Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Coelacanth by Ian T.
FFoC #6 cover by Jakes 1 & 2The final issue of Fist Full of Comics volume 2 is out now, and I'm happy to have had work in all six issues of this revived Australian comics anthology. We need more books like this, for new comics artists to see their work in print and for established artists to feel free to play around freely with the form.

Feeling short of inspiration I went to my old lyrics book and found a short piece, "Coelacanth," from years ago, that adapted easily. As Owen (the editor) pointed out, the words and pictures complement each other and form a complete whole, unlike many poem comics, which merely illustrate the words. It's definitely my best effort in this form, although it was nice to have begun the tradition of poem comics appearing in the centre pages of FFoC. I had fun with this one, which is what comic making really should be about.

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