this year selling an array of diverse and dynamic comics. There will be something for every comic fan. Cazz Jennings, from All Star Comics, will be MC for the day overseeing quizzes, drawing competitions and other activities. There will be also comic workshops and face painting for the kids. Homecooked Comics Festival is the place to enjoy what the Australian comics scene has to offer.
Homecooked Comics Festival Co-ordinator,