This Saturday, 26 September, sees the launch of a three books at All Star Comics that I’ve had the excellent opportunity to contribute to. The books are all the initiative of Melbourne Comics, and includes the third issue of their Melbourne Comics Quarterly, an anthology comic with a focus on putting the spotlight on local creators. This is the also the third issue I’ve been happy to provide content for, as I’ve been consecutively serialising the first issue of Falling Star. The issue also includes stories from creators Scott Reid with Lil’ Prick, Darren Close with Killeroo, Steve Boyd with POKI the Rabbit and Dean Rankine with Itty Bitty Bunnies.
The two additional books being launched are for the Melbourne Comics‘ initiative, Project Orangutan, raising money for The Orangutan Project. I was honoured to be approached to contribute to the books by Melbourne Comics and provided pin-up artwork that I’m proud to say was then selected as the cover to the 64 page deluxe edition of Tango with Orangos. This book is one of two that features an incredible array of artworks and comics by over 50 Australian artists who all donated their talent for the cause of orangutan conservation. To get your hands on copies of these books, come along to the launch this weekend at All Star Comics.
Cover artworks for Tango with Orangos by Cristian Roux (left) and Simon Wright (right)
Melbourne Comics Quarterly #3 cover artwork by Dean Rankine