24 November 2009

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Following the labotomy of Armageddon... I scraped myself up from the floor, and have spent the last month chipping away at the next issue (DIGESTED.03)...

... and have just finished the first short story.
Here's one of the inked panels.


09 November 2009

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Another meetup was flagged on the calendar, and so I eagerly weathered the stinkin' heat to be there with my fellow comicbook fetishists on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

The friendly regulars were there.

Then I spotted something strange looking from outside ('The Ring' style)...

He was even in the framed wall picture reflection.

It was PAul Bedford, and after sitting down, it became apparent he was peeved we weren't sitting outside in the sweltering heat.. because (get this) he brought along some sunscreen.

As gay as two straight guys can be.

A very 'chunky' turnout.

Philip Bently brought along his new issue of Word Balloons featuring Doug Holgate. A good read. Pick it up!

Daniel Reed looking sheepish as Greg Gates rifles through a new story he's working on. Very nice looking pages Daniel.

Colin Wilson got me onto this nifty idea... so here's the obligatory Monthly Meetup panorama shot from my camera. (Click on the image above).

... and here's one from Colin Wilson's iPhone.

There were a whole bunch of new faces this month. The most ever! Some even finding their way down due to this very blog.

One more comics meetup left for the year, so don't miss out y'all.

191 Grattan St, Carlton (opposite Melbourne Uni)
Sat - 5th December - 2009


02 November 2009

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As mentioned in the previous post, the 'official' launch of a number of new local books took place just a little while ago. New books from Jason Franks, Matt Emery, Brendn Hallyday, and James Andre. It was a great night.

Most of us local creators came along to show our support.

The renaissance man Avi, with THE LIST artist Henry.

TANGO publisher Bernard Caleo dropped by with great Melbourne cartoonist, Jo Waite.

Paul Bedford did a wonderful job MC'ing the launch.

LOOK!... a photo of Jason Franks NOT drinking. Oh wait, Paul's holding Jason's beer while he speaks.

The Loop Bar was decently packed...

...with comic people everywhere you looked.

Matt was impeccably dressed as he foisted his books into the crowd.


The talented Brendan Hallyday has a great affection for indie comics... and is a maestro with the brush.

Aside from launching his books on the night, James Andre dished out kung-fu lessons.

Jason drinking. Again.

Congratulations to all the authors on the birth of their new books. A great time was had by all.

See the rest of you at this weekend's November comics meetup.

Prince Alfred Hotel
Grattan St, Carlton
2pm - 6pm