Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Key is in the Ignition - Australian Talent deserving wider recognition

In recognition of excellence in 2005. Print or web.

Well, i think that's everybody. But in my nominations I'm going to just talk about people who SHOULD be doing comics

Steve Martinez (Practice Cactus)
When he first started posting at Ozcomics and Pulp Fiction, i thought he was just another drop kick. Later i saw his work - he's a drop kick that can really draw. Draw really well with mature storytelling skills. And he's very funny. He needs to draw comic.

I nominated him last year and now he's disappeared. Which is a shame, a look on his blog and he's even better now. There's not much in the way of sequentials but his still lifes are sweet. Its so good it makes me cry he's not making comics for me right now.

Sam McKenzie
I met him on the sunday of Brisbane Supanova and he is probably one of the half dozen people i've given free ozcomic magazines too. His style is a bit Hewletty but he's 19. Nineteen!!! Also if you check out the Satellitte Soda site, look up Dave Collinson and Dylan McCrae, I'd would have put them in the mix but i can't find any sequentials from them.

David J Cunning
Has that cool graphitti/anima style, reminiscent of Jon Sommariva.

Wayne Nichols
Andy Finlayson pointed out his site last week and that very day he joined up at Pulp Faction. Nice stuff.

I'm awesome, just trust me.

I'm not sure who else is out there that is relatively new and who hasn't produced comics. Gavin Thomson did some nice sequentials as a try out for Phosphorescent, the anatomy is a bit dodgy in places but with a good inker his stuff could really work. I wish it was easier to trawl Deviart for fresh meat, we could then watch Anomic and Liz race to offer them scripts first.

But of course the idea is that other people nominate what they liked. There's plenty of time (nominations finish early january) so check out and buy stuff.
Otherwise get ye to the nomination forms and nominate.


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Anonymous said...

Dude, you just made me crack up.
Not just for the Nomination but for the accurate description too.
Thanks, I guess.