Jackie Ryan was once fist-bumped by Adam West.

She makes the Aurealis Award-winning Burger Force comic book series, is the founding editor of the comedy collective The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, holds a PhD in History and Political Science from The University of Queensland, and is the author of ‘We’ll Show the World: Expo 88’ (UQP), which is about the long and expensive party that changed the city of Brisbane.

… then there was that time when the Burger Force and FFA websites were archived by the National Library of Australia as a sites of cultural significance and when they had separate art exhibitions at the Brisbane Powerhouse, when the FFA sold out its Powerhouse show, when Jackie designed the original logo for the Queensland Literary Awards, appeared at Pecha Kucha, the Brisbane Writers Festival, the Woodford Folk Festival, the Emerging Writers Festival Melbourne, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles (for which she was also invited to produce a limited-edition poster), and when she co-emceed the opening of the Queensland Poetry Festival, or that time when her designs were commissioned for the Brisbane City Council Vibrant Laneways Project, when she designed cover and internal images for Kent MacCarter’s California Sweet, when she directed music-videos for b(if)tek, Iron On, Full Fathom Five, and The Stress of Leisure, produced audio-visual material on Expo for the Queensland Museum and the South Bank Corporation, wrote the didactic text for the Museum of Brisbane’s 25th Expo anniversary exhibition, had work published in History Australia, Cordite (pending) and Slow Canoe (also pending-but it’s too exciting to exclude!), and that time when she became an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.


But mostly she thinks about that time she was fist-bumped by Adam West.




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