Stepping out of the shadows and returning to Metro City, we are thrilled to welcome independent horror concept artist, illustrator & self published comic creator, The Art of Austen Mengler as our next guest!
Austen will have a wide range of his fantasy, science fiction, horror & pop culture comedic parodies to check out and choose from at MCC24, and in case you miss out, all of his incredible – and scary – work can be found online at
Austen will also have copies of his published art books, My Shadows, and Scary Sketches available for purchase. The first edition of his original graphic novel, Execution volume 1, quickly sold out, with its third edition available now!
We can’t wait to see what Austen will terrify us with this year!
Come and meet Austen Mengler at Metro Comic Con – 13th & 14th July, Melbourne 2024.

^Contact: The Art of Austen Mengler
Please contact Austen if you are interested in booking a commission or for licensing of his existing artwork.


Austen Mengler

Austen Mengler is a horror concept artist, illustrator & graphic novelist from Perth, Western Australia. With 10+ years of industry experience, he has worked with international clients on a variety of projects.

Recent and past clients include: Chapter 5 Studios (“The Faceless Man” 2019 horror film.), Pogo (SFX makeup for “Horrorland”), Good Games (Playmat design), Posthuman Studios (Creature Design), Within Destruction (Album Artwork), Rough House Publishing (Comic Colorist), Encounter Table Publishing (Creature Design Illustration), Winterfold (Album Artwork), Ferocious Mind (Album Artwork) & more.

As well as freelance projects for clients, Austen has been developing and releasing his own original horror art projects and collections in print and online:

POP HORROR: a warped horrific parody of my favourite pop culture characters.
EXECUTION – a scifi/fantasy/horror post apocalyptic world building comic IP project.
MY SHADOWS – a dark black and white art book collection of personal digital horror paintings.
SCARY SKETCHES – a look behind the scenes at my traditional pencil, ink and marker sketches.

Austen has a true love for drawing and creating characters, creatures, monsters from imagination. He delights in creating  artwork for films, video games, album covers, Kickstarter projects, comics and graphic novels.


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