Gary Chaloner

Gary Chaloner is a writer and illustrator based in Tasmania, one of the best-known (and loved) over the past trio of decades. He’s published a whole swag of local comics. Chaloner was (with Dave de Vries, Glenn Lumsden and Tad Pietrzykowski) co-founder of Cyclone Comics, and he started the Australian comic book awards The Ledgers…

Darren Koziol

Adelaide’s Darren Koziol is not only a writer, editor and publisher, but the man behind Dark Oz — created in 2009 to publish Australian comic books, mostly anthologies, that showcase the work of hundreds of local creators, and a few international guests too. Their flagship title is DECAY, a mature readers’ horror anthology with (thus…

Jason Franks

Jason Franks is a comics writer and novelist based in Melbourne. He’s the writer of the religious satire-oriented Sixsmiths graphic novels, the horror Left Hand Path series, gonzo sci-fi/noir with McBlack, and probably three dozen short stories. In a past life Franks quips that he was an anthology editor, notably for the Kagemono series. Why…

Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr

Based in the state of Victoria, Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr are a pair of artists/writers going by the nomenclature of ‘S.C.A.R‘. Get it? Together, they work in the fields of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, satire, and surrealism — often bending the borders between each. “We create in a variety of mediums including prose fiction, illustration,…

Fil Barlow & Helen Maier

Fil Barlow and Helen Maier are pioneering Australian creators based in Melbourne who chose comics as their “medium of expression”, and have just published the 30th anniversary reprint of their landmark title Zooniverse, which begins its serialization in Island magazine, published by Image Comics. To be honest, they’re an incredible pair better left to explain…

Dan Watts

Gold Coast based Daniel Watts is a freelance artist working in illustration and sculpting. He just completed and self-published the beautifully quirky comic strip book Bipp and Trax Intergalactic Realestate, and worked on a memorable That Bulletproof Kid short featuring Monochrome (see below) with writer Jason Franks. Why did you start making comic books? “I…

Mark Hobby

Mark Hobby is a writer from Sydney whose day job might be in the media industry — but otherwise this is the creator, writer, editor and art director of Job Dun, Fat Assassin… a sci-fi comic book series about a rotund gun-for-hire and part-time porn clerk, not to mention his adventures in the perve-heavy, augmented…

Skye Ogden

These days based in Tokyo, Skye Ogden is the art director for Perth’s ground-breaking Gestalt Comics, as well as a freelance illustrator. He made his graphic novel debut with VOWELS, a 2008 Gold Ledger-winning book that examines the human condition through eyes not human at all. Ogden also illustrated zombies in Ancient Rome for Gestalt’s Rombies…

Matt Kyme

Matt Kyme is a comic book writer/artist in Melbourne, Australia. He’s probably best known for the superhero series That Bulletproof Kid (via IF? Commix in Australia and Project-Nerd Publishing in the U.S.), but has also worked on other titles including Tales To Admonish, Gaining Velocity, Carmen and Decay. Kyme and a bunch of other local…

Cristian Roux

Cristian Roux is a respected Melbourne-based artist/writer and creator of comics, as well as self-publisher of same. For the past few years he’s been producing the series Falling Star – set in Australia in the not-too-distant future, it’s the story of how the legendary, mythological, or ‘super’ heroes disappeared from our real world, into the…

Graeme Jackson

Graeme Jackson is an artist/illustrator living in Bendigo, 147km northeast of Melbourne. He’s recently done promotional art for Tad Pietrzykowski‘s Dark Nebula and Andrez Bergen‘s Bullet Gal trade edition at Project-Nerd Publishing in the U.S. “I’m also currently working alongside Andrez to bring to life the adventures of our character Crash Soirée. I work almost…

Sutu

Sutu is Stu Campbell, a globe-trotting, award-winning Australian comic artist and interactive designer heavily involved in the concepts and ideas of Augmented Reality. He specializes in using technologies to tell stories in new ways. Campbell’s work includes NAWLZ — an online interactive series set in a futuristic city where young cyber graffiti artists use brain…