Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rack'em up Artist Alley

Run down on who's there, based on what i know and what the internet tells me. I haven't actually asked people directly so take this with a grain of salt.

Rowan Cassidy - does design work on movies (like Flying Daggers and Hero) and has released 2 issues of his Minute of Angle (he might have a 3rd issue out for Supanova) which looks extrememly pretty (in a templesmith/wood kinda way) but is pretty light (with messy storytelling).

Pulp Crucifiction - I'm guessing this is Dean Rankine/Christian Comics, but I'm totally guessing

Jason Rand/Nicola Scott/Stewart McKenny - 3 of the up and coming stars working overseas. Jason did Small Gods (I recommend the 1st and 3rd storylines), Helios (i dunno) and the first couple of issues of Emmisary. Nicola has done a tonne of stuff most notably Star Wars, she's doing an issue of Birds of Prey and i heard Queen and Country but I'm easily confused. Stewart McKenny has also worked on Star Wars as well as Captain America. The art he did for Watch: Casius Belli was pretty good. You'll be able to find these guys because they'll be surrounded by the massive crowd.

Smiley Things - no idea

Sydney Stage Combat - people who like to play fight in front of people

Caanan Grall - at Supanova courtsey of his Ozcomic 24 Hour Challenge prize, he's got a stack of books to sell. It will all be good stuff, so pick'em it up. A must see.

Geeen Comix - Supanova regular Ben Hutchings will be there. My recommendations is You stink and I don't (especially the trade of the 1st five issues). He's latest book Pumpkin Kids is ok, good for kids.

Plump Oyster/Girlie Pains/Phatsville Comix - these guys produce good stuff, if you like your alt-humour comics you can't go wrong here. (Golden Plops is a highlight)

Novus Ordo - I'm really glad the catholic church is reaching out to the kids to inform them about Second Vatican Council. Sure 30 years late but rock'on Pope Benedict. Actually I have no idea who they are.

R2 Builders Club - A bunch of model builders stealing - STEALING - from George Lucas, may God have mercy on the souls.

Australian Costumers Guild - I belive this is a group of people, from Australia, who provide ornate clothing for people.

Nimbin Studio DevK - Wild guess this is Gerkinman's table. I've never read any of his stuff, so I dunno.

Siberian Productions - Laocorn has really grown in the past number of years and he's an enthusiastic fellow, Dark Moon Rising is ok and the new series of Billy looks alright.

Rubber Chocobo Productions - I thought this might have to do with rubber/chocolate chodas but unfortunately i doubt it

Local Act Comics - possibly the break out books for Supanova, 4 titles that are getting a bit of buzz.

Webcartoonists Australia - the magic eightball say webcartoonists from Australia

Storm Publishing - Another mainstay of local comics, they usually offer what seems like 30 titles, I haven't read any because i have no idea where to start.

Oztaku - Oztaku is improving, the last one i read was 70% good, though the whole POD thing seems like a step backwards. If they are selling Michael Li's stuff pick it up quickly, it always sells out because its fabulous stuff.

Cardigan Comics - These guys consistently produce good smart comics; Tango is always a satisfying read. I haven't read much else so i'll be buying stuff from here. Also i think Phillip Bently will be selling Word Balloons there too.

Queenie Chan and Katie Huang - Queenie's The Dreaming is a good read and i'm hoping to pick up Volume 2. And from her LJ she seems to know what she's talking about which is always appreciated, it'll be good for a chat. Katie Huang released Generations, a very nice manga graphic novel/anthology, which is quite hard to get but worth the effort.

Littlehammer Studios and Umiyama Creative - LittleHammer is Marcelo Baez's company, who does the awesome Diabla, 2 years back he had a preview of issue #5 maybe he might have the complete issue. But Diabla is highly recommended. I have no idea who Uniyama Creative, Mr Tang perhaps?

12121 Entertainment - I belive this is a collective of roadies who test micrphones but in an entertaining fashion. UPDATE - Actually NO, its Gary Lau who has Knight Edge 1,2,3 but not 4! But he'll have another book which is text driven but has pictures of swords and samurais so I'm sold.

