Joshua Santospirito

Joshua Santospirito


Joshua is a writer and artist living in nipaluna on palawa land, lutruwita (Tasmania). His expansive art practice, which includes painting, performance and sound, primarily focuses on identity.

His writing, comics and illustrations have appeared in the Monthly, Island Magazine, Meanjin and The Suburban Review. In 2013 San Kessto Publications published the graphic novel The Long Weekend in Alice Springs which was based upon an essay by Craig San Roque. The book is now in its fourth printing and has developed a cult-following across Australia and won the Chief Minister’s non-fiction book award in the Northern Territory.

In 2015 he released Swallows Part One; a graphic novella about Italian migration in the city of Melbourne which was well-received critically and resulted in a large scale exhibition of the art from the book at the Immigration Museum.

He is co-director of the Comic Art Workshop, an organisation dedicated to the literary workshopping of graphic novel projects, and has been the long-term convenor of the The Small Press Zine Fair in Hobart.


Awards won:-
Northern Territory Read Non Fiction Book Award 2014
Comic Oz Award 2014

Work is of these types/genres:-
Literary comics, indie comics

Talents Include:-
Comic Artist
Writer

Secondary Talents:-
Publisher

Titles Contributed To:-

Swallows Part One

The Long Weekend in Alice Springs


State:- TAS

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  • Swallows

    Shane Syddall

    Hero is Training. Fearless Leader of ComX: Doing all I can to promote the Australian Comic Community and Industry. Brought up on continual rations of Team based comics, from West Coast Avengers to the Legion of SuperHeroes to New Mutants to JLA to Gen13 to New Men to DV8 to Titans to Young Justice to ALL things X. I’ve happily dropped all those to explore the wonderous world of Australian Comics.

  • Long Weekend

    Shane Syddall

    Hero is Training. Fearless Leader of ComX: Doing all I can to promote the Australian Comic Community and Industry. Brought up on continual rations of Team based comics, from West Coast Avengers to the Legion of SuperHeroes to New Mutants to JLA to Gen13 to New Men to DV8 to Titans to Young Justice to ALL things X. I’ve happily dropped all those to explore the wonderous world of Australian Comics.


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