This page lists the works released during the 2017 calendar year, eligible for judging in the 2018 Ledger Awards.

TitlePublisherFormatContent RatingCreators involvedProject DescriptionProject website
My Struggle With Crohn's DiseaseSelf publishedComic Book, Mini ComicAdult Content for mature readers.

Safdar Ahmed, writer/artist.

This was made for the Mini-Comic of the Month Club 2017.

https://safdarahmed.com/
Expiration DateSelf publishedMini ComicAll Ages

Hien Pham, creator.

Expiration Date is a a short 8-page comic telling the story of two young post-apocalypse scavengers stumbling upon a dance pole.

https://hienpham.artstation.com/projects/GDP5z
KILLEROO: GANGWARS #1Ozone StudiosComic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Darren Close, Editor & Publisher. RW Adams, Editor & Writer. Dan Gibbs, Artist. Shane W. Smith, Writer. Leigh Chalker, Artist. Kevin Chiat, Writer. Ben Leon, Artist. Emmet O'Cuana, Writer. Rob O'Connor, Artist. Liam Jennings, Writer. Ben Michael Byrne, Cover artist.

Killeroo mini-series #1 of 6.

www.killeroo.com
Exilium #2Cloud 9 ComixComic Book Series 

Ben Slabak, creator, writer, publisher

In the late 21st century, the first official contact is made with extraterrestrial life forms. They arrive not as conquerors, but in need of refuge as they run from a superior foe. As they eventually settle on Earth, not all humans are happy to co-exist with them. Tensions grow and conflict arises. With the humanity deeply divided, a new threat reaches Earth. The very same threat that drove the alien refugees from their home planet, in search of a new one. Can the joint human/alien forces resist the onslaught? Who are these invaders? Can the humans overcome their deep divisions and unite against them? Find out as the story of Exilium, a six-issue mini-series unfolds.

Coming to comic book stores and newsstands worldwide as part of Alterna Comics newsprint line in August 2018.

http://benslabak.com
DraconachtSelf publishedComic Book, Mini ComicAdult Content for mature readers.

Alex E Clark, writer/artist

Produced for the Mini-comic of the Month Club 2017

 
LaundrySelf publishedMini ComicAll Ages

Bruce Mutard, writer/artist

A thought-provoking wordless comic.

 
Reported Missing: A True Story of Family and MurderThe NibDigital onlyAdult Content for mature readers.

Eleri Harris

What's it like to have your mom charged with murder? In The Nib’s first serialized work of longform comics journalism, cartoonist Eleri Harris delves into a family’s emotional nightmare and Tasmania’s most controversial murder conviction.

https://thenib.com/reported-missing
The Lesser EvilSelf publishedGraphic NovelAdult Content for mature readers.

Shane W Smith, writer/artist

The Lesser Evil is a graphic novel that examines what it means to have a dream… and what that dream can end up costing, regardless of whether it comes true.

http://shanewsmith.com/thelesserevil/
Gorilla my Dreams: Mime of my LifeSelf PublishedComic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Art: Ahmed Raafat
Script: Big Tim Stiles
Editor: S. Greenleaf

Knockaround-Guy feels like he's a fraud. He is a self-proclaimed superhero who isn’t taken seriously by the A-Listers of Struggle-Town. As a result he’s left to investigate the weird and unusual crimes beneath their notice.

But when a street mime is found dead (asphyxiated inside an actual invisible box), Knockaround-Guy soon finds himself wading through the ugly and dangerous underbelly of Struggle-Town.

Gorilla my Dreams: Mime of my Life is "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mashed into Batman: The Animated Series if Saturday morning cartoons came on after 10pm."

www.gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.com
Peaceful TomorrowsSelf publishedGraphic NovelAdult Content for mature readers.

Shane W Smith, writer/artist

Peaceful Tomorrows is a graphic novel that explores the consequences of compromising one’s core values, and the painful path to redemption.

http://shanewsmith.com/peacefultomorrows/
Xtreme Champion Tournament Issue #4 - RevengeCOMICS2MOVIESComic Book Series, Comic BookAll Ages

Shaun Keenan (Paulet name change) - Creator
Brendan Halyday - Writer
Darren Close - Letters

XCT is a comic book series based in the future where heroes from history are cloned, caged, re-trained and forced to fight in the most brutal sport in the world the gladiatorial Xtreme Champion Tournament.

http://www.xct.com.au/
David and the BeachSelf-publishedComic Book, Mini ComicAll Ages

Christine Imatani

A boy and his family move to the big city, where he meets new and old friends.

www.davidandthebeach.tumblr.com
Karnak Vol. 1GestaltCollected Series: Trade PaperbackAdult Content for mature readers.

Christian Read, writer
Wolfgang Bylsma, letterer/editor/designer

Richard Karnak is a paranormal detective who owes as much to modern science as he does to black magic, using modern technology to defeat supernatural threats.

A young woman named Cass just moved into a decrepit old house with her fiancé, Chang. They got the house for cheap and asked no questions.

But there is something inside the house with them. Something terrible.

Strange handprints on the wall and whistling in the night are just the beginning.

Can Richard Karnak’s wonderful death science save the day?

http://www.gestaltcomics.com/shelf/graphic-novels/karnak/
Cleverman #1GestaltComic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Ryan Griffen & Wolfgang Bylsma, writers
Emily K Smith, artist
Wolfgang Bylsma, letterer

In the near future, creatures from ancient mythology have emerged and must co-exist with humans.

