The Banksia Project Recipient, Hail
Miranda looks forward to meeting all her fans in Adelaide in November 2018.
Miranda will sign autographs throughout Saturday and Sunday in Brisbane.
Further information on Miranda’s appearance will be listed in our Event Programme, released closer to the convention.
Miranda Richardson recently worked with a team of 12 artists on a comic called Hail, about a woman who crumbles into shattered glass when she experiences anxiety. The superheroine Lena gradually learns to manage her mental illness while struggling to find good work-life balance and also fighting crime. The comic has seen three successful Kickstarters, three Supanovas, and was Shortlisted in the 2017 Ledger Awards.
A background in film, 2D animation and prose inevitably drew Miranda to sequential art. With a focus on illness narrative and subjective modes of expression, she has enjoyed writing Hail as an inclusive comic with a more realistic, intimate approach to heroism and chronic mental illness. In contrast to the realistic detail and rich colours in Hail led by artist Rosanna Lam, Miranda currently works in a clean, graceful art style in digital pencil and watercolour.
She is currently creating a series of short comics that re-examine the complicated love in old stories and fairytales, having just completed a new interpretation of the Celtic song Scarborough Fair. A beautiful witch steals princes out of their fairytales, and makes them help her with the spells to capture true love. It has romance and a sinister sweet twistiness, framed in parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
The next comic on the horizon for Miranda is about the story of Samson, in which the long-haired warrior’s lover betrays him and cuts off his hair and source of power. In an adapted story about two female lovers, this comic will be a confession of adoration and the true reason for Delilah’s betrayal: to know her lover’s heart more intimately through the vulnerability of powerlessness. Miranda looks forward to developing her work further as one of the recipients of the 2018 Banksia Project mentorship.
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