Paul Mason is a Brisbane-based comic book illustrator/writer of ‘The Soldier Legacy’, an Australian action-hero comic book series and trade paperback published by Black House Comics. A freelancer, he is also a seasonal lecturer in visual storytelling at the Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University, and is studying a Doctorate in Visual Arts (DVA).
In late 2011, Paul’s comic featured in a national TV commercial campaign for Youi Insurance (an event that captured the notice of comics fans internationally via ‘Bleeding Cool news’). His work has been published in titles such as the Australian comic series ‘Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes’ (by writer Christopher Sequeira (X-Men vs Vampires, Justice League Adventures, Astonishing Tales; Iron Man) and illustrator Phil Cornell for Black House Comics) which was distributed in Newsagents nationally, Supanova’s ‘Tides of Hope’ anthology comic book, the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con souvenir book, the upcoming novel “Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?” (by author Andrez Bergen for Perfect Edge Books), and the US release of ‘The New Adventures of The Human Fly #1’ (with editor Michael Aushenker, and Tony Babinski, scriptwriter for the upcoming Human Fly film), based on the 1970’s Marvel Comics character, and real life masked stuntman! Including work on the next issue, Paul has another yet-to-be-announced creator-owned international comic project in the works with Christopher Sequeira, while still keeping busy with ‘The Soldier Legacy’.
Paul has had his artwork on display at the 25th Anniversary of Griffith Film School Animation exhibition 2012, ‘Shadow of the Mouse’ animation and comic art exhibition in Brisbane (October 2013), and pages from ‘The Soldier Legacy’ were also shortlisted and displayed at the 5th Jilin International Animation and Comics exhibition in China, 2011.
Outside of Comics, Paul competes in I.T.F Taekwon-do, notably in 4 World I.T.F Taekwon-do Championships, winning a bronze medal in Team Power Breaking in 2005 and an individual bronze in Hyper-weight Sparring in Birmingham, UK 2007. In 2012, he returned to the sport, winning gold in Hyper-weight sparring and Team Sparring at Worldwide Taekwon-do’s NSW/ACT State Championships, and Open Australian National Championships, earning an place on the Australian team for the 2013 Unified I.T.F Open World Championships in London, UK.
Paul looks forward to seeing all his fans at the Brisbane Supanova Expo exclusively, where he will be appearing both days of the event Between 10.30 am and 5 pm.