Short stories of dread, wonder, grief, and courage.

From starving cannibals wandering the stars to a suburban boy facing his worst fear, DEAD ENDS II reimagines creation myth, absurdism, romance, and fairytale in a series of bizarre and sweet existential fables.

DEAD ENDS II is launching at the Original Comic Art Exhibition at the Papercuts Festival, at Greenlight Comics 18 Stephens Place Adelaide, 5-9 PM.



Inaugural Perth Comic Arts Festival

Anthony will be presenting a paper on the morning of the symposium, Friday 29 June, at ECU campus, and also facilitating a writing workshop on the next day. He will be exhibiting our books on the Market Day as well.

We’ve never gotten our work over to Perth before, and are very excited to present at this inaugural event.

If you’re in Perth and love comics, then come.



Book announcement: A LOAD OF OLD WAFFLE

A kaleidoscope of existential absurdity

A LOAD OF OLD WAFFLE is a collection of 48 colourful and absurd illustrations from the mind of Chadwick Ashby. Foreword by Glenn Lumsden.

The book is officially launching at Supanova Adelaide on Saturday, November 18th 2017.


Book announcement: GROUNDED; Dead Ends II Preview

A runaway and an orphan meet in a graveyard and share a first kiss that may also be their last...

GROUNDED is a morbid meet cute for romantics and realists alike, written by Anthony N. Castle and illustrated by Cody Anderson.

GROUNDED is a 12-page short story that will feature in the upcoming anthology DEAD ENDS II. This release includes sample art and characters from the other stories in the anthology.


The comic is officially launching at Supanova Adelaide on Saturday, November 18th 2017.



Book announcement: DAPPLED

Glory be to god for dappled things...

DAPPLED is a dark, modern-day fairy tale that explores teen mental health and the power of words and images to shape our sense of self. It is the latest 28-page one-shot comic from Anthony N. Castle and Chadwick Ashby.

DAPPLED tells the story of a young person who is hated for being different. The boy encounters an urban legend about a magical guide that can help him escape and change who he is: from something strange into something glorious.

The boy summons the guide but soon realises that the bargain may cost more than he first thought…

DAPPLED is a rite of passage story influenced by the art of James O’Barr and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The comic is officially launching alongside Heart of Millyera: Prelude by Jess Cate and Jana Hoffmann at Greenlight Comics on Friday, November 18th from 7:00pm to 8:30.



Greenlight Comics Grand Opening on Free Comic Book Day 2016

Chadwick and I will be selling and signing our books in the Artists Alley section of Adelaide’s brand new Greenlight Comics on Free Comic Book Day, 7th of May...
Greenlight Comics is the newest comic book shop in the City of Churches and we’re honoured to be a part of its grand opening. We will be selling our freshly-launched comics REDWOOD, RAG DOLL and THE EVERYMAN’S THEORY OF EVERYTHING, along with our anthology DEAD ENDS.



Supanova Melbourne 2016

Chadwick and Anthony are exhibiting at Supanova Melbourne 2016 and will also be presenting on a panel during the event.

They will be at table 51 in the Indie Press Zone of Artist’s Alley with newly launched books REDWOOD, RAG DOLL and The EVERYMAN'S THEORY OF EVERYTHING will be available.

Chadwick and Anthony are also presenting on a panel on the IP Stage during the weekend, talking about the process of writing, illustrating and producing independent comics.



Pre Ledger Comics Launch

REDWOOD, THE EVERYMANS THEORY OF EVERYTHING and RAG DOLL mini will be getting an official launch along side work from Brendan Halyday and Thomas Tung at the Pre Ledger Comics Launch on 15 April at All Star Comics in Melbourne.



REDWOOD now available digitally

REDWOOD is now available on Comixology for $1.99! You can find it here.




Never was there a tale or more woe...

REDWOOD is a horror comic with a broken heart, the product of Anthony and Chadwick's aim to make a genre book with a dramatic core. 

REDWOOD represents an artistic transition from the short stories within the previous release DEAD ENDS to a more startling aesthetic and a mainstream 24-page structure.

Anthony's story began as the picture of two teens climbing a cursed tree- the result of researching the star-crossed lovers motif while reading a lot of Stephen King. Chad reined in his typical cartooning style to aim for a more dramatic approach, balancing western and manga illustration elements for a more mainstream aesthetic. 

The final story takes a stab at young love and revisits the burial ground curse trope, with plenty of horror ephemera for fun.

Noteworthy with this release is the cover art by digital artist and illustrator Chris Green. Chris contributed to the sequentials for the story Wings in DEAD ENDS and leant his considerable talents to create an atmospheric and detailed piece of cover art for REDWOOD. 

REDWOOD wouldn't exist if it weren't for the generous support from those who bought and read and enjoyed DEAD ENDS. Also, special thanks should go out to Emmet O'Cuana for the feedback and print-broker Brendan Halyday.

REDWOOD represents the strongest work Anthony and Chadwick have produced yet, a moody genre book with an effective story, and a taste of things to come.

Distribution details to come. Get on it.



Book announcement; REDWOOD

Redwood is the newest comic from writer Anthony N. Castle and artist Chadwick Ashby, a one-shot 24-page horror comic:

Young love. Old Curse. A dead redwood tree.

Stephen's a dropout with a behavioural disorder. Evie's top of her class with a college scholarship. Together, they look to escape the impoverished ghost town they call home in a stolen Oldsmobile. There's just one tradition they must fulfil if they want to be together forever, a century old ritual they must complete...

