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Reflection: 2017 Ledger Awards

By Ben Kooyman The Ledger Awards serve to honour excellence in Australian comics. The 2017 ceremony was held at St James Hotel in Sydney on Friday 16 June. Among the evening’s victors, the Gold Ledger went to Small Things by Mel Tregonning; Silver Ledgers were awarded to Australi, written by …

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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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Mr Unpronounceable launch

Tim Molloy’s latest graphic novel, Mr Unpronounceable and the Infinity of Nightmares, will be launching at Transmogrify, a three person exhibition of oil paintings & sculptures that reconstruct and subvert the human form… Transmogrify features Ben Howe’s hyper-realistic, yet reductive oil paintings, Jake Hempson’s sculptural explorations of figures and bone …

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Hail: interview with Miranda Richardson

Interview by Anthony N. Castle Hail is a superhero comic about a woman who crumbles into shards of glass whenever she has an episode of anxiety. Written by Miranda Richardson and illustrated by Rosanna Lam, Hail is a webcomic now being adapted to print with a story that explores conceptions …

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Review: Ashcan Comics #10

Review by Ben Kooyman Ashcan is a local collective of up and coming comic illustrators & writers. Ashcan aims to give emerging artists and writers an outlet to publish their work for exposure and networking opportunities… From twentieth century luminaries like Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, and Art Spiegelman through to …

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Truth, Justice and the Australian Way

Free Comic Book Day and Graphic Journalism in Australia By Anthony N. Castle Giving away product for free might not seem the wisest response to lagging sales but that is precisely the idea behind Free Comic Book Day, an annual promotional event that takes place on the first Saturday of …

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2016 Ledger Award winners announced!

The 2016 Ledger Awards Ceremony was held last night at All Star Comics Melbourne. A very large crowd was in attendance to see an emotional MC, Bernard Caleo, take out the Platinum Award. Here is the full list of recipients… 2016 GOLD LEDGER Neomad: The Complete Collection. Sutu, The Love Punks, …

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Matt’s Entertainment: February

Indie comic news and gossip with Matt Nicholls: the ‘Nicest Guy in Australian Comics’… Welcome to the very first Matt’s Entertainment. I’m Matt Nicholls and I run a website called Indie Comic Previews. I’m known as the ‘Nicest Guy in Australian Comics’. It’s not just me saying it. You know …

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