– Happy 4th Birthday to us!!
– Our Favourite Halloween Movies & Spooky Pop Culture Characters
– Wheel of Time Amazon TV Series (Fantasy Book Series)
– Rockstar 100hr Crunch Brag
-What we have been all reading/watching/playing this month!!!
Come along to our next meetup on Fri 17th Nov 2018, 5pm at Brisbane Square Library!! Or join in the discussion online NOWWWWW……
Part 1: Fri 20 July ~ Hosts: Amanda, Paul, Oliver, Jacob, Tess, Luke, Sean, Krishna, Abby & Brad Topics: What we are currently reading/watching/playing, The Deep Toys, Teen Titans (live-action) SDCC trailer, Star Wars Clone Wars SDCC info, & Green Lantern.
Part 2: Fri 15 Jun (35:45min) ~ Hosts: Brad, Ricardo, Liam, Krishna, Oliver
(Paul & Amanda away Phantoming in Sydney!) Topics: ‘What TV show would you like to see brought back?’, ‘Will video game movies ever work?’, & ‘What is everyone playing/reading/watching’ right now?!.
Our quick after dinner chat with Sammy J was POD-BOMBED™ by Dan, Jermayn & Stephen from the Chronicle Chamber Podcast (how dare they, haha!!!!). Listen in as we discuss the fun that was had at the 30th Lee Falk Memorial Bengali Explorers Club Annual Charity Dinner, and the Frew Publications presence at Supanova Sydney. The noisy chatter you can hear in the background is the dinner party wrapping up, as many of the dedicated dinner phans were heading home after an evening of everything that is Phantom and phun (and an open bar) 😉 Looking forward to catching up with all our old and new friends in the Phantom community real soon!!
Chronicle Chamber Podcast: https://www.chroniclechamber.com/ *ChronicleChamber began life in 2006 as a humble discussions forum. It wasn’t long after that it was grown into a fully fledged website quickly becoming the on-line resource for all your Phantom needs. It was the first fan-run website to interview creators from all major Phantom publishers and in 2013 debuted X-Band, the world’s first and thus far only Phantom dedicated podcast.
Happy Easter AND Happy Birthday to Aussie comic book legend, Gary Chaloner!!
Paul and I sat down with Gary at ACAF to have a chat about his life in art/comics, going way back to his early art school years, newspaper strip ‘Jeff Little the Smiling Policeman’, his run with imprint Cyclone Comics, learning on the go with the development of the direct comic book market in Australia, Jackaroo, working for publishers in the US, work with Ashley Wood (Judge Dredd, Medieval Spawn, Zombies vs Robots), Darkhorse Downunder – Aussie anthology, work/life/family balance, web comics, and his work with Will Eisner.
There is some wonderful wisdom in this one for anyone working in the comic book industry, especially in Australia, including creating networks to get work, rolling on from project to project, practice makes perfect, talent will only get you so far, and as you already know, you need determination, drive, and a partner who is willing to help make those tough life decisions.
Thanks again, Gary!
Hope you are having a great birthday, look forward to talking to you again soon!
~Featured Image L-R: Glenn Ford (Frew Publications), Gary Chaloner, & Dr Paul Mason
~This podcast is the last of the ACAF series! Head over to the Facebook group to join in what topics we should cover next: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/
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