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Day of Comics: Australia 2050 The Future of the Graphic Novel

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Where to for the Australian graphic novel? How will it adapt to the radical changes in print publishing? Will it be part of a brave new world in which comics become the future of narrative? Artists, commentators and publishers will speculate, deride, and egg each other on to ever greater claims…

This session is one of five Saturday events. Single session tickets can be booked via the link on the right or book a day pass for all five.

Featuring

Bernard Caleo

Bernard Caleo is a comic book teacher, maker, and communicator. He was the editor and publisher of the romance comics anthology Tango, made the feature film Graphic Novels Melbourne with filmmaker Daniel Hayward and is part of the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. In 2021 he s... Read more

Dylan Horrocks

Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand and has lived in New Zealand, England, USA and Bougainville. He currently lives by the sea near Auckland with his wife and two sons. 10 issues of his comic book Pickle were published by Black Eye (1992-97) and his graphic novel Hicksville was ... Read more

Zoë Sadokierski

Zoë Sadokierski is a book designer, illustrator and writer. She wrote her doctoral thesis on hybrid novels – novels in which graphic devices such as photographs, drawings, and experimental typography are integrated into the written text (or, books with pictures in them) – at the University of T... Read more

W. Chew Chan

Chew “chewie” Chan is an experienced comic book and storyboard artist who has worked on a number of projects: from comic books (Iron Man, Buckaroo Banzai and Cthulhu Tales) to major movie productions (Superman Returns and Happy Feet). An avid proponent of the comics medium, he is the Comics Co... Read more

George Dunford

George Dunford has been writing about graphic novels since 1994 when he wrote a history thesis about the censorship of comic books. He’s since created stories about comics for Australian Bookseller & Publisher, Meanjin and Radio National’s The Book Show. As a Melbourne-based freelance writer... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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