Tuesday, September 10, 2013



Today marks 5 years ago that I adopted my beautiful Ziggy! He was around 2 years old when I got him, so it is the closest thing he has (I have ;) ) to a birthday. 

To celebrate how cute he looks in a party hat I am giving 25% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy store from now until the 20th September.
At the checkout use the code HAPPYBIRTHDAYZIGGY to apply the discount!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/gemmaflack

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I haven't been as active on this blog as I should be! There are so many thing to update... Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, my website, pinterest, tumblr, blogger.... it's overwhelming!

If you would like to follow me on any other platforms to make sure you catch all my stuff, here are the places to go to! 


My main website is also over at www.gemmaflack.com.

In the meantime, here is some of my new work!

Death Ray Eyes
I Can't Relate To 99% Of Humanity


Third Eye


Thunder Thighs

I also have a new zine out, called Work In Progress.
Issue one is available on Etsy for $3 AUD + postage worldwide


If you like feminism, body positivity and musings on galactic travel, this is the zine for you!

Includes a bunch of writing:
Let's Destroy Capitalism and Go Live in the Forest: Ramblings after watching Star Trek Insurrection and South Park Pinewood Derby

Body Acceptance and Being a Fat Babe

Internalised Misogyny, Intersectional Feminism and Teenage Girldom

Plus comics and illustrations and cool pictures of mermaids.

Gemma x




Thursday, June 27, 2013

About The Artist, Issue 2 and 3 underway

I've had a tremendous response to my zine About The Artist, and I've met some awesome people from all over the place! Issue one was originally printed in black and white with a colour cover, but thanks to the generosity of Sticky Institute in Melbourne (you can find me there on Friday afternoons) all my zines are going to be printed in full colour from now on. Hurrah!


I am working on issue 2 at the moment, and I do believe I have enough contributions to go ahead with it very shortly! I am going to keep going with this as long as I can, so if you'd like to be a part of issue 3, please see the Zines page for more info on how to get involved. Thanks!





Hurt My Paw, Cannot Draw :(

Thanks so much to everyone who made it down the the Joining Forces exhibition.
We had a great crowd and everyone seemed to be well into the work, which makes it all worthwhile I suppose, but I'd do it again even if everyone hated it. 
In sadder news, after working so hard on all the exhibition stuff and drawing constantly for months, apparently I have RSI in my drawing wrist!
 


Well that sucks.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Joining Forces Exhibition - Opening night this Friday 24th May in Melbourne!

If you are in Melbourne, please come along to the opening night of our collaborative exhibition! 
Myself and 5 other illustrators / artists have been working super hard on this and we'd love to have you come celebrate with us and see our work.

‘Joining Forces’ is a group exhibition by 6 talented artists and illustrators, combining their unique styles to produce imaginative, surprising collaborations.

A fantastical journey into kaleidoscopic imaginary landscapes. 
Two-headed cats dance alongside mermaid dogs, mystical men in business suits jostle with strange insects and surprising typography. Individual themes come together in a celebration of systems of collaboration, connection, co-operation, and community.

Combining works on paper, canvas and interactive pieces, this show is a display of the power of collective creativity. It aims to demonstrate how the whole can truly be greater than the sum of its parts.

The exhibiting artists are:

Zahra Zainal - http://zahrazainal.com/

Brendan Ninness - http://www.brendan-ninness.com/

Jeffrey Phillips - http://jeffreyphillips.com.au/

Gemma Flack - www.gemmaflack.com

Rhiannon Thomas - http://rhiannon-illustration.tumblr.com/

Sebastian Berto - http://sebastianberto.tumblr.com/

Opening Hours will be 12 - 7PM, Wednesday thru Sunday.
Opening night Friday 24th May 2013 6pm onwards in Melbourne

Please check out joiningforcesgroupshow.tumblr.com 
for some process photos and sneak peaks of the works!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cat Pasteups

I've been doing some cat paste ups 
to try to start covering our house 
which keeps getting all lame tags on it


Here's Lil Bub!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nelle May's Little Big Things


A wonderful sweetheart called Nelle May has a beautiful blog over at nelleslittlebigthings.blogspot.com.au and she did a little write up about the zine fair, including a review about me! Thank you so much Nelle, it means so much to me to have someone enjoy my stuff and want to write about it! 

You can read her post about Melbourne Zine Fair here, and don't forget to check out the rest of her sweet blog while you're at it.

She took this photo of me at the fair!


Thanks so much Nelle xxx

About The Artist


About the Artist is now available to purchase on Etsy! A big thank you to everyone who contributed and purchased it so far. 


About The Artist

I am now making issue 2, so if you are interested please read on below....

I'm making an illustrated zine about people and art and I'm looking for input from people about their creative lives. Issue one is out now and available to buy on Etsy here!
The zines will be a series of little artist bios of real people, exploring the art that people make and what goes on in the cool little brains of the cool little people who make it.

If you'd like to be part of it, please email me at gemmaflack@gmail.com including a few paragraphs (preferable around 200 to 400 words) as a response to these two terrible and awful open ended questions: 

What art do you create?

