Joshua Santospirito is an artist, writer and comic-maker based in Hobart, Tasmania and is most well known for his award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Craig San Roque’s The Long Weekend in Alice Springs (2013 San Kessto Publications). He also was the director of Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival from 2014-16: an illustrators and comics festival in Hobart. His work in graphic narratives is largely aimed at adult audiences and generally focuses on ideas around identity and culture in modern Australia. He is currently working on another collaboration with Craig San Roque named Sydney/Purgatorio ,which will take Josh many, many years. In 2015, his Swallows Part One was published by San Kessto Publications.
2016 – Alice Springs News MONA FOMA performance review
2016 – Real Time Arts MONA FOMA performance review
International Journal of Comic Art article by Richard Scully and Joshua Santospirito
The fertile space between us, by Kieran Finnane – Nov 2014
Beautiful review of Fluid Prejudice in the Lifted Brow by Leonie Brialey
NT Read Non-Fiction Book Award, May 2014
Kieran Finnane writes on What I’m Reading for the Meanjin blog
ComicOz Award for Best Australian Original Comic Book for 2013
David Nixon’s post on ABC Open
Australian Newspaper Review Magazine
Review from the Alice Springs News
Podcast from the Comic Spot – interview with Josh Santospirito
2016 – Radio National Art and Books review of Swallows.
2015 – SBS Radio interview about Swallows with Magica Fosati
2015 – Carlton Football Club Website article about Swallows