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"Munro has run in Stuff newspapers since 2009. This volume contains 140 of those drawings"--Back cover.

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ISBN 9780947503758
Published 24 September 2018 by Potton & Burton
Format Hardback
Author(s) Other primary creator Murdoch, Sharon
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ISBN-13 9780947503758
ISBN-10 0947503757
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Publication Date 24 September 2018
International Publication Date 1 September 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Other primary creator Murdoch, Sharon
Category Graphic Novels & Comic Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 105mm
Height: 155mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Cartoons & Comic Strips
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 636.800207
Catalogue Code 935920

Description of this Book

Every morning, in a quiet corner of the kitchen, the puzzle page from the newspaper mysteriously appears beneath Munro the cat's food bowl. Munro and Mouse ponder the clues. But they don't always come up with the right answers. Munro is a collection of this crossword cat's cartoons from Sharon Murdoch, New Zealand's Cartoonist of the Year for the last three years. As author Elizabeth Knox says in her introduction, `Munro is a recognisable cat who does things familiar to cat owners: the fastidious washing between his toes, the determined sleeping in a tight ball, the turned-back and ears set at an irritable horizontal, upside down papershredding, and bristling displeasure. ...The fact the cat reads, takes mice for rides, goes iceskating, and that birds have bicycles, is the buoyant part of the art. The peculiar joy of it all!' This delightful treasure of a book is a must for anyone who likes cartoons, cats, puzzles, animals or little worlds.

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Author's Bio

SHARON MURDOCH has worked as a pooper-scooper at dog shows; spent seasons haybaling, steam-cleaning railway wagons, and did one memorable stint in a bottling factory where she got herself stuck in a conveyor belt. Trained as a graphic designer, she began cartooning in her 50s, and is now a political cartoonist for Stuff newspapers and stuff.co.nz, and draws the Munro cartoon three days a week for Stuff's daily papers. Sharon won Canon Media Awards Cartoonist of the Year in 2016 and 2017, Voyager Media Awards Cartoonist of the Year in 2018, and is the first woman to regularly draw political cartoons for a daily newspaper in New Zealand. In 2017 Murdoch was inducted into the Massey University College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame. In 2016 Potton & Burton published a collection of Murdoch's political cartoons titled Murdoch: The Political Cartoons of Sharon Murdoch with Commentary by Melinda Johnston. Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks has described her as a `national treasure'.

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