Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist who has drawn for a number of publications worldwide, including the New York Times, the Age, Meanjin and the Guardian.
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.
Books Illuminating the Future / Graphic novels & comics
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Jonathan Walker challenges what a writer is with his illuminated novel, Five Wounds, which mixes images and text, writing and illustrating. He likens his book to an “analogue iPad” but doesn’t think it would work on the Kindle, so how will books evolve with new technology? And what is the future for writers?
Horror Comics in the Spotlight / Graphic novels & comics
By Alex Landragin
Was your childhood filled with murder, robbery, rape, cannibalism, carnage, necrophilia, sex, sadism, masochism “… and virtually every other form of crime, degeneracy, bestiality, and horror”? If so, chances are you were a keen reader of 1950s-era comic books.
A new book is devoted entirely to memorialising the lurid comic book art of the Eisenhower era. Fans will enjoy this preview.
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Secrets & Lies / Privacy & security
By Jon Tjhia
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Love him or loathe him, Julian Assange has, with WikiLeaks, irrevocably changed the nature of journalism and governance. As a consequence, a host of similar whistleblowing sites have sprung up, all hoping to emulate WikiLeaks' success. What are the implications for the media, the law, governments, the intelligence fraternity and the wider community?
In this video, our panel of guests…
Literary Mystery Finally Solved - Almost… / Children’s books
By Alex Landragin
In 1984, American author Chris Van Allsburg published a book called The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The highly unusual book consisted of a series of drawings with a title and a single line. The conceit that linked the drawings together - explained in a fictional editor’s note at the start of the book - is that each drawing was taken from a different…