An independent Brisbane comic store hoped to promote local artists but four years on the business is buried in debt — the latest in a string of comic shops across the country to close their doors as a "tsunami of digital disruption" makes survival difficult.
Joining a panel of authors on Q&A, award-winning author John Marsden says he would not write his popular series about teenagers fighting a foreign invasion today due to his "horror" at Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.
When I was a child, a terrifying, child-eating monster lurked under my bed. It took an international flight, the odd pint of beer and an array of worm enthusiasts for me to make sense of its genesis.
The mother of Frankenstein and science fiction deserved something Gothic and feminist; instead we get teen romance dressed in period garb, writes Keva York.