ALIA Graphic April Roundup 2022

by | Apr 26, 2022 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

This month we’d like to highlight some interesting links and news in regards to Australian comics. First of all, Safdar Ahmed’s Still Alive featured on ABC’s Compass and we highly recommend you check it out.

We also have an interview to Ariel Slamet Ries on the publication of Witchy Vol 2 and an interview to Sara Firth who’s first graphic novel will be coming out next year. There are also two new graphic novels out by Australian creators this month, which we’ve highlighted on our New Release Titles list.

And in case you haven’t listened to it yet, a couple of weeks ago we published an excellent creator chat with Jessica Walton and Aśka, which is available oun our YouTube Page and our ALIA Graphic Podcast feed.

If you’re a complete data nerd and are interested in what’s happening in the U.S. in terms of sales of graphic novels, this is your lucky month! Brian Hibb’s comprehensive report of graphic novel sales in 2021 is out on The Beat. No surprise, Dog Man, Cat Kid and Dav Pilkey dominate, but there are also some surprises and shocks (What happened Marvel?). It’s very long and rich in data, but it’s worth delving into.

And there’s so much more happening! Here’s the full roundup… Stay safe everyone and #GetGraphic!




The covers of Remy Lai's Star the Elephan and Rainbow the Koala


Junior & YA

  • Bite Sized Archie by Ron Cacace, Vincent Lovallo (Archie Comics)

  • Dragon Quest Adventure: Dai Vol 1 Disciples of Avan by Riku Sanjo, Koji Inada (Viz Media)

  • Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys, Brittney Williams (HarperCollins)

  • Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters by Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee (Oni Press)

  • The Man Who Shot Lucky Luke by Matthieu Bonhomme (Cinebook)

  • Rainbow the Koala and Star the Elephant by Remy Lai (Allen & Unwin) [Australian Creator]

  • The Rema Chronicles Book 1: Realm of the Mist by Amy Kim Kibuishi (Scholastic)

  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock by Leiji Matsumoto, Jerome Alquie (Ablaze)


  • 6000 Miles to Freedom by Stéphane Marchetti, Cyrille Pomès (Graphic Mundi)

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Fred Fordham (Vintage Publishing)

  • Crude: A Memoir by Sophie Tardy-Joubert, Pablo Fajardo, Damien Roudeau (Graphic Mundi)

  • Days of Sand by Aimee De Jongh (SelfMadeHero)

  • The Ghost in You by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips (Image Comics)

  • Hen Kai Pan by Eldo Yoshimizu (Titan Comics)

  • So Much For Love: How I Survived a Toxic Relationship by Sophie Lambda (First Second)

  • Tin Man by Justin Madson (Abrams)

  • White Faced Lies by Eric Flanagan, Sam Voutas, Timothy McEvenue (Writing Rooster Media) [Australian Creator]


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