Ben Kooyman

REVIEW: Bipp and Trax: Intergalactic Real Estate

By Ben Kooyman Australian comics creators clearly have galactic fisticuffs on the brain. Two weeks ago we reviewed Alex Chung and Louie Joyce’s cosmic romance Astral (read our take here), and this week we visit another far-flung galaxy with writer-illustrator Dan Watts’ Bipp and Trax: Intergalactic Real Estate. Bipp and …

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Australian Comics Journal radio spot: November

Anthony N. Castle speaks to Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast about his latest work, Dappled… Australian Comics Journal editor Anthony N. Castle is also a working comics creator, collaborating with artist Chadwick Ashby on such titles as Dead Ends, Redwood, and Rag Doll. Is his November appearance on Radio Adelaide’s Arts …

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REVIEW: Astral

By Ben Kooyman On the distant planet Siorlasar, two space gods have to deal with their long distance relationship. Even in the middle of an intergalactic war, can their love survive across the universe?  When the last intergalactic adventure / cosmic romance you consumed was the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, you’d be …

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Upcoming Event: Graphic 2016

By Ben Kooyman Last week we published an interview with Jordan Verzar, co-curator with Ben Marshall of Graphic, Sydney Opera House’s yearly Festival of Visual Storytelling, Animation and Music. In our conversation Jordan alluded to some of the Australian creators and works, both comics and mixed media, under the spotlight …

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Interview: Jordan Verzar, Co-Curator of Graphic 2016

By Ben Kooyman  In two weeks’ time Graphic, a Festival of Visual Storytelling, Animation and Music, unfolds at Sydney Opera House. The festival, now in its sixth iteration, has attracted distinguished participants as varied as Neil Gaiman, Shaun Tan, Kevin Smith, Reg Mombassa, Eddie Campbell, Len Wein, Dave McKean, Grant …

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REVIEW: Killeroo: Township Mine

By Ben Kooyman Created in a laboratory by the Australian military as the soldier for a war that never came, this creature was left to die in the searing heat of the outback. But he was taken in by a kind Indigenous family, and raised in secret at a remote …

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INTERVIEW: Ben Slabak

By Ben Kooyman Recently we published a review of some recent work by writer Ben Slabak, touching on his contemporary adventure series Trail, his Tintin-esque period adventure Trail: New World, and his science-fiction series Exilium. Slabak strives to pack as much value as possible into his comics, both story-wise and …

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Interview: Nathanael Hopkins-Smith (The Vagabond)

By Ben Kooyman Last week we spared some change for Nathanael Hopkins-Smith’s The Vagabond #3, the latest in his series about a homeless vigilante (read our review here). Back in April we got in the ring with the first issue of another Hopkins-Smith series, Wrestlers in Space #1 (read our review here). …

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Special offer: Killer Comics

Are you after unadulterated online comics that will blow your mind? Are you after something unhinged, something edgy, something delightfully killer? Search no more for killer-horror, killer-action, killer-violence, killer-love or killer-fun and most of all for good old fashioned Killer Comics. Killer Comics is a newly launched indie comics company …

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