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Nine Years of Gestalt Comics!

Today marks nine years since the launch of Gestalt Publishing Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia at an unassuming pub named Clancy’s which was filled to the gills with people looking to support our aspirations and ambitions. The company was founded by Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Ogden, although they had previously been involved in creating, […]

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

Multi-award-winning graphic novelist Justin Randall is in Margaret River, Western Australia, this week for the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, 16 – 18 May 2014. Randall, an internationally published and commercial artist, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his art on multiple books. His publications list includes work for IDW, Gestalt, Image and Simon & Shuster […]

Vale Mel Tregonning

It is with deep sadness that we farewell artistic creator Mel Tregonning, who has passed away. Tregonning was one of Western Australia’s emerging artists, in comics and illustration. From the age of 16 she drew a regular feature comic strip for a nationally distributed magazine and in 2005 she was a finalist in the international “Illustrators […]

Changing Ways Book 1 on comiXology

Changing Ways Vol. 1: Mutation is now available for sale on comiXology. Changing Ways 1 by Justin Randall is is a dark and intriguing tale – the first of three books that begin when unusual lesions begin appearing on livestock and stories of strange side effects start spreading in the community of Grey Oaks… and things just get stranger […]

Free Comic Book Day – May 3

It’s Free Comic Book Day this Saturday and some of Gestalt’s creators are heading to Sydney and Melbourne venues to take part. If you’re unfamiliar, Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across Australia around the world give away comic books (yes, free*) […]

Graphic Detail on ABC TV Big Ideas

The Perth Writer’s Festival discussion, Graphic Detail, featuring Gestalt’s Wolfgang Bylsma, Justin Randall and Emily K. Smith, will be broadcast this weekend on ABC TV Big Ideas. With such a rich print history, do graphic novel’s translate well to the digital age? Gestalt’s personalities debate the concept with digital author/illustrators Anthony Sweet, Tyson Mowarin and Stu Campbell. The […]

Digested #2, Flinch and Changing Ways Book 1 receive Gold Ledger Awards

Digested 2, Flinch and Changing Ways 1 have just been announced retrospective Gold Ledger Award recipients at tonight’s awards night in Melbourne. The Ledger Awards, established to acknowledge and promote excellence in comic arts and publishing in Australia, were re-launched with tonight’s ceremony in Melbourne. Inaugurated in 2005, and return after a five-year hiatus with a new structure […]