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In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed Blue, Pat Grant confirms his reputation as "the Australian Mark Twain" (Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Habibi) with a page-turning graphic novel about economic inequality and exploitation, desperation, and the gambler's addiction to hope even in the worst of times. The Australian landscape is traumatized. Plague is rampant. Machines only work as well as the poor sod pedaling them. Things are hotter and wetter than they used to be, giving the whole place the vibe of a sweaty armpit. Lippy and Penn are holding to set up shop in a grimy boom-town, but they've got to stay frosty, because it's teeming with hustlers, swindlers, and scoundrels. It's the sort of place where a lucky moron could make an outrageous fortune in an afternoon and lose it all before bedtime. The sort of place where two enterprising teenagers could really make something of
From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond. Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he's given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us? Yes, yes, and more.
In Jason Pamment's middle-grade graphic novel debut, two kids unintentionally unearth a lost city and a tale of friendship long-forgotten. Grand adventure stories often begin where you least expect them. Iris knows this because she's read them all. However, as a thirteen-year-old stuck in the tiny town of Bugden, real adventure seems a distant dream. But when Iris and her best friend Sam stumble upon an unusually dry river on the outskirts of town, they're led to a discovery beyond anything Iris has ever read about: a hidden city and a forgotten tale of friendship. Can Iris and Sam uncover the truth in time to keep their own friendship afloat, or will history repeat itself and pull them apart forever? Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor... whether she likes it or not.
An original graphic novel based on the IVF stories of its husband-and-wife authors and the 1-in-50 couples around the world like them. Conrad and Joanne met in their final year of university and have been virtually inseparable since then. For a while, it felt like they had all the time in the world. Yet now, when they are finally ready to have kids, they find that getting pregnant isn?t always so easy. Ahead of them lies a difficult, expensive, and emotional journey into the world of assisted fertility, where each ?successful? implantation is followed by a two-week wait to see if the pregnancy takes. Join Joanne and Conrad, their friends, their family, their coworkers, and a stream of expert medical practitioners as they experience the highs and the lows, the tears and the laughter in this sensitive but unflinching portrayal of the hope and heartbreak offered to so many by
Led by an unconscientiously objecting wombat registered for military service during Australia's war in Vietnam, Underground digs tunnels through a chapter of Australian history that many have attempted to bury. Why would a wombat be registered for war? It's 1965, and an old Tattersalls barrel starts rolling marbles to randomly conscript young Australian men to fight in the war in Vietnam. Melbourne housewife Jean McLean is outraged, as are her artist friends Clif and Marlene Pugh, who live in the country with their wombat, Hooper. Determined to wreck the system, Jean forms the Save Our Sons movement's Victorian branch, and she and her supporters take to the streets to protest. Meanwhile, in the small country town of Katunga, Bill Cantwell joins the Australian Army, and in Saigon, young Mai Ho is writing letters to South Vietnamese soldiers from her school desk. And when Hooper's call-up papers arrive, he mysteriously goes
With the outbreak of war in 1914, best friends Wally and Roy, and new mate Tom, are among the first to enlist. But their great adventure soon turns to disaster. The day after the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, more than 2000 of their fellow Anzacs are dead and the bold attempt by the Allied commanders to knock the Turks out of the war becomes a stalemate. As the Gallipoli campaign drags on, Wally, Roy and Tom find themselves locked in combat with a formidable enemy, a ferocious landscape, flies, fleas, cold and disease. An Anzac Tale is a beautiful and thought-provoking graphic novel that skilfully introduces the events of the Gallipoli campaign.
