So you finished your comic, now what?

Join us at Auckland Central Library to hear four experienced cartoonists talk about the realities of getting your finished comic in front of an audience. Refreshments from 6pm in the Whare Wananga on Level 1.

Moderated by Zak Waipara (Otea), the panel will include Sam Orchard (Rooster Tails), Li Chen (Extra Ordinary) and Michel Mulipola (Headlocked: The Last Territory).
Moderator: Zak Waipara (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu).
Zak has worked in animation, written and illustrated comics including the recently released Otea, and a range of books. He has lectured in Digital Media and Animation at AUT and Animation College. Tales from Otea.
Panellists: Li Chen is the creator of the webcomic Extra Ordinary ( She likes drawing and petting cats.
Michel Mulipola is a self-taught comic book artist from Auckland. He has been immersed in the world of comic books from the tender age of five when he first decided he wanted to draw them. He has done various anthologies and is currently working on the U.S comic book Headlocked: The Last Territory. Michel Mulipola’s website.
Sam Orchard has been drawing comics since he was a little girl. He is passionate about telling stories that celebrate the rich depth and diversity of our communities. He draws an autobio webcomic about his life as a queer trans man at