Please welcome Paul Abstruse to Sugar City Con 2017!
Paul started tattooing when he was 26. Working in studios around Sydney, Australia. He then left the industry for a while to pursue travel, writing, and his comic book work. Recently, in the last two years, he has come back to this amazing art form.
He now specifies in geeky tattoos, anything from a Hellboy sleeve to a small Pokemon wrist tattoo.
As a Comic Book Artist: Paul started working in a comic book store in Newtown, Sydney, when he was 21. It was at that time he went to his first comic book convention and developed an interest in drawing comic books after seeing David Yardin’s portfolio.
He produced his first book “How Abstruse”. More of a fanzine and a social commentary on his life, his father saw it and suggested that he do it properly. 6 issues later he had drawn his first series “The Cyst” Originally a post-apocalyptic story (Later it was converted to a spoof under the guise of Chicky Edward). A writer by the name of Christian Read spotted his work and teamed up with him to do a proposal for a Graphic novel called “Witchking” It was accepted by a local publisher by the name of “Phosphorescent Comics”.
He then decided to follow his dream. His career went into overdrive and he set off for the promised land, Big Apple Con in New York. He even pitched a book to the well-known Reality TV series American Chopper. The following year he went to San Diego Comic-Con. There he met some of the biggest publishing house editors and started to make some contacts.
Since then he has worked on numerous national and international comic books. Paul looks forward to visiting Mackay and seeing everyone at Sugar City Con 2017.