Aug 02, 2011 12:00AM

Print, Pixels and Pop Giveaway!

Animation at the Opera House.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously, the organisers of Graphic have taken the age-old mantra to heart more than most, because they've organised a weekend devoted entirely to silent comics - graphic animation that tells stories through nothing more than the power of the paintbrush.

Taking place from 20th to 21st August in the illustrious surrounds of the Sydney Opera House, Graphic is a celebration of animation, storytelling and music. Featuring a host of performances, screenings, talks and workshops by seminal artists like Robert Crumb and Reg Mombassa, it promises to be a pretty sweet weekend for those budding Marvel artists among you (or just those that used to pool six months worth of pocket money to buy the latest Spiderman).

What are we most excited about? Silent Comics shuns the humble speech bubble, screening wordless comics to original live scores by Oyster favourites Gotye and Seekae, among many others. What's more, Gotye will perform an exclusive preview of his upcoming album Making Mirrors, heightened through a visual display by a collection of Australia's finest animators.

For all those animation enthusiasts among you, we have two double passes for Graphic 2011 to give away! If you can make it to Sydney on Sunday 20th and 21st August, email us at giveaways@oystermag.com and tell us your comic book alter ego, including your name, address and telephone number. Entries close Thursday 11 August.

Words: Lillian McKnight

www.graphic.sydneyoperahouse.com

Latest


OKCupid Is Experimenting On You

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, but playing with hearts.


Karen O Has A New Video 'Rapt'

"Love's a fucking bitch."


Turn Yourself (And Others) Into Emojis

And use other people's #trending pics.


Russia Regains Control Of Lizard Sex Satellite

Ground control to major reptile.


Street Style Polaroids At Splendour 2014

Plus our favourite moments, overheards and artists.


Welcoming Andreja Pejic!

Andreja Pejic reveals she had sexual reassignment surgery earlier this year.


An Alternative To The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Because it's like 'Secretary' but less good.


Artist Reimagines Terry Richardson As Francis Bacon

Terryworld goes creepy-figurative.


Collection Survey: STRATEAS CARLUCCI

The winners of the Woolmark Prize Australian Regional Finals.


Nike SB Fit To Move Campaign

A new collection feat. our boy Alex Olson!


Mid-Week Music: SBTRKT x Ezra Koenig, Team Spirit, Basement Jaxx, BANKS and HTRK

Everything you should hear/see today, in one place.


Top 5: High School Subculture Documentaries

Riot grrl, rap, 80s punks, skate witches and Japanese parkour.


Beyonce Is Rosie The Riveter

A feminist is a female version of a hustler.


Diverse Emojis Are Here With iDiversicons

United colours of emoticon.


David Lynch Designs Yoga Wear

Supporting your 'Twin Peaks'.


Hear Diplo's Remix of Lorde's 'Tennis Court'

The 'Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Mix'.


Vagina Underwear Puts Your Insides on The Outside

Anatomically accurate and on-trend.


Facebook-Stalk People More Effectively Than Ever

With these three new developments!


New Kanye West Is Two Weeks Away

And his next album's coming out this Spring.


Splendour In The Grass: Survival Guide

What to wear, do and hear (via Shantan Wantan Ichiban!) this weekend.


FKA Twigs Directs & Stars In Lucki Eck$ Video

The track's produced by her too!


Friday Feed: Joaquin Phoenix's (Rotated) Forehead Edition

Plus Rainbow Brite, Ron Swanson & Siberian hell mouths.


Twitter Study Says Paris Hilton Is Smarter Than Oprah

But Leonardo DiCaprio is smarter-er.


Edward Snowden: NSA Workers Are Sharing All Your Nudes

More like N00ds surveillance agency.


Here's A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Freestyling

Because he stole in from the future.


Celebrity Fad Diets In Still Life

Strange eating habits made into #art.


Happy International Calendar Emoji Day

A joyous day we just invented…


Jamie xx Shares New James Blake Track

And one from John Talabot on BBC Radio 1.


Tinder Headshots Are A Thing

And other news from the online dating game.


Lana Del Rey Doesn't Want You Listening To Her Music, Thanks

"It's just for me… I don't want them to hear it and think about it."


Meet The Hairy Legs Club

A submissions Tumblr dedicated to girl fuzz.