Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ledger Awards - Announced

On saturday at DoujiCon the winners of the Judged Category of the Ledger Awards will be announced

So if you are a nominee, I suggest you trundle down to DoujiCon (Caulfield Campus, Monash University) on Saturday 29th July and see me in one of auditoriums at 3:30

The nominees are
• Happy Birthday Anyway, Matt Huynh
• Pirates, Tonia Walden ed.
• Dreams of Tomorrow, Liz Argall ed.


• Eldritch Kid by Christian Read (story) & Christopher Burns (Art), Phosphorescent Comics/Creatorline
• Platinum Grit by Trudy Cooper, Doug Bayne and Danny Murphy
• The Crumpleton Experiments by Daniel Reed, Nautilus Illustrations

• Small Gods, Jason Rand (story). Image Comics
• Fell, Ben Templesmith (art) Image Comics
• DeeVee Flange, Eddie Campbell, Daren White & various. DeeVee Press

• Big Fun Mega Happy Pet Land by Jase Harper (Mania Magazine)
• Magellan by Stephen Crowley [webcomic view]
• Raymondo Person by Patrick Alexander [webcomic view]

• Trudy Cooper (Platinum Grit)
• Matt Huynh (Happy Birthday Anyway, various)
• Christian Read (Eldritch Kid, various)

• Trudy Cooper (Platinum Grit)
• Doug Holgate ('Laika', various)
• Matt Huynh (Happy Birthday Anyway, various)

• "Laika" by Doug Holgate, Flight #2
• "The Record" by Christian Read (story) & Tonia Walden (art), Something Wicked
• "The Seed" by Liz Argall (story) & Matt Huynh (art), Dreams of Tomorrow
• Star Wars Tales #27, illustrated by Nicola Scott (Dark Horse Comics)

• Troy Kealley (cover by Simon Sherry), Something Wicked
• Glen Shearer and Darren Close, Operation Funnybone
• Tonia Walden, various

be there!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

In Melbourne on Saturday

This coming weeken, 29th of July to be exact a bunch of us from Adelaide will be in Melbourne at Doujicon. We'll probably be arriving friday late afternoon and while we are staying in St Kilda would love to catch up with people for drinks.
If any Melbournites have suggestions - pipe up.

Who will be there? And what will they be selling?

Sarah's got
-Pretty Zombie #1 (which sold out in like 20 minutes at supanova) and maybe #2,
-The Bear (super cute!)
-The Princess and the gypsy (which was in the Top 5 24 hour challenge finalist)
-The Mary comic based on her webcomic (that is no longer on the web)
-And finally Adelaide comic zine Fistful of Comics.

EvilDan is supplying his Camry stationwagon and offering
-Angry Comic Shop Guy #1,2,3
-Timbsy the stereotypical Demon
-plus more

Owen Heitmann is selling
-How to Save the World - its a solid comic, the type of comic that we should be producing more of.
-5031 #1,2,3- The hijinks of shareflat renting, like "pop culture 2 minute noodles" and "he died with a falalfel in his hand" except with less carbs and sex.
-Basic Wage Kids #1 - the premiere isse of his garage band epic.

Benzine - I think Benzine will be selling a comic, it features art from some of Adelaide best artists.

Me - I'll be selling
-OzComics #4,5,6 - -I never sold these much in Melbourne but I've onlt got a few left so be quick.
-SureshotPresent Gothic Boogaloo - 32 pages of Weber's fist fighting, kitty kidnapping, smoking monkey madness
-SureShot Present ORDinary Eyeball - 52 pages of beuatiful comics by Australia's best reality comic creator Mandy Ord

I think we are located near the screenings, but definetly in the Mature section

So come say hello

Saturday, July 15, 2006

in sydney now

after an panic filled ride to the airport, i'm in sydney and will be for the next 4 days. please tell me cool places to drink at night.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

me writey writey again

The second Basic Wage Kids strip done by Tonia Walden and me is up. I think its better than the first one.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Australian Comics article at the Pulse

Thanks to the 3 people (doug, andy and darren) who buzzed in a pointed my browser to Jason Franks article about the local comic scene. It makes a good mention of all the internationally working local creators.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Red j pin up

I noticed that local creator Jon Sommariva has a very cool Mask pin up in the 20 year anniversary Dark Horse pin up book.

though he's credited as John Sommariva

On a related Jon's involved with a Canberra drink up. I've noticed since pulp Fiction comics started having drink ups (and subsidising beers) here in Adelaide, the comic output has increased tremendously and that's a good thing. Hope the same happens in Canberra.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

DEX Show and poster

A number of brisbane comic creators are exhibiting painted decks; Jase Harper, L. Frank Weber and most of the Phatsville crew.

Its a lovely poster; it shows painted skatedecks, the date and details are huge and it provides the same tag line ("an exhibition of 'lowbrow' art on skateboard decks") twice.
Its clear what this poster is marketing.

Then we have this

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

British Comic month

Ganked from Lying in the Gutters July is British Comic Month. That means that the comic shop franchise Forbidden Planet will be celebrating british self publishers by offerring their comics for sale and other stuff (on the blog it doesn't really say much).

In the Forbidden Planet online store they offer 19 self published books. 19! That's fuck all, but FP are going to some effort to highlight them.

There was an attempt at having an Australian Comic month which was creator-based and that never really got off the ground. The problem which the local market isn't the product but visibility and distribution. So if only a local shop or shops did something similar.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

me in sydney

I'll be in Sydney from saturday 15 to wednesday 19 for a course.
Whilst there i wouldn't mind catching up with people that won't beat me and rob me blind (without buying me a drink first).

So send me an email ( and we can catch up on of those nights.

Monday, July 03, 2006

me writey writey

Myself and Tonia Walden did a guest strip for Owen Heitmann's Basic Wage Kids

Ms Walden did a fantastic job, me thinks