Archive for March, 2012
AMY LOUISE MAYNARD asks four comic industry heavyweights about the state of Australia’s comic book industry at the 2012 Oz Comic-Con, including Doug Holgate (Moccocco), Queenie Chan (Odd is On Our Side), Jon Sommariva (Star Wars Tales) David Yardin (Astonishing X-Men) and Dave De Vries (Southern Squadron).
In August 2011, more than $50 billion was wiped off the Australian share market. This plunge, the lowest since 2009, came in the wake of the Dow Jones crisis which saw the US economy plummet by billions of dollars, writes DOMENIQUE LUCAS.
In its first six months of operation, HIVE 12 – Twenty Five Youth Centre in Modbury has seen more than three thousand people walk through the door and become involved in the various programs and courses on offer, writes EMMA DAVIS.
Recent developments in the Middle East and Africa, coupled with huge economic development in these areas, has made learning the Arabic language soar in popularity, writes DIONE HODGSON.
As Oz Comic-Con looms on the weekend, SIAN CAIN spoke to Australian comic book legend Dave de Vries about Australia’s comic book industry, why Oz Comic-Con will be vital and why we should all thank Sheldon Cooper.
The great comics theorist Scott McCloud once said: “Any man who designs a costume for a female superhero should have to wear that costume for a whole week.” AMY MAYNARD explores the portrayal of women in comic books and poses the question: why is this such a man’s world?
The Greek Community of Melbourne indicates around 2000 Greeks have entered Australia on temporary visas in the last six months, with one third believed to have arrived in South Australia, writes THEO PANAGOPOULOS.
After losing his father last year to prostate cancer, Mark created the Kayak 4 Life campaign, an endeavour that will see him battling a 2400km trek to raise money for the Cancer Council, writes AMELIA SKACZKOWSKI.
Tickets for the entire Australian tour by British band Radiohead sold out in mere minutes earlier this month, moments before scalpers on the internet were offerings tickets at grossly inflated prices, writes NICHOLAS DESCALZI.
Keeping fit and healthy may seem a bit hard as we head into the colder months, but motivating yourself this winter- and avoiding the dreaded flu- may be easier than you think, writes MARIE KAKOUSIDIS.