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Black Mermaid Productions™ Celebrating Halloween at Liverpool Library

Halloween_Liverpool LibraryBlack Mermaid Productions™ (BMP) will be exhibiting at Liverpool City Library at “Comics in the Space” on Halloween, along with several other top Australian homegrown comics talent including Marcelo Baez (ManBat), Naomi Hatchman (Zeera the Space Pirate) and Sorab Del Rio (Zombie Cities).

BMP partner and artist Jozef Szekeres will be doing live sketching at the event, which also includes cosplay, storytelling, prizes and signings. Retailer, Kings Comics, will also be showcasing and selling a range of great comic books and graphic novels.

BMP partner and comics writer Julie Ditrich grew up in the Liverpool / Macarthur area and attended Casula High School where she was the the school captain in her final year. She is particularly looking forward to talking to library visitors and comics readers from her local area.


The event information is:

Date: Thursday 31 October 2013
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Venue: The Space, Liverpool City Library, 170 George St, Liverpool NSW 2170 Australia
Contact: Pat Nguyen, Youth Services Officer on (02) 9821 9461

Black Mermaid Productions™ Exhibiting at Manly Zine Fair

zine_fairBlack Mermaid Productions™ (BMP) will be exhibiting at the Manly Zine Fair this week. BMP will be selling some of the remaining copies from the first print run of Elf~Fin: Hyfus & Tilaweed. The Zine Fair will also feature other local and international zinesters, comikers and artists plus a Zine and Mini Book Binding Workshop.

Date: Saturday 21 September 2013
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Manly Library Forecourt, Market Place, Manly NSW 2095 Australia
For more information phone (02) 9976 1720 or email: or visit the website.

Jozef Szekeres ELF~FIN™ Art Featuring in Cartoons Galore! Exhibition

Jozef Szekeres, Director of Black Mermaid Productions, will be amongst 60 cartoonists and comic book artists who will have their work on display at the Cartoons Galore! Exhibition in Sydney, Australia.

The exhibition covers gag-cartoons, comic-strips, book illustrations, graphic-novel pages, comic book pages, editorial/political cartoons, and magazine illustrations. Szekeres will exhibit his art pages from the first issue of Elf~Fin™: Hyfus & Tilaweed comic book series, which was released in May 2013 and has since sold to readers over the world including the USA, Norway, the Netherlands, France and Germany.

The Cartoons Galore! Exhibition is part of Ryde City Council’s Hungry for Art Festival and is sponsored by Top Ryde City. The exhibition will be located on the Ground Floor of Top Ryde City Shopping Centre (just outside of Myers) and will run from Saturday 24 August to Saturday 7 September 2013.

The official opening is on Saturday 24 August from 12 to 2pm. Members of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association will be present to draw live, talk to the public about cartooning and drawing, offer free caricatures and more.


Black Mermaid Productions™ Exhibiting At Supanova Sydney

Black Mermaid Productions™ (BMP) will be exhibiting on Artists’ Alley at the Supanova Pop Culture Convention in Sydney on Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June 2013. Although BMP creative partners Jozef Szekeres and Julie Ditrich have presented sessions at Supanova in previous years and exhibited at other comic book conventions, zine fairs and events, they are Supanova virgins insofar as they have not been on the vendor side of a table or booth. They will be showcasing the Treasury Edition of Elf~Fin: Hyfus & Tilaweed #1 and are both looking forward to the weekend immensely, as well as starting the Supanova circuit across other States soon. Black Mermaid Productions is on Table: H3 in Artists’ Alley. For more information on the event, check out the Supanova website.