An Online Retail Hub for Australian Comics
This talk by Queenie Chan will introduce ‘the BentoNet,’ which is an online retail hub for Australian comics.
Originally built to help libraries purchase Australian comics, the BentoNet will allow customers to browse and purchase comics, and then either pick it up from a participating bookstore or have the bookstore ship it to them. It will runs entirely off IngramSpark’s print-on-demand service, and is slated for a June 2016 release.
Presenter: QUEENIE CHAN
Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong, and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. In 2004, she began drawing a 3-volume mystery-horror series called The Dreaming for LA-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP. To date, it has been translated into multiple languages. She has since collaborated on several single-volume graphic novels with best-selling author Dean Koontz for his Odd Thomas series of novels. In 2012, she worked with author Kylie Chan on the comics-prose book Small Shen a prequel to the best-selling White Tiger fantasy series.
She is currently working on book three of Fabled Kingdom, a fairy-tale inspired fantasy story. It will be released in December 2016.
Apart from her professional work, she also draws a number of short stories on her personal site: www.queeniechan.com