Stephen and Evie must climb the Redwood tree.

Redwood is Romeo and Juliet meets Stephen King, a horror story with a broken heart. Redwood will launch at Supanova Adelaide with special con-exclusive prints from the book.

See you there



Anthony and Chadwick will both be presenters at this year’s Inkers and Thinkers conference in Adelaide…

Inkers and Thinkers 2015 is an interdisciplinary symposium with a separate day of creative workshops. Aurealis Award-winning graphic novelist Pat Grant, experts and creative professionals from across Australia will come together to present on the comic book medium and its many alternative forms and creative voices.

Anthony will be speaking on the Friday with a presentation titled Millennial Prophecies and Alternate Realities: Webcomics 15 Years After Scott McCloud’s Reinventing Comics.

Anthony and Chadwick will be running a workshop titled Visual Storytelling and Artistic Collaboration on the Saturday.

Inkers and Thinkers details below:

Inkers and Thinkers: Alternative Forms/Voices Comic Book Symposium & Workshops

The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

Friday, 15 May, 2015 at 9:00am (Symposium)

Saturday, 16 May, 2015 at 10:00am (Workshops)

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketebo.

See you there



Supanova & The Everyman’s Theory of Everything

Chadwick and Anthony will be at Supanova Melbourne with DEAD ENDS this weekend, along with a new little something that’s also made of paper and covered in ink…

Chadwick and Anthony will be selling and signing copies of their anthology graphic novel DEAD ENDS but will also be debuting a brand new book, a mini comic, titled The Everyman’s Theory of Everything. Sharply written and gorgeously illustrated by Chadwick, The Everyman’s Theory of Everything is an absurd and poignant reflection on the meaning of life and the limitations of materialism. Consider it Eugene Ionesco meets Art Spiegelman in abbreviated form. In fact, Spiegelman once said that “comics are an art of compression” and that:

"comics are not about drawing and writing, they’re about graphic design and poetry."

Chadwick’s new minicomic The Everyman’s Theory of Everything is a fine example of the art of compression. It is nine illustrations of graphic design and 58 words of poetry, in a most beautiful and tragic sequence. It’s also $4.

Come down to Supanova Melbourne for a copy of the new minicomic The Everyman’s Theory of Everything and, if you haven’t already, pick up DEAD ENDS while you’re there.

Supanova will be at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria from Saturday April 11th to Sunday April 12th. See their
site for more details.



Anthony and Chadwick profiled in Comics Masterclass

Anthony and Chadwick were both fortunate enough to be profiled for the Comics Masterclass ezine last year.

Anthony talks about his work and influences, even hinting at an upcoming release

Chadwick discusses his tastes and techniques, as well as his aspirations for future work

Go see.



DEAD ENDS at Pulp Fiction Comics Adelaide

DEAD ENDS has finally come home and is now available at Pulp Fiction Comics in Adelaide…

Pulp Fiction Comics is a big part of the South Australian comics scene, offering solid stock, a platform for indie books and even supporting the local meet ups. They also work with schools and libraries to get good work out to the right readers. We’ve bought many a book from Pulp Fiction Comics so it’s exciting to see our anthology of existential tales sitting on its shelves.

Pulp Fiction Comics is in the heart of the city at 34A King William St, Adelaide. Ask for DEAD ENDS.

To get in touch with Pulp Fiction check the links below:


DEAD ENDS at All Star Comics Melbourne

Fresh from its debut at Big Arse Comics Launch #4, our graphic novel DEAD ENDS: Fables of Loss and Mortality is now available at All Star Comics in Melbourne.

All Star Comics is a bookshop whose success has been founded on exhibiting a wide range of good comics with friendly customer service. Recently nominated for an Eisner award, this establishment has become something of a nexus for the Melbourne comics community.

All Star Comics offers quality Australian books right alongside major publishers and we are pleased to announce that DEAD ENDS now sits on their hallowed shelves as well. 

All Star Comics can be found on Level 1/410 Lonsdale St, Melbourne (just open the street level door, enter the ground floor foyer, hop in the cosy elevator and go up).

To get in touch with All Star check the links below:



DEAD ENDS gets the arse

New London Comics’ first release DEAD ENDS: Fables of Loss and Mortality will be launching in Melbourne on Saturday the 15th of March, alongside a range of books at the Big Arse Comics Launch #4 in Fitzroy.

Big Arse Comics Launch #4 exhibits 10 new comics and graphic novels from creators based in Melbourne and interstate. Continuing the Big Arse tradition of quality and diversity, the releases include:

Rivalry by Matt Emery
Savage Bitch by SCAR (Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr)
Killeroo: Scars by Darren Close
System Earth Issue 3 & 4 by Tom Garden
Panic! Issue 2 by Brendan Halyday
Dead Ends by Anthony N. Castle and Chadwick Ashby
The Legend of Rock Issue 0 by Matt Nicholls and Chris Mcquinlan
Oswald, Monster Wrestler Issue 1 by Andy Isaac and Brendan Halyday 
51% Issue 2 by Chris Gooch

Anthony N. Castle and Chadwick Ashby will be present at the launch as interstate creators. Big Arse Comics Launch #4 is on Saturday the 15th  of March, 2pm at the Fitzroy Beer Garden, 243- 245 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.

More details at bigarsecomics.tumblr.com




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