Drawing privacy cartoons since the year dot(com).
In 1992, Chris Slane began creating cartoons about privacy and security for use by his father and New Zealand's first Privacy Commissioner Bruce Slane. Initally they were used on transparent overlays at privacy conferences, then in newsletters and on christmas cards. Since that time Chris has continued to add many more cartoons to the collection. Now the catalogue might be the largest online professional database of visual humour on this subject.
These cartoons have been licensed by corporations, governmental, health and privacy authorities in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Holland, the USA, Great Britain. They have been translated into French, Swedish, Norwegian and German. They have appeared in books, posters, powerpoint presentations, animations, brochures, billboards, tote bags and postcards.
If you like the cartoons, consider licensing some. Feel free to make contact if you have suggestions for new cartoons and improvements to the catalogue.
Chris is one of New Zealand’s best known freelance cartoonists, combining editorial comment with book illustration, story boarding and comics creation. `Nice Day for a War’ with Matt Elliott, won the 2012 NZ Post Children’s Book of the Year. Chris has also produced illustrations for comics and graphic novellas in Te Reo for the Ministry of Education. Slane’s editorial cartoons have earned him the Cartoonist of the Year at the Qantas Media and Canon Media Awards.
Slane contributes to a wide range of websites, books, magazines and newspapers. Political cartoons and illustrations have appeared in the NZ Listener magazine since 1991.
Comic work includes the books 'Maui: Legends Of The Outcast', 'Nice Day For A War: Adventures of A Kiwi Soldier in WW1' , Maori history, legends and a contribution to Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars Tales.
Co-creator of the puppet troupe 'Hands Up' Slane wrote, constructed and performed satirical items for Television New Zealand's 'Tonight Show', designed, built and performed puppet characters for the children's series 'Space Knights'.
Cartoon books as sole author: 'Sheep Thrills' and 'Blokes, Jokes & Sheds'.
Chris was born in 1957 graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Town Planning while drawing cartoons for the student magazine Craccum.
He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
To see older cartoons visit www.slane.co.nz