Saturday, August 9, 2014
After a few years on blogger we're moving to a new site: www.pikitiapress.com
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Posts have been sporadic here lately as I've been tinkering with the new site and the distractions of publishing but I hope to have a regular flow of comic news, interviews, reviews and blather as of next week. The Summer Pikitia Press publishing schedule will go up this week as well as our SPX debut comics which are currently popping out of the printer into my hot hands as I type this.
They'll still be the occasional update here as foolishly previously scheduled posts appear throughout the rest of this year, although eventually the bulk of what I've posted on this blog will be available on the new site.
Thanks to all the readers and supporters, I really appreciate the support and interest in this obsession that is comics.
Matt Emery - August 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Need advice? Consult some of Melbourne's top advice columnists via the wonderful medium of comics.
Sally is due to start high school next year, her mum’s boyfriend often refers to her as an ‘old soul’ as she feels deeply and completely for all things. If asked, she identifies as a ‘professional empathe’ which her grandma feels is very mature. Her two all time favourite things are dogs and the colour blue.
Mulbert was abandoned mere seconds after his birth. His parents had been expecting a girl, not a moose, and this would not be the last time he would disappoint a group of strangers. To quote his doctor, Mulbert’s life has been “medically regrettable”. He spent his first few years of orphanhood squatting sleeplessly inside a Time Crisis II arcade machine, his tiny hooves perpetually up in bewildered surrender. For a while he tried masquerading as a hypertrichotic Vietnam veteran named ‘Gubers’, but his pension never came through. His roommate recently got him a job at Cosmo’s Deli, which was cool of him, but still Mulbert wakes up most days acheing, sore from modest dreams, wondering how to get from point A to point B if you never learned to spell.
Mr. Ray is one of the most influential and important names in contemporary Australian poetry. His long-awaited new book Aghh, I Don’t Know If I Can Do This Again Vol. 2 is out this Christmas through Mouthwhisp & Whimperman. Ray Lives in Melbourne, Australia with his dog.
Because of what he is, Boyfriend brings a perspective external to general human experience. But don’t think he can’t empathize with you or he doesn’t care. The events of your life mean more to him than anything.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Big thanks to all the New Zealand & Australian cartoonists and comic makers who contributed to the 2013 in Reviews. I'm signing off for a few days and will back with some galleries and interview posts on Jan 1st 2014.
I'll be trying to get my head around a few more places next year, please consider liking/following Pikitia Press in these places:
2013 in Review survey index:
Gregory Mackay bit.ly/190OERO
Brendan Boughen bit.ly/JTJaic
Cory Mathis bit.ly/18T5bnx
Matthew Hoddy bit.ly/IUnEK2
Andrew Fullton bit.ly/1jgoC3G
David Blumenstein bit.ly/ITI7i9
Justin Randall bit.ly/J1s6Gm
David C Mahler bit.ly/1cNhdDC
Grant Buist http://bit.ly/1gAZEtX
Jen Breach bit.ly/Jx2xhz
Ben Michael Byrne http://bit.ly/INu0uO
Brendan Halyday bit.ly/18PvQVv
Toby Morris bit.ly/1hmGBRw
Bruce Mutard bit.ly/1dvAYhu
Stuart McMillen bit.ly/1c034Ek
Joshua Santospirito bit.ly/18Gnek2
Frank Candiloro bit.ly/IQTJSh
Richard Fairgray bit.ly/19DaLdX
Colin Wilson bit.ly/IPOyCn
Jason Franks bit.ly/IEKkhl
Matt Kyme bit.ly/18vb8qB
Anthony Woodward bit.ly/1kqIz36
Caitlin Major bit.ly/1d4l5xN
Sarah Laing bit.ly/1fh9ptS
Sam Orchard bit.ly/1f3kvC3
Gavin Aung Than bit.ly/J95ipc
Scarlette Baccini bit.ly/18BiyMe
David Follett bit.ly/1gYFZRT
Simon Hanselmann bit.ly/1dbhuyu
Michel Mulipola bit.ly/1aDPPD9
Li Chen bit.ly/18cmLb6
Ryan K Lindsay bit.ly/19itb3v
Christopher Downes bit.ly/1hzFxMU
Dean Rankine bit.ly/18k8YKi
Alisha Jade bit.ly/1bFijT3
Theo Macdonald bit.ly/1dOK4u7
Paul Mason bit.ly/ILOFzC
James Davidson bit.ly/1bFmVZp
Tim Molloy bit.ly/1cYKoBi
Jason Chatfield bit.ly/1bIyCP1
Friday, December 13, 2013
What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2013?
Going on the Caravan of Comics to TCAF, CAKE and Fantagraphics. Making comics at Ragdale in Lake Forest at the same desk Audrey Niffenegger wrote The Time Traveller’s Wife. Same comic appearing as a catalogue essay at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts exhibition Space Oddity. Adapting Microaviary by Amanda Johnson for Cordite: Pumpkin. Le Silence being published by Ca et la in August. Meeting a few comics heroes: Art Spiegelman, Chester Brown, Chris Ware and so many other great comics artists on the road both overseas and here.
What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2013?I’ve hardly had time. Some of the things I picked up on the road: Bernie Mireault’ To Get Her (swapped with him in Montreal). Elaine Will’ Look Straight Ahead (staggering talent); Judith Vanistendael’ When David Lost His Voice; mini comics by Luke Howard, Alec Longstreth, The Whole Hole by Anya Davidson… I brought back a bloody bookcase full of stuff and still haven’t got around to reading even 1/3rd of it. Oh, yes, may as well mention it: Building Stories by Chris Ware is remarkable in concept and execution.
What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2013?
What are you looking forward to in 2014?
Ideally it should be mostly head down and bum up on making comics. I need to finish my Masters project by July and get a solid chunk of The Fight done. It probably won’t be out until 2016. I think I’ll be less peripatetic, but I always say that. Publishing Art Is A Lie by Carol Wood and Susan Butcher - you ain’t seen nothin’ like this.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Matt Hoddy's Double Fine visit comics, starts here.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Covers above from the initial series of the Shadow, initially drawn by Jeff Wilkinson with Peter Chapman concluding the run of 12 issues. Frew relaunched The Shadow in 1952 with Peter Chapman drawing 168 issues. Selection of covers from the second series featured below.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Selection of covers from Australian magazine Parade published during the 1950's. Cover artists are largely uncredited although I believe the first 5 years were illustrated by Frank Stackpool with John L Curtis his successor. Australian cartoonists/illustrators Stan Pitt, and Virgil Reilly also contributed covers during the magazines lifetime. View previous parade magazine cover galleries here, here, here, and here.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Panel detail from Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery #33, one of the few examples of American comics work by Stanley and Reginald Pitt.
Scans from: http://tertuliadestudio.blogspot.com