Author name: David Mahler

DAVID MAHLER is a comic artist and filmmaker and Comics + Art Editor for The Suburban Review. Their first comic book ‘Deep Park’ was published in 2013 and their most recent, ‘The Secret Ingredient’ was hand-risograph printed and released during a residency at Tree Paper Comics in 2018. Their work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Entropy, Voiceworks and more. They are interested in comics which utilise form to support a story. Additional graphic design at TSR is thanks to David.


Q&A with Chris Marks

A photo of Chris is superimposed on a white background. On the left is a strip of brown and orange rugged textures and a thumbnail of The Suburban Review #19 cover. The photograph is a selfie with Chris looking up at the camera. Chris is wearing a grey cap and t-shirt with a denim shirt over it. A sideswept fringe swoops across Chris’s oversized black-rimmed glasses.

CHRIS MARKS is a Filipino freelance animator who ate four slices of expired ham yesterday and discourages people from doing the same. The toastie wasn’t even worth it. Our Art + Comics Editor, David Mahler, spoke to Chris about their comic, ‘Anime Cave’, in #19: Echo. David: Chris Marks, thank you so much for joining me …

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Q&A with Darren Fisher

An image of Darren Fisher beside the cover of the suburban review issue 20. Darren's image is in greyscale. Darren is light skinned, with some short facial hair and cropped head hair. He is smiling slightly, looking straight at the camera.

DARREN FISHER is a lecturer in Animation at Swinburne University and a 2019 ABC Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar, a prize awarded to a select few upcoming early career researchers within Australia each year. Darren is a self-publishing graphic storyteller working across autobiography, fantasy, and educational/informational comics for print and web, and his …

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Q&A with Tony Thorne

Seafoam green bordered the abstract pattern. Aqua leaves splashed across a golden background, lines of white dots flow across the pattern in different directions. Tony is standind under exposed wooden beams. Wearing a t-shirt and glasses, Tony is smiling at the camera.

Our Art and Comics Editor, David Mahler, interviews Tony Thorne about his comic ‘100 Days’, published in #18 REGIONAL VOICES.

Q&A with Meg Rennie

Our Art + Comics Editor David Mahler interviews Meg Rennie about her comic ‘Georgette’ for #17 THEFT. Read the interview here.

Q&A with Tim Sta-Ana

A photograph of artist Tim Sta-Ana. Tim has pale blonde hair tucked into a black beanie. He is wearing a blue and white striped top underneath a black denim shearling jacket. He is turned towards the camera with a slight smile. This photo is superimposed on a background featuring a phone screen in landscape orientation. The phone screen is set to a camera app which is displaying a grey fuzzy texture on a black background. The top of the screen reads ‘THE SUBURBAN REVIEW ISSUE #17 THEFT.’

Our Art + Comics Editor David Mahler interviews Tim Sta-Ana about his cover art ‘Theft’ for #17 THEFT. Read the interview here.