Known as ‘Hairypeople’ they must live amongst humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to exploit and destroy them.

One young man – The Cleverman – struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world.

This all-new story expands the world from the Cleverman TV series, which can be viewed on ABC iView in Australia and Netflix in the USA.

http://www.gestaltcomics.com/shelf/comic-books/cleverman-1-international-edition/
Proud Heart #1GestaltComic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Gary Proudley, writer
Gary Chaloner, artist
Wolfgang Bylsma, editor/designer

Patroclus is the son of Menoetius the Argonaut, and Philomela. He is a captain of men, he is respected by all, and he is one of the finest warriors amongst the Achaeans.

Achilles is the son of King Peleus and the nymph Thetis. He is a demi-god, he is the greatest warrior at the siege of Troy, and possibly the greatest warrior to have ever lived.

They love each other with a passion beyond compare.

Proud Heart: The Love Of Achilles reinvigorates the tale of their love from Homer’s The Iliad. It is one of the earliest and greatest love stories from the western canon.

http://www.gestaltcomics.com/shelf/comic-books/proud-heart-1/
Home TimeTop Shelf ProductionsGraphic NovelAll Ages

Campbell Whyte - author / illustrator

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, threatened by lizards, and trained in the mysterious arts of tea-brewing, these kids must find their way home — if they don’t throttle each other first.

With a kaleidoscope of art styles, graphic novelist Campbell Whyte makes his spectacular debut, loosely but lovingly inspired by the fantasy worlds of the 80s and 90s.

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/home-time-book-one/958
Changing Ways Book 3GestaltGraphic NovelAdult Content for mature readers.

Justin Randall, writer/artist
Wolfgang Bylsma, letterer/editor

There’s a headless corpse in their hallway and the clerk at the Trinity Moons Motel was eaten by wild pigs.

After that the night took a real turn for the worse.

Now Lucy Barrot finds herself alone in a strange hospital and her missing husband is a suspected serial killer.

She’s got a marking on her stomach that has the town talking and the local Church folk want answers.

That’s the last thing she remembers before they took her to Roch House.

http://www.gestaltcomics.com/shelf/graphic-novels/changing-ways-book-3/
Ghost BeachSelf PublishedGraphic Novel, Comic Book Series, Comic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Ben Mitchell

Ghost Beach is the third in the Storm Clouds series, and the longest — 108 pages long! It follows the plight of a distressed beach town barista attempting to keep secret his responsibility for the disappearance of a local politician's son, though it seems like his entire city — including a mysterious gang of masked vandals — is trying to manipulate him. Meanwhile, a team of young police officers are sent to investigate a new party drug with sinister side effects, seemingly linked to a series of bodies piling up at the local hospital.

www.thestormclouds.com
One Step AheadSelf published (under publisher name Indigo Puma)Graphic NovelAdult Content for mature readers.

Naomi Hatchman

A fantasy graphic novel about Tessa, a young bounty hunter on the trail of a notorious shapeshifter known as Borund the Bear.

www.indigopuma.com
Beautiful CanvasBlack Mask StudiosComic Book SeriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Ryan K Lindsay, writer

Beautiful Canvas is a warped crime miniseries about Lon Eisley discovering the similarities and differences between her job as a hitwoman and her new role as a mother-to-be when she finds out her girlfriend is pregnant. Going from destroyer to creator/protector is a major swerve, but parents still have plenty of violent and brutal moments to contend with, especially when the world is full of pyrokinetic sleeper agents, animal/hybrid muscle-squads, and one hell of a nasty boss pulling your strings. From the creative team of Sami Kivela (Abbott) and Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, Eternal, DC Writers Workshop) comes this gonzo world of future noir and human emotions.

http://blackmaskstudios.com/beautiful-canvas/
Ink IslandSelf publishedComic BookChildren under 12 years of age.

Craig Bruyn, artist. Ryan K Lindsay, writer.

INK ISLAND is an adventurous all ages one shot comic about a lighthouse that keeps away the monsters in the dark.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rkl/ink-island-all-ages-one-shot-comic-teaching-guide
Stain the Seas ScarletSelf publishedComic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Ryan K Lindsay, writer.

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET is a brutal sci fi one-shot comic about Yelena, a resistance leader on a distant planet, who plays one last hand against the shitty robots tearing her world and life apart.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rkl/stain-the-seas-scarlet-sci-fi-one-shot
Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark WoodsAllen & UnwinGraphic Novel, Collected Short Stories, Comic Strip: digital or printChildren under 12 years of age.

Craig Phillips, writer, penciller, inks. Latifah Cornelius, inks, production. Elise Jones, editor. Sandra Nobes, art direction and design.

A collection of folk and fairy tales from around the world retold in comics and collected in one full colour volume. 196 Pp. Tales include The Wawel Dragon, Thor and the Frost Giants, Vasilisa the Brave, The Nixie in the Well, Momotaro, Snow White and Rose Red, The King of the Polar bears, The Devil Bridegroom, and Finn McCool.

https://goo.gl/D7r7c2
Phantastique - Tales of Taboo TerrorSelf-PublishedGraphic Novel, Anthology, Collected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Steve Carter, Artist/Writer. Antoinette Rydyr, Artist/Writer/Colourist. Rod Williams, Artist. Pete Correy, Designer/Colourist. Dez Waterman, Artist/Writer. Dillon Naylor, Artist. Ross Tesoriero, Artist/Writer. Ryan Vella, Artist. Glenn Smith, Inker. Glenn Lumsden, Artist. Jason Paulos, Artist. Fred Enroht, Artist.

