Cartoon of the Day

Cartoon of the Day

Guest Cartoonist: Wormwood is a renowned yet mysterious artist. After serving his time-fighting in the Middle East, he’s committed to making comics, comics so dark they have a 36% chance of getting aborted. Perhaps you’ve met him once on a dimly lit train to Budapest, or in a musty opium den in Shanghai. They’re out to get him, but he’s on the run and always a step ahead. A bit of a drinker. You will find his work at martianmagazine.com

 

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Cartoon of the Day

Cartoon of the Day

Where was Gareth? (Photoshop of the Day)

Credit: Luke

 

Cartoon of the Day

Cartoon of the Day

Kill destroy, repeal and revert: the Hobbit law is next

Guest post

Labour and the Hobbit Law – There and Back Again

Seven years ago, almost to the day, protests were held in Central Wellington – led by the amazing Richard Taylor of Weta Workshops – to stop the Unions from forcing professionals offered roles in The Hobbit movies to become union members and enter into collective bargaining with the Hollywood studios backing the productions. John Key himself intervened – the Hollywood moguls visited the country, the Hobbit Law was passed, and the movies were saved from going offshore. Peter Jackson himself said that the loss to the New Zealand Film Industry would have been catastrophic, had the situation not been averted. We all know he was right.

Many countries vie for the opportunity to showcase their scenery on the big screen – and to attract the big money involved in filmmaking. No one can deny the obvious benefits that shooting Lord of the Rings here has done for the tourism of this country. But the number of movies produced here – either wholly, or in part – is truly astounding. Avatar, Ghost in the Shell, the Narnia movies….. most countries can only look on in envy. Read more »

Cartoon of the Day

Cartoon of the Day

Photoshop of the Day