Let me point out the first comic volume that Paul has put to print just recently: Jon Fury in Japan. This features some wonderful vintage artwork from one of America's most-respected comic artists, Alex Toth. The comic-book is 68 pages in length, all in colour (or "All in color" as the Yanks say!), and features an interview Paul had with Alex, just before he passed away in 2006. Paul makes it quite clear that he is a Fan, but this doesn't diminish from the end product which is well worth picking up. Some may feel that the $11 cover-price is a little steep, but with the way our Aussie Dollar is looking, I say it is well-worth finding. The artwork here is Copyright, and reproduced with permission of Paul Power. Paul has his own web-site, and you can check out some more of his work here: http://www.paulpower.com/
One of my favourite comic strips that also appears in RAVE Magazine (a free weekly Brisbane music street press) is Girlie Pains. Mel Stringer is the writer/artist, and I love her work. She has a Blog (which is what I list here), but I personally would be more interested in seeing a site filled with her cartoons. I just like the themes she expresses. Anyway, for what it is worth: http://www.melstringer.blogspot.com/
Personally, I prefer all of the cartoons that appear (on a semi-regular basis) in RAVE Magazine to Fred Negro's work in (Brisbane's) TIME OFF Magazine. Although Fred has been around for what seems like ages (his PUB strip in Melbourne's InPress - another free weekly street press! - is now up to its 1088th episode), and it can be a funny read; but some of the newer comics works interest me more (than Fred's) because of the gentler humour. (Mel Stringer's work particularly.) One recent development with Fred's work, however, is that it is now available on line: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/frednegro Maybe one day his works will be collected in a Volume...? I think it deserves to be unleashed on the Australian public!
Also appearing in Melbourne is a new comic, Friedcat Comix (http://friedcatcomix.weebly.com/). Again, I have not seen the finished product (launch date is April 16th at Geelong's Barwon Club Hotel), so I cannot comment further.
Finally, a comic that I 'discovered' only through Cefn Ridout's review in the Weekend Australian dated March 19-20th - Uncle Silas: Genetis by Adelaide cartoonist David Follett. I liked enough of what I saw on David's Blog (http://unclesilas.blogspot.com/) to purchase his comic pack!
All in all, a lot of things are happening in the Australian comics scene all of a sudden! If you know of any other comic activity that is Aussie based and happening, give me a good old nudge on either the Community or Contact tag at the top of this web-site so I can give them a free plug!