There’ll be A bunch of stores and publishers at our market day on sunday 18 august – here’s some info about them!
Founded in 2011, Squishface Studio is an open comic artists studio and publisher in Brunswick. It operates as a shared workspace for cartoonists and illustrators, and runs drawing nights, workshops, and classes.
Sticky Institute have coordinated a volunteer-run dedicated zine shop at Shop 10, Campbell Arcade, Melbourne since 2001. They have supported over 16,000 individual zine titles in that time as well as coordinating the Melbourne zine festival 'The Festival of the Photocopier' since 2008. They really like zines.
Glom Press is a for-hire risograph press and award-winning comics publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. Glom Press aim to fill a gap in the Australian publishing industry in between minicomics and Graphic Novels, and to provide opportunities for emerging and established creators to experiment and hone their craft.
Tree Paper Comics is an independent publisher and printer of Australasian graphic novels and comics based in St Kilda West. It was formed by Sam Emery to support local emerging and established cartoonists. Tree Paper also prints zines and comics using Risograph technology.
Manga Arts are an online art supply store. With over 1000 products dedicated to illustration, you’ll definitely find what you need.
Amplified Press is a micropress based in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 2003 (as 24 Hour Cynic Press) by publisher and editor Owen Heitmann, it publishes original comic books, zines and other printed media.
Silent Army is a non profit organisation that publishes, collects, studies and celebrates small press comic and art books through live events, workshops and on/offline projects.
Run by Michael Fikaris since 2010, it began in 2002 as a collective printing anthologies.
Specialising in publishing New Zealand and Australian cartoonists, Pikitia Press is a micro publisher set up by cartoonist Matt Emery in 2012. The Pikitia Press blog is an ongoing effort to record contemporary cartooning/comics and cartooning history in New Zealand and Australia.
OzComics is Darren Close, who has been publishing his creator-owned Killeroo comic series for over 20 years, and has recently begun a consulting and professional services business to help other local publishers make their work the best it can be.
Helio Press is the side project of illustrator and zine lifer Ashley Ronning. Specialising in illustrative risograph printing and DIY publishing, Helio is dedicated to the art of imbuing paper with the stories and experiences of authors and illustrators. Capturing the fluid and abstract in the act of committing ink to the page. Located in Melbourne’s inner north – three planets from the sun – it’s the home of free range, physical art; hand-stapled by the owner of an expansive collection of inky denim.
First published in 2007, quarterly literary magazine The Lifted Brow is now an integral part of the Australian literary industry, publishing comics and graphic work as well as essays, criticism, fiction, poetry, and more. Brow Books is the book publishing imprint that expands the work of the magazine. Harnessing the same energetic irreverence and contemporary editorial vision, Brow Books seeks to champion the kinds of writing and writers that no other press in Australia is currently publishing for economic, aesthetic or ideological reasons.
Zine Gang Distro is a bunch of mates from Melbourne, Australia, making zines and bringing them together in one place.
ZGD’s zines are varied, with most focusing on art and sketches – some a bit weirder than others. Some zines explore feminism and gender themes, or queer/LGBTI influences. There are a few music and pop culture fanzines, and comic/sketch zines parodying the creators’ social upbringings.
White Cat Press is an Australian comic book publisher focused on bringing great stories and art to life. All of their books feature talented Australian writers and artists that are making names for themselves locally and abroad.