Golgotha Graphics - This could be Jules FABER (Sorry Jase) and his very nice Golgotha series (its painted and very lush) or it could be this. Or even both, I dunno.

Goji Juice - 'staining books and sketch pads since 2005'. Or it could be some sort of dragonball jizz

Amber Campbell - no idea who she is or why she needs 3 tables in Artist Alley, i'm hoping its because she's a runway model. UPDATE: This is the hayese group which to my knowledge comprises of Komala Sing (Pirotess), Matt Huynh (Stikman), Nate Soehardi (Nate Sohardi) and they'll be selling heaps of good stuff like Moshi Moshi #12 - we just need Knightedge #4, Finch #4, Diabla #5 and the end will be nigh. Nigh I say!

SuAnime' -

Juaws - Just Using Acronyms Without Sense? I'm guessing an anime club

Video Games live - is this the symphony orchestra thing where they play Video games tunes?

Not in Artist Alley but worth a look

Phosphorescent Comics - Get Witch King and Azerath. I'm going to guess that the Azerath guys will be there and possibly Christian Read. Hopefully Paul Abstruse will sign boobs but last i heard he was working that weekend.

20 Bucks Short - A short film by Alex Major of Noami and Poggie fames and Quayline (and a very funny bloke)

Operation Funnybone - because it had the distribution of Blue Whale Athele's foot it might be a good opportunity in getting a book that features almost everyone and supports a good cause.


Fistfull of Comics - Following up their rampage at Doujicon Team radelaide will be presenting a whle bunch of comics; like Pretty Zombie, Angry Comic shop guy, Fistfull of Comics, Timsby the Demon and other stuff. Its all really good, at Brisbane supanova these all sold out on the first day or so. Also available will be Anthology Alvin which, while not the best drawn comic ever is quite a good dramatic read.

Sureshot Presents - Me and Doug Holgate will be holding court, telling you what you need to know. Like "Waterworld is not that crap of a film", "Minicomics is not a dirty word", "Your fullbleed wolverine tshirt is too small". Also to break up the monotony we will be selling comics like Surehot Presents Gothic Boogaoloo, Sureshot Presents Ordinary Eyeball and the new Sureshot Presents Flippin' Good, Pardner! (Working title) featuring Doug Holgates' Spaghetti Western and Checkmate Wordsworth. The first 2 sureshots are almost sold out so be quick.
Also available Basic Wage Kids #1 and #2 by Owen Heitmann, Tales from under the bed by Holgate and VS by me.

(if you have any more info, post a comment)


Jase said...

Golgotha Graphics - This could be Jules Harper and his very nice Golgotha series

you mean Jules FABER.

Mark Selan said...

Sorry Jase, in my mind you sporadic guys have melded into one giant lumbering comic creating monster decimating brisbane town. I'll edit.

G said...

12121 Entertainment would me or rather Knight-Edge.

We've got Knight-Edge issue #1, #2, #3 and brand new SHIRANUI. A preview of Knight-Edge #4 can be viewd at our table as well. We also have a little new book called Edina for sale, too!

See you there!

Komala said...

Amber Campbell is sort of the Hayase! set of tables, though I guess we could run an impromptu fashion show if sales are slow?? We have too many people and things-for-sale to list, so uh, VISIT US as long as I am not in line to get stuff signed by Crispin Freeman. :D

I just picked up Moshi 12 so it exists! Never again thank goddd.

Mark Selan said...

Gary - you hate me and you will never finish #4. I knew 12121 was familiar

Komala - I want Nat in lyrca parading with Moshi Moshi #12

The Frase said...

Have fun and best of luck with the books Mark!

Can you try and keep people from punching Doug in the head please?

I like his pretty-boy face!

Hayden said...

I love that the title changes every year... last year it was "full moon rising", now its "dark moon rising"... :P

What was the deal with the no staples in one of the "radeliade" comics? There were staple holes in it!?!

Mark Selan said...

Scott - I was kevin costner to Doug's Whitney.

Hayden - next year I'm calling in "Wolfy Wolfman goes a wolfin'" and you'll fucking like it.

Hayden said...

I'm holding you to that title ;)