2014 in Review: Dave Dye

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
Publishing my graphic history The Anzac Legend and also my comic Amazing Tales #1; both of which I've received encouraging feedback on.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
I've read and enjoyed a number of Australian and New Zealand comics this year; these include Bobby N's Digested series, Andrez Bergen and Matt Kyme's Tales to Admonish series, and also Black and White, Craig Bruyn's From Above, Sorab del Rio's Zombie Cities, James Davidson's Moa Volume One, Bruce Mutard's The Silence, Toby Morris' Dreamboat Dreamboat, Pat Grant's Blue, Gary Chaloner's The Undertaker Morton Stone and Keith McDougall's The Many Faces of George Grosz.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?  
I always enjoy my golf, it's my weekly exercise. I try to get two 18 hole rounds in a week. My golf course is on the Murray River and it's beautiful down there. It's a way of getting back to nature after spending a lot of time at the drawing table. By "getting back to nature" you can take that literally as I spend a lot of time in the rough looking for my lost ball. The course has all the usual wildlife - roos, goannas, snakes, and heaps of kookaburras who find a lot to laugh at while I'm slogging and hacking my way around.

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
Nat Karmichael has invited me to provide a story for Issue 4 of Aussie, Aussie, Aussie OIOIOI! which will be on sale in April 2015. Other than that - more of the same; that is drawing and writing. I have started making notes for the second volume of The Anzac Legend so that will be developed into a draft, and start work on a few pages, and I also plan to have Amazing Tales #2 ready for print next year.

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