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Day of Comics: That’s Not a Graphic Novel


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Sequential art? Graphic narratives? Defining the graphic novel has become a bloodsport. But out beyond the definitional battles, creators are producing work not to fit labels but to push the boundaries of the comics art form.

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.


Andrew Weldon

Andrew Weldon draws political and gag cartoons, and has written and illustrated childrens’ books. His wide-ranging, news-based cartoon, The Strip appears weekly in The Sunday Age, and his political cartoons have appeared often in The Age. His work also appears regularly in The Big Issue Australia,... 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

Pat Grant

Pat Grant is a cartoonist, writer and zinemaker. Right now he’s working on a comics project funded by a couple of grants from the Australia Council. He is also a doctoral candidate at Macquarie University where he is undertaking creative research on poetics in cartooning. His work appears mainly i... Read more

Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is an illustrator, cartoonist and artist who has drawn for a number of organisations worldwide, including the New York Times, the Age, the Monthly, Meanjin, SBS and the Guardian. He has also been commissioned to draw for the National Gallery of Victoria, the Golden Plains music fest... Read more


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