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Adventures in Cult City by Serge Buyse

Posted by on November 24th, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Chinese hopping vampires, an alien conqueror, graveyard horror and a zombie dog; do you need to know anything else about Adventures in Cult City?

Adventures in Cult City is a double first: it is the first published GN by

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

Your correspondent from Finland

Posted by on November 19th, 2010 at 3:55 AM

Joy spread fast through the finnish comics circles two days ago when the Angouleme shortlist was announced. No less then 2 finnish books were included in the final selection: Aapo Rapi’s Meti and Ville Ranta’s “L’exilé du Kalevala

Oliver East Goes Berlin and That

Posted by on November 18th, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I love trains. I love travelling in them, I like their slick look. I even like the older models that only feature two by two seats on opposite sides leading to a really ineffective division of travellers capacity. Belgium is

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

AltCom 2010

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 1:45 PM
The AltCom weekend is over, and I must say that I am very pleased with how it all turned out. We've had a festival for kids and kids' comics in Malmö for about ten years now, but this was the first all-out adult comics festival and it drew a fair number of visitors, some really interesting guests from all over the world, many publishers and so on.

Medical Psychodrama: Fear Of Failure

Posted by on November 15th, 2010 at 5:43 AM

Rob reviews the first issue of Thom Ferrier’s insider comic on medicine, Fear of Failure.

Thom Ferrier is the nom de plume of a Welsh physician who is also a cartoonist.  His Fear of Failure series (serialized online as

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

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