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Ep. 40 ~ 21 Sep 18 ~ Pop Culture Meetup

Chats with Amanda, Brad, Jacob, Felix, Claire, Sean, Paul, Krishna, Michel & Ray about what they have been reading/watching/playing in the last month of pop culture, and what they are exited for at Oz Comic Con Brisbane. Also a discussion about the latest news in comics. Bat-Wang. It happened. #MayContainTracesOfNudity

Ep. 38 ~17 Aug 18 ~ Pop Culture Meetup

PARTY TIME!! Join Oliver, Jacob, Jeremy, Felix, Claire, Shaun, Liam, Ray, Krishna & Brad as we chat about what everyone has been playing, watching & reading in the last month!! We also had a bit of a chat about the upcoming Venom movie and whether it should be PG or R rated!! Also, we sung Happy Birthday to Paul at the end!! ^__^

Where we dump our memes & news: https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneLibraryComicBookMeetup/

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!! – https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Come to the next meetup: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796087677154784/

 

Ep. 20 ~ Gary Chaloner Interview ~ ACAF 2018

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/

Ep. 15 ~ Pitching Comics for Film Panel w/Movie Producer, Robbie Miles ~ ACAF 2018

Australian Comic Arts Festival ~ Q&A Panel discussing the film and comic book industries, genre, tropes, how to get projects considered for film/submission, materials, who to talk to, budgets, a few of the stories he has/is making for film, project/story management/development, tag lines & pitching, finding the right people for the right projects & relationship building, book adaptation examples, character development, stereotypical examples of what to stay away from, literary agents, screenwriting, and much, much more. Quality, informative, and inspiring information for anyone looking to get started!!

With artist – Nicola Scott, and writer – Andrew Constant, also providing insight!

If you have a follow up question, please contact Robbie via LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/robbie-miles-45ab7249

 

Ep. 9 ~ Debrief w/Nicola Scott & Gary Chaloner ~ ACAF 2018

Australian Comic Arts Festival debrief with Nicola Scott & Gary Chaloner, recorded while waiting for the National Gallery to open on Monday morning!

Discussion about the best features of the festival, the relaxed and engaging nature of the content/panels, and the future of the Australian comic book industry. Building community, bringing together the leaders of our industry, celebrating skills and collaboration.

 

 

VIDEO: Most POPular – Concept Unboxed

A fun discussion about pop culture with a unique Australian perspective. Intro/Test Video. Unboxing new gear. Discussing concept. Pimping Brisbane Comic Book Meetup – Fri 19 Jan, 5pm @ Brisbane Square Library. Annoying the Rosie birb. End credit stolen from previous vid by Kris R Anderson!

Aussie Comic Book Secrets Revealed at ACAF

There seems to have been some trepidation from some comic fans in taking a chance on a ‘first-time’ event, fears which have proven to be completely unfounded. While the numbers were slightly lower than expected, what the attendees lacked in volume, they make up for in enthusiasm and passion. They had a willingness to utilise the festival’s unique opportunities to absorb as much of the knowledge that decades of good, bad and ugly experience had bestowed upon the plethora of artists and writers in residence. While I did not make it to a lot of panels (as I was hosting in other areas), the snippets of the few I was able to sit in on were well researched and informative, with feedback from participants being highly positive.  Continue reading “Aussie Comic Book Secrets Revealed at ACAF”

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