Dr. Paul Mason
Cartoonist - Comics - Concept design - Lecturer
Dr. Paul Mason (DVA) is an award-winning cartoonist, and animation concept designer, who has worked for companies such as Frew Publications (The Phantom, Kid Phantom), Gestalt comics (Flock, Eldritch Kid: Bone War, Talgard), and A Stark Productions (The Deep animated series season 4). He is also a part-time Level B Lecturer in storyboarding, art direction, animation pre-production, comics and visual storytelling as part of the Bachelor of Animation program at the Griffith Film School, Griffith University.
Bronze Ledger Award 2020: 'It Tolls for Thee' published January 2019 - The Phantom 2019 Annual (#1830)
THE ELDRITCH KID: BONE WAR (Gestalt Comics) - Ledger/CAAA award Shortlist 2020 - Australian Shadow Awards Graphic Novel Finalist 2019
CAAA Award Shortlist 2022: 'It ain't me, it ain't me' published February 2021 - The Phantom #1886
Australian Cartoonists Association - Best Comic Book Artist - Finalist 2019, 2020, 2021.
Work is of these types/genres:-
Action-adventure, pulp, war, historical, sci-fi, superhero, medical, "mainstream" and Indie, Adult and all-ages.
|Other Comic Related Talents|
|Teach Comics: Writing, Drawing, Colouring etc.|
2022: The Phantom #1925: The Masked Marvel special
(Frew Publications) Written and illustrated by Paul Mason. Assisted edits by Amanda Bacchi, edited by Glenn Ford.
– Story: ‘Until the Final Bell: Requiem for a Masked Heavyweight”.
– ‘In this corner: The Phantom and Boxing (article plus illustration) – Accompanying article written by Paul Mason with spot illustrations, assisted edits by Amanda Bacchi, edited by Glenn Ford.
2019 – Present: THE PHANTOM: VIETNAM series (Frew Publications) Written and illustrated by Paul Mason.
Story 1: ‘It Tolls for Thee’ published January 2019 – The Phantom 2019 Annual (#1830)
Story 2: ‘It’s just a shot away’ published 2021 – The Phantom #1905
Story 3: ‘It ain’t me, it ain’t me’ published 2021 – The Phantom #1886
Story 4: ‘Have you ever seen the rain?’ published 2021 – The Phantom #1887
Story 5: ”…Said The Joker to the Thief…” TBA
Story 6: ”…Paint it Black..” TBA
2022 – present: FLOCK (Gestalt Comics/Mason Comics) Written and illustrated by Paul Mason. Edited by Amanda Bacchi. Lettering and design by Wolfgang Bylsma. Variant covers by James Brouwer.
Book 1: “Chapter 1: Warbird” published June 2022
2017 – 2021: KID PHANTOM (Frew Publications) Written by Andrew Constant, illustrated by Paul Mason.
10 issue, 1 special one-shot and trade paperback Volume 1.
2018 – 2019: THE ELDRITCH KID: BONE WAR (Gestalt Comics) written by Christian Read, pencil & inks by Paul Mason, colours by Justin Randall.
4 issue limited series and hardcover graphic novel
2010 – 2016: THE SOLDIER LEGACY (Black House Comics/ Mason Comics) Written and illustrated by Paul Mason.
7 issues and 2 Trade Paperback editions, inc. The Soldier Legacy’s Strange Tales #1 with Christopher Sequeira.
2 short stories: The SuperAustralians anthology (2019/2021) and Australia! anthology (2016).
2022: THE PHANTOM: GENERATIONS PHOLIO collection series 8 (The ‘Nam Phantom poster print), exclusive to Frew Publications. Licensed by King Features.
2022: TX! Mag #39 (8 page short story & cover image) – ‘A Day In The Life’ written by Charlie Foster. Medical information story published by HepatitisNSW via Gestalt Comics (consultants on publication).
2021: THE PHANTOM: TREASURES OF DRAKON licensed Board Game (Frew Games) – KID PHANTOM solo game pieces, comic strips, game cards. Written by Dale Maccanti.