Australia's most Controversial Comicbook has been Resurrected! And in fully bloody colour!
Since debuting in 1985, interest in Phantastique has persisted so it was decided to celebrate the original concept by releasing a graphic novel full of new and little seen material by new and original creators.
The result is PHANTASTIQUE - TALES OF TABOO TERROR and it continues the science fiction horror tradition. It contains 19 self-contained short comic stories plus pin-ups, and showcases top talent from around Australia.

http://www.weirdwildart.com/books/PhanV1.html
Moments Like TheseSelf PublishedShort Story, Digital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Created by Louie Joyce

A comic about memories, parenthood and traveling with kids. Originally created for the Read To Me live comics reading event and later published online.

http://www.louiejoyce.com/momentslikethese.html
Eyes Too DryEcho, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia (It was originally self-published in 2016)Graphic NovelAll Ages

Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli

Meet Tava, a twenty-four-year-old medical student in a deep depression. Alice, her friend and housemate, is trying to figure out how to support her. Time unravels, leaving both women bewildered at the emotional landscapes that have opened before them.

Eyes Too Dry started out as a series of private conversations between the authors by way of a comic-in-correspondence. Their decision to make this work public was fuelled by their struggle to find stories and artwork that spoke to their experiences of encountering depression, suicidal ideation and emotional weight. In a world that tells us to “keep calm and carry on” they are offering a narrative that is vulnerable, honest and uncertain. They hope to add new ways to talk about, visualise and relate to these complex emotions.

http://www.echopublishing.com.au/titles/eyes-too-dry/
Hail #4-7Self publishedComic Book Series, Digital only / WebcomicAdult Content for mature readers.

Miranda Richardson, writer/inker/colourist/letterer. Rosanna Lam, penciller/inker/colourist. Tom Murton, penciller/inker. Mala Kerr, penciller/colourist. Maddy Deane, inker/colourist. Rhianna Carr, inker/colourist. Sarah Lloyd, inker/colourist. Terri Arnold, inker/colourist. Ethan Robertson, inker. Jasmine Woolcock, colourist. Brittany Daw, colourist. Sandeson Gonzaga, colourist. Luke Bartholomew, colourist.

Lena crumbles into shards of glass whenever she has an episode of anxiety. But every time she falls apart, she learns more about how to move through it. When she sees her friend get attacked she knows she has to find a way to act. In issues 4-7, Lena confronts the ongoing trauma of fighting a violent serial killer while attempting to sustain her career and wellbeing.

www.hailcomic.com
Coney's Best CutsSelf publishedComic Book, Short StoryAdult Content for mature readers.

Tatiana Davidson, writer/ artist

A boy accepts a dare from a gang of local slackers to break into the town's slaughterhouse at night, leading him to dire circumstances.

 
Eternal Life (Part 5)Self-publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookAll Ages

Paul Wong-Pan (penciller, inker, colourist, letterer) and Karen Beilharz (writer, letterer, editor, designer).

Part 5 of an ongoing science fiction graphic novel in six parts about the impact of time upon relationships.

Late one night on a remote space station in the backwaters of the universe, a young woman named Bri meets a young man named Dan. Bri is passing through, fleeing from her past and looking forward to a kind of “holiday” from her life. Dan, a resident of the space station, is at a crossroads—torn between his dreams of a more fulfilling life spent helping others and his loyalty to his close-knit missionary family, who, due to the nature of space travel (where passengers do not age in transit while everyone else does), he may never see again should he choose to leave. When circumstances render Bri stranded, Dan’s family takes her in, and their different worlds and worldviews begin to collide. Bri must confront the past she fled from, while in turn, Dan must make a difficult choice about his future.

http://hivemindedness.com/eternallife/
The Book of WonderSelf PublishedComic Book, Anthology, Mini Comic, Collected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Just me!

‘The Book of Wonder’ is a collection of short stories, comic anecdotes and heartfelt drawings created during the winter of 2017. It is an experimentation of various styles, themes and stories- from Burning Man Festival to a critical commentary about the Anti-Aging industry.
A 20 page, colour A4 book.

https://hollyenglish.com/shop/
Byron Bay, a Time and Place.Self PublishedComic Book, Short Story, Mini ComicAdult Content for mature readers.

Just me!

‘Byron Bay, a Time and Place’ is a comic about Byron Bay in the early 90’s. Holly arrives as a teenager and falls in love with a person and a place. However, Holly learns that even in paradise, life can be painful.
A 12 page A4 comic.

https://hollyenglish.com/shop/
HomebasedSelf PublishedComic Strip: digital or print, Digital only / WebcomicAdult Content for mature readers.

Paul Caggegi (writer/artist)
Jason Badower (editor)

Homebased is a slice-of-life comic strip about the misadventures of a stay-at-home dad. The kid is in daycare, his partner's at work, and keeping house is more than he bargained for.

http://www.homebasedcomic.com
Who Likes Short ShortsSelf PublishedCollected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Sarah Catherine Firth

A collection of short comics and cartoons.

http://www.sarahthefirth.com/shopsarahthefirth/short-shorts-comic-compilation
Untangle Your BrainSelf PublishedCollected Short StoriesAll Ages

Sarah Catherine Firth

A creative strategy workbook.

http://www.sarahthefirth.com/shopsarahthefirth/untangle-your-brain-creative-strategy-workbook
After the Snow #1White Cat PressGraphic Novel, Comic Book SeriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Dale Maccanti, writer
Trevor Wood, artist
Anthonie Wilson, Colourist

It’s been 18 years since innocent, little Snow-White met the seven dwarfs, defeated her evil stepmother and married her prince charming. A lot has happened since then, but did Snow-White ever gain her ‘Happily Ever After’?

