Geek Out! Co/Mix at Open Book festival

The Co/Mix group will be hosting a day of FREE events at the Bank in District 6, Cape Town. For those of you who thought this might be in the upper end of District 6, the Bank (located at 50 Canterbury Street) is not too far from the Cape Town train station. This is awesome for those of us who don’t have their own transport.

I was looking for a decent programme for the day considering the official programme on the Open Book Festival website is a bit lacking, and managed to get an excellent breakdown from Readers Den:

Updated Programme (may be subject to minor changes)
10:00 Doors Open. Comic Jam begins.
10:30-10:45 Welcome and introduction
10:50-11:00 Open Mic 1: Readers Den giveaways
11:00-11:10 Open Mic 2: Free Beer Comics and Agenda Comics giveaways
11:10:-11:20 Open Mic 3: Sebastian Comics giveaways
11.30 – 12.30 Draw Your Life, Publish Your Self
Andy Mason talks autobiographical comic-making with Mogorosi Motshumi (360 Degrees), Su Opperman (Gifpit) and Tyron Love (Yummy Lemons).
12:40-12:50 Open Mic 4: Gifpit and Yummy Lemons giveaways
13.00 – 14.00 The Art of Children’s Book Illustration
Emily Gravett, Alex Latimer and Chris Venter discuss the challenges of the industry with Niki Daly.
14:10-14:20 Open Mic 5: Children’s book signings
Niki Daly, Emily Gravett, Chris Venter & Alex Latimer
14.30 – 15.30 Glocal is Lekker
Velocity publisher Moray Rhoda talks to Mamba Media’s Craig Nadelman and Studio Woo’s Pete Woodbridge about making local comics in the global context.
15:40-15:50 Open Mic 6: Velocity giveaways
15:50-16:00 Open Mic 7: Studio Woo giveaways
16:00-16:10 Open Mic 7: Soccer Warrior giveaways
16:15-16:25 Open Mic 6: Mama Taxi & Trek Net giveaways
16:30-16:50 Africartoons Slide Show: Best Political Cartoons of the Year
John Curtis introduces the Africartoonists
17.00 – 18.00 The French Connection
French comic art maestro Jacques de Loustal in conversation with Bitterkomix artist Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog).
18.15 – 19.00 Rockville 2069. A Rock musical and graphic novel
Johnny Ray introduces the project followed by live music selected from the album.
19:15 Comic Jam ends.
19:30 Doors close.

I’ll probably be there for most of the day, so see you there!


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