Talk Talk with Eloise Grills

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Eloise Grills from Melbourne whose comic Sexy Female Murderesses is now available at The All Story.


Eloise Grills by Leah Jing

Eloise Grills is an award-winning essayist, comics artist, and poet. She works from a studio in North Melbourne, as part of the Meat Market’s studio program. In addition to her recent comic publication with Glom Press, her debut poetry collection, If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams is out now through Subbed In. Her first full-length illustrated essay collection, Big Beautiful Female Theory, is slated for publication in 2020.


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Talk Talk with Kim Lam

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Kim Lam aka Dangerlam from Melbourne, whose comics Life Happening and Small Pleasures are available now in our store.


Kim Lam by Klarissa Pfisterer

Kim is an illustrator and self-proclaimed spy living in Melbourne with hypergraphia. She enjoys wresting secrets from the universe through the reading of books and people, and manifesting some of this in her drawings. On the side, Kim collaborates with Dr Jason Fox & The Cleverness. Their favourite project to date is publishing the independent magazine The Cleverness Biannual. Occasionally she saves furry little lives by moonlighting as a veterinarian.


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Talk Talk with Joel VDK

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Joel van der Knaap aka Joel VDK from Adelaide whose zines series Roam is available now in our store.


Joel VDK

Joel VDK is a comics artist and commercial illustrator, working with a wide variety of clients from around the world. His ongoing series Roam is now into its fourth edition, with all editions available through The All Story. His forthcoming title Fortress—said to be a tale of marauding robots in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback—is due for release in September.


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Talk Talk with Carolyn Hawkins

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Carolyn Hawkins from Melbourne whose zines New Neighbourhood and Hard Rubbish are available now in our store.


Carolyn Hawkins

Carolyn Hawkins is an artist and illustrator living in Melbourne, whose practice involves the use of pens, paper, pixels, ink, gouache, clay, words, and sounds. Much of her work is about houses and the things that live inside them. When not working on zines and design projects, Carolyn plays in the bands School Damage and Parsnip.


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Talk Talk with Michael Fikaris

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Michael Fikaris from Melbourne who was one of the exhibiting artists in our recent group show Southerns and has an original painting available in our store.


Michael Fikaris by Dave Carswell

Michael Fikaris is an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose career has spanned nearly 20 years. Initially a central figure in both Melbourne’s comic book and street art movements in the early 2000’s, Fikaris has expanded their oeuvre into print making, small press publishing and large-scale painting. His comic Instruction Manual for Lonely Mountains is now available in our store.


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Talk Talk with Lauren Guymer

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Lauren Guymer, an emerging Australian artist, whose hand-made Space and Forest zines, and limited edition Daydream print are available now.


Lauren Guymer

Lauren Guymer’s intricate black and white artworks are inspired by the natural world, and often feature the native flora and fauna surrounding her home studio on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Lauren explores the beauty and mystery of nature, combining the real with the imagined to create dream-like places, atmospheric landscapes, and uninhabited sanctuaries.


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Talk Talk with Claudia Chinyere Akole

Talk Talk is a regular feature where our artists introduce themselves and share some of the experiences that have shaped their work. This edition features Sydney-based illustrator, cartoonist, and animator Claudia Chinyere Akole, who has has a range of comics and zines available in-store and online a The All Story.


Claudia Chinyere Akole

Claudia Chinyere Akole is a self described “art hag who bleeds pink — and a notorious crybaby with work that tends to cover cultural identity, loneliness, abstraction, and mental health”. She works as a graphic designer in TV broadcast and teaches comic-making workshops to high school students from migrant and refugee backgrounds through the NSW organization STARTTS. Claudia has established the Tracing Paper Comix style, which involves creating final comic art traditionally using paint markers on multiple layers of tracing paper. Her general visual signature is comprised of bold block colour and abstract line work rendered by hand predominantly in paint and marker mediums.


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