Issue 9 is OUT!

Woohoo everyone, the monkey is off our back. Issue 9 is finally in print and available for purchase. Contact me at rooosterboy with 3 o’s at the gmail place if you want a copy. It will cost you $10 which includes postage in Australia, but that basically is just to cover printing.

Thanks to all the awesome artists who helped get this out and thanks Dean Tarjavaara for being there when I most needed you to kick along the artist in me,

Bump and Snore Delivered

Issue 9 The Editorial

Welcome to the lost issue of Bump & Snore number 9. It has been over 20 years in the wilderness but finally it has decided to pop it’s head out of crevasse it has been hiding in.

A lot has happened between issue 8 and 9. Some great and some terrible. The elephant in the room we need to address and most would ask is, why did it take us over 20 years to publish? There is no easy way to say or write this but when we were in the midst of collating Issue 9 Dean ended his life.

You will understand what a terrible shock and blow this was for all who knew Dean, family and friends, which even now still affects me as I write this. As such the loss of one of the core artists, creators and drivers of B&S almost meant the end for B&S. It became extreme- ly difficult and painful for Bruce and I to rekindle the spark as the bike Diablo had lost one of it’s wheels.

Though Dean was no longer with us the wheel of life kept turning and other things, work, kids, travel, etc kept jumping up and distracted us. But finally after Bruce moved back to Australia, after several years working abroad, he found the original collated issue number 9 (he had kept it all this time) and decided to kick my ass into action (I need a kick sometimes).

Fortunately you will find a lot of Dean’s art and writing in this issue, including the front cover. You will also find some of the original submissions from 20 years ago and some new ( some even made on the day we were collat- ing this comic). Also it gives me great pride introduce

the next generation of Bump and Snore agents, Dean’s daughter Impi, Bruce’s daughters Arabella and Jasmine and my daughter Charlotte and their spectacular comics in this issue.

I know Dean would be exploding with pride at this mo- ment, certainly Jason and I are. Having such amazing young ladies as these pick up the pencil, dip their nibs in the inkwell and get their thoughts on paper forced us out of retirement.

What is so exciting about this bumper issue is not just the fact it exists at all, but that it also reunites so many great comicians. Mandy Ord, Dean Tarjavaara, Ben Hutchings, Mark Arnott, Jason Wade, Bruce Taylor, Bridget Lafferty, Anna Brown and Neville O’Neill (where are you Nev?) to name a few.

So, here we are, 22 years later from the original Issue 9 cover and finally i am writing an editorial, using a computer and doing publicity on Facebook, Twitter (@ AndSnore) and other things that we never thought of last time out.

We can’t promise we’ll put another of these out, so, here, enjoy this one, Bump and Snore Issue 9, I hope it’s been worth the wait. A huge thanks to Gail, Annie, Caro and so many others who helped us as we set to get this beast out the door .

Please sit back crack a beer and flick through this issue/tome. It is packed full of memories, hopes and is a celebration of the craziness that is Bump and Snore.

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A history of Comics in Canberra - Part one by Dean Tarjavaara

Folks, we have a special treat here. In 2000 Dean Tarjavaara started writing a history of comics in Canberra for an exhibition in Sydney. Anna Brown, publisher of “Northbourne and Glory Bound” recently sent me these documents which I have reproduced here via OCR from hand typed pages.

A history of comics in Canberra - Part One by Dean Tarjavaara

There have always been a surprising number of closet comic geeks in Canberra. When I was a kid the big comics were Commando, Battle and War from the UK, and the fan-boy collector fodder of Marvel and DC from the US (Marvel was always cooler because they had Frank Miller). Besides these there were the Harvey Comics like Caspar and Richie Rich, which were strictly for the girls, and MAD magazine, which boasted a selection of some of the finest comic talents around, like Harvey Kurtzman. It was through a friend's older punk cousins that I first saw The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, produced by the Rip-Off Press, as well as the work of various freaks like Robert Crumb in Zap Comics, and the seeds were sown for the future.

By the time I started at the Canberra School of Art in 1989, publications such as Love & Rockets, Zippy Comics and RAW had finally filtered through to Australia and helped redefine comics as a legitimate high-art form (if not at the parochial back-water of the Canberra School of Art)

Great artists such as Art Spiegelman, Mariscal and Josh and Alan Friedman expanded the boundaries of the comic as a visual and text art form. Mariscal extended his quirky vision to design and architecture and went on to design Kobi the dog, the 1992 Barcelona games mascot, and is one of the most famous and respected creative talents in Spain.

The first wave of independent alternative adult comics in Canberra emerged thanks to a crew of doodlers in the Graphic Investigation workshop at the Canberra School of Art, consisting of Mark Amott, Neville O'Neill, Carl Looper, David Rowe and Stephen Harrison.

