These unfinished four comics were originally going to follow Collective Consciousness to close out NP. Papa Amalfi, the name a super dated in joke with friends I don’t hang out with anymore, was going to pop up in a bunch of stories as the grumpy foil, leading to his existential crisis and eventual resolution in Parallel Universes.
In the end they felt unnecessary.
Things have been so busy I forgot to post about the 2020 Festival of the Photocopier back in January. It was a great two day event packed with zinesters swarming from all over Aus. I tabled the Sunday with my dear pal Meg Rennie, we had a great time making new friends and hanging with old ones. As well as Some Gay Comics - a collection of gay comics from the past few years I put together for the Midsumma zine fair, I released an illustrated prose zine, Pokómon: One Final, Voluptuous Thunderbolt, a super dark remix of the Pokémon Orange Island Adventures anime. Thanks to everyone who came along and grabbed a book :)
Found a very humbling review on Comics MNT by The Comics Journal stalwart Rob. Clough on revisiting my 2013 graphic novella Deep Park. You can read the full review here. The whole comic is available under the books heading over there <-
Things have been so busy I haven't had time to post about the 2020 Midsumma Queer Art and Zine Fair back in January. It was a great day hanging out with a bunch of legends, thanks to everyone who stopped to buy a book and have a chat. I printed a new collection, Some Gay Comics, featuring a bunch of gay comics from the past few years. It features an acetate transparency protective slip over a colour card stock cover, and a colour and mini comic inserts. If you'd like a copy please shoot me an email.
It's an absolute joy to announce that Salvation Comes has been nominated for 5 awards at this year's Asia Web Awards! We're up for Best Screenplay Action & Horror, Best Creator Action & Horror (David Mahler), Best Director Action & Horror (David Mahler), Best Actress Action & Horror (Francesca Waters) and Best Horror & Experimental.
This is the first time I've been up for an award for Salvation Comes, it really means so much. As always a huge congratulations to all the other nominees, and a big thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Asia Web Awards. What an honour!
Directed and choreographed a music video back in March for Canadian musician Doug Hoyer. Performance artist Cool Gaia performs a Butoh dance piece to encapsulate the silent scream of a sentient computer program. More info in the video's description.