“Roddy McDowall Meets Gottfried Leibniz [c. 1710]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn Kenealy, 2006)




Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“I am convinced that the unwritten knowledge scattered among people of different callings surpasses in quantity and in importance anything we find in books, and that the greater part of our wealth has yet to be recorded.” (Gottfried Leibniz)



  1. Claire Harris

    Ha ha! Petulant Leibniz is adorable.

  2. Art Dick

    Thanks Claire (on behalf of Robyn). Yeah, I just knew that these would work combined with Robyn’s amazing sense of character – the way she draws faces and emotions just blows me away.

  3. draw

    I like his hair as well

  4. Art Dick


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