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.
I understand that your contributor Sarah Laing is moving to Wellington soon, and discontinuing her cartoon. Nature abhors a vacuum, and so do editors.
Your Gen X staff may recall the comic strip Brunswick from their university days. Your Wellington refugees may recall Jitterati, which has been running since 2001 and has outlived its second paper. Here for your delectation is The Rake’s Progress, an update of the 1950s Punch series by Ronald Searle, which was itself an update of the famous Hogarth engravings, with a similar tone to the long-running Social Stereotypes cartoon by the Daily Telegraph’s Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape.
Each month, a particular Auckland folly is pursued and skewered. Here is an example showing the unfortunate progress of an Expat (click for a higher resolution). Please ignore this if you aren’t looking for a replacement. Please contact me if you are.
Yours sincerely, Grant Buist
The feature articles of this issue aren’t related to the election – but, you know, there’s an election on. So I drew a cartoon about that, instead.
I left out “short-termism, smugness and environmental degradation”.
And, since the revelations of Dirty Politics, one or two other things.
From October’s FishHead.
Seriously, it’s been five years! Everyone hates it! And the projected cost has gone up from $27 million to $120 million!
I drew this just before the announcement that resource consent has been denied, but the carton seems to still make sense.
From September’s FishHead.
This was originally going to be about the Privacy Commission, but where to begin? Seriously, where? I have no idea.
Previewed two months ago? Hopefully still topical.
This may possibly be of interest to some people.
A last-minute substitution when the feature I was referencing was moved to June. Goes well with the cover story, though. There’s dozens of “Old librarians never die” jokes, few of them tasteful.