2021: WQ Magazine #272 (featured artist cover & article) – Theme: Visionary. Wraparound cover and ‘Writing for Comics’ article written for Queensland Writers’ Centre.
2021: TX! Mag #38 (15 page short story & cover) – ‘The Kit ‘ written by Grace Crowley. Medical information story published by HepatitisNSW via Gestalt Comics (consultants on publication).
2021: TX! Mag #37 (8 page short story & cover) – ‘Need to Know ‘ written by Grace Crowley, based on story by Lawrence Gergich. Medical information story published by HepatitisNSW via Gestalt Comics (consultants on publication).
2021: TX! Mag #36 (8 page short story & cover image) – ‘2nd Time Lucky’ written by Charlie Foster. Medical information story published by HepatitisNSW via Gestalt Comics (consultants on publication).
2020: THE PHANTOM Bushfire Appeal Book (Chronicle Chamber.Com) Raising funds for Red Cross Australia. King Features approved. Front Cover Illustration & design, plus 1 page interior pin up illustration by Paul Mason.
2020: KID PHANTOM Special #1 (16 Page story) with writer Andrew Constant (DC Comics). Available with The Phantom 2020 Annual #1858. Published by Frew Publications.
2020: TX! Mag #35 (4 page short story & cover image) – ‘No Fake News’ written by Charlie Foster. Medical information story published by HepatitisNSW via Gestalt Comics (consultants on publication).
2019/2022: TALGARD (4 page short story)- “Talgard and the Horde”: Written by Gary Proudley. Available online 2019, and published by Gestalt Comics in TALGARD TOME 2 trade paperback, 2022.
2019: The SuperAustralians: The Soldier Legacy (6 page short story) – Editor/dialogue and colour assist by Amanda Bacchi. Published by Black House Comics/ IFWG Publishing.
2019: Supanova Expo Event Guide: Sydney/Perth 2019 (6 page short story). Kid Phantom #8 preview. Written by Andrew Constant.
2019: Job Dun, Fat Assassin (4 page short story) – Written by Mark Hoddy.
2018/2021: XCT Monsters anthology (10 page short story) – Written by Christof Bogacs. Published by Comics2Movies late 2021.
2017: Mania Magazine #203 “How to draw Kid Phantom” (Next Media)
2017: The Phantom Colouring Book: pin up (Frew Publications)
2016: Retro Sci-Fi Tales #2: pin up/interior story cover (DarkOz Comics)
2016: San Diego Comic-Con: International Magazine: pin ups (3)
2016: Cthulhu: Deep Down Under: pin up (Horror Australis)
2016: Australia! hardcover anthology (5 page short story) Soldier Legacy tie-In. Published by ComicOz
2015: Oi Oi Oi! #4 Magazine (10 page short story) Soldier Legacy #6 preview. Published by ComicOz
2015: Tango with Orangos: pin up (Melb. Comics)
2015: Trail #3: centrefold pin up(Cloud 9 Comix)
2013: The New Adventures of the Human Fly #1 (8 page short story) – Written by Tony Babinski. Published by Human Fly International.
2013: San Diego Comic-Con: International Magazine: pin up
2013: Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?: pin up (Perfect Edge)
2012: Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes #8 (6 page short story, plus lettering, layouts of main story) Co-written by Chris Sequeira. Published by Black House Comics
2012: Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes #7 (6 page short story) Co-written by Chris Sequeira. Published by Black House Comics
2011: Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes #6: pin up (Black House Comics)
2011: Beginnings Anthology : pin up (ACT Comics)
2011: Tides of Hope anthology; pin up (Supanova)
Titles Contributed To:-
Job Dun, Fat Assassin
OI OI OI
Retro Sci-Fi Tales
The Eldritch Kid: Bone War
The Phantom Bushfire Appeal Publication
The Phantom: The treasure of Drakon’ board game
The Phantom: Vietnam
The Soldier Legacy
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