Bloody Waters

Guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier makes a deal with darkness for a second chance at rock stardom. The Devil's a bastard, but he's certainly more trustworthy than a record executive. Nominated for an Aurealis Award.

The Sixsmiths

A family of suburban Satanists fallen prey to the global recession. Volume 2 available shortly from Caliber Comics.


Gonzo SF action noir starring the villainous Whiteface McBlack, the bodiless detective/thug/assassin/arsonist/smart-arse.

Big thank you to the Australian Comics Journal.

“…plenty of great gags (a Norwegian death metal band’s day trip to St Kilda is especially amusing) and fun ideas and scenarios, as well as some ambitious world-building going on. This volume also recruits a wide pool of impressive art talent with Dean Rankine, Jase Harper, Sacha Bryning, Aly Faye, Gregory MacKay, Trevor Wood, Luke Pickett, Sarah Howell, Tim McEwen, Anton McKay, Bruce Mutard, Bobby N, Jan Scherpehuizen, and Ed Sienienkowicz presenting their own visual interpretations of The Sixsmiths’ universe.”

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This February, The Sixsmiths graphic novels will be launched at the Australian Comic Arts Festival in Canberra.

Be the first to see the diabolical new edition of volume 1 and the all new volume 2. Your friends will burn with envy for a thousand years!

Presented by Dr Gillian Polack, series writer Jason Franks (that’s me!) will be on hand to discuss the book and sign copies.

The book launch will be held during the ACAF Networking Drinks event. Book at the link below:

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For Canberrans who can’t make the launch but are still compelled to service the demon Mammon, Franks will be selling copies at the ACAF market day all day on Sunday the 21st of Feb.:

Hail Satan!


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The ACAF​ program is up! There’s a plethora of awesome panels and workshops by the likes of Tristan Jones​, Ryan K Lindsay​, Bruce Mutard​, Paul Mason​, Louie Joyce, ​Julie Ditrich​, Wolfgang Bylsma​ and Mark Sexton​.

I will be conducting a two hour workshop “Writing Comics: Script and Genre” ( and I will also be joining Bruce and Queenie on stage to discuss contracts in “Legally Comics” (

Make sure you show up late to the networking drinks event (, because I will be disrupting the event with launch for the new volume of The Sixsmiths​!. (I will have copies of the new edition of volume 1 as well, never fear.)

If you can’t make the first day, I will have both volumes for sale all day on day 2. If you’d like me to reserve you a copy of one or both books please feel free to email me at

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