When and Where

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When and Where

Postby maggie on Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:38 am

WHEN: The second Tuesday of each month

WHERE: Sydney Royal Exhibition Hotel. Right across from Central station - exit down past the platform 25 stairs to Chalmers Street. The hotel/pub is right across the street to the right. Head out to the garden seating in back (weather permitting).

Host: Jozef Szekeres (http://www.blackmermaid.com )
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Postby reneefrench on Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:58 pm


i just wanted to say hi from california and to tell you that i'm going to be living in sydney for 3-5 months out of every year starting this september. i've lived in sydney for chunks of time before but now it's official.

i'd love to come to the meetings if you'll have me.

here are my websites:


if you feel like looking.

looking forward to a good laksa and jaffas.

see you.

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Postby matt g on Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:10 pm

Hi Renee,

Some fantastic, and really unsettling stuff you've got there. I'm sure everyone in our little cadre would be able to benefit from your experience :)

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Postby reneefrench on Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:10 pm

hi matt,

thanks. hey, i went to your website and keep getting stuck on a page with a nice image but is it a deadend? or am i just not finding the button?

my next book is coming out at the end of this year. probably just in time for me to come back to the states for the release. it's called THE TICKING and top shelf is putting it out.

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog.ph ... &title=221

you can see it there, well, the cover at least. it's been a long time coming. i've been sidetracked a bit by the children's book business and so in all this book took me close to two years to complete. it's almost 200 pages, but it seems like 10 years since my last comic came out.

thanks again.

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Postby Jozef on Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:00 pm

Hey Renee,

You are most welcome to join our group.

I looked over your images on your link to your site. Your illustrations are delightful.

Your experience with being published as a children's book illustrator will probably put you under the Mentor hat initially, though the group is very giving and supportive and you'll find that the Mentor and Mentee roles are constantly changing.
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Postby reneefrench on Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:42 am

thanks you guys.

i'll be around for the september and october meeting and possibly november this year. i'm looking forward to meeting everybody.

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Hi Renee.

Postby bluetoaster on Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:16 am

When will be able to buy 'Marbles in my underpants' again?
It seems to be out of print everywhere i look.

Congratulations on the forthcoming book... & hope you have a great time in Australia.


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Postby reneefrench on Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:35 am


on MARBLES IN MY UNDERPANTS: i don't know when you'll be able to find it. oni press reprinted once after the first shot and it sold out again, but they haven't gotten around to re-printing it a third time (second time?). i do wish they would but don't have a lot of power when it comes to that sort of thing.

i know there are places that have them for sale USED. i wish i could help. maybe i'll call oni press again and let them know i've been getting requests.

unfortunately, THE TICKING isn't out until december (i finished it over a year ago).

looking forward to sydney.

are you people going to this SUPANOVA thingy?


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