Gary Chaloner

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Gary Chaloner
Born 30 March 1963
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Cartoonist, writer, artist, publisher, designer
Nationality Australian
Genre Adventure, Crime, Pulp Fiction

Gary Chaloner (born 30 March 1963 in Sydney) is an Australian comic book artist and writer. He began self publishing in 1985 with David de Vries, Glenn Lumsden and Tad Pietrzykowski under the Cyclone Comics imprint. He has collaborated with Ashley Wood, Ben Templesmith, Kurt Busiek, Stephen Jewell and Tim Byrd. He is the writer/artist of Will Eisner's John Law, Robert E. Howard's comedy western character, Breckinridge Elkins, Red Kelso, The Jackaroo, Flash Damingo, The Undertaker Morton Stone (with Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith) and "Planet of the Apes: Urchak's Folly" (with Dillon Naylor and Greg Gates). He has also worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics in the United States.

In 2002, he worked with Will Eisner to develop new stories featuring the Eisner creations John Law, Lady Luck and Mr. Mystic. These stories were first published online and then were published in 2004 by IDW Publishing.

In 2005, he inaugurated the Ledger Awards, Australian comic book awards that 'acknowledge excellence and achievement in Australian comic arts and publishing'.[1]

Other projects of note include Unmasked (Gestalt Comics) and Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Vertigo).

His current projects include Doc Wilde (with writer Tim Byrd), Cyclone Force (with Tim McEwen, Tad Pietrzykowski and Graeme Jackson), and Proud Heart, The Love of Achilles (with writer Gary Proudley).

He was the 2017 recipient of the Jim Russell Award, made to the individual or organization who in the opinion of the Australian Cartoonists' Association Board has made a significant contribution to Australian cartooning. [2]

He resides in Tasmania, Australia.

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