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Nine Years of Gestalt Comics!

Today marks nine years since the launch of Gestalt Publishing Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia at an unassuming pub named Clancy’s which was filled to the gills with people looking to support our aspirations and ambitions. The company was founded by Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Ogden, although they had previously been involved in creating, […]

Paul Gravett talks to Walled City creators

Renowned comics journalist Paul Gravett speaks with Anne Opotowsky on the Walled City trilogy and her inspirations behind the beautifully told story which is sublimely illustrated by Aya Morton (book 1) and Angie Hoffmeister (book 2). The Walled City Trilogy follows three best friends, all of Chinese decent in Hong Kong, whose fates are intertwined […]

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

Multi-award-winning graphic novelist Justin Randall is in Margaret River, Western Australia, this week for the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, 16 – 18 May 2014. Randall, an internationally published and commercial artist, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his art on multiple books. His publications list includes work for IDW, Gestalt, Image and Simon & Shuster […]

Vale Mel Tregonning

It is with deep sadness that we farewell artistic creator Mel Tregonning, who has passed away. Tregonning was one of Western Australia’s emerging artists, in comics and illustration. From the age of 16 she drew a regular feature comic strip for a nationally distributed magazine and in 2005 she was a finalist in the international “Illustrators […]

Rise in Creative Industries for WA’s South-West

The Busselton Dunsborough Times of South-West Western Australia have reported there is a rise in creative industries in the region, including the arrival of Gestalt Comics. According to The Times, the creative industry workforce is growing at a rate of 3.6% per annum in the South-West. “Web developer and graphic novel publisher Wolfgang Bylsma relocated […]

Changing Ways Book 1 on comiXology

Changing Ways Vol. 1: Mutation is now available for sale on comiXology. Changing Ways 1 by Justin Randall is is a dark and intriguing tale – the first of three books that begin when unusual lesions begin appearing on livestock and stories of strange side effects start spreading in the community of Grey Oaks… and things just get stranger […]

Free Comic Book Day – May 3

It’s Free Comic Book Day this Saturday and some of Gestalt’s creators are heading to Sydney and Melbourne venues to take part. If you’re unfamiliar, Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across Australia around the world give away comic books (yes, free*) […]

Graphic Detail on ABC TV Big Ideas

The Perth Writer’s Festival discussion, Graphic Detail, featuring Gestalt’s Wolfgang Bylsma, Justin Randall and Emily K. Smith, will be broadcast this weekend on ABC TV Big Ideas. With such a rich print history, do graphic novel’s translate well to the digital age? Gestalt’s personalities debate the concept with digital author/illustrators Anthony Sweet, Tyson Mowarin and Stu Campbell. The […]

Four of Gestalt Comics’ titles win Gold Ledger Awards

At tonight’s Ledger Awards in Melbourne, four of Gestalt Comics‘ graphic novels have been announced as Gold Ledger Award winners. Vowels, by Skye Ogden, was first announced for a retrospective Gold Award for 2008; Digested 2 by Bobby.N  was then announced for a Gold for 2009; then Flinch – an anthology by a number of […]

Digested #2, Flinch and Changing Ways Book 1 receive Gold Ledger Awards

Digested 2, Flinch and Changing Ways 1 have just been announced retrospective Gold Ledger Award recipients at tonight’s awards night in Melbourne. The Ledger Awards, established to acknowledge and promote excellence in comic arts and publishing in Australia, were re-launched with tonight’s ceremony in Melbourne. Inaugurated in 2005, and return after a five-year hiatus with a new structure […]