I’m a writer, editor, teacher, and speaker you should just constantly >> hire. << Contributor to The Believer, the Australian, Lucky Peach, Meanjin, Dumbo Feather, and the Australian Book Review, comics and graphic novels critic for ABC Radio, teacher in the writing programs at Swinburne and the University of Melbourne, and founder (nowadays art editor) of The Lifted Brow.
I’ve published essays about spray-tans, nature documentaries, the culture of Australian music festivals, morph suits, Alanis Morissette, David Foster Wallace, art comics, spatial theory, Javier Marias, online privacy, Spain, Croatia, Destroyer, and mutant fish. I’m currently teaching a fourth-year course in Graphic Narratives and writing an art catalogue for the National Gallery of Victoria. “What a pro!”
I visited Croatia “in search of a chiropractic of the psyche and a good spray tan.”
I wrote about Chris Ware for the Oz.
for ABC Radio National.
Can space be juicier than its constituents?
An ongoing exhibition of panache and style.
I broke into Brisbane Airport and looked for mutant fish (originally published in The Big Issue).
On the Australian Phenomenon of the Bogan, the Mogan, the Flogan, and the Possible Elitism of the Festival after Woodstock.
On binge-reading remedial primers.
My first issue as art editor. Get in my eyeballs, art!
My last issue as editor and publisher. Goodbye forever, responsibilities!
Zine and exhibition of art about particle physics for National Science Week.
Bilingual book about Australian artists working in China and vice versa.
I ate beef chow mein in a bunch of different countries for a feature in Lucky Peach’s Chinatown issue.
In September and October 2012, I was a Hot Desk Fellow at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing, and Ideas.
and Lorelei calls in my expertise.
A letter to the woman who changed your life.
at the Hairpin.