08 May 2016


Lots and lots of stuff on yesterday (comics-wise)... Firstly, yes, it was International Comic Book Day. But here in Melbourne (in a convenient one-block city radius no less), We had 1) All Star Comics having their bumper free comic give-away with lines stretching around the corner 2) Artist Alley around the corner had Australia's premier comics creators signing and sketching for fans and kids (and some overlap), 3) Melbourne Comics Quarterly launched their issue#4 at Bartronica across the lane from Artist Alley, 4) The monthly comics meetup was held next door to Bartronica!

So you literally had a flood of free comicbooks, sketching, beer, chats, handshakes, friends and fun all within a block... I swear, i haven't had this much relaxed fun in a long time. I had my camera on me, and just snapped away at the afternoon.

As usual, a big line of comic freeloaders fans in front of All Star Comics.

ASC's resident photographer.

Milk Shadow Books.

... Well, do you?!

In memory of Michael.

Melbourne Comics Quarterly were launching their wonderful MCQ#4!

"... and I was driving like this..."

Comics people are looking cooler by the minute.

The famous stairwell at ASC in Melbourne.

27 March 2016

OXYGEN: CH.7 (preview).... take 2

Ok, so i didn't like the 'roughness' of the previous treatment... thus the cleanup.

09 March 2016

OXYGEN: Chapter.7 - another page...

Ok, trying out a different set of pens/nibs to the last finished page I inked...

I like the cleanness of the line. Clarity seems to transpose unto the reading too. Maybe it's just me? Anyway, me likey.

06 March 2016

Comics Meetup - Mar.2016

A photo tells a thousand words, so...

Hector Bustnuts & Trevor Wood.

Paul Bedford. Congrats on the next 'The List' novel getting the green-light on funding. Can't wait to read it.

Even, Larry Boxshall dropped in.

The big guns in writing and drawing.

I love seeing this emerging again; people showing their comics pages in person. For a while this dissappeared, but people are starting to do work again :)

Neville's late contribution to 'Drawing Dicks On The Herald Sun'

Remember, the Melbourne comic meetups are on every month. Come down... it's a lot of fun.

21 February 2016

OXYGEN: Chapter.7 - week 3

Ok, I'm behind a week, but the enthusiam's still pumping.., lets hope this gets to be a routine. By the way, I White'd out the words so you'll want to read the final thing... I hope :)

13 February 2016

Hayley's Comet

The other day I witness the rarest piece of artwork (and yet, probably most worthless)... Colin Wilson digitally sketching Blueberry on my Cintiq.

The gods do have a sense of humor :)

10 February 2016

OXYGEN: Chapter.7: week 1

Darren Close and I are lucky enough to live 5 minutes from each other, and so tend to catch up weekly for a coffee & chat. In the last few months, Darren apparently found an answer to our procrastinating about when the 'next page' was going to get done. His solution: an agreement to produce a comics page a week. I said, "Sure"... and so it begins.

What have I gotten myself into.

16 January 2016

Turtles for tumors.

Last night I rocked up with Darren Close in support of Michael Bradshaw who's been effected by brain cancer and the subsequent surgery that followed. The turnout was awesome. Many, many great artists donated original artwork for the show.

I grew up reading Calvin & Hobbes... so i was really tempted to grab this superb figurine.

A plethora of great Australian talent donated all this!

A really great show.

The gallery was absolutely packed, and it was really great to see such a warm turnout supporting such a great cause.

We all rocked up for this guy (Michael Bradshaw)... :)

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Kicking back during sunset with friends, food & drinks.