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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paper Trail

Darian Zam writes about the work of cartoonist and commercial artist, Joseph Bruno Moran.

Image from Darien Zam's Long White Kid. Maori Wonderland picture album, published by Frank Duncan & Co Ltd, c. 1920. Possibly the cover, as well as the company’s logo, were designed by Moran. Courtesy of Early Canterbury Photographers blog,

Ghost Ghost Tumblr.

Joe Wylie's political fumetti at Porcupine Farm.

Bookmarks catchup: Karl DuFresne writes about New Zealand cartooning historian Ian F. Grant.

 Cartoon by NZ cartoonist Trace Hodgson

Five questions with New Zealand cartoonist Steve Bolton.


Toby Morris shares recent gig posters he's illustrated.

Janet McAllister writes about New Zealand Comics exhibition Nga Pakiwaituhi.

 Frank and Becky of Tiny Kitten Teeth feature on The Mutant Season at Nerdist.

Animated abstract cartoons by DRAW.

Chris Arrant interviews Moth City creator Tim Gibson.

Sarah Laing shares illustrations from her forthcoming novel The Fall of Light.

John Retallick has brought his Comic Spot podcast out of retirement with an interview with future co-host Gary Chaloner. John with Jo Waite and Bernard Caleo interviewed a wide range of cartoonists in the Comic Spot's first iteration. Listen to Comic Spot archives here.

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand present a talk from three New Zealand cartoonists this Thursday 21st March at Dida's Wine Lounge in the Auckland CBD. Rod Emmerson, Chris Slane and Guy Body will discuss cartoons and news media with MC Brendan Boughen. More details here.

Bookmarks catchup: Dylan Horrocks talked to Arts on Sunday about New Zealand comics and recounted his experiences at the 2012 Frankfurt Bookfair and Treviso in Italy.

Tim McEwen reviews Bobby N's Digested #2

Nat Karmichael reviews Kokoda: That Bloody Track. Copies are currently available on selected Australian news stands and from Zbeach True Comics.

Cartoonist, 2013 Ruebens Host, and stand-up comedian Jason Chatfield promotes his upcoming show at the 2013 Melbourne Comedy Festival with some speed cartooning. Tickets online at

From the Pikitia Press WIP folder:

 Illustration by Allan Xia

Cartooning and comics in New Zealand capping magazines.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Paper Trail

Some of this edition of Paper Trail goes back a few months as I play catch up with old bookmarks and various scraps of paper.

Jerome Bihan interviews contributors to his Radio As Paper anthology on the Awry Comics blog. Tim Danko here and Ralphi here.

Peter Jetnikoff reviews Graphic Novels! Melbourne!. Emmett O'Cuana reviews the Melbourne comics scene doco here.

Graphic Novels! Melbourne! Co-film maker Bernard Caleo writes about his serialised mini comic Mongrel and taking Graphic Novels! Melbourne! international.

Bernard Caleo portrait by Gina Kalabishis

Sam Wallman previews work from his forthcoming Australian history anthology.

Html Flowers shares pages of Bright Threadz #2 here and here.

  Chris Slane reveals the truth about comics and art.

Sam Wallman discovers the work of mid nineteenth century Melbourne artist Edward Wilson in the National Library of Victoria here.

Roger Langridge shares his cover design process for the last issue of IDW's Popeye.

Lunchtime monster portraits from Toby Morris

Bruce Mutard previews his contribution to the multiple artist, Jason Franks written The Sixsmiths vol. 2.

The Watcha podcast review a pile of 'fun' Australian comics.

Sam Orchard is in the last few days of an original art sale here.

Joshua Santospirito shares his design process for the cover of his forthcoming graphic novel The Long Weekend in Alice Springs.

Steve Holland at Bear Alley shares The Vulture, a parody of The Eagle from the pages of mid twentieth century English magazine, Lilliput. The Vulture features work by Australian cartoonist Arthur Horner, later the creator of Colonel Pewter which ran from 1952 to 1970, in England and Australia. The complete 18 year run of Colonel Pewter featured in Melbourne's The Age.

