Tango: a giant romance comic anthology

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Anita Bačić, cover design and illustration for Tango eight: Love and food, edited by Bernard Caleo, Melbourne, Cardigan Comics, 2008; reproduced with kind permission of Anita Bačić and Bernard Caleo
23 April 2018, 1:30pm2:00pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 4
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Discover the story of Tango, a romance comic-book anthology published in Melbourne between 1997 and 2009 by Bernard Caleo of Cardigan Comics.

The Tango project aimed to develop local comic-book culture by showcasing the work of established and emerging makers, many of whom went on to find success as cartoonists.

This community of like-minded practitioners and enthusiasts together made comics about love with love for more than a decade.

About the presenter

Bernard Caleo is a performer and comic book maker. He edited and published Tango, the giant romance comics anthology, from 1997 to 2012. As a State Library Victoria Creative Fellow he and his collaborator Alex McDermott undertook research for their historical graphic novel about the decline and fall of Marvellous Melbourne, The devil collects.

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