Silent Army is an imprint that began as a name for publishing comic artist anthologies and organising underground art projects. The imprint continues to work on publishing anthologies as well as a diversity of other small press publishing editions, events and community led projects. These projects often present work from artists and non-artists alike, aiming to engage the reader in the possibilities of an artistic practice.
Silent Army Storeroom was a series of ongoing purpose built spaces built within shared studio warehouses in Melbourne that began in 2011. Designed for small events, book display, discussion and the purpose of bringing people together. Silent Army Storeroom is currently closed to help stop the spread of C-19.
Silent Army Reading Room is an archiving project of small press anthologies, illustrated zines, artist books and alternative comics from the global south.
Since 2007, Silent Army Projects have been an extension of the artistic practice of MP Fikaris.
You can read about the origins of Silent Army Comic Art Collective that started in 2002 here.