Wednesday, September 29, 2004

you seem familiar...

Once again, you know you're famous when you get parodied... This cartoon appeared in Victoria University's fine (not to mention award winning) student's association magazine Salient earlier this year, and relates to some dodgy dealings to do with J Day.

"Potted" summary: NORML were given a VUWSA grant of around $1500 for the J Day event, after presenting a budget of around $3000; questions were raised about whether that budget was accurate; NORML ended up giving about $500 back; an SGM was held to try and remove the VUWSA Exec member involved in the debacle; he managed to hang on to his position. All uncovered by and reported by the aforementioned student media organ.

UPDATE: I missed out the explanation for the bottom strip, and screwed up the hyperlink to Salient. Both are fixed now (thanks, Sarah!).

Monday, September 27, 2004

life of brian

Here's the second new one.

sailing the seven seas

And the first of two new ones...

but will he be able to play the piano?

And this is the third of the three that were submitted for that first national issue (this one, like the one I posted ages ago, didn't make it to print).

collectors item

This is the cartoon that actually appeared in the first Lucid.

Friday, September 24, 2004


You know you've achieved true fame when you get parodied. I can't remember how along ago this was - but you can catch Robbie Neilson's more recent work in Salient. Go look.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

on a cold and grey chicago morn

This page is now number one on Yahoo! when you search for "ghetto cartoons". Which is... odd.

I'm currently getting about one US visitor a day from that particular search string. So, welcome, Americans! I hope you like what you find here. I apologise that the "Ghetto" in "Newtown Ghetto Anger" may not accurately reflect US ghettos such as Watts, the Bronx or Beverly Hills.

More cartoons up soon. I know you're just waiting with bated breath.

UPDATE: Looks like I spoke too soon (or someone bitched to Yahoo) - I've dropped off. Not even on the first three pages now, which is as far as I could be arsed looking. Which is probably for the best, really. People don't tend to like bait and switch advertising...

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

spot the difference

Brand new and direct to the interweb.

Monday, September 13, 2004


Even lazier than normal.

you're either with us or against us

Somehow I think this still works.

As promised, here's some more from the archives. This one was from before Density/Destiny was a political force...

welcome hard news readers

If you're visiting this page for the first time today, you've probably been directed here by Russell Brown (thanks for the shout out, Russell!).

If that's the case, I strongly recommend that you troll through the archives. The quality of the content here is variable. After you've looked at the cartoons, you might also like to visit my other page where I put other stuff that I think is funny (as well as the occasional rant - though those are becoming less and less common).

Anyway, as I see it, Russell has issued a challenge: a cartoon a week.

To start with I think I'll roll out the rest of the archival cartoons (look out for them sometime tonight) but that sounds like a reasonable plan to me. And if I can't keep up with the pace, I'll just contract out to cheap Korean animators like everyone else does (how do you think Doonesbury manages a daily cartoon?).

If you'd like to help out, please feel free to provide suggestions for future cartoon topics. Either leave them in comments or drop me a line via email: the address, as per the sidebar, is newtownghettoanger AT hotmail DOT com (I trust you can decipher my code).

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

publishing nightmare

I received a copy of the first issue of Lucid in the mail today, which I assume means it's available all over (I figure in the time it took to get to Australia, they should have been able to distribute it to at least some universities and polytechnics around NZ).

They only used one of my cartoons though (and not the one I've already posted. I might post the other ones soon. Which I'm gutted about, because each one took at least 5 minutes to make.


Thursday, September 02, 2004

Another one from the archives. Remember the cartoon that I said made someone mad? This was what resulted.

this is the first of the three new NGAs which appear in the new, nationwide Lucid magazine (first issue out about now). More to be put up here soon - in the meantime, try and find a copy of the magazine (and let me know what you think - I haven't seen it).