After hitting the no. 1 ratings spot on CBBC in the UK this month, the 4th season of the Australian/Canadian co-produced animated series THE DEEP has debuted in Australia on ABC and ABC iView streaming. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/deep I was fortunate enough to work as a concept designer on 6 episodes of the series, under art director and co-creator James Brouwer, at A Stark Productions (That's my giant baby turtle design in the image above, by the way :D). I was tasked w
The 2022 Shortlist was recently announced for the CAAA ( Comic Arts Awards Australia, formerly the Ledger Awards), and I was surprised and humbled to be among the list of great comic book, graphic novel and web comic stories featuring Australian comic makers. The story nominated "It Ain't Me, It Ain't Me", from The Phantom #1886 (2021), is an 8 page story I wrote and drew for Frew Publications, and features Lee Falk's the Phantom in Saigon during the Vietnam War on the eve of
After the success of funding his creator-owned first issue of FLOCK on Kickstarter in March 2022, Paul is happy to report that Australian comic book and graphic novel published Gestalt Comics have licensed FLOCK to be part of their extensive list of high quality and award-winning titles! Some of their published titles include The Deep graphic novel series by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer, Torn written by Andrew Constant, Changing Ways series by Justin Randall, Clever Man comic
Many thanks to Ella and the team at this year's Brisbane Writers Festival for the invitation to their event to talk about comics. I'm very honoured, and look forward to listening to the panellists as part of the LOVE YA events on Saturday May 7th 1:30pm at Brisbane Square Library. Details of the Free panel "OUTSIDE THE FRAME", centring around creative voices in Graphic novels, can be found here: https://bwf.org.au/2022/brisbane-writers-festival/outside-the-frame And bio:
Many thanks to Brisbane OZ Comic-con homegrown for the invitation to attend their convention at the end of March 2022. I haven't set foot inside a convention since late 2019 so this *should* be fun. Here's the very kind write up on their Facebook announcement, and more self-indulgent nonsense via their bio.
"Welcome comic book writer and illustrator Dr. Paul Mason to Oz Comic-Con Homegrown Brisbane! Paul is the illustrator for the Frew Publications Kid Phantom series, writte
Running from 1st of March to 25th March 2022 is Paul's creator-owned series crowdfunding campaign for FLOCK #1. "Sometimes the best stories are the ones told over a beer... Or at least that’s what I’ve heard. Take this old Digger for instance. It’s the 1960s, inner west Sydney. Kentucky Fried Chicken makes its grand opening on our shores. On a quiet sunny day at the pub, this old bloke decides to reflects on his curious life to a mystified bartender. Starting as a boy in The
I am very pleased to announce that I have been invited by Illustrate Your Life to exhibit some of my Kid Phantom/Phantom comic work as part of the Australian Comics exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, organised in partnership with the Australian Embassy and official 70 years of partnership commemorations between the two countries.
I'm honoured for some of my comic work to appear in this exhibition among other Australian comic makers, including some friends, peers and inspirati
To follow up from the last exhibition of poster images of Kid Phantom, The Phantom and The Phantom : Treasures of Drakon board game in 2019 at Brisbane Square Library, a new collection of my work (15 images) show a mix of the more recent covers and pages on display. The A1-sized images feature Frew Publication's KID PHANTOM, THE PHANTOM: VIETNAM and a couple of other images to be released in 2022 drawn by me, as well as a few WIP images and cover to the upcoming creator-owned
A big thank you to The Australian Society of Authors for accepting my portfolio into their curated ASA Style files. The style files are "A one-stop shop for publishers, advertising creatives, journalists, editors, writers, agents, in fact anyone searching for the very best Australian illustrators." The profile features a few sneak peaks at work on my upcoming creator-owned title FLOCK.
https://asastylefile.com/illustrator/dr-paul-mason/ It is an honour to be among the fellow
Featuring front cover, lead story and art by Paul Mason, The Phantom #1905 is out now to Frew Subscribers, and in newsagents, comic stores and participating Coles supermarkets Thursday 4th November 2021. The story "It's Just a Shot Away", is the next current 'Phantom in Vietnam' full story by Paul, featuring a story set in the Battle of Hue, during the Tét Offensive in the Vietnam war 1968. Shown here in this gallery is the original inks for the cover, that was originally int
I am pleased to announce that our very last comic book adventure with Kid Phantom has finally seen print with the surprise release this week of Kid Phantom #10, written by Andrew Constant (DC Comics), cover & art by Paul Mason, and published by Frew Publications. The comic marks the end of the 10 issue (+ the 2020 special) series starting in 2017, wrapping up a two-part story carried on from #9. The series was the first new Phantom title by Frew in over 50 years, and one in
Paul is pleased and honoured to be a part of the Papercuts Comic Festival Art Exhibition Storytelling with a Stylus: Digital Comics Art, running in conjunction with a 4 day comics festival in Adelaide, South Australia this September. A colour comic page drawn by Paul will be included in the exhibition; page 16 of Kid Phantom #9, (2020) based on the script by Andrew Constant, published by Frew Publications. A limited number of prints of this will be available. The event will
Writing For Comic Books & Graphic Novels - 31st July 2021 You’ve probably read one, but could you write one? In this introductory seminar, award-winning cartoonist and animation concept designer, Paul Mason, will explore the language of comics and the comic book page. You will learn the fundamentals visual storytelling and considerations involved in comics and visual narratives. Paul will also share methods for writing comics as either a solo cartoonist or as part of a collab
The latest Phantom: Vietnam short story "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" is out now in the latest issue of The Phantom #1887 from Frew Publications. This 10 page back up story story with the Phantom confronting soldiers who had committed war crimes, was written and drawn by Paul Mason, edited by Glenn Ford, and assisted edited by Amanda Bacchi. The main story in the issue is part 2 of The Sage of the Vultures, by Andersson and Spay, with front cover by Spay and back cover by M
A new story featuring The Phantom in Vietnam will be published in The Phantom #1886, due in stores 11th February 2021. The story "It Ain't Me, It's Ain't Me", is written and drawn by Paul Mason. The short comic is another story in a collection of stories which features Lee Falk's character in the realistic world of the Vietnam War. The comic also has the sepia version of story cover by Paul Mason feature as the back cover of the 36 page issue. More about the series of stories
My comic book story The Phantom: It Tolls For Thee from The Phantom 2019 Annual was awarded a Bronze award at the 2020 Ledger Awards held this evening at Kings Comics, Sydney. The event, held online this year due to COVID-19, “acknowledging excellence in Australian Comics and graphic novels” announced Bronze, Silver and Gold awards in comics made by Australian creators, and I was fortunate enough to receive a prize. I didn’t expect the recent short listing, much less an award
I am very honoured to have been announced as nominated by fellow peers of the Australian Cartoonists Association for the 2020 Stanley Awards Comic Book Artist of the year, alongside some of my cartooning friends and inspirations. The ACA have graciously shared this year's Yearbook online, which has a page from Kid Phantom #9. It's great to see all of the categories and diverse range of styles and mediums: https://issuu.com/australianca.../docs/2020_20year_20book/98 It is an h
I am very pleased with the news that both ELDRITCH KID: BONE WAR and my story from the 2019 Phantom Annual 'IT TOLLS FOR THEE' have made the short list of the 202 annual Ledger Awards, for excellence in Australian Comics and Graphic Novels. http://ledgerawards.org/2020-short-list-announced/ Truth be told, I don't normally pay attention or enter these things, but was encouraged by my close friend and writer Christopher Sequeira to enter works from 'SuperAustralians', and decid