About

Fist Full Of Comics (volume two) is a six-issue comics anthology zine edited by Owen Heitmann. It focused primarily (but not exclusively) on printing work by South Australian creators. The series was published by 24 Hour Cynic Press (now known as Amplified Press) on a bi-monthly schedule throughout 2009.

Altogether, the six issues contain 77 self-contained comics by a total of 47 Australian and international creators. The list of contributors includes prominent writers and artists such as Jase Harper (Awkwood), Greg Holfeld (Captain Congo), Dan McGuiness (Pilot and Huxley), Darren Koziol (Decay), Loren Morris (Doom Bunny and the Monster Catchers), Ian C. Thomas (Moth & Tanuki), Jen Breach and Trevor Wood (Sawbones), Simon Gray (Charles and the Eggman), Dave Hodson (Anyhowtown), Brendan Boyd (Heartlands) and Mark Hobby (Job Dun: Fat Assassin).

Comics printed in Fist Full Of Comics volume two encompass drama, parody, auto-bio, sci-fi, fantasy and cheap gags. A special feature in this series is that each issue features a two-page comics poem as the centre-spread—a tradition that initially evolved by chance!

Owen Heitmann (editor) explained the origin of Fist Full Of Comics and the “volume two” label as follows:

Fist Full Of Comics originally began circa 2006 (initially as the brainchild of David Milne and subsequently helmed by Sarah Milne with Dan McGuiness). After a hiatus of some time, I brought it back from the dead (with the blessing of the previous editorial team) as six bi-monthly issues throughout 2009.

Fist Full Of Comics volume two aimed to build and improve on the solid foundation established by the previous incarnation. My intention was to provide an outlet for both emerging and established creators to showcase their work, develop and refine their skills, and share contacts and information… all while enjoying themselves and entertaining readers.

Although I was a frequent contributor to Fist Full Of Comics volume one, I had no editorial involvement with the preceding or subsequent volumes—I only helmed the six issues listed on this site.