Here’s a comic that I did for a submission for an anthology a year ago. As far as I understand the anthology project was abandoned for other plans so now I just have this comic.
I made it a while ago, just a few weeks after I got to Australia, and I have to say that I am very sorry that the comic is perpetuating an oppressing idea: the idea that all australians (or “normal” australians) are anglo-australians. An idea that is common abroad as well as ideologically in Australia, which is why I also didn’t question it at the time that I made this.
However, it’s total bullshit. Australia has a diverse story of migration - not only the indigenous population needs to be heard and recognised, but also all of the chinese, the germans, the italians, the lebanese, the vietnamese and all the other groups that can claim being australian and defining Australianness as much as any anglo-australian. They are as vital a part of the migration history of Australia at the much featured anglo-australians. So, read this with the fact in mind that I am, in fact, making fun of anglo-australians and not all australians per se. That said, man, they sure do love the sun. Amirite?