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Graphic: A Weekend of Graphic Storytelling, Animation and Music

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The Sydney Opera House continues to play host to some of the best festivals and exhibitions this year; Vivid Sydney 2011 was a mighty success in May, while in September, for the very first time, the Just For Laughs comedy festival will be held in Sydney, and this August, another major event is taking place - Graphic: A Weekend of Graphic Storytelling, Animation and Music.

This festival brings together the very best in comics, animation and illustration, and this year, there is an impressive line-up of acclaimed local and international artists participating in various screenings, public lectures and workshops over the two day festival.

Highlights of the 2011 Graphic program include;

Robert Crumb in conversation with Gary Groth.

Peter Kuper Masterclass: Outside the Box.

Gotye: An Animated Album Preview.

Tekkon Kinkreet - Cult Anime with Live Music By Plaid (WARP), Fourplay and Synergy.

Leading Edge Indie Chinese Animators

Understanding Comics with Scott Mc Cloud: The Art of Visual Communication

Jim Woodring: Please Stand By.

Silent Comics: Original Live Scores Performed to Wordless Comics. Featuring the work of Robert Crumb, Gotye, Plaid (Warp), Nathan Jurevicius (Scarygirl), Peter Kuper (The System/Spy vs Spy), Jim Woodring (Frank), Seekae, Darth Vegas, FourPlay String Quartet and Captain Matchbox.

Masaya Matsuura: Play, Sound and Vision.

Talking with Gods: A Grant Morrison Documentary. (Screening with Statuesque a short film directed by Neil Gaiman, featuring Amanda Palmer).

You can view the complete festival program on the official Graphic website, located here.

The program consists of events which are both free and ticketed. Tickets to the various events are sold through the Sydney Opera House website. If you decide to purchase tickets to more than one event, you may receive a discount; for further information, please see here. To purchase tickets, simply head to Graphic website, located here. You can also purchase special dinner and show ticket packages and drink vouchers.

For further information on this special event and the latest on the festival program, visit the official festival website, Facebook profile, Twitter and official Youtube channel.
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Why? Celebrate the very best in graphic storytelling, animation and music
When: August 20 and 21, 2011
Where: Sydney Opera House
Cost: Depends on the event
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