November 2008



Creating a graphic novel but stopping along the way to take some photos, eat some food and admire great art!

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Tango 8 – Update

I made a submission to a comic anthology called Tango 8 about two months ago. It was my first attempt at getting published and my first at creating a story in the “comic” medium. Full details of the process to create the story is here.

Received this acknowledgment late last week :
“I ‘m happy to say that your submission was accepted, and it’s being assembled into the book as we speak.

We are heading for/hoping for a launch on Wed 10 December.

Will let you and the other makers know more when things are confirmed.”

I’m ecstatic! I can’t wait till December when I will receive my copy of the anthology. It’ll be a great feeling to check out how the final printed product looks on paper. It’s gotten me excited to work on my next submission.

For more information on Tango 8 :

3 Responses to “Tango 8 – Update”

  1. Jarrod says:

    Congratulations!! Thats fantastic :)


  2. Jen Jewel Brown says:

    I’m here to lend a hand to publicise said fab new bumper comic Tango8: Love and Food, whose link should actually be (the one above is not working).

    Here’s the press release (short version):

    xJen Jewel Brown
    Tango8: Love and Food
    A fresh new Australian comic anthology to savour
    To be launched by Melbourne food legend Dur-e Dara at
    Mr Wilkinson, 295 Lygon Street, East Brunswick
    Wednesday December 17 at 7pm

    Tango8: Love and Food, the eighth issue of bumper Australian romance comics anthology Tango, will be launched in style by Melbourne food legend Dur-e Dara at the brand new bar Mr Wilkinson, 295 Lygon St, East Brunswick, on Wednesday December 17 at 7pm. Entry is free.

    At 242 pages, this rollercoaster ride through the wealth of comic book talent in Australasia includes new work from talented graphic novelists Nicki Greenberg (The Great Gatsby, Allen & Unwin), Bruce Mutard (The Sacrifice, also Allen & Unwin) and Mandy Ord (Rooftops, published by Finlay Lloyd) plus two brilliant cartoonists from The Age, Andrew Weldon and Oslo Davis. These vary from 1 to 18 pages in length, exploring the theme of ‘love and food’ in hilarious, romantic, creepy, nostalgic and heartfelt ways. A great gift for foodies, comic lovers and those hard-to-buy-for teens, twenties and thirty-somethings – as well as the baby boomers who learned to read from Marvel and Zap!

    The trade paperback sized collection is available at book shops, comic book sellers and at

    For further information and interviews, contact:
    Publicist Jen Jewel Brown
    Ph (03) 9486 3191 / Mob 0408 898 338

    Publisher Bernard Caleo Ph (03) 9497 8098

    Above link fixed!

  3. Ian says:

    GRAH! This launch was last night and I missed it!

    Congratulations on being published, Stephen! That’s your first step on the road to stardom. :) It certainly makes it easier to break into the biz now that you’ve got something published to show to the pros.

    Keep working hard at it and I can’t wait to check out your submission!

    Thanks for the kinds words! Well it’s a start. I would like to commit more time to it, maybe over the christmas break.

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