They initiated Kunzwerk in 1989, which I contributed to from the second issue onwards. David Rowe and Stephen Harrison filtered down the graphics pipeline to work at the Canberra Times and on to bigger pastures from there, Rowe eventually scoring work with the New Yorker.

Bruce Taylor teamed up with Neville O'Neill and myself to put out the last couple issues, with Kunzwerk V featuring a limited edition colour cover. Among the key contributors to Kunzwerk were Mark Amott, Neville O'Neill, Stephen Harrison, David Rowe, Carl Looper, Becky Green, Lez Peterson, Guy Pascoe, Bruce Taylor and myself. Other contributors included Bob Janowski, Wolf, Kirrily Schell, Heike Hahner, David Hodges, Paul Majewski, Bryce Manning, Tim Barrass and Dee Dee.

Bruce and I broke from the Art School and from Graphic Investigation in late 1992 to put together Bump and Snore, a title inspired by a joke from the US sitcom Married with Children -specifically Peg Bundy's lament at Al on their anniversary night: "...Oh Al!... Not the same old bump and snore!...".

We scammed the copying however we could, and flogged copies off at pubs and in record shops and earned enough to keep us in lager on a rough night. 1993 was a big year for B&S, issue two was as sharp as a tack.

Issue three featured the landmark Beerorama, part comic, part social experiment in the true and defining Bump and Snore spirit; accosting friends and strangers and getting them to draw comics over the course of a true shit-faced evening for one and fucking all at the pub. It was accompanied by a green, minimalist, thunderbird four issue created by Bruce, Jason Wade and Ted Nugent.

The formula for number three was replicated with number four, and was marked by Ted Nugent's creation of the new mark for Bump and Snore - The 100% Satan Global conspiracy logo featuring the no-smoking fish symbol.

It was during this time that the 'Seattle' inspired Hate by Peter Bagge, the arrogantly cynical Eightball by Daniel Clowes and the uniquely brilliant Dirty Plotte by Julie Douchet appeared in Australia, to advance the comic and fanzine as the voice of the alternative (grunge) scene. Fruity Murmurs emerged to fill the need for a female voice in the testosterone laden world of comics, initiated by the kick-arse talents of Mandy Ord and Kirrily Schell in late 1993.

Bruce, Kirrily and myself presented seminars and workshops at Community centres, High schools and Tafe over 1994. At the start of 1995, Bump and Snore and Fruity Murmurs recoagulated under the banner of Sticky Comics with an ANU Student Union 'Clubs and Society's grant' . Bump and Snore # 6 & # 7 snuck out at the start of 1995, followed by a colour covered edition of each title, Fruity Murmurs # 2 and Bump and Snore # 8. These were distributed through such funky shops as Landspeed, Impact, Au Go-Go, Red Eye Records, Waterfront and Half-a-Cow: covering Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra as well as stores in Newcastle, Brisbane, Wollongong, San Francisco and where ever agents couriered or planted them.

Sticky Comics samplers, newsletters and events were a feature of 1995. By 1996, the editorial teams of both titles had drifted off to different cities and both Bump and Snore and Fruity Murmurs folded without much fuss. Mandy Ord started a solo zine titled Wilnot and Kirrily Schell started Wide Arsed Mole.

Among the key contributors to Bump & Snore were Jason Wade, Ed Radclyffe, Ted Nugent, Brigette Lafferty, Neville O'Neill, Mandy Ord, Matt Taylor, Robert Hodgson, Bruce Taylor and myself. Among the other contributors were Monica Syrette, Han Hoyne, Lauren, Stephen Harrison, Guy Pascoe, Mikel Simic, Carolyn Roach, Billy Coddington, Ross Cornsew, Werner Enke, Paul McVey, Carl Schroedl, Gail Barratt, Mark Eaton, Michael Oakes, Rory, Shaun Stephens, Bjarni Wark and Karyn Fearnside.

Meanwhile, a new wave of comic artists emerged to fill the breach of those departing from Canberra, with titles like You Stink & I Don't and Oink. But for their story read Part Two...

A history of comics in Canberra by: Dean Tarjavaara May 2000


Bump and snore gear available now!

Hi everyone, as we roll on to the release of Bump and Snore issue 9, B&S enterprises are so happy to announce our newest (read, only) fashion range. We’ve got the famous B(and)S logo available in glorious Black and White just as tight arse photocopiers demanded it all those years ago.

Bump and Snore Logo

Coming soon, we’re going to be introducing the 100% Satan logo, but for now, regale those around you with your spot-on high end fashion choices with this amazing item.