The Tango Collection

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Allen & Unwin, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 264 pages
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'Here you'll find some of the most memorable comics by cartoonists from Australia and New Zealand - from the haunting hallucinations of Jo Waite to the methodical precision of Bruce Mutard. There's humour, joy, pain, pleasure and queasy recognition to be found here. Stories of sadness and loss, domestic familiarity, youthful passion, perversity and lust. Because Tango is, after all, a romance comic. Love, like food, can deliver nausea or bliss in equal portions. And isn't that what life is all about?' Dylan Horrocks

The Tango Collection is the perfect introduction for anyone curious about this exciting and versatile storytelling medium.
 

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Contents

Foreword Dylan Horrocks
Sweet Talk Ian C Thomas
1
Las Antipodas Or You cant repeat the past Nicki Greenberg
2
Untitled Peter Fraser
12
Francis Bear Gregory Mackay
14
Hot Plates Toby Morris
17
Friday Afternoon J Marc Schmidt
21
Some Moments Andrew Weldon
24
Perchance to Dream Michael Michalandos Tim McEwen Andrew Phillips
124
Crossed Wires Owen Heitmann
130
Love Egg Kirrily Schell
131
Back in the USSR Brendan J Boyd
133
Butter Fruit Tree Zeldz Magnoonis
137
Lost Found Tolley
140
The Way to a Mans Heart Bobby N
145
For Natasha Angela Savage Bernard Caleo
147

Part I Michael Camilleri
25
Insomnia Peter Jetnikoff
31
Well Still be Friends Jared Lane
35
Phoenix Meat Co Kirrily Schell
39
A Passing Romance Michael Fikaris
42
Pigeon Man Mandy Ord
45
On Sight Gregory Mackay
47
Part II Michael Camilleri
51
Root Rat Daniel Aleppy
58
Never go to bed angry Nicki Greenberg
59
Form Peter Jetnikoff
63
A Certain Hunger Robert De Graauw
64
Unrequited Love Clint Cure
70
Medicine Bruce Mutard
74
The Shining Silver Path Tim Molloy
80
Untitled Mandy Ord
84
Away Micahel Camilleri
85
Three and a Half Weeks in May J Marc Schmidt
90
It Was Inevitable Zackary Blackstone
94
New Fresh Peach Fragrance bowb
95
After the Funeral Jo Waite
96
Twistie of Fate Daniel Reed
101
True Blue Tales 229 258 Simon Barnard
105
Food Love the Grocery Separator Oslo Davis
106
Beautiful People Covered in Blood Gordon Reece
108
Our Public Building Tim Danko
111
We Love FoodBut Not As Much As We Love Each Other Gina Monaco Glenn Smith
115
Love and Sausage Pat Grant
119
The Value of Saffron Jenny Nestor
122
Take It or Leave It Bernadette TrenchThiedeman
149
Cupcakes Maude Farrugia
151
A Good Provider Mandy Ord
156
Thick Thin Bruce Mutard
160
Original Duplicate Michael Fikaris
165
The Kindness of Strangers Jo Waite
166
Love and Sex Zackary Blackstone
177
Conclusion Michael Camilleri
181
A Recipe for Love Adi Firth
186
Uncut Hair Adam Ford
187
Caroline No Dave Hodson
188
Love vs Food Food vs Love Scott Matthews
192
20000 Leagues Under the CBD John Murphy
193
The Smell of Love Andrew Weldon
195
What Next Will Interrupt Us? Mark Scillio Bernard Caleo
196
True Blue Tales 37 36 Simon Barnard
200
Fertile Grounds Edward J Grug III
201
Love Rides the Tram Susan Butcher Carol Wood
206
Lettuce Hearts Miranda Burton
207
What is Sedition? David Blumenstein
210
Love and Chinese Food Aaron Doty
211
The Greatest Thing Martin Trengrove
213
Bad Taste? Zackary Blackstone
214
Crispy Bacon Andrew Fulton
215
Backword Bernard Caleo
221
About the editor
227
Contributors
228
Acknowledgements
247
Copyright

About the author (2009)

Bernard's love of comics began with Asterix and Tintin hardcovers borrowed from the Northcote library in the 1970s, continued with superhero comics in the 1980s, and got all grown-up with 'graphic novels' in the 1990s and beyond.

In 1991 he began making comic books himself: planning, writing, drawing and publishing them. Frequently these comic book series have been collaborations - Yell Ole! and The False Impressionists with Tolley, Cafe Ghetto with John Murphy - but he also flies solo, as with the stories and mini-comics featuring the character Hermann Flaneur and his ongoing online tragi-comic book I Knew Him.

In 1997 Bernard launched the comic book publishing imprint Cardigan Comics, and he has edited and published Tango ever since.

Bernard has watched comic books develop as a storytelling art, and is very excited about the directions for comic books as part of book culture and visual art culture in Australia.

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