Author Archive

All Ages: Captain Congo

Posted by on February 5th, 2011 at 3:47 PM
Captain Congo is an ongoing graphic novel series aimed at younger readers from children’s book publisher Working Title Press. The series was created in 2008 resulting from illustrator Greg Holfeld’s desire to do a comic book aimed at early readers.

Big Arse Comic Book Launch #1: about the 9 comics – with covers!

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 9:31 PM

The Melbourne comics community will be hosting a launch party for nine new works orchestrated by authors from the fast-growing local scene.

These books are published by a diverse array of publishers, from the small press to national and overseas

Event: Shaun Tan: Untold Stories

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Shaun Tan: Untold Stories – 17 March

State Library of Victoria. Free admission.

In this illustrated talk, Shaun Tan takes you through the pages of his sketchbooks and explains how simple images might develop into complex stories like The Arrival

Event: Big Arse Comic Book Launch #1

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 5:28 PM

The BIG ARSE COMIC BOOK LAUNCH #1 celebrates the launching of nine new graphic novels and books by James Andre, Matt Emery, Jason Franks, Bruce Mutard, Brendan Halyday and Bobby N.

Bernard Caleo, the Svengali

The Australian: ‘Hamlet’ by Nicki Greenberg

Posted by on November 21st, 2010 at 8:10 PM

The Australian‘s Cefn Ridout takes a look at the recently released 427 page graphic novel adaption of Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg:

WHEN it comes to Shakespeare, little is sacred. And there can be few plays in English that have

R.I.P. Reginald Pitt, 1929-2010

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 5:06 PM

The Sydney Morning Herald‘s Mark Juddery writes an obituary for Australian comics writer Reg Pitt, younger brother of Stan Pitt, who passed away on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010:

Officially, Reg entered the comics by writing storylines and

Watch “Jennifer Byrne Presents: Graphic Novels”

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Australia’s ABC TV presents Jennifer Byrne’s special on graphic novels, or if you prefer: comics, picture books, Illustrated fiction or sequential art narrative. To discuss the wonderful combination of words and images, she was joined by special guests Eddie Campbell

The Invisible Medium: Comics Studies in Australia

Posted by on November 13th, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Australian comics scholar, historian and curator Kevin Patrick writes about comics studies and the phenomenon of the graphic novel for the University of Melbourne’s entertainment journal Refractory:

[The graphic novel…] trend has only recently become evident in Australia, where,

Uncle Silas: Genetis

Posted by on November 11th, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Way back in 2005, Australian artist David Follett submitted an idea to the Dark Horse Comics New Recruits program. Now, the results of his hard work are available as an all-ages graphic novel, Uncle Silas: Genetis.

“I won the


Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Australian cartoonist Jason Paulos has been delving into his dark side over the past few years, writing and drawing stories with a pinch of black humour from EC comics and mixing it with the art stylings of House of Mystery

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