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Gary Chaloner has been a professional artist and writer since 1982. He has recently been called both a "veteran" and a "mainstay" of the comic business in Australia (terms, he says, that make him sound too old). The Sydney-born creator first started his career as a publisher of his own work, through his imprint Cyclone Comics (founded together with Glenn Lumsden and David de Vries). Cyclone grew to publish a range of popular comic books in the 1980s and 1990s with titles as diverse as 'The Jackaroo', 'The Southern Squadron', 'Dark Nebula', 'GI Joe Australia', 'Flash Damingo' and 'CCQ' ('Cyclone Comics Quarterly').

His current creator-owned projects include 'Morton Stone: Undertaker' and 'Red Kelso', a pulp-inspired adventure series. He cites the work of Hergé, Roy Crane, Will Eisner and Alex Toth as his artistic inspirations. Since 1990, Gary has lived in Perth, Western Australia with his wife Tracy, and son Jake. In 2002, he started working with Will Eisner on a new version of his old character 'John Law, Detective' which was transformed into Spirit stories way back in 1948.

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interview with Gary Chaloner

Last updated: 2006-12-13

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