You can’t really tell, but Tony is sepia!
A hurried reprint from last year upon finding it was going to be another wedding issue. I was going to draw one where Tony puts Jaimee to sleep and steals her muffin by whispering “Cricket!”
From the memory of performing Summer Shakespeare in 2001 in a Martinborough vineyard and the traumatic trip with a bus full of woozy thespians.
Apparently it’s going to cost a million dollars per metre, and shows extreme optimism for the future sustainability of the beleaguered air industry. Maybe we should’ve built it thirty years ago…
Moving day at BATS Theatre! Debbie and Tony are carrying the big sign that hangs outside, I imagine it weighs a ton. Jaimee was going to be covered in Ghostbuster slime, but it just looks pornographic.
Three jokes, one for Italian speakers, one for people familiar with Giovanni Tiso and one for people who think cartoon characters suddenly breaking into song is amusing. I hope that covers everyone.
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.