Tuesday, 5 July 2011

In Wellington next Tuesday? Come see Bob Kerr

One of the things that has given me great joy as an adult is discovering that some of my favourite children's authors were lefties. Bob Kerr is a New Zealand example, I read his awesome graphic novels as a child, and as an adult I am awed by his illustrations of labour struggles and conscientious objectors.

Next Tuesday he's giving a talk "Putting Visuals to History" illustrated with examples from his book “After the War” and from exhibitions on Archibald Baxter, Rua Kenana and others.

When: Tuesday 12 July, 6pm
Where: Sandwiches, corner of Kent and Marjoriebanks st*
There will be a cash-bar and refreshments will be provided.

After the War is one of my favourite books to read to kids. It doesn't have many words (and if you've said you're going to read three books that's a definate plus), but it is beautiful and meaningful in a very few pages. If you have never read it then check it out when you're next in the library(or buy it for a small child you know).

If you haven't seen any of his art since you read "Terry and the Gunrunners" you can check it out on his blog.

This is part of the Labour History Project's AGM (more info about them here)

* The entrance on Marjoriebanks St is more accessible - no stairs - I don't know how wide the door is.


Muerk said...

I own Terry and the Gunrunners!!

Hugh said...

I just recently found myself wondering what happened to the Terry and the Gunrunners chap.

Anna S said...

Mechanical Harry! We have two copies. The kids love it. They are also little war mongers, so maybe 'After the War' could give them another perspective?