Panels + Papers & Pixels

Hi, this is my first weekly round up of Australasian comics news and link blogging.  For further link blogging news check out my Paper Trail columns at Pikitia Press.

Edward Grug III and Luke Milton launch the third volume of their webcomic Glorious Bounty at this weekend’s Supanova Convention in Perth. Find them at the Monster & Robot Industries table in artists alley.

Roger Langridge  is amongst the line up of cartoonists contributing to a Mercyful Fate tribute book. SATAN IS ALIVE is seeking funds through Kickstarter until July 3rd and are currently over their two -thirds mark funded.

Langridge has also donated the illustration above featuring characters from Snarked! his monthly for Boom! Studios to the annual Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at this years San Diego Comic Con.

Tim Molloy is exhibiting in Melbourne at The Old Bar July 3rd-15th. Molloy has also teased a few pages from his forthcoming Mr Unpronounceable collection of old and new material from Melbourne publisher Milk Shadow Books.

Mr Unpronounceable

Excerpt from Zoonmini #1

Milk Shadow Books have a collection of  Fil Barlow’s Zooniverse on their publishing schedule and a mini Zoonmini #1 will be available at the inaugural Melbourne Oz Comic Con 30th June-1st July.

Alex Stitt and cartoonist Peter Foster at the launch of Stitt’s Autobiographics.

Radio National  interview with pioneering australian animator, Alex Stitt over here.

Sam Wallman shares some illustrations from the 1880’s on his blog by his great great great grandmother.

 

Silver Fox Publisher Sorab Del Rio

Silver Fox Comics sold out of their debut graphic novel  Zombie Cities early on the second day of the 2012 Sydney Supanova.  Strong sales for other genre publishers  indicated the popularity of genre material at these events. Sydney’s Supanova 2012 also marked the largest artist alley presence to date with 109 tables although not all were strictly comics.

 

WEBCOMIC ALERT:  Space Pyrates created by Matthew Hoddy and Caitlin Major.

Eight days left to pick up a limited edition Dylan Horrocks designed Alice Brown tee from Comic Strip Tees.

 

Pat Grant interview at www.rightnow.org.au

Prolific cartoonist Simon Hanselman has taken tumblr by storm with extremely popular serialised comics at Girl Mountain.  One of my personal favourite cartoonists and well worth checking out..

Graphic Novels! Melbourne! Have a fundraiser this Wednesday At Westgarth Cinema in Northcote. More details here.

One time Auckland resident and now man of the world Jerome Bihan has published a seventh edition of his Radio as Paper anthology which he’ll be debuting at festivals in Europe. Bihan also has a print edition forthcoming of his Angloume diaries which you can read here.

The Auckland Zinefest is now taking registrations for tables until the end of June.

Interview with Wellington based illustrator/storyboarder/cartoonist Andrew Burdan from last month’s Pikitia Press Blog.


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