Coarse Play cover


“I don't know why I let Sally persuade me to come. I don't know why I let her persuade me to dress up either …”

It's Laura first pop culture convention and she's come as her favourite character from her favourite comic. The sun is shining, the crowd is buzzing and the cosplayers are out in force. But as the day turns harsh, Laura starts to wonder whether this is really her sort of thing at all.

A love letter to cosplayers and cons everywhere.

Story by Karen Beilharz
Art and colours by René Pfitzner
Lettering by Karen Beilharz
Cover by René Pfitzner

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About us

Karen Beilharz headshot

KAREN BEILHARZ is a Sydney-based writer, editor and comics creator, best known for her work on Kinds of Blue: An anthology of short comics about depression. She is currently working on a science fiction graphic novel with Paul Wong-Pan called Eternal Life.

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René Pfitzner headshot

RENÉ PFITZNER worked as an animator for Disney and has also been employed as a storyboard artist, Flash animator, cleaner and freelance illustrator. He currently works as a church minister in Melbourne, where he lives with his wife and two kids. He makes animated short films in his spare time.

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