Footrot Flats One None

  • Title: Footrot Flats One
  • Author: Murray Ball
  • ISBN: 9780958819039
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2019-09-16T00:19:15+00:00

    About "Murray Ball"

    1. Murray Ball

      Ball grew up in New Zealand before spending some years in Australia and South Africa As a young man he worked for the Dominion newspaper in Wellington and the Manawatu Times before becoming a freelance cartoonist and moving to England, where he found work with publishers DC Thomson, of Dundee.He developed his character Stanley and had it published in the influential English humour magazine Punch Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero featured a caveman who wore glasses and struggled with the Neolithic environment It became the longest running strip in Punch s history, and other English and non English speaking countries syndicated it Ball continued to contribute to Punch after returning with his family to New Zealand.Ball s early cartoons often had political overtones his mid 70s UK strips included All the King s Comrades, and he described himself in the introduction to The Sisterhood 1993 as a socialist Stanley often expresses left wing attitudes.After 1975 Ball wrote several comics in New Zealand for instance Nature Calls , but it was in 1976 that he first published the strip Footrot Flats in Wellington s afternoon newspaper, The Evening Post It rapidly led to the demise of his other strips including Stanley which he was still writing for Punch.The strip follows the adventures of a working sheep dog called if anything Dog or The Dog or , his owner Wal Footrot and the other characters, human and animal, that they encounter or associate with Ball expresses Dog s thoughts in thought bubbles, though he clearly remains just a dog rather than the heavily anthropomorphised creatures sometimes found in other comics or animation.Ball s Footrot Flats has appeared in syndication in international newspapers, and in over 40 published books.Ball has said he has always wanted his cartooning to have an impact The heart of a cartoon is the idea, an artist can create a painting, hang it on the wall and be satisfied with what he has achieved even if no one else sees it In cartooning you must get a human reaction to the idea The task of the cartoonist is to translate his idea into a drawing that will have impact.Ball lived with his wife Pam on a rural property in Gisborne, New Zealand.

    522 thoughts on “Footrot Flats One”

    1. I recall fondly reading Footrot Flats on holidays as a child - so when the opportunity arose I decided to repeat the experience.Footrot Flats One shows the promise of the great comics to come. The world of Footrot Flats was smaller in these earlier comics - with many of the minor characters yet to be introduced.


    2. I use to love these as a kid, still do. Change my favourite character every week just because their all so good.



    3. Like Asterix, this was a title I can say that I grew up on. I've read the entire collection over and over. It was a comic strip that didn't have the fame of a Garfield or Peanuts, but unlike those two titles, this title had an ongoing story as a comic strip. Sure FF had short gags here and there, but the characters of Garfield and Peanuts never grew up. The characters of FF grew up. Their adventures and the world around them changed as they changed. Simply put, time actually existed in FF and so [...]


    4. Footrot Flats one is the first collection of cartoons by Murray Ball. He is an excellent writer and artist. The jokes are witty and sincere. I just love the quaint NZ life that is represented. Even though Murray Ball has long since retired, I think about the subject matter often. This work is an excellent read.



    5. Maybe dating a sheep farmer in college had something to do with it, but I loved the very down to earth humour of a New Zealand sheep farm with all its grit.





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