a b o u t . a s c i i
Spawned as the bastard child of my leviathan wit and inability to draw characters by
hand, the ascii comic is a series of panels set to grow up to be best astronaut / prime minister /
interior decorator of the new millennium. Or I'll get fat, lazy, run out of ideas and give up
ascii was first published in Waikato University's Nexus magazine in March of 2003
using the pseudonym 'Roy Cunningham', and later deemed the bee's fucking knees by Chaff magazine
(Massey University) and began print there in July 2003. At the start of the 2004 uni semester, Wellington
student mag Salient jumped on the bandwagon, as did the Critic
website. That leaves the Auckland and Christchuch mags...
There are two university semesters a year, and twelve weeks of lectures / student magazine
publication, subsequently there will be twenty four ascii comics a year.
ansi is a sexy cousin of ascii. It was drawn up for a local music zine - partly to expand
my tragic empire, and partly to see if I could accomplish anything in just one panel. It managed a mighty
six installments in Buzz before the editor lazily gave up, and now Guzumo is kind enough
to have it in print. If you haven't already spotted it, it's scattered in amongst the ascii comics.
Because I'm a amateur attention whore, contact me if my work
made you angry / insulted / sexually gratified / understood / fangorious / smug / depressed / good.
Or if you want to pedal my wares in your magazine.