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Shane W Smith is a graphic novelist with seven full length books to his name. Three of his graphic novels have been shortlisted in national awards, including the fan-favourite Undad. His latest project involved editing an ambitious 700 page anthology of comics and prose entitled All The King’s Men, which was published in late 2016. Shane has a Bachelor degree in Creative Writing, and might be the only person in the world to get a comic published in a refereed academic journal. He lives in Australia with his wife and four young children.

About this website

Not only does this website contain links to info pages about all of Shane’s various publishing endeavours (primarily graphic novels at this stage), but also contains a shop from which you can buy all his published work, as well as a page that offers a free book in exchange for your email address.


Long books

Academaesthetics (2007)
The Lesser Evil (2011/12)
Peaceful Tomorrows Volume One (2013)
Peaceful Tomorrows Volume Two (2013)
The Game (2014)
James Flamestar and the Stargazers (2014)
Undad (2015)
Undad – Volume Two (2015)
All The King’s Men (2016)

Short pieces

Custard (2006 FIRST – Vertebrae)
Parlour Tricks (2012)
Pestilence (2012) (with Gavin Thomson)
I Am Become Death (2013)
Killeroo: Gangwar (with Darren Close and Dan Gibbs) (2012-2017)
Exposure (2014)
A Moment In Time – Tango With Orangos (2015)


PEACEFUL TOMORROWS – Aurealis Award for best illustrated work/graphic novel in 2013 – finalist
THE GAME – Aurealis Award for best illustrated work/graphic novel in 2014 – finalist
UNDAD – Australian Shadows Award for best graphic novel in 2015 – finalist
UNDAD – ACT Writing and Publishing Award for 2015 – finalist

The Lesser Evil comes with Imperial endorsement.

The Lesser Evil comes with Imperial endorsement.

Works in progress

Line in the Sand


Selected interviews and guest spots

Podcast interview with Crowdfunding Comebacks (April 2015)
“The Evolving Zombie Metaphor” at Horror Talk (May 2015)
Podcast interview with The Modern Meltdown (May 2015)
Interview with QRD (June 2015)
Interview for Comic Con-Versation (June 2016)
ComixLaunch: Top Kickstarter tip (June 2016)
Podcast interview for So You Want To Be A Writer (June 2016)
Interview with Meri Amber (Sept 2016)


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