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Awards for Nemo Book

posted Aug 20, 2015, 4:47 AM by Helen Maier   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 4:52 AM ]

Little Nemo:Dream Another Dream won two Eisner awards for Best Anthology and Best Publication Design. It has also been nominated for two Harvey Awards for Best Anthology and Special Award for Excellence in Presentation. Fil was invited to contribute to the anthology which is published by Locust Moon Press in Philadelphia USA.

Format: 16″ x 21″ Hardcover, 144 pages, color
Publisher: Locust Moon Press
ISBN: 9780989907699
Details here!

Fil Barlow is dreaming next to his contribution for Dream Another Dream showing how large the over-sized book is.

Over 100 of today's best cartoonists pay tribute to comics' greatest innovator, Winsor McCay, in one giant book.
Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator. He is best known for the comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland (1905–26) and the animated film Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). He is still a huge inspiration for cartoonists today and an innovator of early animation.

Fil's page summarizes Winsor's life and his conflict between working for a large corporation vs personal artistic projects.

Become Fil's Patron

posted May 28, 2015, 5:03 AM by Helen Maier   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 4:57 AM ]


Fil is now on Patreon
, a site where artists can be
supported by the public. Pledging any amount per month, starting at a dollar, gains a back stage pass to regular updates on Fil's current work, and behind the scenes art to any of the shows he worked on in Hollywood. 

If you grew up watching TV animation, shows like Extreme Ghostbusters, Godzilla, Captain N, Alf, Tutenstein or Starship Troopers, or if you want to see early previews for Image Comic's 8House: Yorris, OR you love anything Zooniverse then here is your chance to support Fil Barlow and see new art from all of the above!

Q: Why use Patreon?
A: [Fil Barlow] "Over the last five years I have put so much work into blogs, posts
, animations, answering questions from fans, recoloring old production art, all for free and the whole time I was desperately poor. Patreon allows my fans to help me and have access to my process. It's like a tipping jar, and in return for your patronage I'll show you artwork that has never been seen before. Patrons who donate $5+ per month can vote on which projects I'll feature".

Click on the link below to find Fil on Patreon:

Free Comic Book Day! 2015

posted May 17, 2015, 12:53 PM by Helen Maier   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 5:00 AM ]

Fil was invited to be part of the Artists Alley on Free Comic Book Day, an annual celebration of all things comic! Organised by All Star Comics, it's a fun day of free comics and a chance to get a free sketch from many of your favorite local artists.


Kylie from Extreme Ghostbusters

Godzilla blazing away!

Free Comic Book Day

This was the first time Fil had participated in this event. He was anxious there were would be requests for superhero drawings which he politely declined. One of these people was happy to change this request for a Godzilla instead. However there were requests for the many shows he has worked on over the years, including Godzilla, Tutenstein, and Extreme Ghostbusters. He even did a sketch of "Aulian" for the upcoming release of a new comic called 8 House:Yorris to be published by Image Comics in the US. Of course a zoon got out somehow too from his comic Zooniverse!

A zoon
who is happy to see yoo

Aulian, a character from our upcoming
 comic, 8House:Yorris

Tutenstein the naughty boy Pharaoh

Another collaborative sketch with attendees

A collaborative effort between Fil and Coral

Homecooked Comics Festival 2015

posted May 17, 2015, 8:44 AM by Helen Maier   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 7:16 AM ]

Went along to the annual comic festival
held in Northcote,
organised by the clever people at Squishface Studios and the Darebin City Council. It's about local comic talent, buying their work and meeting new faces.

Helen at our table

Pauls cool dude sketch

Paul and Sara intently drawing

Deans day dreaming

Homecooked Comics Festival 2015

 We were very excited to be a part of it, which ran over a 3 day period starting with the official opening on the Friday night at the Snug Gallery, in Northcote. Then on Saturday we were very kindly invited to come along in the afternoon for an "In Conversation" talk with Dean Rankin and Dylan Horrocks. Met some fantastic people there, like Paul Peart-Smith and Thomas Campi who were special guests. Had a great dinner with them afterwards. Sunday was the official Market day where we, along with the many local comic producers, sold our wares to the supportive Northcote general public who always seem to come out in droves. Finishing with another amazing dinner with all the special guests and organizers of the festival. Thank you to everyone involved for making it a great day!

Thomas' drawing of wet cloudy people

Matt's cute son with his Halo "tattoo"

Fun idea: "Generative Fauna" during
Saturdays drawing free-for-all

Bernard Caleo hosting his head off!

Sara and Paul

Dylan and Dean "In Conversation"

Thomas' wary rainy man

Paul and Thomas are ready on Market day

Graphic Novel Class

posted May 17, 2015, 5:18 AM by Helen Maier   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 6:43 AM ]


Fil and Helen conduct Holiday classes at Creative Write-It.
1B Sylvander St, Balwyn Nth.
PH:+61 421 951 085
Come and join us for our next Graphic Novel Class in July

Supported by

April 2015 Graphic Novel Class

Fil and Helen showed some youngsters how it's done when it comes to making comics. It took place at Amy Han's lovely studio in Nth Balwyn, where she teaches children how to write in a fun and creative way!

Supanova 2015

posted May 3, 2015, 8:34 AM by Helen Maier   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 5:06 AM ]



Fil completed a 6 page full color comic for Supanova's Guide, check out the teaser down below.

Supanova 2015

Fil and Helen had a great time. This was Helen's first time as a guest where she had the chance to sit on a panel about film and comics with fellow guest artists including Fil, Colin Wilson and Mark Sexton. Fil completed a 6 page full color comic for Supanova's Guide, check out the teaser down below. Thanks to Tim, Royd and Daniel for the invitation and support!


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