Ex Rāroa pupil Robbie Nicholl co-wrote and presents this ten-part comedy series and civics class for all New Zealanders. It is well worth a watch, especially if you would like to know more about our own history and the way things work in Aotearoa.
The Citizen's Handbook
Episode 1 - Tangata Whenua
Episode 2 - The New Settlers
Episode 3 - The Settler Government
Episode 4 - The Constitution
Episode 5 - A Bill Becomes a Law
Episode 6 - Law Enforcement
Episode 7 - The Court System
Episode 8 - The Market
Episode 9 - Managing the Economy
Episode 10 - Foreign Affairs
Free Web Comics
Thanks to the School Library Journal for the heads up.
Audrey’s Magic Nine
Written by Michelle Wright and illustrated by Courtney Huddleston, Francesco Gerbino, and Tracy Bailey, this webcomic, now a series of graphic novels published by Farthing Press, centers on a black orphan adopted by a well-meaning but clueless suburban white couple.
Breaking Cat News
House cats Elvis, Puck, and Lupin report on such breaking news stories as “The people are missing!” and “There’s a box with a towel inside it on the kitchen table.” Georgia Dunn’s hilarious webcomic, with its feline’s-eye view of the world, is also being published by Andrews McMeel as a series of graphic novels.
In GiGi D.G.’s video game–esque tale, adorable Cucumber the bunny and his sister Almond go up against a series of baddies. A vibrant palette, nonstop action, and a bizarre cast of friends and foes make for immersive reading. Also available as a series of graphic novels published by First Second.
Andrew Hussie’s wildly popular webcomic follows John Egbert, who on his 13th birthday plays a video game that unleashes the apocalypse. Available in print from Viz Media.
Ozy and Millie
Two anthropomorphic foxes navigate the world in this sweetly snarky webcomic, now a graphic novel published by Andrews McMeel, by Dana Simpson, creator of the best-selling “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” series. Enjoy the archive, or check out reruns on GoComics!
Scared by the Bell
Though being the new kid is never easy, it’s especially hard for Peter, an average kid whose classmates include a mummy, a pumpkinhead, and a skeleton. Creator Dylan Campbell updates this hilariously creepy webcomic every week.
Still reeling from the loss of his mother, Jonas escapes into his vivid daydreams. After making his way through a portal in his grandmother’s strange painting, he finds himself lost in a fantasy world, unable to return. Daniel Lieske’s arresting comic series has also been published in print format by Lion Forge.
LOVE DOING JIGSAWS?
Looking for activities to do at home this week? The National Library has created some jigsaw puzzles from collection images. Here’s the first, featuring a Kereru sitting on a Tawa tree branch. Image by John Gerrard Keulemans Ref: PUBL-0012-24
Have a go https://jigex.com/TL2d