A group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can take their land land from them. Vif takes her band of women off viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte. But some battles rage on inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won't ever stay down. Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you. This oversized bande dessinee graphic novella is a love letter to brutal violence and eternal emotions. With hyperdetailed art and gorgeous fluid motion from artist Eric Zawadzki [hot off THE DREGS], this story will be one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things you will read this year. Written by Ryan K Lindsay, known for marrying emotion to genre in BEAUTIFUL CANVAS and the award winning NEGATIVE SPACE, this self-contained story
The city of Digitroit seemed like a peaceful place until an unusual and fatal robbery struck unease in the city, but there may be hope! The unlikely but effective duo, C.A. and Orgarsen, are doing their best to attempt to solve this mystery. And eat lunch. By local Adelaide artist Ewen McNeilage
The super-massive eleventh issue of the 12-part psychedelic superhero/sci-fi epic! Introducing Wundastar, the new Ms. Amazing for the 37th Century. This double-sized issue features six sequences by guest-star artists: Greg Gates, DC Fisher, Jonathan Munro, Michal Dutkiewicz, Dave Heinrich and Haylee Snook! By local Adelaide artist Dr Mike 2000 and others
Collects issues #9 to #12 of the psychedelic superhero sci-fi series in a single volume! Universe Gun is a strange, smart long-form superhero/sci-fi series. Set in the 37th Century, in a future that has seen better days, it tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes who band together to try to overthrow the prohibitionist regime that makes superhuman gifts illegal in the solar system. In this third and final volume, the rebellion comes to an end! Features guest art pages by Greg Gates, DC Fisher, Jonathan Munro, Michal Dutkiewicz, Dave Heinrich and Haylee Snook, and two pinups by Michal Dutkiewicz! Suggested for mature readers, as it may contain traces of sex, drugs and rock?n?roll! By local Adelaide artist Dr Mike 2000 and others
The twelfth and final issue of the 12-part psychedelic superhero/sci-fi epic! Cyberius XII leads the Universe Gang to their final confrontation against Gloriana J, the secret queen of the Solar System. What single superpower can he use to defeat someone who possesses 1,000 different power rings? By local Adelaide artist Dr Mike 2000
Did you ever dream of travelling to a world of fantasy you could only read about in books? Adventure alongside noble kings, or battle evil dark lords? Well, this comic is the story of a boy who did just that - but not in the way you might expect. By Australian artist Emmet O?Cuana
The Unauthorised Biography of ?Begurk? Bergutsson tells the tragically comic or comically tragic fictional life story of the titular Begurk, from his childhood riding to school on a giant chicken to his adult career as the head of a cactus farm ? thwarted at every stage of life by his nemesis: cheese! By local Adelaide artist Adam Gillespie
Bernie works at an airport and has always wanted to fly but she?s not interested in going up in a plane. She wants to fly like a bird! After seeing a mysterious billboard advertisement, Bernie sends away for some paper wings that apparently allow you to fly. By local Adelaide artist Claire Richards
The tenth issue of the 12-part psychedelic superhero/sci-fi epic! A strange love triangle has developed between Prince Cosmic, Star Girl 3000, and her boyfriend from a previous dimension! It?s rumbling time! An even stranger solution may present itself! By local Adelaide artist Dr Mike 2000
Collects issues #5 to #8 of the psychedelic superhero sci-fi series in a single volume! Universe Gun is a strange, smart, long-form superhero/sci-fi series. Set in the 37th Century, in a future that has seen better days, it tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes who band together to try to overthrow the prohibitionist regime that makes superhuman gifts illegal in the solar system. In this second volume, the true power behind the solar system is revealed! Suggested for mature readers, as it may contain traces of sex, drugs and rock?n?roll! By local Adelaide artist Dr Mike 2000
"All fledgling warriors must kill themselves a Great Beast." Developed as a part of the 2017 Supanova Banksia Project mentorship program, Great Beasts is a short but mysterious fable about what makes a warrior, and what makes a beast. By local Adelaide artists Jess Cate (words) and Jana Hoffmann (pictures)
This autobiographical minicomic collects a range of stories about what it?s like growing up with a brother who has autism and a severe intellectual disability. George Rex remembers various stories from her childhood that highlight the highs and lows of her family?s experience. This minicomic is a sampler of the upcoming graphic novel of the same name. By local Adelaide artist George Rex
The ninth issue of the 12-part psychedelic superhero/sci-fi epic! The secrets of the Life Star are finally revealed! Where did it come from? Why did it shut down? Is there any chance of recreating Ms. Amazing, the legendary hypermissionary of the 21st Century? Join the Universe Gang as they stumble around the derelict alien satellite in search of these answers. By local Adelaide artist Dr Mike 2000
The last school bell has rung and it's finally HOME TIME! Even though they're twins, Lilly and David don't agree on much... except that the last summer before high school is the perfect time for relaxing with friends. But their plans for sleepovers, fantasy games, and romance are thrown out the window when the whole gang falls into a river and wakes up in a village of fantastic creatures. Hailed as magical spirits and attacked by lizards, these kids must find their way home - if they don't throttle each other first. Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte combines the rich imagination of Dungeons & Dragons with puckishly charming characters and a touch of video-game geometry in his spectacular first graphic novel.