Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Stan Cross was born today in 1888. American by birth, Cross immigrated with his family from Los Angeles to Perth in 1892. Cross achieved fame as an Australian strip and political cartoonist with work in Smith’s Weekly, The Herald and Weekly Times. Cross is famous for his iconic 1933 “For gorsake, stop laughing: this is serious!” cartoon as well as creating the forerunner newspaper cartoons that spawned long running strips the Wally and the Major and The Potts. The Australian Cartoonist association of which Cross was a founding member and served as president for 1931 - 1954 named their annual awards the Stanleys after Cross.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
After a few years on blogger we're moving to a new site: www.pikitiapress.com
Please update your bookmarks and RSS feeds.
Posts have been sporadic here lately as I've been tinkering with the new site and the distractions of publishing but I hope to have a regular flow of comic news, interviews, reviews and blather as of next week. The Summer Pikitia Press publishing schedule will go up this week as well as our SPX debut comics which are currently popping out of the printer into my hot hands as I type this.
They'll still be the occasional update here as foolishly previously scheduled posts appear throughout the rest of this year, although eventually the bulk of what I've posted on this blog will be available on the new site.
Thanks to all the readers and supporters, I really appreciate the support and interest in this obsession that is comics.
Matt Emery - August 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Australian writer Betty Roland was born today in 1903. A playwright and novelist, Roland also wrote for magazines, children's books and comics in Australia and England.
Biographical notes and samples of Newspaper strip The Conways and Angela and the Runaway Heiress for Girl Annual 1962.
Angela Air Hostess and Vicky and the Crested Dragon
The Purple Pagoda
The Rajah's Secret
Vicky and the Painted Emperor