Cartoon Alley: Anthony Behrens

Anthony Behrens is a Palmerston North–based graphic designer. He says : ‘I worked in newspapers for 15 years as a designer/illustrator. Before that I illustrated for Chris Trotter’s NZ Political Review and did a weekly strip for Otago University Student newspaper Critic for a couple of years.

As a kid, the publications that made me want to be a cartoonist were Beano, Whizzer & Chips, War Picture Library and Battle Picture Library (I didn’t like the drawing in Commando comics), Ronald Searle and Heath Robinson. My biggest local influences would have been Rosemary McLeod’s illustrations (i drew like her for ages) in the Listener and Tom Scott and later Trace Hodgson. The biggest influence on my plotlines has been 2000AD.

Last updated: September 3, 2009