Spark Welcomes Robyn E. Kenealy + Coco Solid
Established comic illustrator, Robyn E. Kenealy and artist/hip hop musician Coco Solid will come together to discuss comics, illustration and the indie arts scene at Spark08.
Robyn is a Wellington-based comic book housewife who was a leading light of the 91 Aro St Gallery, and has been a prime mover of the New Zealand Comics Weekend and the Eric Awards. Robyn also plays guitar and banjo, makes conceptual art, dabbles in painting and haiku and has written the odd short story. Robyn’s comic titles include ‘Influenza in Wellington’, ‘Love Ain’t Easy’ and her latest, ‘Roddy’s Film Companion’, and at Spark she will meet Auckland’s Coco Solid halfway in Hamilton to riff on all things comic.
Coco Solid, AKA Jessica Hansell, has a history of self-released comics and zines, including her most popular publication ‘THIS IS NOT A COMIC’, co-created with Pritika Lal and nominated for ‘Best Debut Comic’ at the Eric Awards. She also released concept double album ‘The Radical Bad Attack’ last month, which explores both dance and experimental music over 2 discs named ‘Sex’ and ‘Science’ respectively, and has been acclaimed by fans and critics: ‘ambitious and adventurous…overflowing with rhymes’ - Jim Pinkney, NZ Listener. Don’t miss the unique pairing of these two inspired and multi-talented artists.
Robyn and Coco will be doing both a presentation and a workshop, and Coco Solid will also be DJ-ing at Flow Bar on Friday 8th August for the Spark Finale.
Presentation: Tuesday 5th August 9am
Venue: Wintec HUB
Workshops: Tuesday 5th August 2pm and 4pm
Venue: R Block
Coco Solid performing: Flow Bar, Spark Finale, on Friday evening