Hello Newcomers From Scoop

Hello, Scoopers.

Well, what do we have here? Click on Jitterati at the top of the page for the complete archive of Jitterati cartoons since 2001. That’s a lot of Wellington-based topicality right there. Pity the poor Turnbull archivist who had to parse that lot.

Click on Graphic Novel Reviews under Categories on the right to find hundreds of… graphic novel reviews. No surprises there. Use the search box to find specific authors and titles.

Check back here or at Scoop every Monday for a new cartoon. I’m sure they’ll edit the headers soon to make it slightly easier to find, that’s what happens when you’re the biggest independent news site in NZ, it’s like digging through endless boxes in an emporium.

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The end of a (print) era

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Well, FishHead has folded suddenly, so that’s probably it for Jitterati in print after fifteen years*. It was inevitable that I’d be unable to jump from stone to stone forever like that terrible scene with Legolas vs. gravity in The Hobbit: Throw It All at the Screen Because Who Cares By This Point.

I’m still drawing Madeleine for WildTomato, so there’s that. I’m not completely out of print for the first time in 23 years. It actually wasn’t much fun drawing a topical cartoon a month in advance (and from a distance), so check here on Monday for a new weekly online Jitterati.

Will it still be set in Wellington? Very probably. Will it be topical? Very probably. Ah, but will it be Wellington topical? No, man, because I have no idea what you guys are up to anymore. I’m surrounded by (looks out window) cows and blackbirds and there’s a lot happening in the world right now.

*Unless by some miracle The Listener comes calling.
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Time for another music video!

So my friend Peter was giving me a lift back to Otaki last week and he started singing this in the car, and I heard they were releasing the final shortlist of four flags today and what with one thing and another I need to get some sleep now.

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The Fitz Bunny Flag of Awesome

Fitzflag“New Zealand used to be a country of firsts. The first country to catch a giant fish and turn it into an island. The first country to name a meringue cake after a ballerina. The first country to put a beekeeper on a $5 note. We can be first again – the first country to put an awesome and frankly attractive pink rabbit on a flag. What has New Zealand done to deserve this, you may ask? Obviously, not enough. You’re welcome.” – Fitz Bunny

One of my contributions to the Flag Consideration Project.

 

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At the End of the Day

A song and music video I knocked up very quickly for the Off Key concert in Wellington this afternoon. I haven’t used Adobe Flash for ages, and I’m slightly horrified by how dusty my Youtube page has become. It was a lot of fun doing the song, though.

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