Like a job where you have to draw a Solo can.
David done this for the upcoming ABC iView series Crazy Bastards, feat. Justin Heazlewood as Nigel Nailer, smooth ’80s ad-man faced with the difficult task of making “lolly-water” masculine.
They didn’t end up using the different coloured versions. Series starts on iView June 15!

Like a job where you have to draw a Solo can.

David done this for the upcoming ABC iView series Crazy Bastards, feat. Justin Heazlewood as Nigel Nailer, smooth ’80s ad-man faced with the difficult task of making “lolly-water” masculine.

They didn’t end up using the different coloured versions. Series starts on iView June 15!

benhutchings

benhutchings:

tootlegboy:

I’m a Cop
I am quite noble coz I am a cop
(Cop cop)
I save the world from the crime on the streets
(Mean streets)
Don’t even think of trying to rob a shop
There is a chance I’ll catch you coz I’m a cop
Cop cop cop coppy
Cop cop cop coppy
Cop cop cop coppy
Policeman

Apart from being a wonderful cartoonist, I also make some pretty ethereal musical soundscapes as Tootleg Boy.  (Warning: most songs are very rude and juvenile)

Last night we went to the opening of the exhibition “18C” at Blak Dot Gallery. It’s art responding to the Racial Discrimination Act amendments proposed by Attorney-General George Brandis.

David’s little brother’s recent report is in it, and Sarah, David and Martin Nixon (who also has a piece in the show) did some themed drawing on the gallery window (with the help of some of the kids!).

It was a nice night; lots of hurt and anger being channeled into artmaking and maybe even policy outcomes. Democracy and that. Yay!

You can submit to the public consultation on the Act until April 30.

benhutchings
benhutchings:

A celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators at Northcote Town Hall.Darebin City Council, in partnership with Squishface Comics Studio, celebrate drawn stories, from art comics to superheroes to manga and everything in between.Join us for drawing activities, comics workshops, a comics market, graphic novel lending library, an evolving exhibition wall, and specialist art material retailers.Stage events will be hosted by Bernard Caleo and include: 
quiz game Batman vs. Batman with authors Prof. Angela Ndalianis and Robyn Annear, 
feats of competitive drawing in Draw! Draw Faster! 
the Alien Onion (Allen and Unwin) Quiz, and 
heartfelt debate in Tintin or Asterix?
See you there!

benhutchings:

A celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators at Northcote Town Hall.

Darebin City Council, in partnership with Squishface Comics Studio, celebrate drawn stories, from art comics to superheroes to manga and everything in between.

Join us for drawing activities, comics workshops, a comics market, graphic novel lending library, an evolving exhibition wall, and specialist art material retailers.

Stage events will be hosted by Bernard Caleo and include: 

  • quiz game Batman vs. Batman with authors Prof. Angela Ndalianis and Robyn Annear, 
  • feats of competitive drawing in Draw! Draw Faster! 
  • the Alien Onion (Allen and Unwin) Quiz, and 
  • heartfelt debate in Tintin or Asterix?

See you there!

SQUISHFACE REFUSES U.N. INSPECTION

For immediate release

BRUNSWICK, Australia ——Human rights investigators from the United Nations have been been forced to cancel a trip to Squishface Comics Studio to investigate the fate of the cartoonists there.

The order to stand down is understood to have originated from Ben Hutchings, who pays many of the near-bankrupt studio’s bills.

Conditions inside Squishface, in which several hundred people are living, have been criticised repeatedly.

“Hutcho, who invited us, has now asked us not to come,” the group’s leader, Mads Andernas, said.

“He cites practical reasons for it not being suitable or practical for us to come.”

A spokesperson for Amnesty International, Graeme McGregor, says the conditions inside Squishface are harsh, and are being kept secret.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, has been taking part in secret meetings with Squishface management behind the Riso machine.