About this book

Lars the Last Viking is the first imprint from Sixty40 Press, the vanity publishing arm of Sydney animation & design company, Sixty40.

Lars was drawn in brush and ink on big sheets of Bristol Board. The fonts were all hand carved out of boulders by the inimitable David Hughes Lars was launched to an audience of drunken marauders in August 2011 at China Heights Gallery Sydney, with an exhibition of the original artwork and a rousing speech by Pat Grant.

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I will be touring this book in 2012 to MoCCA, TCAF and other choice North American locations, alongside some of Australia’s most kick ass creators as part of the Caravan of Comics… get onboard.

I’m planning a follow up to this book but am not sure exactly when or how. If you’ve got any ideas, feedback or European publishing connections, give me a shout!

About Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is a comic book artist and Creative Director for Sixty40 where for the last 11 years he has created work for Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, VH1, Myth Busters and Sony amongst others.

He has exhibited in galleries in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne and his animated self-portrait is held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. Matt has been the recipient of highly coveted grants from the Arts Council of Australia and Screen Australia, Screen NSW and the ACTF. His work is regularly published in graphic compendiums and journals and he enjoys writing about himself in the third person.

Through Sixty40 (link) he has co-directed (with business partner Mark Simpson) short films, interstitials and TVCs and has spoken at the prestigious Semi-Permanent Design Conference and the Sydney International Animation Festival. Sixty40’s work has won numerous broadcast awards, as well as the highly coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil.

In the meantime, he is now getting back to writing the great Australian zombie love story, ‘Too Dumb to Live, Too Cute to Die.’

Stay tuned and keep raiding,

Matt Taylor