Tuesday, April 2, 2013

EVENT: Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels Panel

Next Wednesday I'll be taking part in a panel discussion on 'The New Zealand Comics Community' to support the exhibition Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics, currently on at St Paul St Gallery in Auckland.

The panel will be chaired by the exhibition curator, Dylan Horrocks, and will also feature Sarah Laing - writer/artist of Let Me Be Frank, and Sam Orchard writer/artist of Rooster Tails.

The panel kicks off at 6pm and will run for an hour; I'm sure there'll also be a Q&A, so if you have burning questions about NZ comics or how to get involved: come along and ask! The St Paul St Gallery is located at: 40 St Paul Street, Auckland.

See you there!


PS: Apologies for the lack of updates this month, l'm currently snowed under with work at the moment, but in May I'll have some big announcements! Plus I'll have the time to return the blog to full-power, at the heart of NZ comics community - so exciting times ahead!


  1. Good day, Adrian! My name is Carlo Vergara, a comics creator from the Philippines, and I'm currently in Auckland for two more weeks. (I had wanted to visit the Nga Pakiwaituhi exhibit, but I was in Otorohanga at the time.) I'm curious to find out more info about the NZ comics industry for personal research and I was wondering where I could find information about it. Or maybe you'd be open to meet up for an hour or two over a coffee? Anyway, thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. Have a pleasant week!

  2. Hi Carlo, thanks for the interest! Unfortunately I'm extremely busy over the next few weeks, but thanks for the coffee offer! If you visit Dylan Horrocks' website there's a free downloadable guide to NZ comics here: http://hicksvillepress.com/
    Also try the Auckland Central Library, the have a collection of locally published zines and comics that can be viewed there, and there's probably some graphic novels nearby too. Hope you enjoy your visit!

  3. Thanks for answering, Adrian. :-) Yes, I've been to the Central Library and saw the local comics collection. Such a cool thing to see them all!

    And thanks so much for the info. Much appreciated. Happy ANZAC Day! :-)

  4. Hey Adrian, will you let us know when the recording of the discussion goes live somewhere?

  5. Tim: Yep, I may have this available here soon!