After the Snow is a sequel to the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Little Snow-White. This 6‐issue comic miniseries of dwarves at war, betrayal, magic and revenge shows readers that ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t where the story ends.

http://www.whitecatpress.com/after-the-snow.html
Rose #5Self publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookAll Ages

Cameron Davis

Rose #5 is another 24 page, full colour fun comic for all ages about the world’s hungriest redhead. In this issue she obsesses about muffins, ruins a business lunch and contemplates a life of hard crime just to get more cookies.

http://rosecomic.com
Rose #6Self publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookAll Ages

Cameron Davis

Rose is back for another round of silly food-related adventures! In Issue #6 she goes camping (how much food do you need for an overnight stay?), gets a startling medical diagnosis (thankfully she is not turning into a pie), goes out on a girl’s night out (that ends well), discovers the dangers of microwaves…and so much more!

24 pages, full colour, and MORE FUN THAN A BAG FULL OF FAJITAS – It’s Rose #6!

http://rosecomic.com
Rose CollectionSelf publishedComic Book, Collected Series: Trade Paperback, Collected Short StoriesAll Ages

Cameron Davis

Rose Collection is the first trade paperback collection of earlier Rose comics! It includes everything from the first four issues, AND also features bonus brand new story introducing the world’s hungriest redhead to new readers! This is an immaculately made 100 page collection of comics about the important things in life – cupcakes, pancakes, all sorts of cakes!

http://rosecomic.com
Commander CanineSelf publishedComic BookAll Ages

Nathan Onias, writer, penciller, inker, letterer, colourist

In a world full of weirdos, super villains and alien invasions, the city of Meadowlark is eager to have a super hero on their side, their very own weirdo! Enter Commander Canine, a pancake loving, bikini brief wearing, dog-man. His reluctant partner on the police force, Rosa Espinoza is an exceptional officer whose career is being stifled by a system of discrimination. A super hero comedy written & illustrated by Nathan Onias. Commander Canine is a comic project dedicated to exploring the comic making process from script to traditional pencils, inks and hand lettering.

 
Universe Gun #8 : Inner SpaceSelf publishedComic Book SeriesAll Ages

Dr Mike 2000
Christy Butt
Madeleine Tex Karutz
Garth Cochrane
Aarak Attwood

The 8th issue of the psychedelic superhero sci-fi saga!
Universe Gun is a 12 issue series created by Adelaide-based writer/artist Dr Mike 2000, inspired by The Fifth Element, X-Men and The Yellow Submarine!

www.universegun.com
Universe Gun #9 : 1,000,000,000 Other WorldsSelf publishedComic Book SeriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Dr Mike 2000
Michal Dutkiewicz
Rosanna Lam
Frankie Middleton
Keith Backhouse
Rob O'Connor

Issue #9 in the psychedelic superhero sci-fi saga!
Universe Gun is a 12 issue series created by Adelaide based writer/artist Dr Mike 2000, inspired by The Fifth Element, X-Men and The Yellow Submarine.

www.universegun.com
Reflections: A Singular RomanceSelf publishedComic Book, Short StoryAdult Content for mature readers.

Dr Mike 2000

A 24 Hour Comic (24 pages written and drawn in 24 hours) in the "Strange Romance" series.
Demian Triumph is a supervillain who has fallen madly and deeply in love... with himself!

www.fundamentzero.com
Icarus Rising: RebornSelf-publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Frank Sikalas (Writer), Aly Faye (Artist)

Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun, is reborn into the modern world. He is saved by Olympian Gods, Apollo and Poseidon and brought into a war that ended the reign of the Gods of Olympus and which is stirring once more. This ancient force now threatens mankind and the very existence of the human race. With powers of the Gods, Icarus becomes mankind’s last hope against an ancient force.

www.icarusrising.com.au
Baby Shoes For SaleSelf PublishedMini ComicAll Ages

Story and Art by Steven Lehmann

A labour of love, loosely based on a true story ( well, the first 2 pages at least!), written, drawn, inked and published by myself.

 
Word SmithSigmate StudioGraphic NovelAll Ages

Stephen Kok, writer
Judy Teh, editor

Sometimes all you need is a word. When one of Victoria's words goes awry, she sets off on an adventure to try and get things back the way it was. With her dragon, Sparky, will she succeed or make matters worse?

http://www.sigmatestudio.com
Eat My FleshSoaring Penguin PressShort StoryAdult Content for mature readers.

Emmet O'Cuana, script.
Dave Dye, illustrator

Eat My Flesh is a zombie parable set in Sydney that plays on the current political concern with immigration and nationality. It was published in Meanwhile...#6 in April 2017.

(Adult Content, mature readers).

http://soaringpenguinpress.com/product/meanwhile-6
EpilogueFrisson ComicsShort StoryAdult Content for mature readers.

Emmet O'Cuana, script.
Dave Dye, illustrator.

Epilogue - What happened to a gang of kids after their adventure? Stand By Me/IT meets fungal horror with a dark twist.
Included in Knock Knock #6 - Creature Feature.

http://www.frissoncomics.com/?p=397
Rose #5Self publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookAll Ages

Cameron Davis

Rose #5 is another 24 page, full colour fun comic for all ages about the world’s hungriest redhead. In this issue she obsesses about muffins, ruins a business lunch and contemplates a life of hard crime just to get more cookies. The art looks incredible and this is easily the best and funniest issue yet!

http://rosecomic.com
-Luminous AgesSelf PublishedGraphic Novel, Comic Book SeriesAll Ages

Anthony Christou - Creator, Lead Artist, Sequential Artist, Illustrator, Lead Writer, Concept Artist.

