The first biography of iconic cartoonist Murray Ball, creator of Footrot Flats
Let me show you how my dad became a leading cartoonist of his generation, how his endearing characters evolved and where the side-splitting ideas sprang from. Let’s see the man behind the drawing desk and delve into the workings of his mind. – Mason Ball
In Inkline, Mason Ball charts all the hits and misses and long years of hard graft that went into what would become a wildly successful creative enterprise: Footrot Flats. From his unique viewpoint and with congenial honesty, he reveals the real-life backstory to Murray Ball’s most iconic characters and themes, paying homage to the man – and father – who could see the quirks of human nature in his surroundings and capture them with the stroke of a pen.
Superbly illustrated with family photos and cartoons by the man who brought us that most lovable character, The Dog.
Imprint: HarperCollins NZ
Publication date: 01/11/2023