As a teenager I was nurtured on a steady diet of horror films, Surrealist art, heavy metal music, fantasy literature, and the works of Bill Sienkiewicz, Ernst Fuchs, Mobeius and Bernie Wrightson. I am now interested in how the often-maligned genres of comix and cartoon art – with its long tradition of subversive humour and absurdism – might provide new opportunities for social criticism and understanding.
2022 (forthcoming), “Graphic confessions and the vulnerability hangover from hell” Graphic Medicine, edited by Erin La Cour and Anna Poletti, University of Hawai’i Press.
Here’s a web comic and essay I made called ‘Why Comics?:Australian Comics and the Autographic Turn’ for Folio, which is a wonderful resource for understanding the past and present of Australian comics history and practice.
Here’s a comic I made for Liminal Magazine on the theme of taste.
Drawing Dad – A comic that reflects on my dad’s recent experiences of vascular dementia.
The Case of the Animals Versus Humans Before the King of the Jinn – A short comic I made for Cordite Poetry Review in the wake of climate-change induced bushfires that ripped through NSW in the summer of 2019-2020.
Alone Together – A web comic made in collaboration with Melbourne based researchers about how older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds coped during the Covid-19 lockdowns.
Healing Alone – A graphic medicine web-comic made in collaboration with Dr Isabel Hanson.
Holy Diver art zine (2014).
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