Darren Close

Darren Close
Darren is the creator and publisher of the KILLEROO series, and also the creator of the OzComics website and subsequent drawing challenge on Facebook. He's been around the local comic scene for far too long for many people's liking. Gary Chaloner was foolish enough to make him the new Managing Editor of AustralianComicsJournal.com

EDITORIAL: Short but sweet

Hi folks, As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’ve stepped away from running this website to pursue my own projects. For awhile it was a real buzz, we had enough content coming out weekly to really make it a nice weekly destination for fans and creators of Aussie comics. …

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KICKSTARTER: Sovereign’s Dread

Sovereign’s Dread is a dark fantasy epic set to span eight volumes at the time of this writing. It’s characters are deeply flawed and troubled. Along with Demian is Reiner, a powerful battlemage whose abilities are destroying his body at a terrifying rate. They also meet Leuna, a Dutchess of …

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The Legacy of Phillip Wearne

Complete Ownership The Legacy of Phillip Wearne BY DANIEL BEST ohdannyboy.blogspot.com.au   Phillip Wearne is largely forgotten these days in Australian comic book circles. He produced a total of four comic books and it’s the circumstances around those books that are fascinating. Although Wearne should rightly be remembered as being …

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PRO TIPS: Mike Foxall

I’m an artist / animator working out of my studio in Bathurst, NSW. I have always been pretty obsessed with drawing and was heavily into comics as a kid. My main jam was DC’s Sgt Rock and Joe Kubert was probably the first artist whose work I really appreciated and …

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RETROSPECTIVE: Issue One Comics

By Clint Hammill It was April 1991 – Marvel Comics had just released The New Mutants #100, with Cable’s first appearance as the leader of the group ahead of X-Force #1 a few months later. On that same newsagent shelf, a young Editor/Publisher/Designer by the name of Sam Young bared …

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PRO TIPS: Frank Candiloro

Going on Hiatus By Frank Candiloro gumroad.com/frankencomics facebook.com/frankencomics tumblr.com/frankencomics @frankencomix   A while ago, I made comics. From 2009 onwards, I wrote, illustrated and published 20+ comics under my self-publishing label FrankenComics. From an outsider’s point of view, sales were good, the feedback was positive, and I even got an …

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