Austraian comic artist Dave Mahler launches his first book length work
I don’t think my friends like me when I talk comics. I get heated, I defend the medium with gusto. No, I’m not talking superheroes – some are cool, most are pubescent boy fantasies catered to man-children. I’m talking indie, alternative, underground art. Comics are an art form unto itself. The medium has its own unique codes and conventions, like editing in film, and rambling in literature (ba-dum-tsh)
So, surprise, I’m a comic artist. I’m a creator based in Melbourne, Australia. I put out my first mini-comic when I was nine. It was awful. Over the past couple of years I’ve self-published a number of mini’s and biggie’s, most recently the kind-of-quarterly ‘Coracle’ series.
My first book length work, Deep Park, was recently launch at the Small Press Expo (SPX) over in the states and on September 27th in Melbourne.