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Been trying to get back in the habit of doing regular Paper Trail columns. It's hard to find time to do things you know? But here is something. Maybe I can pull together smaller columns throughout the rest of the month. Perhaps maybe.

A new Silent Army Storeroom opens in August. FB event page.

Kelly Sheehan interviews Rosetta Phone creators writer Mary Tamblyn and artist Bethany Hughston - Part one - Part two - Part three.

Comicsmas in July: Comics launch in Melbourne this weekend at All Star Comics. FB event page.

Dylan Horrocks Apologises at Chromacon 2015

Indira Neville comics essay Competent Boy Comics - An Explanation and follow up essay
New Zealand Comics are Not Competent Boy Comics. Indira's second essay includes a table of New Zealand Comics events and publications, the dismal amount of NZ women cartoonists featured in them, and possible rationale behind this. I couldn't disagree with 80% of the points Indira makes and don't feel intelligent enough to debate the other 20% but I am very grateful that Indira and other guest bloggers have been writing essays for the Square Planet Comics Blog on important issues in comics rather than the 'Simple Team Comics Boosterism' that seems to plague a lot of comics journalism.

Fred Atkins interviews Frank Candiloro

Simon Hanselmann has a new book out in November from Fantagraphics. Megahex is in it's third printing! Sweet.

This column is bought to you by the Barry Linton Kickstarter, c'mon get onboard! Finely crafted comics and prints by Barry delivered through the mail system into your sweet sweet hands.

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Ronnie Scott profile and interview with Simon Hanselmann.

Melbourne and Brisbane launch parties for Jase Harper's AwkWood from Milk Shadow Books in August.

Down There #3 - Tom O'Hern's Blood and Bone available online at San Kessto Publications.

Kelly Sheehan writes about the launch of Earth's End Publishing.


Dave Dye writes about the beginning of World War One for Australians and New Zealanders. Dave's extensive graphic history of Anzac involvement in the WW1 is available at the Wotsleft store.

Lee Gracie's The Adventures of Doctor Duck, is an odd sci-fi epic webcomic starring a duck with a moustache. A lot of unintentional humour from mispellings and Lee's crude, almost "outsider" art gives it a certain appeal that I wouldn't ascribe to more polished efforts. Lee's bio from Doctor Duck: "Lee Gracie has been drawing comics for over 25 years in Australia. He has worked on drawings for TV and movies, and once owned his own comic shop. He has ADD, Bipolar disorder, and dyslexia. He still sells his comic books at fairs."

Hey look! Some cool covers from Virgil Reilly's Silver Flash comics circa 1950's.

Paper Trail masthead by Toby Morris.