Written and Illustrated by Carol Wood and Susan Butcher.
64 pages, Full Colour, Softcover.
Here's some sordid truths about Art: Picasso was a sexist street bully who beat up on Georges Braque to claim the world 'champeenship' title of Cubism; Duchamp was really the notorious toilet bandit, R. Mutt; Pollock's paintings were really done by an uncredited, drug crazed giant squid; Magritte was a failed scientist and terrorist who resorted to art; Lichtenstein owes about USD$750m in royalties to every comics artist who drew before 1960; Miro was responsible for the epidemic of abstract prints that overtook home furnishings since the mid-1950s. This book collects the Dead or Alive strips that first appeared in Artillery magazine between 2006 and 2015, including several never before seen strips, with an introductory comic by Bruce Mutard.
If you want to know what happened in Australian comics during 2015, what comics came out, which were the best, who made them and where you might be able to get them, then this magazine should be your first stop.
This 52 page full colour magazine was produced to accompany the 2016 Ledger Awards, held on April 15, 2016 at All Star Comics. It contains an interview with gold winner, Sutu for Neomad, by Emmet O'Cuana, and short profiles of the five silver winners: Anders and the Comet (Gregory Mackay), Oglaf (Trudy Cooper and Doug Bayne), The Diemenois (Jamie Clennett), Black Magick (Nicola Scott and Greg Rucka), Fly the Colour Fantastica (ed. Alisha Jade, Vikki Ong and Eri Kashima), and three bronze Ledgers winners; Evermore (Isobel Carmody and Daniel Reed), Cartoonist (Neale Blanden) and Fabliaux' own Art Is A Lie (Carol Wood and Susan Butcher).
It also contains profile essays on the wonderful Bernard Caleo, awarded a Platinum Ledger for his lifelong service to Australian Comics, and essays on the two Ledger of Honour winners, Peter Chapman and Syd Nicholls.
It is intended that this annual will be published to accompany the awards each year, becoming a record and a keepsake for future generations of comics collectors, fans and researchers. It is free for the price of postage to wherever you are.
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Written and Illustrated by Dillon Naylor
32 pages, full colour.
Suitable for ages 7 and up.
Penni hates eating her greens, so when she finds an Ovoid (a spaceship) at the bottom of her backyard (as you do), she sets the controls for Candyland, hoping to spend her days lazing on a beach of sugar crystals eating ice cream. Unfortunately, she lands in Vegetaria – a world where the Fruit are at war with the Vegetables. It is illegal to ask questions why they are war, so Penni's persistent asking land her in trouble with the Queen of Vegetables. Escaping, she winds up in Fruitopia where the same law applies. But she also learns that both the Fruitopians and Vegetarians are bidding for a secret weapon the Fungi have been developing, which will make for a decisive victory for one side or the other. Penni decides that enough is enough, and sets out to prove that war is not the only answer to an argument. But is she too late? Read and find out!View full product details
Written and Illustrated by Dillon Naylor
232 pages, B&W throughout.
Suitable for ages 13 and up.
Da, (an alien scientist, stranded on Earth) and best friend Dill, (a mutated parrot from Tanzania) disguise themselves as normal school kids who like to wear tuxedos and rubber masks. They spend their day in a treehouse designing bizarre traps for their 'pal' Ian, whose hobbies include building walls around his house and wandering around cemeteries at night, longing for the cold embrace of the grave.
That's Dillon Naylor's 'Frankie Laine's Comic's and Stories'!
Before they were lovable, mischief-makers in K-Zone magazine and the Sunday newspaper in the 2000s and even before they were annoying pranksters in showbag comics throughout the 1990s, Da 'n' Dill began life as machine-gun toting maniacs in cult underground comics in the 1980s.
For the first time, the contents of these now rare publications have been carefully restored and collected, along with unpublished pages, unfinished stories, unseen drawings and untold historical information. In addition, the book features many guest writers and artists, stories submitted to anthology titles and biro-rendered relics, drawn discreetly at high school.
Perfect reading for the end of the day when your tired brain just needs entertainment.
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