ComicFest 2022: Sarah Laing Comics & Memoir

Now the dust has settled on Comic Fest 2022 we can settle  back to reflect on what was  a fabulous, immersive, and truly memorable online celebration of all things comics in New Zealand – what a blast the day was.

If you missed any of the day, or just want to enjoy watching something again, have no fear – we have seven of the segments from the day available to re-watch at any time you wish.

One of our many highlights was the wonderful  Sarah Laing in conversation, during which Sarah  talked about comics in Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as giving a fabulous overview of her work so far in the comics world, not to mention giving us a few sneak peeks into what she is currently working on and planning for the future. It is a fascinating insight into one of our most accomplished artists and unmissable for anyone who is interested in  graphic novels, writing or indeed any of the  associated disciplines and genres linked to these in New Zealand or beyond.

Sarah is a Wellington-based writer and illustrator who has had novels, short stories, and the graphic memoir Mansfield and Me published. Her collection of comics from the past ten years, Let Me Be Frank, was published by VUP in late 2019. She also the co-editor of Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women’s Comics and has illustrated a number of children’s books.

View Sarah’s  conversation below, or find it on our Comic Fest playlist.