The Anzac Tale launch and following panel on Anzac and comics with me, Greg Holfeld, Ruth Starke and Hugh Dolan was unfortunately cancelled due to lack of interest. I admit to not pimping it anywhere near as hard as I did the Caravan as I simply forgot about it. It was my proposal too – i left one of my own babies outside the city walls to die of exposure and neglect. Shameful. We were all so looking forward to sinking our teeth into this subject. Perhaps next year.

In case you can’t get enough comics, next week in Melbourne there is a surplus of events featuring them even despite the loss of the Readings one:

Wednesday, April 17
10:00am Comics Masterclass with Ben Hutchings and Sarah Howell at the Nexus Festival, NMIT

Wednesday, April 24
6:30pm Graphic Novels! Melbourne! Screening
State Library of Victoria

I’ll probably be here for the introduction, but then leave. Seen it several times already and will be presenting it on the road in Canada and the USA enough!

Thursday, April 25
Squishface – 7:00pm Ladies’ Drawing Auxiliary featuring Carol Wood and Susan Butcher (Pox Magazine) and Marijka Gooding.


YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST go and see the brilliance of Carol and Susan. They are so brilliant that I am publishing their next book, Art Is A Lie, which is to be designed by the amazingly talented Marijka Gooding. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be pumping lots of my own money into this venture. Stay tooned for more soon.

Friday, April 26
6:00pm Comic Book Launch: Confessions of a Rookie Film Maker by Clint Cure
Silent Army Store Room, Blender Studios, 110 Franklin St, CBD. Enter via laneway.

Saturday, April 27
7:00pm Naked Launch (Scarlette Baccini, Ben Hutchings, Ive Sorocuk, Matt Emery, Phatsville)
Red Bennies, Level 1, 373 Chapel St, South Yarra


Sunday, April 28
12:30pm – 5.30pm Home Cooked Comics Festival, Northcote Town Hall.


The Caravan of Comics will be in attendance to sell books, sketch your ugly mug for money – not peanuts – we’re a little better than monkeys, particpate in some silly antics on stage, and as it happens you can give me a bon voyage, as I fly out to start my 8 week North American venture the next morning.


Tuesday April 23rd, 2013. 5:30 pm
Readings The Brain Centre: Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Melbourne

Come and enjoy the launch of the marvellous new Graphic Nove, An Anzac Tale, written by Ruth Starke and illustrate bu Greg Holfeld. It’s the classic story of two working class lads who get caught up in the excitement of WW1 and enlisting, only to meet the harsh reality on Anzac Cove. Twist is that all the characters are anthropomorphic Australian animals.

Free entry.


To find out more Click here.