Interviews

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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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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SPOTLIGHT: Dale Maccanti

Name: Dale Maccanti Town/State: Victoria Website/Blog: whitecatpress.com Title/Publisher: Editor/White Cat Press What comics format do you work in? Comic books, webcomics and graphic novels. What is your skill area and role as a creator? Writer, editor, letterer and publisher. What are your major comics publishing credits so far? The Misadventures …

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INTERVIEW: Emmet O’Cuana

By Anthony N. Castle Emmet O’Cuana is a freelance critic and writer with reviews, features, and fiction featuring in Hopscotch Friday, FilmInk, Sequart, Film International, 100% Biodegradable, Decay Magazine and Aurealis. Emmet has more recently turned his hand to writing comics as well as reviewing them, so we caught up …

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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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Australian Comics Journal radio spot: August

Anthony N. Castle reviews the latest Mr Unpronounceable by Tim Molloy on Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast last month, along with a discussion on comics and surrealism… Anthony N. Castle reviews Mr Unpronounceable and the Infinity of Nightmares – written review and interview by Ben Kooyman– and also discusses the project’s …

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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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Interview: Ben Kooyman, Assistant Editor

by Anthony N. Castle I indeed underestimated the volume of incoming review copies and press releases I would receive as Managing Editor when I offered to help run the australiancomicsjournal.com two years ago. I’ve handled my fair share of lunch break op-eds and general hack writing in my career but …

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