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The Comic Art Workshop is an artist-in-residence program for graphic storytellers. The program provides emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand with an opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s best cartoonists and comics educators.”

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Life As Art - Full Graphic Novel by Michael Fikaris

‘Art as Life’ by M P Fikaris
“This comic book is a story comparing Arte Moris in East Timor to my own art community in Australia.
Arte Moris is a free art school in Dili, Timor Leste set up to help the people re-build after 25 years of war and conflict.”

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Comics Lifestyle Updates Announcing a new residency...

ambientyeast: Announcing a new residency for cartoonists. Two weeks on an island with 14 cartoonist, Tom Hart, Leela Corman, Liz MacFarlane and me. It’s like survivor but everyone is nice and can draw good. Carn.

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Come hang out with us on Australia Day.

I didn’t draw beer and sausages in the trifle because that’s a bit yuk.

There will be beer and sausages, though.

From 12pm. 26 Jan. 309 Victoria St, Brunswick.

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Video Hangouts: The First One’s Free

I’m due to do a video hangout on Patreon tomorrow. This is supposed to be a monthly perk for sponsors at the $4.99 level and above, but I figure I’ll make the first one open to everybody. l will likely do some drawing in PhotoShop and some perspective stuff in Illustrator. My colleague and sometimes […]

Recommended Graphic Novels

People often ask me for graphic novel recommendations. This is my basic list, but of course there is so much more out there. This is a good place to start, for grown-up readers who want to see what comics (er, graphic novels) is all about...

Recommended Graphic Novels
by David Lasky

There are lots of great graphic novels out there. Here are just a few of my favorites...

Maus by Art Spiegelman
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
You'll Never Know by Carol Tyler
One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
King-Cat Classix by John Porcellino

Wimbeldon Green by Seth
Disillusioned Illusions by Greg Stump
Passport by Saul Stienberg

Surrealism / Fantasy
Weathercraft by Jim Woodring
Artichoke Tales by Megan Kelso
The Bone series by Jeff Smith
Swamp Thing by Alan Moore and various artists

Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco
A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
Understanding Kafka by Robert Crumb

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Classic Comic Strips
The Comic Strip Century by Bill Blackbeard and Dale Crain
Walt and Skeezix by Frank King (reprinting Gasoline Alley)
Krazy and Ignatz by George Herriman (reprinting Krazy Kat)
The Complete Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Books on how to make comics:
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Making Comics by Scott McCloud
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures by Matt Madden and Jessica Abel
What It Is by Lynda Barry


P.S. Frank Young and I made a pretty good graphic novel as well: Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song, which I heartily recommend (but of course, I'm biased).

Secret Stash: NSFW Kaleidoscopes

It’s the third Thursday of the month, and it’s time for me to post a selection from My Secret Stash–sketchbook drawings, comics roughs, reference photos, and other marginal stuff– on Patreon.   David Chelsea is listening to: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith This month, it’s a selection of pieces from one of my side […]

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