The Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels exhibition opening took place at the start of this month at the St Paul St Gallery in Auckland.
The first major New Zealand Comics exhibition in over a decade, it features artwork from 30 local cartoonists, including: Akira Atsushi, Tim Bollinger, Greg Broadmore, Andrew Burdan, Tim Danko, Rufus Dayglo, Draw, Richard Fairgray, Chris Grosz, Dylan Horrocks, Mat Hunkin, Robyn E. Kenealy, Timothy Kidd, Adrian Kinnaird, Sarah Laing, Jared Lane, Roger Langridge, Barry Linton, Tim Molloy, Toby Morris, Stefan Neville & Clayton Noone, Sam Orchard, Ant Sang, Darren & Kelly Sheehan, Chris Slane, Ben Stenbeck, Mat Tait, Karl Wills and Colin Wilson.
It's on till the 12th of ApriI, so I urge you to go check it out while you can!
For those out-of-towners keen for a look, here's some photos from the opening:
Above: Dylan Horrocks with his artwork.
Above: Dylan Horrocks signs his work (as not all the artists were their to sign the walls, there was some signature forgeries involved...see if you can spot the difference!).
Above: Chris Slane.
Above: Ant Sang.
Above: A special appearance by Roger Langridge, who just happened to be in the country!
Above: Toby Morris.
Above: Artwork by Barry Linton.
Above: Artwork by Jared Lane.
Above: Artwork by Draw.
Above: Artwork by Robyn E. Kenealy.
Artwork by Karl Wills.
Artwork by Colin Wilson.
Artwork by Greg Broadmore.
Above: Artwork by Mat Tait.
Above: Some of my artwork.
Above: Artwork by Tim Bollinger.
Above: Artwork by Richard Fairgray.
Above: Artwork by Ben Stenbeck.
Above: Artwork by the Sheehan Bros.
Above: Artwork by Tim Kidd.
Above: Artwork by Sarah Laing.
Above: Artwork by Chris Grosz.
Above: Artwork by Stefan Neville & Clayton Noone.
Above: Artwork by Tim Molloy.
Above: Artwork/Instillation by Tim Danko.
Above: Artwork by Rufus Dayglo.
To highlight the exhibition as a part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2013, former comics writer turned journalist Stephen Jewell (Shards, The Olympians) interviewed Rufus Dayglo for the New Zealand Herald HERE. He discusses his early work featured in Wellington anthology Pistake with Simon Morse and David Tulloch.
Above: Roger Langridge, Cornelius Stone and Knuckles, reunited again!
For more on Roger Langridge's recent New Zealand visit, check out his posts over on his website starting HERE.