Christy Butt: Letterer, Graphic Design, Marketing, Editor.

Elena Lukina: Lead Editor, Proofing.

Luminous Ages is a fantasy series filled with dragons and dream magic. Thirteen dragon gods and the three dream mage schools are fighting for control over dreams and reality. Ekratoria the planet is a place where dream magic manifests into reality with great speed. The nightmare forces and the tranquil forces are fighting for power over consciousness. The journey starts with a young boy Thrakos who finds out he is a descendant of a great dream mage Silva the Grey. The adventure expands to many other adventurers and dream wizards. Featuring epic and surrealistic worlds and creatures Luminous Ages also ties in with Earth Mythology. Many dream mages have visited us in the past from the dream world of Ekratoria to save us from many monstrous threats.

www.luminousages.com
Reported MissingThe NibDigital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Eleri Harris -- writer, artist.

A seven part true crime comic exploring one of Tasmania's most controversial murder cases, told through the eyes of Sarah Bowles -- whose step-father was the victim and whose mother was convicted of killing him.

https://thenib.com/reported-missing
Free Eaten FishThe NibDigital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Kate Moon -- writer and artist

Non-fiction comic investigation into the life and status of Ali Durrani, aka Eaten Fish, a young Iranian refugee and cartoonist detained on Manus Island by the Australian government.

https://thenib.com/free-eaten-fish
Anzac Day: Australia's Uneasy Commemoration of WarThe NibDigital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Jon Kudelka -- artist, writer. Eleri Harris -- editor.

A brief yet poignant look into one family's Anzac Day ghosts.

https://thenib.com/anzac-day
Metcop Wonderland Self publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookAll Ages

Mel Rowsell - pencils, inks and lettering
Katie Marx - writer
Lauren Hall - colourist
Vivienne McDermott - cover artist (issue three)

Metcop Wonderland is an independent comic that follows depressed ticket inspector Shane Digby and his dedicated partner Alan Cooper in their ongoing battle against the monsters haunting Melbourne's City Loop. Trans-dimensional politics and the occasional cup of tea may also be involved.

www.metcopwonderland.com
HellbentSelf-publishedComic Book Series, Comic BookX rated content. Not for minors.

Skyla Madi, writer
Ash Madi, Illustrator

Here's a little bit about the series so far:
Hellbent, issue zero, is an exciting tale set in the old world.
A king, petrified by fear, sells a piece of his future to the devil for the strength and immortality to protect his kingdom, his queen, and his heir, from the relentless armies that press on his borders. The consequences of his actions come to fruition in issue one.

This comic series stars a young man and his friend/lover who discover (by accident) that they are a part of something bigger than they could have ever anticipated.

This comic series is intended for 17+ readers only due to gore, violence, sex, and coarse language.

www.tightropecomics.com
The Quantum Witch #2Self PublishedComic BookAll Ages

Story and art by Robert Luxford

Victoria Romanovski, is a brilliant Physicist, Engineer and former assassin. She has developed the mathematical formula for God. If the formula is released it will bring about the downfall of the religious based government. Victoria must finish the formula and protect all involved before Government enforcers destroy everything.

www.blindpenguinproductions.com
The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and BobCAASTROComic BookChildren under 12 years of age.

Aśka - illustrator, designer
Cristy Burne - Writer

The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob is a 32 page, full colour comic, created as a teaching resource for CAASTRO (ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics). It was made by two energetic, science communicators and children's writer-illustrator duo: Cristy Burne and Aśka.

The comic aims to promote the value of scientific research to children between 8 - 12 years old. The readers follow the two fictional protagonists, Alice and Bob, as they try to build a transportation device to get to their hockey practice. On the way, they are introduced to true stories of scientific failure, fluke and fame; encouraged to ask the BIG questions about the universe; and explore everyday inventions that began with space research.

http://www.caastro.org/comic
Above the GraveSelf published as Hall ZGraphic NovelAdult Content for mature readers.

Mitchell Hall, writer
Andrew de Zilva, artist

Above the Grave is the first comic by Sydney creators Mitchell Hall and Andrew de Zilva. It's a self-published 136-page graphic novel starring Rick Mastertine, the new warden at Mako Supervillain prison. It's an action-comedy and tale of surprising redemption.

abovethegrave.com
It Will Be Hard (Exhibition Edition)Self publishedShort Story, Mini ComicX rated content. Not for minors.

Hien Pham, writer and artist. John Kane, coder (for digital versions).

It Will Be Hard is a light choose-your-own gentle erotica. The Exhibition Edition tells an intimate moment between two men before they start a new life together.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wavingpeople/it-will-be-hard-a-choose-your-own-gentle-smut-adve/posts/1958616 (this page tells the history of how the 28-page short came to be, and how its inspired a full definitive version next year!)
Drakebow Detective AgencySelf publishedComic Book Series, Digital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Tegan New, creator

A Police academy dropout dwarf and ex thief elf work together in detective agency and here's their day to day operations.

https://tapas.io/series/Drakebow-Detective-Agency-
'My struggle with Crohn's Disease'Mini comic of the monthMini ComicAdult Content for mature readers.

