Australi is a fantasy adventure comic series set in an alternate colonial Australia. It follows the story of a young Indigenous, Maloo. He’s a wander, traveling the desert with his camel, Spit, looking for riches. But when he unwittingly steals a magical gemstone from the leader of the British occupation, he sets in motion a journey to fulfill his destiny as the hero of Australi.
Australian fantasy is a rarely seen genre. We are exploring what a fantasy Australia might look and feel like. We believe that Australia is a richly beautiful and mysterious setting for an adventure tale. We have been working with Indigenous elders, artists and community figures during the creation of issue #1.
Australi is written by animation writer Timothy Wood and illustrated by the talented Lithuanian artist, Pius Bak. You can download the first issue of Australi for FREE by visiting their Kickstarter page here.