Joshua Santospirito

Joshua Santospirito

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

Jonathon Shaw’s review

David Nixon’s post on ABC Open

Charlie Ward’s blog review

Australian Newspaper Review Magazine

Readings Bookstore – review

ComicOz review

Review from the Alice Springs News

Framed Magazine interview

Alice Online article

Podcast from the Comic Spot – interview with Josh Santospirito

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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