^ Adult content for mature readers
Safdar Ahmed

'My struggle with Crohn's Disease' is a memoiristic account of Safdar's experiences of living with chronic illness. The comic takes an unflinching look at Crohn's Disease, reflecting on the intersection between patient experience and the social construction of illness.

https://safdarahmed.com/2017/12/21/my-struggle-with-crohns-disease/
Action TankSelf-publishedGraphic Novel, Comic BookChildren under 12 years of age.

Mike Barry - writer, illustrator, colourist, letterer

The first graphic novel from Australian author Mike Barry, Action Tank is the story of a boy who finds himself on the other side of the Solar System and must rely on his brains, his courage and the advice of a mysterious talking unicorn guy if he wants to get home in time for his Mum's spaghetti carbonara. He does. It's his favourite.

Along the way he discovers he’s been drafted into a centuries-old, Intergalactic Space Trooper Squadron, and is now in possession of the most powerful piece of technology in the universe – The Action Tank!

A fast-moving adventure created with 7-12 year old readers in mind, Action Tank is a story about discovery, friendship, and what you're really capable of.

actiontankcomic.com
It Will Be Hard (Digital Exhibition Edition)Self publishedShort Story, Digital only / WebcomicX rated content. Not for minors.

Hien Pham, writer and artist. John Kane, coder.

It Will Be Hard is a light choose-your-own gentle erotica. The Digital Exhibition Edition tells an intimate moment between two men before they start a new life together.

kickstarter.com/projects/wavingpeople/it-will-be-hard-a-choose-your-own-gentle-smut-adve (the digital version was used as a demo / proof of concept to launch this kickstarter)
Exilium #3Cloud 9 ComixComic Book Series 

Ben Slabak, creator, writer, publisher

In the late 21st century, the first official contact is made with extraterrestrial life forms. They arrive not as conquerors, but in need of refuge as they run from a superior foe. As they eventually settle on Earth, not all humans are happy to co-exist with them. Tensions grow and conflict arises. With the humanity deeply divided, a new threat reaches Earth. The very same threat that drove the alien refugees from their home planet, in search of a new one. Can the joint human/alien forces resist the onslaught? Who are these invaders? Can the humans overcome their deep divisions and unite against them? Find out as the story of Exilium, a six-issue mini-series unfolds.

Coming to comic book stores and newsstands worldwide as part of Alterna Comics newsprint line in August 2018.

http://benslabak.com
Trail #6Cloud 9 ComixComic Book Series 

Ben Slabak, creator, writer, publisher

Renowned 13th-century world traveler Marco Polo witnessed many wonders on his journeys from Europe to China and back. One, in particular, relating to the Biblical Three Kings, stands out. Now, five passionate individuals band together in an attempt to unravel the mystery left behind by Marco Polo, and protect what could be one of the greatest finds of all time, from falling into the wrong hands.

Following the Trail team's reunion in Havana, Cuba, they prepare for the final showdown with their nemeses. With Luca and his henchmen being led to the Himalayas by the clues they had gathered thus far, it seems that they will need the Trail team, after all, if they are to progress further. What secrets do the Himalayas hold, and what exactly is it that they are all looking for? Find out in this action-packed, penultimate issue of the Trail series.

http://benslabak.com
Trail: New World #2Cloud 9 ComixComic Book Series 

Ben Slabak, creator, writer, publisher

A new Trail action/adventure series spin-off, set in the late 1940s. A groundbreaking new archaeological discovery from the age of Vikings in Greenland draws interest from a prominent archaeologist, William Trail, but others, too, whose motives seem entirely questionable.

A race to the find will ensue as William, along with the pilot of his chartered plane, Sofia Jonsson, land themselves in all sorts of strife, and will need help from an unlikely source. What will this find reveal? Did Vikings find something of immense value during their exploration of North America over a thousand years ago?

Find out as the story of Trail: New World unfolds.

http://benslabak.com
Terminus a QuoCloud 9 ComixComic Book Series 

Ben Slabak, creator, writer, publisher

Time. It has been studied and debated for thousands of years. Science, philosophy and religion have long agonised over its very nature, struggling to define it.

When an unremarkable stone age artefact yields a stunning discovery, a young archaeologist's world will be turned upside down as the preconceived notions of time and space are torn down, raising questions about the very reality we live in.

'Terminus A Quo' is an exciting new adventure into the unknown.

http://benslabak.com
I Am Ned (Issue #1)Self publishedGraphic Novel, Comic Book Series, Comic BookAdult Content for mature readers.

Max Myint, writer. Zac Smith-Cameron, illustrator.

I AM NED #1: In the wake of World War IV, what remains of the continents have been isolated from each other. Australia is now lost to an intelligent species of zombies. For ten years, the oppressive regime known as the ‘ZOMBIE WORLD ORDER’ has commanded loyalty from its citizens through power and propaganda. People are hunted and sent to Human Farms like cattle, where they are then portioned and delivered to the hungry masses. One man dares to stand against the ZWO. Building armour inspired by the legendary NED KELLY, he is driven, fearless and merciless in his desire to bring down their empire. Folktales that speak of his presence soon spread amongst the survivors. No one knows who he is, or even if he truly exists. THEY CALL HIM NED

www.thehousem.com
Burger Force Volume 2: AudreysSelf publishedComic Book Series, Collected Series: Trade PaperbackAll Ages

Jackie Ryan (writer, designer, photographer, director, etc)

'Burger Force Volume 2: Audreys' continues the story about a pop culture detective agency located beneath a fast food restaurant. In this volume, someone has been cloning Audrey Hepburn.

http://www.burgerforce.com
Son of Man. Act 2, Part 1Self publishedComic Book Series, Collected Series: Trade PaperbackAll Ages

Eli Abidin, author.
Benjamin Davies, artist

"Son of Man" is a science-fiction comic book series that
delves into the morally ambiguous worlds of spy-craft and revenge.
Act 2, Part 1:

The house that roman built has been destroyed by fanatics and our heroes three are on the run.

