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Melbourne Comics Quarterly: Two Ballyhoo!

Melbourne Comics Quarterly: Two Ballyhoo!It’s been a whirlwind start to 2015 for Melbourne Comics, and with only 2 days to go until the release of our second book this year, I wanted to do a quick feature of the book’s intent, content and its prospects for the future. What’s it about? In today’s market with local and international books... Read More »

All Star Women’s Comic Book Club

All Star Women’s Comic Book ClubThe All Star Women’s Comic Book Club started in August 2014, a few weeks after All Star Comics Melbourne was awarded with the Spirit of Eisner award for best Comic Shop on the planet. The initiative led by Cazz Jennings, Soph Parsons Cope and Naja Later again proves All Star’s relentless pursuit of community engagement.... Read More »

Matty’s Musings #5 – Matt Kyme

Matty’s Musings #5 – Matt KymeDear diary, I just woke up from  the most amazing dream, Neville was there and braiding my luscious long locks. Then he….. Oo wrong place. Sorry everyone. Ummm, hi. *nervous giggle* Moving right along I’d like to introduce the next musing, Mr Matty Kyme! Matty is a hard working Melbourne artist and writer. He’s produced... Read More »

FanBoy vs. ArtBoy exhibition – DC vs. Marvel @ Artboy Gallery

FanBoy vs. ArtBoy exhibition – DC vs. Marvel @ Artboy GalleryOn Friday night I snuck off early from my day job (told the boss it was ‘VICB’ (Very Important Comic Business) to head into Prahran for the opening night of the FanBoy vs. Artboy: DC Vs. Marvel exhibition @ Artboy Gallery in Prahran. We have been visiting ArtBoy Gallery since it opened many years ago... Read More »

Carmen Issue 2 – Kickstarted

Carmen Issue 2 – KickstartedAbout 16 months ago, I met a strapping young lad. He was annoyingly filled with energy and blind optimism about anything comics; local and international. He saw opportunities in books and stories I had given up on, and couldn’t wait to add his 2 cents about how the industry can become a better place. To add... Read More »

Tango with Orangos: A comic with a cause

Tango with Orangos: A comic with a cause  This is not about comics. ( Our Facebook page: ) At the start of each year the average person set themselves goals. Personal enrichment, development and career orientated goals hoping to take another step in the right direction. Some of us, set goals to help those around us, family, friends, the less fortunate and animals. All... Read More »

Darren Close’s Making Comics – Part 1

Darren Close’s Making Comics – Part 1Making Comics – Part 1, by Darren Close. This is the first of a series of articles that will chronicle my memories of comic books I have made thus far, and a reflection on how they turned out. My first comic was made in 1993, and came into existence primarily from the boundless enthusiasm of... Read More »

Matty’s Musings #4 – Alisha Jade

Matty’s Musings #4 – Alisha JadeComics come in all sizes. That’s a fact, it’s true. All the colours of the rainbow, from mauve to blue. The names are different, the shoes don’t match….. Sorry, I got a little carried away and started singing a song. So, you’re all here. Well let me introduce this week’s artist Alisha Jade. This talented... Read More »

Matty’s Musings #3 – Paul Mason

Matty’s Musings #3 – Paul MasonWell, hi there! Matty here… This is the third week and the Melbourne Comics crew still let me loiter around the office. I don’t think they know that I’m the one stealing all the cream biscuits and I’m sure they said it was communal milk. Moving on (they’re looking at me)… Who, you might ask,... Read More »

All Star Comics Melbourne; The best in the world is getting even better

All Star Comics Melbourne; The best in the world is getting even betterIn 2011, All Star Comics Melbourne opened and they did so with the commitment to be innovative, engaging and approachable. The founders, Mitch Davies and Troy Varker each with more than 10 years of experience under their belt have done just that. All Star Comics Melbourne inevitably set a new bench mark, not just in... Read More »