What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
For me 2014 has been a year for learning about NZ women's comics and making connections with other NZ women comic-makers, and this has been amazing! The catalyst for this has been the book me, Rae Joyce and Sarah Laing are putting together - Three Words. In the process of making this book I have made new friends, seen comics I haven't seen before, developed new appreciations for comics I have seen before, and I think we have managed to really disrupt the NZ comics discourse.
At a more personal level I managed to do a not half-bad comic portrait of Will Smith.
What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
Comic artists I have learnt about in 2014 and love include The Rabbid, Giselle Clarkson, Jessica Dew and Margaret Silver. A comic NOT made by a NZ woman that I enjoyed this year is The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins.
What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?
Oh heaps of things! My son learning to write and read; my daughter winning the Waitakere Public Library ultimate Minecraft competition; the swarms of drunk moshing teenagers who seem to enjoy my band; managing my first piece of legislation through the Cabinet process; and watching the Knick on telly.
What are you looking forward to in 2015?
The publication of our book mid-year!!!