ComicFest profile: Grant Buist 101

Grant Buist resizedJitterati Cartoonist Grant Buist has written his own concise profile below, which we’re extremely thankful for and has also offered his time in preperation for ComicFest in a one-off exchange of comic ideas. Grant has been reviewing the graphic novels from our collection expertly for years on his ‘Grant Buist Cartoonist,’ blog.
As such, he has an extensive knowledge of genres, authors and subjects accumulated from hundreds of initimate graphic novel reads. Here’s where you and Grant can meet to discuss graphic novels in person:

Come to the Central library at 6pm this Friday, before the author panel with Ant Sang and Robyn Keneally at 7pm and Grant will help you explore Wellington City Libraries’ graphic novel collection!

Be prepared to discuss your reading preferences and personal tastes and Grant will suggest suitable graphic novels from the thousands of titles available.

Of course, Grant will be involved in the panel to follow at 7pm, and now, onto the profile!

“Grant Buist is a Wellington cautionary tale who has rusticated himself to Otaki Beach after a decade of drawing Brunswick for Salient and another decade drawing Jitterati for City Voice, Capital Times and now Fish Head.

He was inducted into the NZ Cartoon Archive in 2008 and his musical Fitz Bunny: Lust for Glory has been revived twice after premiering at BATS.

He has published 15 books and is currently working on a lengthy graphic novel without interruption from anyone except for Jehovah’s Witnesses and the occasional cow.”