Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tango Eight : Comic Anthology

A Recipe for Love by Adi Firth, published in Tango issue 8 - Love and Food from Cardigan Comics

Tango is an Australian comic anthology put out by Cardigan Comics in Carlton 'almost annually since 1997'.... and I feel very lucky to have recently received a complimentary copy of the current issue, 'Love and Food' (yay!).

Love and food are two of my favourite things, and what's more, I have such a soft-spot for food illustration! (remember Maira Kalman? and Marcela Restrepo's gorgeous food illustrations for Nylon mag?). So needless to say I am probably a little biased... anyway, details aside, I really loved flicking through this fantastic and very extensive collection of work by local comic artists! 70 artists from Australia and New Zealand are represented, and it's a really varied, entertaining and easy read. I thoroughly recommend grabbing a copy and supporting this local creative venture!

Tango Eight is supported by Arts Victoria and published by Cardigan Comics. It's available at Polyster Books in Brunswick st, Brunswick st Books, Readings in Carlton, Greville st Bookshop in Prahran and also many more places listed here...

My favourite pages below....

Lettuce Hearts by Mirranda Burton

We Love Food - but not as much as we love each other by Gina Monaco and Glenn Smith - a gorgeous celebration of this couple's love for food and each other!

Twistie of Fate by Daniel Reed - a kooky, slightly dark story illustrated in beautiful detail

Hot Plates by Toby Morris - the life-cycle of a relationship spelled out meal by meal!

ps) Should also say that Tango Eight was launched recently at Mr Wilkinson, my partner's bar in Brunswick... They absolutely filled the venue and according to all reports it was a fantastic night (photos here)!

Keep up to date with all Cardigan Comics new on their blog here!


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