Category Archives: New Zealand Cartonists


Burton Silver, NZ Cartoonist Front cover of the 1982 book. And, the back cover. 1984 front cover.  Ho, Ho, Ho. And the back. My 1985 book cover. And the back. I picked these up in the early to mid 1980’s … Continue reading

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Footrot Flats Revisited

Actually, I am revisiting the Footrot Flats Theme Park.  Also known as the Footrot Flats Leisure Park, and Footrot Flats Fun Park. In April of this year, I discussed Murray Ball, author of “Footrot Flats”, “Bruce the Barbarian”, and “Stanley.” … Continue reading

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David Fletcher

About the same time I was in New Zealand looking at the Footrot Flats Theme Park, I picked up some cartoon books at a bookstore.  Probably a used book place, but maybe a regular new book place.  One of the … Continue reading

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Murray Ball 26 January 1939 – 12 March 2017

Murray Ball, quite famous in New Zealand, and Australia, is best known for his Footrot Flats books.  I first came across one of his books in a used book shop in San Diego.  I believe it was called, “They’ve put … Continue reading

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