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Comic Conventions Part 3 – How do I set up my table?

Welcome to Part 3 of Comic Conventions, the ongoing series where I look at different facets of having a table at events for your comic creations and art.

In part 3, we are looking at table set-up.  We are fortunate to have a few guest comic creators share with us their table set-ups for different events, and we’ll quickly break each down to what worked best for them, and what I thought the best aspect of each table was.. (more…)

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Comic Conventions – Part 2 – Where should I look for events?

Hello, we meet again! My name is Kay, and I’m the author of this on-going blog series about helping beginners , and vets, into the world of Artist’s Alley at comic conventions.

So, where DO I want to sell my comics and art? (more…)

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Comic Street AU 2 Review

Comic Street is a FREE indie comics market right in the heart of Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, organised by Bea Bravo and Samantha Calcraft a.k.a Mammath.

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Comic Conventions – The ins and outs for beginners

Hi! My name is Kay, and I’m a comic convention table holder.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to holding a table at a comic convention or market. The recent weekend of Supanova Brisbane has inspired me to create a series of posts revolving around differenet aspects of tabling at an Australian comic convention.

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Anatomy of Comic stories

Movies have genres to allow viewers to pick what they would like to watch. Rom-com, sci-fi, horror, comedy, family, etc.

They all have specific “antatomy” they use to keep viewers engaged on what is happening on the screen.

Comics, too, should have a storyline that keeps readers engaged, and this is why I have put this link on the “Antatomy of Film” into this post, taken from the blog of wronghands1.com (please visit, they have lots of great info!) (more…)

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Cameron Davis, Rose, and Blow The Cartridge – The Perfect Trio

I first met Cameron Davis at Oz Comic Con many years ago when I purchased “Blow The Cartridge” graphic novel from him. I didn’t realise at the time, and I met him again at Comic Street in June 2016. I got to see his latest creation – “Rose” – (which you can purchase here), and again at ZICS where I got to have a proper chat with him about his comic and past creations.

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Who’s the Boy In The Box? – Matt Nicholls is!

Matt Nicholls is a story-teller from Melbourne, creator of Boy In A Box Productions, and overseer of Indie Comics Previews. Primarily, he’s a writer, creator of several great titles, and our next subject in our independent creator interviews. He has held booths at both Oz Comic Con and Supanova  in Melbourne, the Sticky Institute’s zine fair, ZICS, and has successfully funded Kickstarter projects for his book “Don’t Shut The Door“. So when it comes to writing, we’ll show you what Matt’s got.

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The Creator of Tabby – Stephen Kok – speaks to MCA Studios.

Stephen Kok is the creative genius behind “Tabby“, and several other successful graphic novels, and has another on the way! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Stephen and find out a little more of what he does and what his graphic novels are all about!

Stephen is a creator and writer of many graphic novels, and it’s a real treat to read through his website about what he is working on next, which is a graphic novel called “Blue“. I can’t wait for this one!

“Tabby” has been accepted into over 100 library catalogues (no pun intended!) across Australia and New Zealand.

 

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Comic Artist Interview – Liam Anthony

One of the best things about my job will be talking to a variety of comic artists, and today I’m bringing you the very first interviewee – Liam Anthony.

Liam is a Brisbane local is the creator of “Shadow Six” and the comic series “Dampman“, which both featured at this year’s Comic Street AU back in June.

Please grab a cuppa and learn a bit more about what Liam does, and enjoy the interview. (more…)

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Welcome to Metro Collective Arts Studio

So what is Metro Collective Arts Studio and who am I?

My name is Kay Aspden, I’ve been a creative for many years. I originally grew up in Melbourne, and Kay shotexcelled in art during high school. If I had’ve stayed in Melbourne, I would have studied animation, having been inspired so much by Disney movies like “Beauty and the Beast”. When the family moved to Queensland, my interest in art dwindled to pretty much nothing by the time Year 11 rolled around. (more…)

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