Author(s): Murray Ball
A beautifully produced collector's edition incorporating the very best of the hugely successful Kiwi icon - Footrot Flats. More than 500 pages, which will carry almost 1500 cartoon strips. Selected and introduced by author and illustrator Murray Ball. For the first time in print, Murray shares the inspiration and background of the characters, landscapes and activities that make up Footrot Flats. Murray's commentary includes information on long puzzled-over Footrot Flats features such as why the Dog is not named, why the farm is called Footrot Flats, whether the characters are based on real people and animals, and much more.
2007. First edition, first printing. A pristine, as new copy in a like d/w. Now in a protective cover. A rare book in any condition but in this condition must be a one-off. Superb. Scans available if required.
Murray Ball was born in the Manawatu. He spent the early part of his life in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. After being employed as a staff cartoonist on newspapers in New Zealand he worked as a freelance cartoonist in the United Kingdom. He returned to New Zealand in 1974 and created his best-known cartoon strip, Footrot Flats. He and his wife Pam, live on a farm on the outskirts of Gisborne in Poverty Bay.