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Comics exhibition – Nga Pakiwaituhi


I just dropped off the biggest comic I’ve ever drawn at St Paul St Gallery for an exhibition. It’s on a piece of A2 paper. Normally I draw on A4 so I can scan it easily. But galleries are big spaces so I thought I’d better upsize:


It’s a little story about how I used to get up to mischief with my friend Drew in Wellington. I coloured it with watercolour. The exhibition should be exciting – there are lots of great NZ cartoonists included, as well as a room full of German comics. I think there will even be a NZCC stand selling comics. I’ll try and get some of mine printed off to sell too. If you live in Auckland you should come along to the opening on the 28th of February – there will be wine and snacks.

Nga Pakiwaituhi poster

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Lost in A**2 permalink
    16/02/2013 12:17 pm

    How is “Nga” pronounced?

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      16/02/2013 3:50 pm

      Ng – like the last sound in -ing – and ‘ah’ like you say to the doctor. It’s Maori. I think it probably means comics! Drawn stories or something like that.

  2. 18/02/2013 8:21 pm

    “waituhi” = ink
    “paki” = publish
    Nga = the

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      19/02/2013 11:27 am

      Oh, you’re good, Tish! Did you study Maori? I only managed one year at Uni – I should go back and freshen up my skills!

  3. 18/02/2013 8:21 pm


  4. Lost in A**2 permalink
    20/02/2013 2:45 am

    Thank you. I’m familiar with the combination in Vietnamese (it’s the only part of Vietnamese I am familiar with), so I wondered.

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