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  • Writer's pictureTsunami Hee Ja

Busy, busy Book Week!

Stay tuned after our regularly scheduled weekly web-comic for Book Week event updates.

I had this conversation with my son three weeks or so ago, but predictably I am still scrambling to get his costume finished, because honestly, there's just a lot going on right now.

As much as I appreciated his suggestion of simply cutting the shape out of corrugated cardboard, I've opted for the slightly more structurally reliable choice of corflute for the monster, which by the way is not just any monster.

Spoiler alert: the ominous creature in question is in fact a manifestation of the main character's own hatred, as channeled by a mysterious blue eucalyptus tree. I don't mean to brag, but that's a pretty great imagination my kid has there. *was totally bragging*

Anyway, I've been up to my pits in paper mâché for half of today, and the rest was devoted to the making of this comic. Tomorrow I'll pull out the paints, and who knows, maybe the boy will even help!

Currently our monster looks like the sad, newspaper-clad lovechild of Bambi and the Babadook, but I'm hoping it'll all come together in the end. It usually does (only to slowly fall apart on the day he actually wears it to school). Jokes and griping aside, Book Week is a nifty thing and I like that school kids get an extra dose of encouragement to read and create stories of their own.

I'll be busy teaching workshops at Mitcham from Monday till Friday, but this weekend I'll be here:

Yes, you read right. FREE ART! Only five minute sketches mind you, but still, it's free. Bring your kiddos or come with friends, because I'll be drawing your portrait as a superhero. What's your power going to be?

Right now mine is finishing this blog post despite being only semi-awake.

Bed now, Laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..... etc.

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