Advice Comics One

Advice Comics 1 is available from the Advice Comics store, I heartily approve of this finely crafted product. (photo yoinked from Three Thousand.)

Sam West writes about Advice Comics 1 at Three Thousand.

Object of beauty:

114pg book, risoprinted at caldera press in melbourne + a two sided dustjacket/poster (katie parrish///michael hawkins) screenprinted by walker mettling in providence, rhode island.

People who produced the solid form:

What is in it:

new advice from BOYFRIEND (Michael Hawkins), SALLY (Katie Parrish), MULBERT (written by Andrew Connor, drawn by Carla McRae), NICKY MINUS (Nicky Minus), BABY W (Lee Lai), DR. ENTRAILS (Walker Mettling), IGNATZ LAB RAT (Ben Juers), MARY LEUNIG (Mary Leunig) & RAYMOND RAY (Marc Pearson)

Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair 2015 part two

There were a lot more comic people at this years Sticky zine fair, apologies to the hundred odd folk I missed. Here's a few of the comics folk I managed to get holiday snaps of.

Rose Wu, Rosa Hughes-Currie and Linda Lew

Ben Juers and Michael Hawkins

Michael Fikaris

Merv Heers

Simon Hanselmann, JMKE, and HTML Flowers

Ele Jenkins

Nicky Minus and Bailey Sharp

Minicomics Mogul Andrew Fulton

Chris Gooch draws the zine scene

Phil Bentley

Jess Parker, Ben Hutchings, Scott Reid, and Captain David Blumenstein (focus optional)

Brendan Halyday and Frank Candiloro

Brent "The Destroyer" Willis

Ive Sorocuk

Jase Harper and James Andre

Nicky Minus and Sam Wallman

Bobby N

HTML Flowers

Marc Pearson

Tim Molloy

Not Michael Fikaris

After the wonderful afternoon selling good comics to good Melbourne folk, Brent Willis and I headed over to Port Melbourne to purchase healthy salads. In a terrifying confrontation we found Brent's toughest of the tough anti-anti-heroes from THRUST JUSTICE had escaped the page and entered our reality! We hastily purchased out healthy salads and retreated to the safety of my Art Deco apartment on the waterfront.

Thrust Justice in the "COMICS"

Thrust Justice in "THE REAL WORLD"

To learn more about Thrust Justice purchase a copy to read with your healthy salad from the Pikitia store.

2014 in Review: Sam Wallman

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
Being part of the Overland editorial crew has been an honour, and this Walkley nod me and the Global Mail crew got is pretty ridic. Working on cartoons for the union movement has been really nice. Fumbling with how cartoons and graphic art can be used as part of broader social movements feels good, albeit inherently limited.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
Nicky Minus's work is heaps brave and funny. Seeing a bunch of people try on kinda political cartooning styles for Fluid Prejudice was great. I dunno, Patrick Kyle, Lee Lai, Murtaza Ali Jafari, Safdar Ahmed. The Refugee Art Project zines taught me a lot.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?  
Kayaking, my partner, all this rising political anger, dicks.

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
Setting up an activist artists studio in the tower of Trades Hall. Putting together this class anthology to follow on from Fluid Prejudice, and taking it to Toronto Comics and Arts Festival along with the Advice Comics crew and their new book. Exploring the comics-journalism form, hopefully along with other cartoonists, and watching a strong movement of staunch, funny political cartoonists emerge from the quagmire of apathy that is contemporary Ashtraya!! ;-P

At Work inside our Detention Centres: A Guard's Tale.

Pen Erases Paper