Paperback, 528 pages, The Ultimate Collect Edition
Over 1500 cartoons
New Zealand, 01 October 2007
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.
About the Author
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.
A brilliant book. Although it does not include all the strips as per the 27 booklets it contains a large proportion. The value of the collection comes from the author's comments on each selection of strips explaining the background to the actual story line or what was happening within the strips. Even Murray Ball's personal live gets a mention to explain why the reaction of the characters leans one way or the other.
A brilliant book a great read and terrific value for the money. And when it is finished use it as a coffee table book, you will be surprised the conversations it starts.
Another top book from the lord of Footrot Flats, Mr Murray Ball. Let this book take you through several of the best loved comic strips printed so you can enjoy laugh after laugh after laugh. I would easily recomend this book for every footrot Flats fan out there as well as those who have never read the series just so they can find out how great they are. Classic Kiwi Humour at it best.