Top Shelf Sale During August

I’m not one to keep a good deal secret, so here you are: on-line retailer TFAW (Things From Another World) is chopping 20% off their books from great indie publisher Top Shelf for the month of August. I’m always keen to see what the Shelf produce, as they rarely steer me wrong. Blankets, The Surrogates, American Elf, Essex County, Swallow Me Whole and more all come from the diverse team at Top Shelf, so check them out I say!

Get Graphic In Sydney

The Graphic festival continues this weekend at the Sydney Opera House. Sure, they’ve had Neil Gaiman, Kevin Smith, a screening of Akira with live music by Regurgitator and Shaun Tan’s wordless The Arrival also now with music. However, there’s still plenty of good (and free) events left over the coming days, including workshops on comics and publishing. Spaces may have gone by now, but you just may get lucky. More details can be found here.

On a related note the Triple J radio station had a brief feature on Aussie comics yesterday. It goes for just under 5 minutes and you can listen a few fans and creators speak including Maus creator Art Spiegelman and my fellow West Aussie Wolfgang Bylsma from Gestalt Publishing.