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Hail comic on Kickstarter

Hail is a superhero comic about a woman who crumbles into shards of glass, now releasing online with eight new pages every month…   Lena shatters into glass whenever she has an anxiety attack, which makes her dream to become a lawyer even more difficult. But it also spurs her …

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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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The Ledger Awards interview: Gary Chaloner

Interview by Anthony N. Castle The Ledger Awards is the premiere event for Australian comics, offering a platform solely for celebrating the quality and diversity of this country’s creators. As the initiative continues to evolve, awards organiser Gary Chaloner spoke about the event’s history and future, as well as the …

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Monsters on Pozible

The spider in the corner of the ceiling. The monster under the bed. The dark and the great unknown. These are the things we fear – both as children and as adults. Karen Beilharz, and some of Australia’s best independent creators, explore our deepest fears over 11 terrifying, provoking and …

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The Pre-Ledger Comics Launch

Five new books will be launching before The Ledger Awards at All Star Comics, celebrating the spirit of the evening in presenting some of the quality and diversity of Australian comics… The Pre-Ledger Comics Launch will be at All Star Comics Melbourne, 53 Queen St. The launch will be on …

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The Ledger Awards 2016 Shortlist announced

The shortlist for 2016 is here! The Ledger Awards organising committee has announced this year’s shortlist – as voted by the judging panel – which again exhibits the quality and diversity of Australian comics… The shortlist: #takedown. David Blumenstein (Pikitia Press) 8house: Yorris, Parts 1 & 2.  Fil Barlow & …

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MATT’s Entertainment! March

Indie comic news and gossip with Matt Nicholls: the ‘Nicest Guy in Australian Comics’ I’m still squatting here at the australiancomicsjournal.com. Not like that. I have a chair. In fact, I’ve taken someone’s desk and I’m not leaving. Squatter’s rights. With a desk. And chair. Either way, MATT’s Entertainment is …

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Past the Last Mountain; preview

By Ben Kooyman Louie Joyce’s Footsteps, reviewed last year, was a dialogue and narration-free exercise in purely visual storytelling about a wayfarer navigating alien terrain. Joyce’s topnotch artwork can be seen in the new series Past the Last Mountain, written by Paul Allor. Described as a “geopolitical fantasy” about “a …

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