The Reality of being a Comic Creator....

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009
By: Darren Schroeder

Australian animators David Blumenstein and Ben Hutchings
made this spot for a local Melbourne comic event called Comic Book

If you live in Melbourne, Australia and you like funny comic books, consider showing up to COMIC BOOK FUNNY, a series of sessions celebrating Australia's independent comics makers. It's on every Saturday during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; 5pm, Bella Union bar at Trades Hall (corner Lygon and Victoria St, Carlton).

Week one (Sat April 4): a genteel exhibition launch and informal comics salon, directed by Mme Josephine Waite. All welcome. Plus, live drawing of hot male cartoonists for a calendar they're launching in week four.

Week two (Sat April 11): a very special Intimate Conversation between the legendary small press creator Gerard Ashworth and local comics broadcaster John Retallick (

Week three (Sat April 18): Pat Grant ( and Brisbane's Patrick Alexander ( discuss the merits of dirty comics with host David Blumenstein.

Week four (Sat April 25): Bernard Caleo launches THE SEXY MEN OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS 2009-2010 FINANCIAL YEAR CALENDAR, featuring twelve hot male Australian comic artists as drawn by female Australian comic artists.

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