Saturday, March 30, 2013

St Owl's Bay Broadsheet Launch - Simon Hanselmann

A few pics from early in the night of the Melbourne launch of Simon Hanselmann's St Owl's Bay Broadsheet. Published by Floating World in Portland, the Melbourne release included a limited edition supplemental page. More pics from the launch at Silent Army. The Silent Army store will have a limited supply of St Owl's Bay available next week.

 First Page St Owl's Bay Broadsheet

 Hanselmann in the Truth Zone (pic yoinked from Fikaris.)

Click for larger view of the TRUTH ZONE

English Comics Daily Diversion: Chick's Own Feb 23rd 1952

Happy Birthday 50th Birthday, Gary Chaloner

Friday, March 29, 2013

Paper Trail

Pretty much everything Darian Zam posts on Long White Kid is fascinating to me and in many cases tangentially related to New Zealand cartooning. This recent post on establishing dates for a set of cards showcases some beautiful work done for the Four Square Supermarket chain.

Paintings of Garrick Tremain.

Lemuel Lyes writes about George Patrick Hanna.

The New Zealand unofficial cartoonist (Lieutenant G. Pat Hanna) enlivens the walls of the officers club. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association : New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: 1/2-012806-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

 Katie Parrish.

Bob hates Captain Sunshine!

A favourite of my mispent youth, David Tulloch and Simon Morse's Straitjacket Ninja.

The massive 230 page anthology Blood and Thunder #2 is three-fifths of the way to its Pozible campaign target with six days to go. Still time to get on board what is likely to be the most beautiful risograph produced publication this year. Pozible here.

Michael Hawkins previews part of his 22 page contribution to Blood and Thunder #2.

The New Zealand Roz Chast? MVH still spilling sardonic wit all over tumblr.

Paul Briske writes about Oz Comic Con Adelaide 2013

Allan Holtz writes about the syndicated work of Australian cartoonist Allan "Sols" Salisbury.

Zen Pencils in Russian.

Clementine Hetherington walks into a place that closely resembles Pikitia Press central.

Paul Mason writes about the Adelaide and Perth Oz Comic Cons.

Angelo Madrid's Freedom too Offend.

Desktop interviews Reg Mombassa.

Pat Oliphant to be honored at AAEC convention in Salt Lake City.

Emmett O'Cuana interviews Emma Jean.

The Knowledge Club of Melbourne are heading to Squishface Studios.

Six page preview of Jason Paulos' EEEK! #8

A recent CBLDF article that made the rounds of comics link bloggers pulled some of the best bits from an article on censorship in Australian comics by Daniel Best. Read the more detailed original here.

Paper Trail masthead courtesy of Toby Morris.

English Comics Daily Diversion: Chick's Own Feb 16th 1952

Happy 36th Birthday, Paul Abstruse

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Zealand Capping Magazines Gallery

University Capping magazines were published in New Zealand from the early decades of the twentieth century through to the last decades although to the best of my knowledge have now ceased publication. Each annual publication featured writing, illustration, cartoons, comics and photos with of a satirical nature. Neville Colvin, Tom Scott, Nevile Lodge, Sid Scales, and Bob Brockie were amongst many of New Zealand's finest cartoonists with work featured in capping magazines.