Tag Archive: Christian Read

Jan 07 2015

Australian comics, graphic novels and events that excite us in 2015: Part 1

After compiling a list of the comics and graphic novels that excited us in 2015, we noted a handful of Australian comics that had been on the horizon for a while. However, we knew that we’d missed a few Australians in the process, and wanted to capture the sheer amount of work that goes into …

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Oct 30 2014

Christian Read’s ‘Dread Empire’ explores Lovecraft’s cruel future

Plus supernatural investigator Karnak, the conclusion of Unmasked, and the unholy union of Celts, Romans, and zombies in Legio Ex Mortis. Readers and listeners around these parts will be familiar with Christian Read, the writer of comics The Eldritch Kid and Unmasked. When he last visited Behind the Panels, he had also just published Black City, …

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Jul 10 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Gestalt announces ‘The Deep: Voyages of the Aronnax’, ‘Kansas, Mars’, ‘Changing Ways Book 3’, ‘Flinch Volume 2’ and more

At Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne over the weekend (5-6 July), Gestalt Comics took to the stage to announce a slew of new comics and projects for the coming year, including a prequel to The Deep, a new volume of Justin Randall’s Changing Ways and a second volume of the best-selling Flinch anthology. The announcements were …

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Nov 03 2013

Local Focus: Unmasked #3

Local Focus is all about taking a closer look at recent release Australian comics. This time, we crack open a gritty take on capes that flips the script on the bad guys and literally punches the heroes in the face. The earlier issues of Unmasked recently got highlighted in the ABC documentary Comic Book Heroes, …

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Oct 30 2013

Local Focus – Halloween Edition: Home Brew Vampire Bullets #0

Some of the best and brightest Australian comic book talent get grim and gritty in this new quarterly anthology that mixes horror, politics and a decent dose of humour. The anthology has a long tradition on the local scene, the birthplace of many underground comix and superstar artists alike, going at least as far back …

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Aug 21 2013

Gestalt previews Tom Taylor’s ‘M.I.D.A.S.’, Ben Templesmith’s ‘The Undertaker Morton Stone’ plus ‘Unmasked #3’ and ‘Nocturne’

There are a lot of eyes on Australia’s Gestalt Comics right now, mostly thanks to the Comic Book Heroes documentary that finished airing on ABC1 last night (and is currently available on iView for Australian residents). The local publisher with eyes on the global market has taken the opportunity to annouce a slew of upcoming …

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Aug 15 2013

Second edition of ‘Flinch’ from Gestalt Comics in September

Following the screening of the first episode of Comic Book Heroes, the Nick Dunlop documentary on the history of Australia’s Gestalt Comics, their early anthology Flinch has completely sold out at the publisher level. As such, Gestalt have announced that they are going back for a second printing, due out in September 2013. The new …

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Aug 07 2013

TV Review: Comic Book Heroes

A fascinating look at the rise of Gestalt Comics in a documentary that was two years, thousands of miles and some punched walls in the making. It is difficult to speak of an ‘Australian comic book industry’ per se, but the rise of comic culture in this country is undeniable. Australia’s attendance at comic book …

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Jun 11 2013

Behind The Panels One-Shot – The Christian Read Interview

This week, Richard and David had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Christian Read, the Australia writer of the new novel from Gestalt, Black City. He’s perhaps best known in the comics world for his mystical Western graphic novel The Eldritch Kid: Whiskey & Hate with artist Michael Maier. Christian chats about the Australian …

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