Tag Archive: Australia

May 05 2014

Douglas Holgate, Justin Randall announced as Children’s Picture Book Illustrators Initiative winners

Australian comic book cretaors Douglas Holgate and Justin Randall have been announced as some of the recipients of grants under the Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative. The Australian Society of Authors awarded the creators in the Developing Illustrator’s and Established Illustrator’s categories. Fifty applications were received from emerging, developing and established Australian illustrators. Applications were assessed by Sarah Foster, …

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Mar 14 2014

Comics: ‘Home Brew Vampire Bullets’ reveals cover and line-up for TWO

We’ve mentioned several times how much we love Australian anthology Home Brew Vampire Bullets, so much so that Richard Gray has been quoted in the publicity repeatedly. The HBVB Brains Trust have just dropped details and cover art, from the awesome Sacha Bryning, for the second issue. It’s an even bigger line-up than their already massive …

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Mar 05 2014

Review: Headspace #1

A new digital comic takes a trip into a town that has a very unique frame of mind. The only question is: who owns the mind that’s framing it? It’s difficult to put Australian writer Ryan K. Lindsay in a box, such is the nature of his diverse portfolio. While international readers may know him from …

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Mar 02 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Paul Bedford, Jason Franks and Gary Jones for Melbourne, Ryan K Lindsay for Adelaide

Oz Comic-Con kicks off its 2014 in less than a month, and the roster keeps getting bigger for the national tour. Comics creators Paul Bedford, Jason Franks and actor Gary Jones have been added to the Melbourne leg this week, while Australian writer and artist Ryan K. Lindsay will make his Adelaide debut in April. With …

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Feb 24 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Win a trip to New York Comic Con!

We’re already very excited that Oz Comic-Con has partnered with ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con and other major geek culture events, but now Oz Comic-Con is giving a lucky punter a chance to win a trip to the Big Apple and one of the biggest ‘cons in the world. Check out the press …

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Feb 20 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Australians Andrew Constant, Justin Randall and Wolfgang Bylsma added

Oz Comic-Con is a great showcase for local talent, being the Oz Comic-Con and all. The ‘Con has added three familiar names to the line-up this year: Gestalt owner and publisher Wolfgang Bylsma, plus creators Andrew Constant and Justin Randall. All three will be joining the event for the Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows. …

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Feb 10 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: NYCC’s ReedPOP partners with Australia’s pop culture expos

Oz Comic-Con is about to experience its biggest year to date, already expanding its shiny goodness to two new cities: Sydney and Brisbane. Well, the cities aren’t new, they’ve been there for a while, but the ‘Con is coming to their shores for the first time in its history. Even more exciting is the new …

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Dec 13 2013

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Billie Piper heading to Perth and Adelaide

Following the excitement of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, the organisers of the Oz Comic-Con are very excited to add actress Billie Piper to the convention line-up. This marks her first appearance at an Australian convention. In addition to her role as Rose Tyler/Bad Wolf/The Conscience of The Moment …

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Dec 05 2013

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Bobby Curnow and Dean Rankine for Adelaide/Perth, Eddie McClintock and Paul Eiding for Brisbane/Sydney

2014 is getting scarily close, being just on the other side of Christmas and its related festivities, and Oz Comic-Con are hard at work putting together what promises to be a stellar line-up for their third and largest year of ‘cons. IDW editor Bobby Curnow and artist Dean Rankine will be heading to the Adelaide/Perth shows, while …

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Dec 04 2013

Comics: Madman releases short documentary on the artists of Milk Shadow Books

Following their distribution deal with Milk Shadow Books earlier this year, Madman has released a mini-documentary about Tim Molloy, Ben Hutchings and Dillon Naylor, three of the creators that have recently had their works published or re-released through Milk Shadow. Recently, the ABC in Australia aired a two-part documentary on Gestalt Comics, the rising star of …

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Nov 09 2013

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Bill Farmer returns, Booboo Stewart added for Brisbane/Sydney

Following the news that Disney voice legend Jim Cummings will be hitting up the Melbourne Oz Comic-Con in July next year, the organisers have made the announcement that the voice of Goofy himself, Bill Farmer, will be making his way to the inaugural Sydney and Brisbane shows in September 2014. They’ve also announced that actor Booboo …

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