Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott reviews 'The Lie and How We Told It' by Tommi Parrish

Ronnie Scott
29 November 2018

Even in these golden years for Australian comics, Tommi Parrish stands out for their insight and talent. Their work takes weighty topics like gender, work, and friends and examines them th More

Ronnie Scott reviews 'Crow Mellow' by Julian Davies

Ronnie Scott
16 December 2014

Crow Mellow, the sixth novel by Julian Davies, centres on a bush retreat where a millionaire couple gathers artists to share around ideas. From an optimistic standpoint, the retreat is a salon. Viewed differently, all parties are engaged in a status grab: artists ‘came from the cities of the east coast to score … the kudos of being there when their collea ... More

Ronnie Scott reviews 'Blue' by Pat Grant

Ronnie Scott
21 March 2012

The Australian graphic novel, being a fairly new phenomenon, has no unifying aesthetic, no identifiable form. While it is possible to group the characteristics of French, American, and Japanese comics, Australia’s finest exponents are stylistically on their own. Nicki Greenberg crafts adult work from a child’s figurative toolkit, Shaun Tan’s comics are drenched in high fantasy draftsmansh ... More

Ronnie Scott reviews 'Sensitive Creatures' by Mandy Ord

Ronnie Scott
22 February 2012

It’s a simple proposition: short graphic stories about city life, and one narrator – Mandy Ord – drawn with a single bulging eye. But the slice-of-life stories in Sensitive Creatures are rarely straightforward. Sweeping and brittle, kinetic and lush, this is a consistently surprising volume, at once an autobiography, a collection of vignettes, and a comprehensive catalogue of an ... More