They are being pursued by the mysterious “Sect,” and every step they take is beset by new dangers.

Olli has a plan, but neither Nate or Newton are sure if he can be trusted.

http://technicallysound.bigcartel.com/
XERO: King of ThievesMyFutprintShort Story, Anthology, Digital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Story and Art by Jin Chan Yum Wai

XERO: King of Thieves is a short story featured #74 of the diverse manga anthology magazine Saturday AM. The short story works as an epilogue to a massive journey Xero took to become the King of Thieves. What does it mean to be the King and was it worth it?

This is an All Ages comic.

http://www.saturday-am.com/
XERO: King of ThievesMyFutprintShort Story, Anthology, Digital only / WebcomicAll Ages

Story and Art by Jin Chan Yum Wai

XERO: King of Thieves is a short story featured #74 of the diverse manga anthology magazine Saturday AM. The short story works as an epilogue to a massive journey Xero took to become the King of Thieves. What does it mean to be the King and was it worth it?

http://www.saturday-am.com/
DECAY #23DARK OZComic Book Series, Comic Book, Short Story, AnthologyAdult Content for mature readers.

Darren Koziol, writer. Ben Sullivan, artist. Katrina Young, artist. Kurt Stone, artist. Arthur Strickland, artist. Stuart Rumbel, writer & artist. Ken Best, writer & artist. Dragan Vignjevic, artist. Stephen Rios, writer.

Australia's premiere comic book, a horror anthology for ages 15+, fully self contained short stories, over 100 of Australia's top creators featured so far, every issue is a showcase of the incredible talent Australia has to offer. This issue introduces The F**k-Ups, brings back the Sisters and Oz Zombie, has a total of 6 stories.

http://www.darkoz.com.au/
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #4DARK OZComic Book Series, Comic Book, Short Story, AnthologyAll Ages

Darren Koziol, writer. Dave Dye, artist. Ben Sullivan, artist. Matt Kyme, artist. Alister Lockhart, artist. Mike Cooper, writer & artist. Pat McNamara, writer. Matt James, colourist. Greg Holfeld, artist. Josh Spencer, artist. Sandeson Gonzaga, artist. Carlos Angeli, artist. Sean Krauter, colourist.

Amazing stories and incredible art in this old-school styled science fiction anthology. 52-pages per issue in colour, with no adverts. PG rated tales of aliens, UFO's, giant robots, invisible men, jet-packs, Martians, and more!

http://www.darkoz.com.au/
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #5DARK OZComic Book Series, Comic Book, Short Story, AnthologyAll Ages

Darren Koziol, writer, designer, letterer. Ben Sullivan, artist. Matt Kyme, artist. Michal Dutkiewicz, artist. John Ciarfuglia, artist. Paul Bulman, artist. Matt James, colourist. Greg Holfeld, artist. Tristan Tait, artist. Dave Dye, artist. Sandeson Gonzaga, artist. Kurt Stone, artist. Dan Lynch, colourist & artist. James Wilkinson, artist. Carlos Angeli, artist. Adam Bennett, writer.

Incredible tales of science fiction, all-new comic-book short stories in the style of pulp magazines from the past. Amazing art, lovely colours, high quality production, with fun and exciting stories. You'll love these comics! This issue has 8 short stories, 52 colour pages with NO adverts, packed full of brilliant art and fantastic stories!

http://www.darkoz.com.au/
Weird Worlds - Subversive Science Fiction StoriesSelf-PublishedGraphic Novel, Anthology, Collected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Steve Carter, Artist/Writer. Antoinette Rydyr, Artist/Writer/Colourist. Pete Correy, Designer/Foreward.

“Weird Worlds” is a graphic novel collection of surreal and subversive science-fiction containing seven strange and fantastical stories.
"Delightfully strange, grotesquely erotic, and infinitely imaginative, SCAR's comics will send you to weird worlds that hurt you in all the right ways. Highly recommended." -- Carlton Mellick III, author of Quicksand House

http://www.weirdwildart.com/books/WWv1.html
Fantastique – Extended Edition – Volume 1Self-PublishedComic Book, Anthology, Collected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Steve Carter, Artist/Writer. Antoinette Rydyr, Artist/Writer/Colourist. David de Vries, Introduction.

“Fantastique #1” is a collection of surreal science-fantasy stories and was originally published September 2006. It comprised three full colour comic stories entitled “Cosmic Astral Vamps”, “Femme Feralis” and “World Before the Flood - The Battle of Sovyone” and an introduction by comics legend, David de Vries (The Phantom, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Thing From Another World). It was a limited edition and was signed and numbered by the artists, Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr a.k.a. S.C.A.R. This reprinting includes new additional material, a comic story called, “Saurosapiens” and pin-ups

http://www.weirdwildart.com/books/FanExt.html
UntitledTree Paper ComicsMini Comic 

Sam Emery, artist, writer.

