Conventions and Panels

As part of Paul's publishing career, Paul has had the good fortune and opportunities to have been invited as a comic book guest to a variety of pop culture conventions, writers' festivals and panel presentations across Australia since 2012. 

Comic book guest of Oz Comic-Con pop culture conventions:

  • Melbourne: 2012 – 2017 

  • Perth 2013 - 2017 

  • Adelaide 2013 – 2017

  • Sydney 2014 - 2017

  • Brisbane 2014 - 2017, 2019


Comic book guest for Supanova Pop Culture Expo:

  • Melbourne 2012, 2013

  • Gold Coast April 2012, 2013, 2019 - 2020

  • Brisbane 2012 – 2015, 2019

  • Signing with Frew Publications Sydney 2017 - 2019


Panels at the shows have been on a variety of topics, ranging from Australian comics and publishing history, visual storytelling, pop culture, Kid Phantom and Frew Publication-related activities, The Phantom, and Gestalt  Comics. Paul has had the pleasure of speaking on stage with an number of national and international comic book illustrators, writers, artists and editors, including (and in no particular order): 

Nicola Scott, Andrew Constant, Jeff Weigel, Douglas Holgate, Tristan Jones, Jon Sommariva, Wolfgang Bylsma, Scott Allie, Justin Randall, Christian Read, Dean Rankine, Mark Sexton, Queenie Chan, James Brouwer, Michel Mulipola, Christopher Sequeira, W. Chew Chan, Emily Smith, Katie Houghton-Ward, Jamie Johnson and David Yardin.

Paul has also been a guest at:

  • The Australian Comic Arts Festival, Canberra 2016, and in 2018

  • FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 at Kings Comics, Sydney CBD, along with Nicola Scott, Andrew Constant, Tom Taylor and Dean Rankine.

  • USQ Bookcase/Writers' Festival, Toowoomba, 2017

  • Guest host of the 29th annual Lee Falk Memorial Bengeli Explorers Club Charity Dinner, (raising money for the Sydney Childrens hospital) 2017

  • Sugar City Con in Mackay, August 2014

  • ZICS (Zine and Indie Comic Symposium) in Brisbane 2013 and 2014

  • The Brisbane Writers Festival 2013:

    • Creator-Owned Comics panel with Eddie Campbell ('From Hell' with Alan Moore), Dylan Horrocks, and Zac Smith-Cameron.

Academic panels

  • December 2016: The Soldier Legacy - Paper presented in relation to Australian Superhero/Action comics and the development of an Australian hero at the Superhero  Identities Symposium. Conducted at ACMI, Melbourne VIC. 

Panel at the QLD Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) on the Opening weekend of "Marvel Cinematic Universe" exhibition.


  • Professor Jason Bainbridge - Head of the School of Communication, University of South Australia 

  • Ryan Griffen - Creator of the sci-fi television series Cleverman

  • Dr Naja Later - Sessional Lecturer in Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, and Sessional Academic, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

  • Dr Paul Mason - Lecturer in Art Direction, Griffith Film School, and comic book illustrator on Kid Phantom (Frew Publications)

  • Chair: Scott Stephens – Presenter The Minefield and the ABC Religion and Ethics Editor, ABC Online

  • 2013: Hosted Creator Focus: Len Wein spotlight panel (comic book and animation writer (Marvel, DC), and co- creator of characters such as Wolverine, and Swamp Thing ) as part of the GRAPHIC festival at the Sydney Opera House. The panel was an overview of writer Len Wein's career in comics.

Superheroes and the Real World panel - GOMA, July 2017

with writer Len Wein at 'Graphic' Festival, Sydney Opera House 2013 

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