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After this experience I was totally hyper. I was very grateful that I hadn’t brought Gus, who’s had an official ASD diagnosis, because he would’ve completely lost it, it and it took all my self-control not to lose it myself. 

Okay, news, news, news! This week is a bit crazy – I feel a bit like a rock star. 

On Wednesday I go to Waiheke Island to talk at the One Island, One Book event. Yes! I have colonised an island with The Fall of Light! 

On Friday I go to Christchurch to speak at the Word festival. On Saturday night I will be singing and dancing and maybe crying to Kristen Hersh.

On Sunday morning I fly back at 7am (eek!) to appear at the Storylines Family Day festival, where I will be running a comics and zine-making table for kids along with the wonderful Sophie Oiseau. Bring your kids along! Dress up as a big kid!

And I also have some other exciting news about editing an anthology of NZ women’s comics, but I will save that for its own special post. If you’re an NZ woman (living here or ex-pat) and a cartoonist, watch this space.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 25/08/2014 10:27 pm

    Went to a Yoko Ono art show that opened on John’s 30th birthday, which is quite a while ago but was quite like this, I think — playing with perception, so in smaller increments, like having a refrigerator that was just the outer plates mounted on some kind of plastic foam and a cigarette pack full of lead and asking you to lift each, and several visual illusions, but also a room you were supposed to walk through while wearing a gas mask with distorting lenses. All very playful, but challenges to your view of reality.

    It didn’t come with any warnings, but, then, neither did John and Yoko.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      27/08/2014 10:07 am

      That sounds amazing! Yoko Ono art shows, letters from Hunter S Thompson – you’ve been at all the key cultural moments!

  2. 26/08/2014 5:35 pm

    I would like to try a place like that. I think. I do get weirded out fairly easily. Still.

    I like that I have been following you long enough that I can see by the illustrations that Otto is getting older/taller/more grown up. I also like your boots.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      27/08/2014 10:06 am

      Thank you, Mary! Otto is now 11 and when I started he was 7 – so yes, a bit of time has passed! Thanks for following me all these years. And I’m wearing my boots again today.

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