Pages from Yarmak #1 published in 1949 by Young's Merchandising Company. Featuring Yarmak by Stanley Pitt, Reginald Pitt and Knarf Yelhsa (Frank Ashley), Silver Starr by Stanley and Reginald Pitt and back cover Smart Alick by Lloyd Piper.
Stanley and Reginald Pitt's Australian Tarzan analogue, Yarmak.
Stanley and Reg Pitt's Yarmak.
Len Lawson's Hooded Rider Comics
Terry Trowell's painted Jet Black covers.
Written and drawn by Paul Wheelahan, Panther Comics.
Paul Wheelahan's The Raven.
Maurice Bramley cover on Marc Brody No. 3
Royce Bradford cover for Marc Brody no. 1
Stanley Pitt cover for True Stories of Australian Crime No. 2
Phil Belbin cover for Australian publisher Gredown reprinting US comic The Fly. I suspect Belbin never got to see the actual comic his cover was going on.
Will Donald's The Brass Vulture
Doug Maxted's Real! Comics
Ashley Ronning makes sweet posters.
On Saturday before the 2015 Sticky Zine Fair I casually took part in a discussion about the New Zealand zine scene with Brent Willis, Linda Lew, Rose Wu and Rosa Hughes-Currie. A small gathering crammed into Sticky and listened to us talk about our experiences with making and selling zines in NZ. Brent and I added our valuable/redundant "Making zines before the Internet perspectives".
New Zealand Zinefest Guests Linda Lew, Rose Wu and Rosa Hughes-Currie.
Thomas "You talking to me?" Blatchford
After the talk, 'Special People' were invited on a guided tour of the State Library of Victoria's Zine collection with John and Des.
It was good to find a near mint in mylar, copy of Funtime Cartoons #1.
An Australian Sci-Fi zine from 1940 or a contemporary indy comic from North America.
An Australian Private Eye knock-off
Morrissey's New York Dolls "Zine"
Apparently they'll preserve any old hack's material in the State Library archives.
"For Aussies Only by Forrest J Ackerman"
I think Des got sick of me dropping Australian comics history anecdotes so tried to shut me up by stuffing an original Stanley Pitt art board into my hands.
Are you on dial-up? Have I included too many images in this post? That's too bad. I demand you view the following Australian Blakes 7 fanzines. Feel the stippling.
Part two coming up with pics from the actual zine fair.