Sunday , August 20 2017

Panels + Papers & Pixels

Wooly Bully, North Melbourne’s stockist of fine comics, music, and coffee have a one year anniversary celebration tomorrow night with musical performances and an exhibition that includes comic makers Joanna Anderson and Chris O’Brien, Sam Wallman, Marc Pearson and Chris Stapp.

Bernard Caleo and Dan Hayward at Wooly Bully recently to film an interview with Shaun Tan for their Graphic Novels! Melbourne! Documentary.


Online zines and comics from Perth based (I think) Girl over here.

Girl hawks his comics guerilla style at Perth Supanova 2012


Possibly prompted by Simon Hanselman’s goading Michael Hawkins has uploaded a heckload of comics to tumblr.


The latest issue of  Metro features comics by Sarah LaingLaing also has a wealth of comics online at her blog.


Cartoonist’s from Melbourne’s dedicated comics studio Squishface will be running a marathon weekend of open invitation comics workshops at the Cowwarr Art Space  Sat, Sun 7-8 July 11-5pm. Printmaker: Sue Fraser & Squishface Comic Studio Artists  Marta Tesoro,  Ben HutchingsIve SorocukDavid BlumensteinSarah Howell, and Jo Waite will be exhibiting at Cowarr Art Space from6th July to 29th August.


From Squishface resident David Blumenstein‘s recent PR regarding the conclusion of The Bret Braddock Adventures:

Ladies and gentlemen:

After 3 years and 100+ pages, my comic strip “Showman? The Bret Braddock Adventures” is coming to a (horrible) end. You are invited to witness this end.

Attendees at BRET BRADDOCK’S FINAL MEETING (July 14, from 6:15pm) will become part of a half-arsed theatrical spectacular which will BAMBOOZLE and BEMUSE. Those who experienced BRET BRADDOCK’S AWKWARD WORKPLACE FUNCTION at 2010’s Melbourne Fringe Festival will have some idea of what to expect.

Squishface Comics Studio
309 Victoria St, Brunswick

on Saturday, July 14 at 6:15pm.

One of those interesting items that occasionally surface on ebay from the  golden age of Australian comic books, a printers plate for a Crimson Comet page by John Dixon.



Emmet O’Cuana at The Momus Report writes about several comics purchased at the Sydney Supanova over here , here and here.



Maude Farrugia checks in with a brief report from the far north of  New Zealand.

Andrew Stone at The New Zealand Herald writes about Venus: A Quest, a new feature-length documentary from The Comics Show director Shirley Horrocks in collaboration with her husband Roger Horrocks and son Dylan Horrocks.


Michael Fikaris has designed this months Comic strip tee.


New Webcomic: Richard Fairgray’s Ghost Ghost

The Australian Cartoonist’s Museum have started posting video interviews and profiles featuring some of Australia’s finest cartoonists. A dedicated youtube channel can be found here.

I wrote about New Zealand and Australian connections with the forthcoming Judge Dredd movie here.

Today’s column is brought to you by the following gorgeous pulp sci-fi  cover illustrations by Stanley Pitt and Monty Wedd.

 Monty Wedd covers The Three Eternals

Stanley Pitt covers Adventure in Time

Stanley Pitt covers Second Variety

Stanley Pitt covers Conquest of the Stars

About GC

Gary Chaloner is the creator of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo, The Undertaker Morton Stone & Red Kelso. He's also worked on Will Eisner's John Law, Robert E. Howard's Breckinridge Elkins, Astro City, Doc Wilde and Unmasked. He's the co-convenor of The Ledger Awards and the host/publisher of the

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