Philip was one of the co-founders of Melbourne's Minotaur, working there from 1977 right up until 1989. From a creative perspective, he was Publisher/Editor of two 1980s publications Inkspots and Fox Comics. But for mine, his lasting legacy is going to be the sadly under-circulated magazine that he has been publishing since 2005: Word Balloons.
These self-published volumes feature in-depth interviews with many Australasian comic artists, writers, creators and publishers. As such, I see them as future reference material for future Comic Historians, where the material enclosed will be well-mined for information. The magazine also serves as a time capsule for the local comic scene, with Philip reviewing many publications since 2005 within the pages, which is a similar course that he plans to follow in his Pikitia Press contribution. Personally, I came across Philip's Word Balloons quite late in its run, but I highly recommend all people with a passion for the local medium pick up some (or all!) of the Back Issues Philip has on his own personal Blog. Click here for Philip Bentley's Fragments from a Second Shore.
(I note that Matt has the earlier issues (#1 through to #9) on his Pikitia Press store, accessible by clicking here.)