Here at ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics we have had a pretty productive year despite the fact that this particular year has been 2020. We are quite proud of our achievements and it has been a bumper of a year for creativity so there have been plenty of great comics and upcoming comic news for us to discuss, so obviously we would like to share some of our valiant accomplishments and collaborations.
- We have uploaded 16 Youtube videos to our channel including creator chats, collaborations and webinars with artists, librarians and more from all over Australia.
- We have also recorded 22 awesome podcasts sharing our creator chats and monthly roundups of the latest in graphic novel news.
- Collaborated with the wonderful Queenie Chan on the website Ozcomicsdb.com where Aussie creators can submit their works so that more libraries are able to access the works of Australian graphic novel authors and artists.
- We have produced a truckload of blog posts, not the least of which is our monthly roundup sharing with libraries all of the latest news, professional development and upcoming graphic releases - a great resource to subscribe to for keeping your graphic novel collection up to date.
- In addition to all this, we have also been involved in a webinar with ALA’s GNCRT (American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table), had an article published in the SCIS Connections Magazine and also in ED! Newspaper supplement.
Believe it or not we also still managed to find the time to enjoy reading a few fabulous comics. Check out some of the comments below or listen to the latest podcast to enjoy the exuberance of some true graphic novel superfans.
Our Favourite Graphic Novels and Comics of 2020
“I would love for someone to do a graphic novel like this in Australia as well, because I think there are a lot of similarities.”
“As soon as you open up the book, Trace Balla is so respectful of Indigenous culture. The end pages have little illustrations of flora and fauna, but they all have indigenous names accompanying this and I think that’s really important.”