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Fresh new graphic zine arrives in Wellington


Ellipsis magazine launches in Kelburn, Wellington

Kieran Clarkin is the inventive genius behind this little mag, a graphic novel of sorts starring a Gecko Detective, named Arthur Deco. (yeah, it’s gonna be Art Deco for shure, sometime along, ain’t it?) He’s got Daniel Scudder and David Randall Peters doing the inks and colours, which sets him apart from the usual run of zinesters and comix producers in Wellington, as most of them are DIY compulsives who don’t let anyone else touch their babies. And it’s all done under a creative commons license.

The other thing that sets Clarkin apart is his plan to issue one a month, so Issue One’s launch at Red Tomatoes, just a hop & a skip from VUW Kelburn Campus, started this ambitious program off in the style to which it obviously intends to become accustomed. A who’s who of the ‘young artsy-writing crowd’ people were there, heavy on the ex-Salient, VBC, and music/theatre & film school networks. There was talk of the next issue release being combined with a performance by the band Clarkin has been playing in at Happy Bar, as a way of keeping interest up. Multi-talented, then.

The project has taken two years to get to fruition, during which time Clarkin worked onthe writing, and realised he “can’t draw a bath”; nonetheless, he has produced issue one, has drawing talent lined up for issue two, and is on the scout for more artists. He aims to publish six issues in the current run.

As is usual these days, the magazine has it’s own Facebook page, fans, and events notices, so if you want to see where it’s going, have a look at the weblink that follows.

Physical copies of the magazine are being stocked at Graphic in Cuba Mall, and Space Thing in Newtown, as well as comic shops in other centres.


Re: Fresh new graphic zine arrives in Wellington

why did you feel the need to post this here?
have a look at the editorial policy, this is pure advertising.

Re: Fresh new graphic zine arrives in Wellington

Nope, I'm not involved in the product, I'm reviewing it.

Just because it's not produced by an anarchist collective, doesn't mean it can't be reviewed here.

This would be my attempt to show that creativity is boundless in our city, and to credit some people who are being productively creative. Not spam!

Perhaps a little broadening of perspectives is needed?

As it happens, these guys have no profit motivation, the thing is just to get some stories & artwork out there, and they are looking for more artists to contribute to the production.

Hence I tagged this 'local interest' and set it on the newswire.

Re: Fresh new graphic zine arrives in Wellington

Surely Indymedia supports DIY ethics eh?

Re: Fresh new graphic zine arrives in Wellington

newswire = for news
review or ad = not news

Re: Fresh new graphic zine arrives in Wellington

This is news. Good news.