This Risograph printed comic was part of Minicomic of the Month Club. It covers a transitory moment in my life. I had just finished work as a postman and had gone back to the family home for the summer. Returning to Melbourne I began a new path working full-time on art. Through the use of limited colour, empty cityscapes and sparse dialogue I tried to capture feelings of melancholy, sincerity and optimism.

https://minicomic.club/2017/
Great BeastsSelf PublishedMini ComicAll Ages

Jess Cate, Jana Hoffmann

"All fledgling warriors must kill themselves a Great Beast." Great Beasts is an original dark fable in comic form. The mini-comic was created as part of the 2017 Banksia Project mentorship program and was self-published via a Kickstarter campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083161341/great-beasts-mini-comic
Great BeastsJess Cate, Jana HoffmannMini ComicAll Ages

Jess Cate, Jana Hoffman

"All fledgling warriors must kill themselves a Great Beast." Great Beasts is an original dark fable in comic form. The mini-comic was created as part of the 2017 Banksia Project mentorship program and was self-published via a Kickstarter campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083161341/great-beasts-mini-comic
Rose #6Self publishedComic Book Series, Comic Book 

Cameron Davis, writer and artist

Rose is back for another round of silly food-related adventures! In Issue #6 she goes camping (how much food do you need for an overnight stay?), gets a startling medical diagnosis (thankfully she is not turning into a pie), goes out on a girl’s night out (that ends well), discovers the dangers of microwaves…and so much more!

24 pages, full colour, and MORE FUN THAN A BAG FULL OF FAJITAS – It’s Rose #6!

http://rosecomic.com
In Search of BashoSelf publishedComic Strip: digital or print, Digital only / WebcomicAdult Content for mature readers.

Mark "Fitts" Fittock, artist

In Search of Basho is a one-year webcomic / haiku mashup. It should be read from the start. Like a book. Or a sentence.

It details the last year of our hero's life as he goes on one last trip in search of the haiku master, Matsuo Basho. And himself.

insearchofbasho.com
Dinkus and DongleHoni SoitComic Strip: digital or printAdult Content for mature readers.

Rebekah Mazzocato, Artist
Ann Ding, Editor

A weekly comic published in Honi soit, about the oddities of the comic medium.

 
Junior CatharsisPikitia PressGraphic Novel, Collected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

David Mahler

Junior Catharsis is a collection of David Mahler's first several years of making comics, including work from mini-comics and anthologies. David's modes of comics making and cartooning are varied and include sensitive meditations on nature, autobiography, travelogues and humour all recorded with his eye for detail and fine mark making.

http://davidmahlercomics.tumblr.com/
Ballantyne: In the Wake of Typhoon Pikitia PressGraphic NovelAll Ages

James Kemsley Snr, Writer
Peter Foster, Artist

Further adventures of Patrolman Ballanyne in Post WW2 Papua new Guinea. Adapted from the nineties newspaper strip, written by James Kemsley Snr and Illustrated by Peter Foster.

pikitiapress.com
Ballantyne: According To HoylePikitia PressGraphic NovelAll Ages

James Kemsley Snr, Writer
Peter Foster, Artist

Further adventures of Patrolman Ballanyne in Post WW2 Papua new Guinea. Adapted from the nineties newspaper strip, written by James Kemsley Snr and Illustrated by Peter Foster.

pikitiapress.com
Ballantyne: Escape Pikitia PressGraphic NovelAll Ages

James Kemsley Snr, Writer
Peter Foster, Artist

Further adventures of Patrolman Ballanyne in Post WW2 Papua new Guinea. Adapted from the nineties newspaper strip, written by James Kemsley Snr and Illustrated by Peter Foster.

pikitiapress.com
Ballantyne: That's Not CricketPikitia PressGraphic NovelAll Ages

James Kemsley Snr, Writer
Peter Foster, Artist

Further adventures of Patrolman Ballanyne in Post WW2 Papua new Guinea. Adapted from the nineties newspaper strip, written by James Kemsley Snr and Illustrated by Peter Foster.

pikitiapress.com
Incredibly Hot sex with Hideous PeoplePikitia PressCollected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Bryce Galloway, Artist/Writer

Collection of diary comics by New Zealand creator Bryce Galloway, collected from his long running zine Incredibly Hot sex with Hideous People.

http://zinewiki.com/Bryce_Galloway
100% Proof Pikitia PressComic BookAll Ages

James James, Artist/Writer

Collection of shorts by cartoonist James James.

pikitiapress.com
Stranger on a Familiar LandPikitia PressComic BookAll Ages

James James Artist/Writer

Collection of shorts by cartoonist James James. Autobio comics.

pikitiapress.com
Post Traumatic Fabliaux (Self published)Collected Short StoriesAdult Content for mature readers.

Bruce Mutard - artist and writer

Post Traumatic is a collection of short stories about war and its pernicious effect on those who are not the movers and shakers of history, but those moved and shaken by history. In particular, its focus is on people who rarely feature in war narratives: women and children, civilians, arms manufacturers and people of colour.

 
LaundryFabliaux (self published)Mini ComicAll Ages

Bruce Mutard

An experimental comic testing the bounds of narrativity. Can a story still be induced even if there are no characters and nothing happens in any of the panels? It is designed to demonstrate the degree of intersubjectivity inherent in all works of art, which is to say beholders participate in the construction of a narrative.

 
NUCLEAR FAMILYFUTUREQUAKE (U.K)Short Story, AnthologyAll Ages

Dave Dye : Artist Danny Nolan: Writer

Short Sci Fi story appearing in FutureQuake Summer 2017 (issue 31)

http://www.futurequake.co.uk/futurequake/