Day 2: Comic launch & exhibition opening

DAY 2: EXHIBITION OPENING + COMIC LAUNCH 

Fri 13 September 2019, 5:00-9:00pm
Greenlight Comics, 18 Stephens Place, Adelaide, South Australia

Cost: FREE (Facebook event here)

30+ creators from across Australia

Original comic art exhibition

This exhibition offers a rare chance to see original hand-drawn comic pages in a range of traditional media! These original works of art created by comic book artists and graphic novelists from across Australia cover a diverse range of narratives, subject matter and creators. Many works are also available to buy.

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Ben Hutchings
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Katherine Pigott
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Mandy Ord

Artists represented include:

  • Adam Gillespie (SA)
  • Alex e Clark (VIC)
  • Anthea Wright (SA)
  • Ben Hutchings (VIC)
  • Briar Rolfe (VIC)
  • Bruce Mutard (WA)
  • Jess Kitty Parker (VIC)
  • Joshua Santospirito (TAS)
  • Katherine Pigott (VIC)
  • Khale McHurst (VIC)
  • Mandy Ord (VIC)
  • Meg O’Shea (NSW)
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Pat Grant
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Dillon Naylor
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Rachel Ang
  • Campbell Whyte (WA)
  • Chris Gooch (VIC)
  • Dan McGuiness (SA)
  • David Follett (SA)
  • Dillon Naylor (VIC)
  • Eleri Mai Harris (US/TAS)
  • Owen Heitmann (SA)
  • Pat Grant (NSW)
  • Rachel Ang (VIC)
  • Rebecca Sheedy (SA)
  • Robin Tatlow-Lord (SA)
  • Safdar Ahmed (NSW)
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Greg Gates
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Tim McEwen
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Tsunami Hee Ja
  • Georgina Chadderton
    aka George Rex Comics (SA)
  • Greg Gates (SA)
  • Greg Holfeld (SA)
  • Jase Harper (QLD)
  • Sarah Milne (SA)
  • Sophia Parsons Cope (VIC)
  • Tim McEwen (NSW)
  • Tsunami Hee Ja (SA)

Two book independent comic launch

Alongside the exhibition of original comic art, Papercuts is also presenting a joint launch for two independent comic books: Storm Clouds: Collected by Ben Mitchell (NSW) and Dead Ends II by Anthony N. Castle and Chadwick Ashby (SA).

STORM CLOUDS: COLLECTED

A collected volume containing remastered and recoloured editions of Storm Clouds, Don’t Panic, Jared & Nadia and What Do You Know About Jared Paige.

A young police officer is promoted to detective status when a horrific incident leads her department to believe she shares a connection with a notorious serial killer. Working together with a new partner, the search for the killer leads them to her old hometown, 2 hours north of Sydney. In the infamous Bontown, NSW, the once-abandoned small town punk rock drama is the least of their troubles, as our heroes stumble upon something much bigger.

132 pages / A5 / mature readers

“One of the best independent comic books we have ever read, [Ghost Beach] looks at the lost and aimless denizens of Bontown, a gritty parody (or pseudonym?) for Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, and how their day-to-day lives suffer an almost imperceptible creep of horror and dread.”
— World Comic Book Review

“Mitchell’s work is what you call a slow build. You find yourself investing in Bontown and its inhabitants, which feels like a psychogeographic map of Newcastle. The quotidian everyday is undermined by a darkness and unease, like you’ve wandered into a spider’s web in the dark and you know the spider is on you, somewhere. Mitchell is setting himself up as the antipodean Charles Burns.”
– Bruce Mutard

DEAD ENDS II

From starving cannibals wandering the stars to a suburban boy facing his worst fear, DEAD ENDS II reimagines creation myth, absurdism, romance, and fairytale in a series of bizarre and sweet existential fables.

DEAD ENDS II is an anthology from Anthony N. Castle and Chadwick Ashby, with guest art from Cody Anderson and R. Marion. It follows up the tales of loss and mortality in their earlier Dead Ends collection, with both books published by New London Comics.

140 pages / US comic book size / mature readers

“Brutal. Brilliant. Bloody hell, what a curb stomp to the windpipe this staggeringly phenomenal collection of stories delivers.”
– Ryan K. Lindsay
Comic book writer
ETERNAL, NEGATIVE SPACE

“Beautifully sad, melancholic, reflective, and drawn in a glorious array of styles. Reading this book, I felt like I was watching some new version of Disney’s Fantasia, only the Disney dream had long since turned into tattered rags of despair and mortality. What these guys do with comics is a joy of the bittersweet variety.”
– Glenn Lumsden
Comic book artist
THE PHANTOM