This can be one thing or many things. It could be drawing, painting, making music, knitting, writing, dancing, singing, photography, object design, wood crafts, theatre, animation, street art, sculpture, finding junk at the side of the road and making awesome shit out of it… I could keep writing this list for a really really long time. Anything creative that you feel is part of your art or self expression.

And why do you create it?

Here's what I'm really interested in hearing about. Why do you do what you do. It's a pretty hard question to answer, and there's probably a lot of answer that apply to every person.
If you've never really thought 'Whyyyyyyyyy?!?!'  then here are a few summaries of ideas and responses that I have found so far:

To process my thoughts, feelings and interpretation of the world
Because I enjoy the process of making something and having something to show for it
To make a record of my existence
Because I've studied skills and want to do something with them
To get people to think about topics that I am raising
Because I can't imagine what my life would be like if I didn't
As personal growth and self-discovery
Because I have art inside me and it needs to get out somehow
Because I just freaking like cute stuff ok?

Any contributions are most gratefully received and everybody who helps me out will have a little portrait drawn on a whole page, and your words typed up about you and your art and how super cute you are. You will also get a sweet discount on the finished full colour zine!

For some examples of writing from issue one, please visit www.gemmaflack.com/zines

Paper City Zine Fair


Paper City Zine Fair, February 10th 2013
Paper City

My Table
About The Artist Issue 1 is now up on Etsy!

About The Artist

I had a stall the other week at Sticky Institute's Paper City Zine fair. The fair was awesome, and it was great to meet some super cool people and see their work! I got a great haul of zines, I haven't even got a chance to have a look at them all yet :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Help Me Zine!


Hey guys!

I'm making an illustrated zine about people and art and I'm looking for input from people about their creative lives. The book will be a series of little artist bios of real and imaginary people, each set on a page like the example of Miles, exploring the art that people make and what goes on in the cool little brains of the cool little people who make it.



If you'd like to be part of it, please email me at gemmaflack at gmail dot com, or post here a couple of sentences (or more if you'd like to, as much as you'd like!) as a response to these two terrible and awful open ended questions: 

What art do you create?

This can be one thing or many things. It could be drawing, painting, making music, knitting, writing, dancing, singing, photography, object design, wood crafts, theatre, animation, street art, sculpture, finding junk at the side of the road and making awesome shit out of it… I could keep writing this list for a really really long time. Anything creative that you feel is part of your art or self expression.

And why do you create it?

Here's what I'm really interested in hearing about. Why do you do what you do.  It's a pretty hard question to answer, and there's probably a lot of answer that apply to every person.
If you've never really thought 'Whyyyyyyyyy?!?!'  then here are a few ideas and responses that I have found so far:

To process my thoughts, feelings and interpretation of the world
Because I enjoy the process of making something and having something to show for it
To make a record of my existence
Because I've studied skills and want to do something with them
To get people to think about topics that I am raising
Because I can't imagine what my life would be like if I didn't
As personal growth and self-discovery
Because I have art inside me and it needs to get out somehow
Because I just freaking like cute stuff ok?

Any contributions are most gratefully received and everybody who helps me out will have a little portrait drawn on a whole page, and your words typed up on a lovely typewriter about you and your art and how super cute you are.

Thanks so much for your help :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

No Escape

Here is a band poster that I did for a friend's band.
If you are in Melbourne, you should come!
I have also done CD artwork for them, 
and hopefully I will see the printed version soon.



This is me

I do a new self portrait of myself every now and again.
Here's one for how I look in April 2012.


Blue Turtle Shell

Here is a poster I did for another friend's band.
They are 'acoustic nerd rock'.
The event is in the past now so unfortunately you can't go to it.
But I promise it was good.



Tiny Jazz Venue



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tattoo Show And Tell


They want to show you their tattoos.
If you don't like them,
you are just not cool enough.


Ms Bicycle Girl

I want this bike!
I also kind of want the hair...


The Girl With The Pigeon Tail

This is my favourite comic that I have ever done!
It's kind of the only comic I have ever done.
Still kind of pretty alright though.
I think.


An inspirational quote for you

All the internet loves inspirational quotes!
Here's a bit of hand-drawn typography
to celebrate a great quote by John Cage.


A few more illustrations

A few more bits of slightly older work that I am still very fond of.



 Grandad's Cardigan




H is for Handmade

I'm updating my blog with a bit more work
Some old, some new!
I hope you like it.

To start, here's a few of my favourite pages from my book,
H is for Handmade!








Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Singing Songs

What have I been doing recently? 
I have been doing much singing and playing of my guitar in fact, 
and I have a couple of songs to show you, 
and a couple more on my youtube channel which is here: 

This is me singing a song by Kimbra 

This is also me singing a song on my ukulele. 
If you are a really huge die-hard fan of Metallica, 
probably don't listen to it. 

My favourite thing about YouTube
 is how awesome the faces I make in the video thumbnails are.

 :|

About a penguin

Sad Alien Girl

Sad girl :(