Tag Archive: Gestalt Comics

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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Nov 17 2014

Andrew Constant goes sideways: ‘Fly’ and ‘Broken Line’

If you go by his Gestalt Comics bio, writer Andrew Constant has voyaged through journalism, salesmanship, I.T. management, bartending, and being a hippy before finding his feet as a comic book writer. His debut graphic novel Torn, first published back in 2011, was a reverse werewolf story with art by Nicola Scott and Joh James. His two …

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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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Sep 10 2014

TV: ‘The Deep’ series is ready to set sail

Gestalt Comics (via their website) reports that France’sTechnicolor, Canadian Nerd Corps Entertainment and Australia-based A Stark Production have reach final agreements over the partnership for the production of the CG adaptation of The Deep graphic novel series. The 26-episode The Deep TV Series is based on the award-winning books written by Australia’s Tom Taylor (Injustice, Earth …

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Aug 27 2014

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Comics creators and history showcased in Sydney and Brisbane

Oz Comic-Con arrives next month in Brisbane and Sydney. As another major first, Behind the Panels gets mentioned in the press release. All around the world, we see people talking about how comics take a back-seat to movies and TV at comic-cons. This is not the case at Oz Comic-Con. In addition to a robust …

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Jul 14 2014

Behind The Panels Issue 100 – A Diamond Celebration

Welcome to Behind the Panels Issue 100, the comic book show that’s had to come up with a hundred of these introductions. In this issue, we celebrate saying “in this issue” for the 100th time. THEN we report back live(ish) from Oz Comic-Con with an exclusive interview with Wolfgang Bylsma, Editor of Gestalt Publishing. AND David …

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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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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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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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Sep 13 2013

Technicolor partners with ABC TV Australia and A Stark Production for ‘The Deep’ animated series

Gestalt Comics has announced that Technicolor has partnered with ABC Television Australia and Australian Producer Avrill Stark‘s A Stark Production to develop their graphic novel series The Deep as a CG animated series. Creators Tom Taylor and James Brouwer are reportedly “heavily involved” with the production of the TV series. When we spoke with Taylor at Supanova this year, he elaborated on this. “I’ve written the …

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Aug 30 2013

Gestalt announces ‘Broken Line #1’ from Andrew Constant and Emily Smith

Gestalt Comics have just announced a brand new book from Australian writer Andrew Constant and artist Emily Smith called Broken Line. It will be available through Comixology and other digital vendors “soon”. The recently launched Facebook page for the book is scant on details, but contains the intriguing tagline “The Land Never Ends, The Screams Never …

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