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How to Suck the Joy out of Comics

If you ever wanted something to back up the argument that academic studies of pop culture are simply ways to give people a way to intellectually justify the guilty pleasure of pop culture consumption while using a jargon-impregnated smokescreen to

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Rejected: Beeps, Responses and The Number Two

Last week the Age knocked back a couple of my poems: “Response”, a perhaps-a-little-obvious poem about artistic responses to terrorism, and “Second Comes Right After First”, the poem I wrote (but didn’t perform) for the Victorian final of the 2011

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I completely fail to see the connection

Except maybe this: “…now my insidious sock will bugger you first. And, if you’re filled, I’ll say nothing.” Fnar, fnar.

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Editing The Demon

There’s this character in the comics called The Demon, a sort of horror-themed superhero. He was invented in the ’70s as a kind of witchity version of The Hulk – by day he’s occult specialist Jason Blood, but whenever he

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Great Australian speeches?

We were watching that Stephen Fry show about driving a London cab around the US and there was a bit where he visited Gettysburg cemetery and chatted to an Abraham Lincoln impersonator and it occurred to me that I’d never

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Beatrice…? No! BEATRICE!

Dude they totally made a comic based on the videogame based on Dante’s Inferno!! I didn’t think it would be possible to top the histrionics of the game or the anime, but check it out – I was wrong. Six

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Legends of the Written Word

I don’t have much to say that hasn’t already been said re: the Legends of the Written Word series of stamps out now from Australia Post. I saw my first Tim Winton stamp at work a couple of weeks ago

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