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
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
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 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
Unboxing video: the Production proof of 'The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon' board game by Frew Games, Alex Wynnter and Dale Maccanti, with a peek at box art by Daniel Picciotto, game art by Jamie Johnson, and Kid Phantom solo campaign game art by Paul Mason. Also recently shown as a preview to the character game pieces samples, featuring Julian Briones's modelling and a peek of Kid Phantom: Last chance pre-orders: https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/collections/treasure-room/produ
Spotted today by readers and Chronicle Chamber.com in the latest Giant-Sized Phantom #12, was this advert by Frew Publications editor Glenn Ford, announcing an upcoming series to be written by writer Andrew Constant (Kid Phantom, DC Comics) and drawn by Ivan Roderiguez: Nyx: Daughter of the Shadow. I was lucky enough to have been asked by Glenn to help design the character, and this was one of the final iterations of the character. I don't wish to spoil her outfit reveal, but
Thank you again to Supanova for the invite to their show. I may only be there on the Saturday due to Lecturing commitments, but will be looking forward to visiting where I grew up on the Coast. https://www.supanova.com.au/guests/paul-mason/ I plan on bringing Phantom and Kid Phantom books, Eldritch Kid graphic novels, sketchbooks and perhaps a Phantom print or two. Thanks again :) #PaulMason #KidPhantom #ThePhantom #AustralianComics #FrewPublications #KingFeatures #EldritchK
A huge thank you to writer/actor Duncan Munro for snapping this recently in New York City; a 'Friends of the Phantom' Meet up to celebrate The Phantom's 84th Birthday, and its longtime illustrator's birthday of Sy Barry. Sy Barry illustrated the King Features strip for 3 decades with writer and character creator Lee Falk, and to say he influenced a generation of illustrators of the Phantom worldwide is an understatement to his importance to the comic. I thought it would be ni
Many thanks to Jacob Mackay and Y'oel Hill for the heads up on this: Kid Phantom: Homework, the 2017 short animated student film created in conjunction with GFS and Frew, is now playing on Virgin Australia flights as part of their in-flight entertainment. A big congratulations to directors/producers Rye Elms, Jacob Mackay, co-producer Karis Spencer and the 2017 Griffith Film School animation crew that worked on the project. More info can be found on this website here: https:/