2014 in Review: Ant Sang

What have been your personal cartooning/comics highlights of 2014?
Working on the collected edition of The Dharma Punks with my awesome mates at Earth's End has been a real highlight this year. From the nerve-wracking experience of launching our Kickstarter campaign, the excitement of hitting our target in five days, and launching the beautifully produced book on an amazing, jam-packed launch night at Heroes For Sale.
Travelling to the wonderful and exotic Ubud Writers & Readers Festival where I did my first Pecha Kucha and talked faster than I ever have in my life, about my work and ten things I've learnt during my twenty years of making comics; hung out with comic pals I haven't seen in years and met a heap of other inspiring creative folk.
Spending a week in Long Bay as part of the NZ/Taiwan graphic novelist exchange - getting to know Rae, Tim and the Taiwanese artists and planning our collaborative graphic novel.
Tutoring a nine week Comics course at Studio One - a great group of people in the class and a chance for me to re-learn a lot of comics-process stuff.

What are some of the comics you've enjoyed in 2014?
Dylan Horrocks' Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, Paul Pope's Battling Boy, and loving the artwork of James Harren, Becky Cloonan and Toby Cyprus.

What is something non-comics that you have enjoyed in 2014?
I've been working on some film projects - an animated short film, and co-writing a feature film.
Hanging out with wonderful, inspiring people and being constantly amazed by my daughters.

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
I'm developing a couple of collaborative comics projects which I'm really excited about.

Travelling to Taipei for the Taipei Book Fair and the second part of the graphic novel exchange.
New Zealand comics: Three Words comics anthology, Faction climate change issue
Movies: Star Wars: the Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Ant Sang