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Phatsville Comix #15

[100 pages, digest size, $?, email: phatsville at hotmail.com +++ they're also on facebook >>> Giles Kilham, 396 Ferguson Road, Norman Park QLD 4170, AUSTRALIA ]
Another great whopping chunk of 100% Aussie comix, even more whopping than the last issue. It was great to see a bunch of Shaun Craike's comix here (see above, Footy strip), including one he took from a local newspaper story in which some young folks went home after a night of clubbing or pubbing to engage in group sex, and ended with one of the potential *woodsmen* being thrown over the third floor balcony into the street (for being a jerk).
There are twenty contributors here but it's sometimes hard to figure out who did what. Who drew the twisted gun/handshake? I couldn't figure it out. There's a signature but I can't tell who it belongs to. An index sure would be appreciated.
A big standout for me in here: two hilarious, connected strips  - Giles and J-Stew were invited to have a Phatsville stall at radio station 4ZZZ's market day. They both drew strips about the day, and each of them had a different perspective on it. Depending upon who you believe, J-Stew took off for ages leaving Giles to man the stall alone, or J-Stew selflessly went off and bought Giles lunch. 4ZZZ wanted to interview the Phatsville chaps, but J-Stew refused because they were no sell-outs goddamnit, or Giles was the one who refused, declaring, "No Phatsville on the radio!" While J-Stew was AWOL, Giles scored a mega bargain from a dude at the next stall, namely, the entire Seinfeld DVD collection for a measly twenty bucks! Or, J-Stew was the one who found the Seinfeld bargain and told Giles about it because J-Stew already owned it.
Contributors this issue: Anton Emdin, Benjamin Sea, Brett Weekes, Cam-El, Corey Warren, Dan Gibbs, Giles, Glenno, Grant, Jase Harper, Jim Garmhausen, J-Stew, Leif Cawthorne, Mark Osberg, Mel Stringer, Mistress Dambinatrix, Ross Radiation, Shaun Craike and Will Kelly.
In short, Phatsville is required reading for your investigations into the Aussie comix scene.

[Send your comix or zine for review! >>> Stratu/Blackguard, PO Box 93, Paddington NSW 2021, AUSTRALIA]


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Apr. 28th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
Hey Thanks for the review of the new issue... we were pretty happy with how it turned out, especially Jase's awesome cover work.
As far as price goes, it's $8 a copy if you get it directly from us (that includes postage)... or you can grab it at a few places in Brisbane and Melb at the moment but of course they add a mark up. (Brisbane - Rocking Horse, Fats Comics: Melb - Polyester, Minotaur, Sticky) there's a couple of places in Bris we still need to visit and drop stuff off.... anyone know of anywhere in Sydney (or anywhere else) that will take indie stuff? Apart from Kings, they make it way to hard to even want to bother.

The slick illustration stuff was done by Scott Robinson (Jedi vs Sith, dollar sign handshake and a version of the Screaming Hand).

Giles (co-creator Phatsville Comix)

PS: MY version of the 4ZzZ day is the correct one... honest!
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