Perth Writers Festival

You may remember me mentioning the highly entertaining documentary, Comic Book Heroes last year. It focused on West Australian publisher Gestalt Comics and their struggle to great success. It aired on Australian TV last year and is really worth watching. If you missed it however, fear not!

As part of this year’s Perth Writers’ Festival, you can see it for free, along with a Q and A of some of the talented Gestalt crew, at Octagon Theatre, Nedlands on Saturday February 22.

Gestalt Comics Sale

Australian publisher, and subject of the recent, and excellent, Comic Book Heroes documentary, Gestalt is having a huge sale this month.

You can pick up such fine goodies as both volumes of The Deep (written by Injustice’s Tom Taylor, and soon to be an animated series), the two volumes of creepy horror to be found in Justin Randall’s Changing Ways, the always amusing and thoughtful Digested series by Bobby N, and oh, so much more.

Browse, buy and enjoy!

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Unmasked #3 Review

The latest digital offering from the Unmasked series by Gestalt Publishing is out now. My review of the third issue by Christian Read and Gary Chaloner can be found here.

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Milk Shadows Books Launch

Melbourne based publisher Milk Shadow Books are launching two new comics at All Star Comics in Melbourne on Saturday October 12. The two comics are Dillon Naylor’s Da ‘n’ Dill-The Showbag Years, and Ben Constantine’s Squirt-Stone-The collected Plump Oyster volume 1. Both creators will also be there.

You can find out more about the event right here, and here is where you’ll find more of Milk Shadow’s unique creations, and below is the official lowdown of the event.

Milk Shadow Books, All Star Comics Melbourne and Madman proudly invite you to celebrate the launch of Dillon Naylor’s Da ‘n’ Dill – The Showbag Years and Ben Constantine’s Squirt-Stone – The Collected Plump Oyster Volume 1.

Come along and be part of the long-awaited return of the cult children’s comic creations , Da ‘n’ Dill, and the first mega collection of the amazing, alternative Plump Oyster comic series.

In a rare appearance, both of the artists will be in attendance – signing, sketching, and discussing their work – with you!

For a limited time, the books will be packed into their own showbag with lollies, and other gifts courtesy of Madman Entertainment Australia.

Plus there will also be signed limited edition art prints for sale by both Dillon and Ben!

AND… two people could find the LUCKY TICKETS, which entitles them to a page of original Da ‘n’ Dill art or a piece of art by Ben Constantine.

Come along and see some of the strangest and best work that the Australian comix community has to offer!

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Zombie Cities Violence vs Compassion Review

I reviewed the second Zombie Cities anthology from Australian publisher, Silver Fox Comics, here at Broken Frontier.

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Gestalt Comics Documentary

The talented team behind Western Australia’s Gestalt Comics have been going from strength to strength in the last few years. They may be a small outfit from Perth, but their ambition knows no bounds and the diversity of their goodies is most impressive. From the upcoming animated series based on The Deep, written by Injustice’s Tom Taylor, to working with noted novelist Kevin J. Anderson, Gestalt are the local (to me, anyway) guys done good.

Documentarian Nick Dunlop has seen the work they’re doing and is bringing their efforts to the small screen in a new documentary entitled Comic Book Heroes, which follows Gestalt founders Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Ogden over two years, as they travel to the wonderful madness of San Diego Comic-Con, and generally experience the highs and lows of a small comics publisher making it on the international stage.

The doco screens on ABC1 here in Australia on Tuesday the 13th, as well as the 20th, of August at 10pm. Here you can see the tantalising trailer.

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Changing Ways Volume 2 Review

At Broken Frontier is my review of Justin Randall’s sequel to his Changing Ways OGN.