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
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!! ^__^
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/
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
Post Australian Comics Arts Festival, Monday afternoon chat with the gents from Gestalt Publishing!
Justin Randall (artist – Changing Ways, colourist – Eldridch Kid) and Gary Proudly (writer – Proud Heart) discuss the relaxed nature of the convention, and how it was more a natural creator space than the usual convention sell.
It was great to be surrounded by people who were so engaged in learning aspects of the comic craft, with there being so many aspects they were able to pick up themselves as well (with particular note to the ‘Pitching Comics to Film’ panel host, Robbie Miles).
ACAF was a solid reminder to all comic creators both in attendance as guests, and as participants, that while we may be separated by land, we really do care about each other and our industry. Continue reading “Ep. 10 ~ Debrief w/Justin Randall & Gary Proudly ~ 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.
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!