Friday, February 14, 2014
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
More comics link blogging dashed off in a haphazard fashion...
Michael Fikaris project, Arte Moris, is in it's last couple hours of crowdfunding.
Michael & Death Flatmates by Ralphie.
Josh Perks reviews James Davidson's Moa Vol One.
David C Mahler is currently on an international comics traipse through North America with a hobo's bindle full of a new anthology Flying Fox. Marc Pearson, Katie Parrish, Ben Sea, Leonie Brialey, Ruskidd, J.R Blue, Michael Hawkins, Merv Heers, Sam Wallman and David feature in this spunky little package. Read about Flying Fox on David's tumblr.
Roger Langridge writes about convention sketching.
Brian Lawry writes about Sarah Laing's The Fall of Light.
Bruce Mutard features on Double Spread.
Selection of Australian landscape reprint comics from the 1940's - 1950's on the Pikitia Press tumblr.
RM Rhodes dissects American Captain.
Aru Singh interviews Faction Comics' Amie Maxwell and Damon Keen
Daniel Best chronicles the production of the Pitt Brother's ill-fated adaption of Gully Foyle.
David Blumenstein writes up the 2013 Stanley Awards conference. Part one and part two.
Robert Smith reviews Adrian Kinnaird's From Earth's End: The Best of New Zealand Comics.
Elliot Francis Stewart: Back to the Wall.
Pat Grant performs Toormina Video at the Sydney Opera House.
Dylan Horrocks and Bryan Crump discuss children's comics including James Davidson's Moa.
Paper Trail masthead courtesy of Toby Morris.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
My last two months have been ultra mega busy and thus my paper trail links have piled up to oblivion. To get back on the horse I'll post a few mini Paper Trails this week. Maybe I'll even post that SPX report that I should have done last month...
Latest additions to the Pikitia Press Store, Mat Tait's Love Stories and David C Mahler's Deep Park are still searingly hot from their SPX debut's and make great Christmas presents!
Extra Ordinary recently their posted 300th strip.
Panels from Simon Hanselmann's forthcoming Life Zone from Spaceface Books. Preorder now.
Early place holder cover preview for Simon's Fantagraphics book MEGAHEX.
Bernard Caleo documents Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly's visit to Melbourne's Squishface Studios.
Teaser trailer for Karl Wills' Connie Radar short film adaption Over The Moon.
David Mahler writes about Evie Cahir.
Andrew Nette's Pinterest of Australian pulp novels. Love all the beautiful painted Horwitz covers.
Gerald Carr offers an in depth look at the case for Australian cartoonist/animator Pat Sullivan as the creator of Felix the Cat.
Jason Chatfield writes about South Australian State Labor Minister Chloe Fox's legal threat against The Adelaide Advertiser for publishing a cartoon and a story that she claims caused “distress, stress and damage to her personal reputation”.
Support your local comic shop so they can keep running their underground bare knuckle fight clubs.
Bobby N shares a page from the second volume of The Sixsmiths, a forthcoming collaboration with Jason Franks.
Campbell Whyte wrote an impassioned plea to whoever stole his families luggage in San Francisco.
I love Blakes 7.
After nine years PulpFaction administrator Maggie McFee will be retiring the Australian comics Pulpfaction message boards in the next few days. PulpFaction was notable for many things including hosting yearly 24 hour comic competitions and I believe introducing Tom Taylor to his frequent collaborator Colin Wilson.
"It's with a heavy heart, but a heart full of good memories, that I announce the closing of Pulp Faction and the forums. The forums will be put into read-only mode in the next couple of days, so please log in and say any goodbyes while you can. The forums will remain online in a read-only state for at least the next 12 months. †"
Roger Langridge suggests 10 rules for drawing comics.
Dylan Horrocks has been posting pages every few days lately from his serial Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum is one of the archival institutions currently threatened by bush fires in Australian. Australian has sadly been stricken by many natural disasters in the last several years with lives and property and likely many works of art being lost. I recall an ebay auction for an original R. Wilson McCoy Phantom daily strip being sold to raise funds for flood relief.
A new television series of popular New Zealand comic character Terry Teo has been funded by NZ on Air.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
That time New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon met Spider-man.
White Fungus to be distributed nationwide in New Zealand through Gordon and Gotch. White Fungus have featured some fine comics over the years including work by Barry Linton and Tim Bollinger. The latest issue features a 20 page comic by Tim Bollinger.
Gorgeous short run Toby Morris screenprint available from Papertrail Prints.
Bob Temuka writes about comic collecting and maintaining a comic collection in New Zealand.
Darian Zam writes about New Zealand illustrator Alison Fyfe.
Lane Ashfield interviews Rachel Fenton.
Excerpt from Daniel Best's The 1955 Romance Comics Trial ebook.
Roger Langridge draws a couple takes of Jason Paulo's Hairbutt the Hippo.
Roger shares some Fin Fang Four roughs and character designs.
Sarah Laing hangs with Katherine Mansfield.
Silent Army photos from Tim Danko's Once launch.
MVH still killing it at DIE POPULAR.
Photography not comics by Andy Conlan.
In between producing several comics series' Richard Fairgray with regular collaborators Tara Black and Terry Jones have created a children's picture book, Morgan, the Moreporks and the Moon.
2013 Winter edition of Roomers #53 free from readings Bookshops in Melbourne features a harrowing tale of bathing in rooming houses, Postcards from the Gatwick, by Wendy Butler.
Benjamin Constantine gallery at Juxtapoz.
Russ Radcliffe, editor of Dirt Files:A Decade of Best Political Cartoons, and Professor John Uhr from the School of Politics and International Relations at ANU, review 10 years in Australian politics through cartoons.
Simon Hanselmann is selling a pile of Truth Zone original pages and previews his forthcoming comic from Space Face books.
Paper Trail masthead courtesy of Toby Morris.