I don’t do too much mail order, but if I have copies of something I’ll try to make it available here! This is best for people in Australia — if you’re overseas and want something, best to just drop me an email.
Squishbook: Make comics with Squishface Studio and friends
Squishbook is a big fat book from the artists of Melbourne’s Squishface Comic Studio. We’re a shared workspace for comics makers. It’s a “kids annual”-style collection of comics and activities, but it’s also a how-to-make-comics book, and a why-you-should-make-comics book!
We spent a year writing, drawing, running workshops with the grade 2’s at Kensington Primary School and answering their questions. All our expertise, silliness and philosophy is rolled into a book for 8-12 year olds — the ones we’ve met over the years at Squishface Studio. The ones who love to draw all the time and their parents go, “What can I do with this child?“
Inside, you’ll find comics, and thoughts on making them, from David Blumenstein, Ben Hutchings, Sarah Howell, Jo Waite, Scarlette Baccini, Briar Rolfe, Alex e Clark, Patrick Alexander, Jin Hien Lau, Ive Sorocuk, Alex Pavlotski, guest “writers, not drawers” Nicholas J. Johnson and Warwick Holt.
Octane Render: Cartoonists talk about A.I. art
Octane Render is about the advent of believable art made by generative A.I. The original piece was for Friends With Benefits. The print version includes further discussion on topics brought up by readers, including generative A.I. as an accessibility tool, “ethical” uses of A.I. art and whether we can expect A.I. to save artists (as opposed to burying them).
#takedown: My evening on a pier with pick up artists and protesters
What are pick-up artists really like?
Cartoonist David Blumenstein wanted to know. In signing up for a free seminar with international pick-up artist (PUA) instructor Julien Blanc, David found himself witness to one of the most successful anti-PUA campaigns launched by the feminist community, a campaign that rallied behind the catch-cry #takedownjulienblanc.
This playfully drawn true account of one evening introduces you to the people on both sides of the protest line.