Drawing privacy cartoons since the year dot(com).
Chris Slane began drawing cartoons about privacy and security in 1992 for his father Bruce, New Zealand's first Privacy Commissioner. Initally they were used on transparent overlays at privacy conferences, then with newsletters, christmas cards and other publications. Since that time Chris has added many more cartoons what might be the largest online professional database of visual humour on the subject.
Licensed by corporations, governmental, health and privacy authorities in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Holland, the USA, Great Britain, the cartoons have been translated into French, Swedish, Norwegian and German. They have appeared in books, posters, powerpoint presentations, animations, brochures, billboards, tote bags and postcards.
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 Maori for the Ministry of Education. Cartoon books as sole author are 'Sheep Thrills' and 'Blokes, Jokes & Sheds'.
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.
Slane’s editorial cartoons have earned him 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.
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'.
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.