Put to the Question: Jase Harper

I put the artists on Sixsmiths volume 2 to the question. This is what Jase Harper confessed from the Awkwood dressing room in between the second and third encores at the GABA. You’ve been around the Aussie comics scene long enough to know that Franks is mad, bad and dangerous to know. How on earth did he convince you to participate in this project? I was scared to say no, anyone who pumps out as many dark, consistently good projects as Franks has to have some backing from evil presences. Your chapter has quite a large cast of characters in...

Put to the Question: Bruce Mutard

I put the artists on Sixsmiths volume 2 to the question. This is what “Robert the” Bruce Mutard said, having just illustrated a 300 graphic novel on a single grain of rice: What outrageous promises did Franks make in order to convince you to participate in this project? Oh, I got sucked in again by the promise of huge ‘exposure’ bucks. After nearly thirty years, I still haven’t learned my lesson, so here I am, exposed again. In truth, I admire Franks as a writer and loved Volume one of this title. Netflix or Amazon TV ought to be jumping...

Put to the Question: Bobby N.

I put the artists on Sixsmiths volume 2 to the question. This is what Bobby N. said, while bench-pressing an M1 Abrams tank: Why did you agree to participate in this project? You’re a busy man and Franks is a pencil-necked geek. You could snap his spine like a twig. Does he have incriminating photographs or something? Jason Franks is one of the few comics creators in the scene that I respect, so it was a no-brainer (as long as the story was short enough that I could deliver). I always think of artists (particularly those with the same obsessive...

The Sixsmiths Melbourne Book Launch

Sing a song of Sixsmiths A hipflask full of rye Seventeen creators Baked in a pie When the pie was opened They all began to sing “We are such a bunch of knaves And Satan is our King!” That’s right, we’re having a Melbourne book launch for the Sixsmiths graphic novels! Be among the first to see the diabolical new edition of volume 1 and the all new volume 2. Your friends will burn with envy for a thousand years! MCed by the dulcet brogue of Emmet O’Cuana, I will be on hand to discuss the book and sign copies....