Cyclone Redux #9

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #9 is available now! Copies can be purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents

Flash Damingo
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
Various pages published in a previous form in Alarum #1 (Alarum Publishing, June 1992)
Cyclone Comics Quarterly #1(Cyclone Comics, Dec. 1992) 
Cyclone Comics Quarterly #2 (Cyclone Comics, June 1993)
Flash Damingo #1 (tabloid)(Cyclone Comics, Aug. 1993)

Turning Point
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone Comics Quarterly #4(Cyclone Comics, Winter 1994)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner. Cover colours by Graeme Jackson.
First published as the cover to Flash Damingo #1 (tabloid) (Cyclone Comics, 1993)


Cyclone Redux #8

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #8 is available now! Copies can be purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents

Into The Hands Of OGRE! (Again)
Story & pencils: Gary Chaloner
Inks: Dillon Naylor
Various pages published in a previous form in Alarum #1 (Alarum Publishing, June 1992)
Cyclone Comics Quarterly #1 (Cyclone Comics, Dec. 1992) 
Cyclone Comics Quarterly #2 (Cyclone Comics, June 1993)
Flash Damingo #1 (tabloid) (Cyclone Comics, Aug. 1993)

Australian Maid vs. Generation X
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in OzCon ’92 Programme (Feb, 1992)

Cover by Gary Chaloner. Cover colours by Graeme Jackson.


Cyclone Redux #7

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #7 is available now! Copies can be purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents

Down & Out In Dugga Dugga
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in part in The Jackaroo #1 (Cyclone Comics, 1989)
First published in this form in The Jackaroo #3 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

The Ladies’ Room
Story: Gary Chaloner
Art: Jason Paulos
First published in The Jackaroo #3 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner. Cover colours by Graeme Jackson.
First published as the cover to The Jackaroo #3 (Eternity Comics, 1990)


Cyclone Redux #6

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #6 is available now! Copies can be purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents

Attack of the Killer, Barnacle!
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in its original form as “Violent Night II” in Cyclone! Australia #8 (Cyclone Comics, 1987)
Reprinted in part in The Jackaroo #1 (Cyclone Comics, 1989)
First published in this form in The Jackaroo #2 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

Opportunity
Story: Gary Chaloner
Pencil art: Greg Gates
Ink art: Dillon Naylor
Letters: Ian Eddy
First published in The Jackaroo #1 (Cyclone Comics, 1989)
Reprinted in The Jackaroo #2 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner. Cover colour by Graeme Jackson.
First published as the cover to The Jackaroo #2 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

 


Cyclone Redux #5

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #5 is available now! Copies can be purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents

Dugga Dugga Grudge
Story & Art: Gary Chaloner
First published in its original form in The Southern Squadron #11 (Cyclone Comics, 1988)
Reprinted in The Jackaroo #1 (Cyclone Comics, 1989)
First published in this form in The Jackaroo #1 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

Australiana Nights
Story & Art: Gary Chaloner
First published in its original form in Cyclone! Australia #5 & 6 (Cyclone Comics, 1987)
First published in this form in The Jackaroo #1 (Eternity Comics, 1990)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner. Colours by Graeme Jackson.
First published as the cover to The Jackaroo #1 (Eternity Comics, 1990)


Cyclone Redux #4

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #4 is out now! Copies can purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents:

Behind Bars
Story: David de Vries
Art: Gary Chaloner
First published in The Southern Squadron #10 (Cyclone Comics, 1988)

A Bird In The Hand…
Story & page 1 pencils: David de Vries
Pencils (pages 2-8): Glenn Lumsden
Inks: Gary Chaloner
First published in Australia in Southern Aurora Comics Presents #1 (Southern Aurora Comics, 1990)

The Jackaroo: Introductions
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in The Jackaroo #1 (Cyclone Comics, 1989)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner
First published as the cover to The Southern Squadron #10 (Cyclone Comics, 1988)

 


Cyclone Redux #3

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #3 is back from the printers! Copies can purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents:

Violent Night
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone! Australia #7 (Cyclone Comics, 1987)

Moving Home
Story: David de Vries
Art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone! Australia Presents: The Southern Squadron #9 (Cyclone Comics, 1987)

Hitcher
Story: Launz Burch
Art: Des Waterman
First published in Cyclone! Australia Presents: The Southern Squadron #9 (Cyclone Comics, 1987)

Homesick
Story: Gary Chaloner
Art: Jason Paulos
First published in Hairbutt the Hippo #2 (Rat Race Comix, 1990)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner
First published as the cover to Cyclone Super Special #2 (Cyclone Comics, 1988)


Cyclone Redux #2

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #2 is back from the printers!

