First there was Ant Sang with "Shaolin Burning". Then there is Chris Slane and Matt Elliot's "A Nice Day For A War". Two graphic novels well worth your time.
Arriving in my letterbox this last week were two new comics Kiwi related.
|Posted from Germany this mainly NZ based anthology is a cracking little number.|
First up, Issue 6 of the Radio As Paper anthology. We've spoken to editor Jerome on TheComicSpot previously about how this anthology came together and how it still came to published whilst Jerome is in Berlin. This is a great anthology featuring new comics from a raft of creators. Head to the website and order your own copy.
Also winging it's way across the globe from the Netherlands was NZ expat Toby Morris' wonderful 'Great Gran' comic in tabloid newspaper format.
|Pic lifted from Toby's www. Go and order it.|
This comic is gorgeous to behold. Vibrant colours and the extra large format bring this moving and charming ode to Morris' Great Gran to life. It really makes me want to read more comics printed in this large format. The art breathes and what might have otherwise been a small tale of family transforms into a wider commentary on the way we engage with our elders. I found this comic very touching.
But that's not all...
At the Auckland Writers and Readers Fest recently there was a panel on Graphic Novels, Comics and Cartoons that you can watch below.
AWRF2011: Graphic Novels, Comics and Cartoons from Auckland Writers & Readers Fest on Vimeo.
To keep up with what's happening over the Tasman you should make sure you keep up with the From Earth's End blog.