Index of Guest Blogs  

Jamie Schultz: Shades of grey create character complexity

Jamie Schultz: Shades of grey create character complexity

Character Morality – As Simple as Possible, But… by guest author Jamie Schultz I’m suspicious of simplicity. Wasn’t it Einstein who said, “A good model is one that is as simple as possible but no simpler”? He was talking about modeling the mysterious inner workings of the universe, but I find the same to be

Bruce Mutard's Words into Pictures — artist/author talk

Bruce Mutard’s Words into Pictures — artist/author talk

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bruce Mutard, elder of the Comic Book Tribe in Melbourne, has been slogging away at a Masters degree. Recently Bruce exhibited his labour of love, an exhibition titled Words Into Pictures. In the first video, Bruce talks about his Masters thesis, a work of 5 and 1/2 years;

Nick Cole: What if Call of Duty met Ready Player One?

Nick Cole: What if Call of Duty met Ready Player One?

What if Call of Duty Met Ready Player One? Or Geek to Geek By Nick Cole So after The Wasteland Saga everyone kept asking me what I was going to write about next.  More Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia like my book The Old Man and the Wasteland and its two sequels?  Something new?  Maybe a fantasy epic

Tim Lees: The Plot Thickens

Tim Lees: The Plot Thickens

Tim Lees, author of The God Hunter (published by HarperCollins), is today’s guest blogger, discussing plot. Here’s a confession: I might have been in print a lot sooner if I’d understood a few things about plotting. This may seem odd from someone currently pushing a strongly-plotted adventure novel (The God Hunter, HarperCollins), but that wasn’t how

Bruce Mutard: Exhibitchin'

Bruce Mutard: Exhibitchin’

Greetings to you all, Hard to believe but after five and a half years, my Masters in comics is 99.99% done. It’s my first big new work in many years and is one of many reasons why the The Fight has been delayed for so long (and it’s still not really likely to appear until 2017). It’s called Words

Play it again: Abandonware

On the Popular Memory Archive this week guest Thomas Huthwaite discusses the concept of “abandonware” – titles that are ‘out of print’ or ‘no longer commercially available’.  Titles that are effectively ‘abandoned’, even when the author or publisher is known.  Should the legal system recognise these titles and, if not, what copyright implications may this

Freya Robertson: Sunstone and diversity

Freya Robertson: Sunstone and diversity

A guest blog by Freya Robertson My epic fantasy, Sunstone, is the second in The Elemental Wars series. Like book one, Heartwood, it covers themes of the cycle of life, birth, death and rebirth, as well as resurrection and sacrifice. Sunstone is set over three timelines that interweave through the story and come together in

Bruce Mutard: upcoming comics symposium

Hello all you inkers and thinkers, By now you may have heard something on the grapevine about an interdisciplinary academic comics symposium called Inkers and Thinkers – the Evolution of Comics. Apologies if you have and don’t care, but for those who are curious, read on. It’s the spawn of an affair between the University of

Play it again: Microcomputers in the 1980s

Play it again: Microcomputers in the 1980s

Last year Play it again: the Popular Memory Archive was launched as a joint effort by a number of universities to collect and record Australian and New Zealand computer and computer games history, focusing on the 1980s. Their latest project is microcomputers and writing your own game. If you had access to microcomputers in the 1980s