Signed copies of the Delux Colour Edition (with cover colours by Graeme Jackson) have just been sent to my patrons and patronnes that have supported me on my Patreon page.

Copies can purchased at my Ownaindi store.

Contents

The Good, The Bad & The Mighty!
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone! Australia #3 (Cyclone Comics, 1986)

Alien Dawn
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone! Australia #4 (Cyclone Comics, 1986)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner. Colours by Graeme Jackson.
First published as the cover to Cyclone! Australia #8 (Cyclone Comics, 1989)


Cyclone Redux #1

Cyclone Redux: The Adventures of Flash Damingo and The Jackaroo #1 is back from the printers. The first Cyclone Comic in quite a while.

Signed copies of the Deluxe Colour Edition (with cover colours by Graeme Jackson) have just been sent to my patrons and patronnes that have supported me on my Patreon page. Now, I’m setting up a shopfront on Ownaindi, a new initiative where you can purchase comics and original art by me and a whole swag of great comics creators. Copies of the first issue in both cover variants will be available, as well as a PDF edition.

Contents

It Happened On A Rooftop
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone #1 (McKerr Whitfield, 1985)

Training Night
Story & pencils: Gary Chaloner
Inks: Gary Chaloner & David de Vries
First published in Cyclone #1 (McKerr Whitfield, 1985)

Illegal Aliens
Story & art: Gary Chaloner
First published in Cyclone! Australia #1 (McKerr Whitfield, 1985)

Into The Hands Of OGRE
Story & pencils: Gary Chaloner
Inks: Gary Chaloner & Glenn Lumsden
First published in Cyclone! Australia #2 (McKerr Whitfield, 1985)

Cover art by Gary Chaloner. Colours by Graeme Jackson.
First published as the cover to Cyclone! Australia #1 (McKerr Whitfield, 1985)


The Spirit: The New Adventures

Back in the days when Kitchen Sink Press was still in business, I was asked to produce a story for their Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The New Adventures title. I wrote and illustrated a 10-page story that featured an iteration of one of my characters, Black Opal. The New Adventures had run for eight issues and featured stories by big names like Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (Astro City) and many more. My story was scheduled for issue nine. As fate would have it, Kitchen Sink closed down and the ninth issue never made it to press. I think my story was the only one ready at the time. Kitchen Sink owner, Denis Kitchen, made a point of contacting me directly to explain the situation. A classy thing to do under the circumstances, but if you know Denis, he’s a classy kinda guy. From that communication onwards, we have been firm friends.

Fast forward to 2015 and I get an email from Dark Horse Comics (who have published some Will Eisner material including a collection of The New Adventures) saying that they are re-issuing a hard cover of The New Adventures and in discussing things with Denis, he had mentioned my unpublished story. If I still had the artwork, would I be interested in including it in the new edition? And in colour?

Well, of course I said “yes”, but I had to hunt down the art and see what condition it was in. I had repurposed the art and made it into a John Law story for my print collection of Will Eisner’s John Law: Dead Man Walking (IDW). Now, I had to turn it back into a Spirit story!

Will Eisner had done the opposite back in 1948. He had produced a few John Law stories for a proposed new series which didn’t eventuate. He repurposed the stories and turned them into Spirit stories. Well, if it was good enough for Eisner…spirit-blackopal-01-col


The Phantom #1755

I recently completed a cover for Frew Publications’ The Phantom. It should be on sale in newsagents across the country and NZ this week, I think. I know it was on sale at last weekend’s Sydney Supanova.

You can buy a signed edition from the Frew store as well. (If it isn’t there today, it will be available shortly.)

To say it was honour doesn’t seem enough. As an Australian, you grow up with The Phantom on the newsstands, in showbags and in second hand book stores. He’s everywere. Frew Publications has been pumping these babies out since 1948! And the character isn’t even Australian! But I think, after so much time, this Aussie comic book immigrant can safely be called a local hero.

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Unmasked 4

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The cover for Unmasked #4 (Gestalt), the final issue of the first story arc titled Going Straight Is No Way To Die.

Written by Christian Read, with the first two issues illustrated by Emily Smith, I was asked to take over the art duties for the remaining two issues. It’s turned out to be quite the marathon getting this done. Finding a colourist for issue three set the project’s schedule back. This, after a gap in production after Emily left the book, put further strain on the schedule. I’ve been told there were four different colourists for issue three at different stages (they either didn’t deliver at all after committing, or the initial work on delivery simply wasn’t good enough). I eventually had to finish the colouring of the third issue myself. With the schedule already in tatters, and my available time for the project long gone, the fourth issue became a work of spare time and persistence. But we got there.

We need more good colourists in this country.

You can purchase digital editions of this series from ComiXology, Madefire, or direct from the publisher, Gestalt Comics.

A print collection is due by the end of 2015.