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FLOATING HORIZON – BUY ONLINE

2014 November 1

Get it right here, direct from the author. Prices include postage.

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FLOATING HORIZON – TRAILER

2014 October 1

Don’t forget you can buy the book right here The short version at 1:02 Or the more immersive longer one at 4:42

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REVIEW – ABC LOCAL

2014 September 24

I had a great chat with Corey Hague from ABC Central Victoria this morning. Click through to the post itself so you can click on this link.

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REVIEW – TROUBLE MAGAZINE

2014 July 23

I’m in Trouble, via an article by Klare Lanson. Click through to the post itself so you can click on this link.

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ABOUT ME

2014 July 20

I live in the gold rush town of Castlemaine, Australia, with my partner Cathy Parry (of Industrial Sewing Workshop) and our two young sons. I’ve been an architect since I was 12. I’m now 40 years old. This architect thing is really starting to grow on me. For the last year, I’ve finally been practicing under my […]

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FLOATING HORIZON – A GRAPHIC NOVEL

2014 July 14

A concertina picture book by Chris Guest. 48 full colour pages, wordless, 19 x 27 cm Floating Horizon offers people of all ages some time to recharge. It will lift you up, and ground you at the same time. Again and again and again. Across a single continuously evolving hand-drawn image, there is an abundance […]

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OUR HOUSE

2014 July 13

Our house is small. It was built in 2010. Inside: 65 sqm, 2 Adults, 2 small kids. Outside: 591 sqm, 4 chickens, 3 guinea pigs, various fish, at least one blue-tounge lizard.

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FROSTY CHICKEN

2014 July 12

“Bouncy” here, one of our beautiful Australorps, prefers to sleep on the roof of her house with her three friends. This morning they had frosty tails – all the rage in the chicken world right now out our way. Beer on ice too!

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FLOATING HORIZON – IN BOOKSHOPS NOW

2014 July 1

FLOATING HORIZON, a graphic novel by Chris Guest, is available in Castlemaine & Melbourne bookshops. You can buy online if you’re elsewhere. VICTORIA: ALBERT PARK – Avenue Bookstore BRUNSWICK – Brunswick Bound CARLTON NORTH - The Little Bookroom CASTLEMAINE – Stonemans Bookroom ELSTERNWICK -  Avenue Bookstore FITZROY – Brunswick Street Store MELBOURNE – The Little Bookroom MELBOURNE – Metropolis […]

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SEWING FOR KIDS

2014 June 2

We love to make stuff instead of buying it. This is a hand cranked machine that is set up on our real life crafting table (our living room coffee table thats been commandeered by the kids). My 5 year-old son uses it to make various things – bags, wallets, doll back-packs. This post is inspired […]

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SHADE

2014 May 4

We have shade sails on the east and west of our house during summer. They keep the house 2 to 3C degrees cooler. The space underneath them becomes a pleasant green buffer zone, especially on the more exposed western side.

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BATHROOM

2014 April 25

Here’s our bathroom in a split shot. Its right underneath our solar hot water panels. It’s tiny at 1.1 x 2.5m. At one end is the laundry, at the other is the shower, the bath is yet to arrive. The ‘wet-floor’ is what makes it sensible. There’s no shower base or need for a screen, […]

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KITCHEN

2014 April 12

Our kitchen is along one end of the main room. The slot window looks west to the sunset. The challenge was to make it fit into the width of the house without an island bench. This is why the bench is double loaded, appliances and stove top at the rear, prep area right in front […]

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LIVING

2014 April 5

This is our very comfortable living room which has big sun collecting windows looking out onto the yard. Yes, okay, okay, maybe this scene is usually covered in Lego and children’s random clothes.

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GALLEY BEDS

2014 April 4

In order to fit into our tiny house, our boys (5 and 7) sleep in our walk-through-robe. Just kidding, it’s more like our clothes and linen is stored above their beds. The boys really like them. They were mean’t to be just for a few years. Probably until about the age of 10 or 11 […]

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WOOD SHED

2014 April 4

Its so much better to have dry wood, without slugs. I built this shed out of timber scrounged from within one block of our house. It holds a whole winters worth of neatly stacked wood and kindling at 4 cubic meters. From this we get warmth (the overnight low was -2C about a dozen times last […]

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FISH POND

2014 April 4

I’ve had these baths for about 8 years. Quite appropriate then, for Saint Nic to provide a pump and all the fittings to my 7 year-old son in order for them to be turned into a waterfall system.

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FLOATING HORIZON IS HEAVY STUFF

2014 March 3

This is what 2000 copies of FLOATING HORIZON looks like when it lands. Nearly 1 tonne worth. Oh the irony.

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HOW TO PUBLISH A GRAPHIC NOVEL

2014 March 1

EMPTY your mind. In my case by quitting my full time job due to frustration, with no idea whatsoever of an alternative. NURTURE a good idea. I felt I’d failed in my final year of studying Architecture to fully express my thoughts of what was wrong with our cities. These issues came flooding out once […]

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FLOATING HORIZON – LAUNCH

2014 February 2

The launch went well. I was madly signing and chatting for a good 3 hours. It was held at Lot19, an art space here in Castlemaine. I chose this over a bookstore as I wanted to see my large print hung in an unbroken run. Don’t despair if you missed it, I’ve got an inkling […]

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FLOATING HORIZON – FULLFILLMENT

2014 February 1

It’s very important to remember the secondary costs when doing a crowd funding campaign! Here you see about 80% of the purchases ready for the post-person. 150 or so packages that came to $1100, plus GST of course : ) There’s also the four whole days it took me to reconcile, make postage boxes from […]

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CROWD FUNDING WORKS

2014 January 1

I raised all of the money to print my first book at Australian based crowd funding platform Pozible. I was able to then add a bit more cash to make the print run larger and significantly lower the unit cost of the book. The original campaign can be found here.

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ON DRAWING

2013 April 3

Drawing is brain exercise. As I fill up my brain with lots of stuff, it expands a little bit. I then let thousands and thousands of words worth of numbers, colours, forms, and actions, out onto the page. They can there be absorbed by somebody else’s brain, in a clearer, developed, more amenable form. My […]