Boy's Own adventure by Tony Thorne in Demons.
WIP: Jase Harper's Awk Wood.
Preview of Roger Langridge's L'il Ernie.
Preview for new comic from Katie Parrish.
A lengthy post on T.C. Denne’s soft drink and ice cream business by Darian Zam.
Recreation of a mid-1960s hand screen-printed poster for the Peter Pan Dazzle, by Bob Godfrey.
Philip Bentley has released a his comics memoirs A Life in Comics available from Second Shore. Phil has been involved for much of the past 50 years with the Australian comics scene through fandom, retailing, writing and publishing. More info on A Life in Comics – a personal history of comics in Australia 1960-1990 here.
Phil also recently announced the end of his Australian comics publication Word Balloons.
"With the release of A Life in Comics it seems an appropriate time to draw a line under the publication of Word Balloons. It was not my intention from the outset to conclude its run here, but anyone who has been following the magazine’s trajectory will have seen that its frequency has slowed over the years. This is just the natural consequence of producing an work as labour of love. Eventually enthusiasm will run out. I had thought that perhaps at the end of producing the book I would feel energised and be enthusiastic about getting back into WB, but the opposite has been true, so I very much feel it is time to move on"
Back issues of Word Balloons can be purchased from Second Shore.
Emmet O'Cuana reviews Home Brew Vampire Bullets #0.
Eleri Mai Harris made a beautiful comic for the 2013 Caravan of Comics TCAF excursion.
Gallery of New Zealand reprint comics at The Library of American Comics Blog.
The Dominion Post profiles Murray Webb.
Simon Hanselmann's 2013 CAB report.
Daniel Best announces a Keith Chatto ebook biography.
Neale Blanden diagrams the Melbourne Comics Community.
Jem Yoshioka writes about the recent Women's Cartoon colloquium in Wellington.
Sarah Laing's commentary on the Women's Cartoon colloquium.
David Mahler writes about Marc Pearson.
Have you ordered your SAVAGE BITCH?
Stephen A. Russell profiles Art Spiegelman for The Age prior to his recent Australian visit.
Paper Trail masthead courtesy of Toby Morris.