Parenting cartoons, The Little Things, by Peter Lole and Matt Lawrey.

Ness at Aggressive Comics interviews Tim Molloy.

FEC Comics feature on Guy Fi podcast

 FEC Men Steve Sparke and BMB

Go buy some Clayton Noone and Stefan Neville comics here.

Simon Hanselmann shares some more pages from his forthcoming anthology Victoria Drugs Scene. Sam Gaskin in conversation with Simon Hanselmann here. Robin O'Connell talks to Hanselmann on Inkstuds.

Jason Franks writes about his series McBlack.

Coming up from the Pikitia Press blog WIP folder:

Illustrations of Wynne W Davies.

Ray Wenban's The Story of ANZAC

 Underground Comix in Australia

More Russian illustration and cartooning.

Nevile Lodge and "Convoice".

Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 in Review: Dylan Horrocks

Dylan Horrocks

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2012?

I'm currently drawing the last two chapters of 'Sam Zabel & the Magic Pen' volume 1, which is pure pleasure. Also: drawing a whole lot of watercolour commissions earlier in the year; hanging out with fellow NZ cartoonists Colin Wilson, Roger Langridge, Chris Slane, Ben Stenbeck, Greg Broadmore and Rufus Dayglo in Italy and Germany.

Who are some of the comics creators that you've discovered and enjoyed for the first time in 2012? 

Simon Hanselmann. Requires no elaboration. His brilliance is self-evident:

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2012? 

Mad Men. Been watching it obsessively (all 5 seasons) and it's become a serious addiction.

Have you implemented any significant changes to your working methods this year?

I now adore using watercolour, after years of being scared of it. So far, I've only been using it for sketches & commissions, but we shall see...

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Finishing 'Sam Zabel & the Magic Pen' volume 1. Starting volume 2. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Treviso Comic Book Festival Roundup

Dylan Horrocks' promotional illustration for Treviso Comic Book Festival 2012

Italy's Treviso Comic Book Festival 2012 was host to a New Zealand comics contingent with several New Zealand cartoonist's in attendance and various New Zealand comic events conducted during the festival.

New Zealand cartoonists congregate at Treviso. (photo courtesy Roger Langridge)
 Sketching at Treviso, Greg Broadmore (Beard) Colin Wilson (Hat) Roger Langridge (Glasses). (Photo - Dylan Horrocks)

New Zealand comics exhibition (photos courtesy Roger Langridge)

Left To right: Rufus Dayglo, Alberto Corradi (Curator) Roger Langridge, Ben Stenbeck, Chris Slane, Dylan Horrocks, Greg Broadmore, Colin Wilson.(Photo - Treviso Comic Book Festival Facebook)

The New Zealand comics exhibition is featured in Treviso Comic Book Festival Facebook Galleries here and  here.

Roger Langridge blogged about Treviso here.

 Irish cartoonist and one-time Wellington resident Rufus Dayglo blogged about Treviso here and here.

 Tank Girl sketch by Rufus Dayglo

 New Zealand comics panel (Photo -  Black Velvet Editice)

The Frankfurt Bookfair starts today with New Zealand comics amongst the New Zealand literary presence with Dylan Horrocks, Colin Wilson and Roger Langridge in attendance and dozens of New Zealand comics and graphic novels on display in the comic zone for prospective foreign publishers. New Zealand is the Guest of Honour at this years Bookfair providing an exposure and opportunities for a worldwide audience.

 Greg Broadmore

Greg Broadmore writes about New Zealand comics for Bookfair blog here. (Chris at the last remaining Mark One store in the land in Hamilton is a very nice man just perhaps a bit cautious, comics retail ain't an easy business these days.)

Dylan Horrocks' 100 page guide to contemporary New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels is being distributed at Treviso and Frankfurt and is available for download here.