Tag Archive: Wolfgang Bylsma

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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. …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Aug 04 2013

Watch a trailer for Gestalt Comics documentary ‘Comic Book Heroes’ online

Over two years in the making, Comic Book Heroes, a documentary about the rise of Australia’s premier publisher Gestalt Comics will air on ABC1 on Tuesday 13 and 20 August at 10pm AEST. (You can also catch up with it on ABC2 and iView, of course). Written and directed by Nicholas Dunlop, it shows how Wolfgang …

Continue reading »