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Monday, February 17, 2014

Paper Trail


Trailer for Connie Radar short film

Jem Yoshioka on tumblr.

Robert Virtue writes about the 2014 Parkes Comics Fest, that happened a couple days ago at the Parkes Library and I'm posting late because the links pile up in no discernible order and it's hard to keep on top of things.

Dr Matt Finch and Tracie Mauro from the Parkes Shire Library. (Pic yoinked from

INTERVIEW: Mary Tamblyn

 - Vibrations (after Fiona Wright)


Graphic! Novels! Melbourne! available on DVD.

Lauren Maier reviews Rooster Tails

Bruce Mutard - Microaviary (after A. Frances Johnson)


Garrick Tremain on cartoon censorship.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Paper Trail

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.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Homecooked Comics Festival 2013

Papers are piling up around literally and digitally so I'll be trying to make sense of them over the next week with a series of catch up posts.

A couple months back I manned a Pikitia Press table at the Homecooked Comics Festival in the Northcote, Melbourne. Homecooked drew a decent size crowd to the town hall who were more comics receptive than your typical con audience around these parts. Bernard Caleo conducted interviews and live drawing sessions on the main stage and the open 'roomy' layout of tables in the town hall made for a pleasant easy going atmosphere.

I had a lot of fun on the day, got to meet cartoonist Andrew Weldon, talk to a Turkish exchange student from Istanbul about modern and golden age Turkish comics, catch up with The Mars Volta and Paul Bedford, and scored a copy of Hard Evidence You're a Loser from J. Leigh Head. A wonderfully bizarre fully formed colour comic, from a cartoonist I was completely unaware of. I believe only available in a print on demand small run so far, but hopefully available more widely sometime in the future.

 Ersin Karabulut, one of the modern Turkish cartoonists recommended to me.

Bernard Caleo and Scarlette Baccini

Patrick Alexander and Bernard Caleo

Andrew Weldon 

 The Mars Volta swung by with these sweet home made t-shirts

Some excerpts from J Leigh Head's Hard Evidence you're a Loser.

Mirranda Burton and Gregory Mackay

Scarlette Baccini and Dan Hayward

David Blumenstein and Bruce Mutard

Laura Renfrew

Paul Bedford

Olive Oyl

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Confessions Of A Rookie Film Maker & Comic Book Virus

Clint Cure launches the first three issues of Confessions of a Rookie Film Maker this Friday at the Silent Army Storeroom,110 Franklin Street, Melbourne City. Cure will be screening three of his short films: The Lecture, Retribution and Hanging at Picnic Rock, an '80s B-Grade action take on an Aussie classic featuring zombies and lesbian bikers.

Facebook it.

All six parts of Clint Cure's Comic Book Virus documentaries about Melbourne comic book artists made in collaboration with Garry Donnellan, Dave Rhodes and Craig Rideout are now online at youtube. Comic Book Virus was originally aired on Optus Local Vision in 1997. Cartoonists featured include: Fred Negro, Aaron O'Donnel, Michael Fikaris, James Dunlevie, Tim Danko, Neale Blanden, Gregory MacKaye, Gerald Carr, Bruce Mutard, Greg Gates, Sal Lima, Scott Stuart, Phil Wlodarczyk, Ian Gunn, Edo Fuijshot, John Petropoulos, John Weeks, Athonk, Amber Carvan, Mick Wilson. Dillon Naylor, Wyin Law, Jason Badower, Alice Mrongrovious, Nicola Hardy and Peter Savieri.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Paper Trail

Jerome Bihan on tumblr, A Strict Diet of Self.

Zen Pencils in Hindi.

David Blumenstein Flickr set for Camp Chugnut 2013.

Not comics: The Listener records remembrances of recently passed New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere.

Bookmarks catch up: Margaret Irvine writes about Eric Heath.


Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson guest on Panel Borders.

Jase Harper blogs the creation of his graphic novel at Awk-ward.

Wellington art gallery and zine/comic stockists Matchbox Studios.

 Nat Karmichael writes about Jackie Ryan's Burger Force.

 Ness interviews Bruce Mutard.

Callout for papers related to Australasian humour for the 20th Australasian Humour Studies Network Colloquium on 14,15 February 2014 at the National Library in Wellington. Ian Grant, Chair of the New Zealand Cartoon Archive at the National Libary, will give a keynote presentation on the history of New Zealand cartooning.

Details here.

Limited copies of Simon Hanselmann's St Owl's Bay broadsheet (with special deleted scene!) are now available from the Silent Army online store.

Lauren Davis destroys Dylan Horrocks website, writing about Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen.

Talking about New Zealand comics Panel discussion with  Dylan Horrocks, Sam Orchard, Adrian Kinnaird and Sarah Laing at ST PAUL St Gallery in Auckland.

2013 Zine and Indy Comic Symposium in Brisbane.

Facebook gallery of launch party for the collected book of Matthew Hoddy and Caitlin Major's webcomic Space Pyrates.

Cory Doctorow reviews Tim Molloy's Mr Unpronounceable Adventures, available now from Milk Shadow Books.

Bookmarks catch up: New Zealand Political Cartoon Annual 2012.

Bobby N photo blogs the April Melbourne comics meet up.

Alan Rose Cartoons and Caricatures.

Regular Show cover by Rebecca Clements.

Matt Huynh talks coffee.

Read three Matt Huynh comics debuting at this years Mocca Arts Festival.

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