About the Author

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Bio: Robyn E. Kenealy is a cartoonist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been publishing comics and being active in the New Zealand Comics community for some years. Her writerly interests tend to run to the deeply and uncomfortably personal.

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Influences: Kenealy takes influence from all over the show. Influence includes but is not limited to such cartoonists as Peter Bagge, Howard Cruise, Roberta Gregory, Seth, Chester Brown, Harvey Pekar and Joe Matt, and certain authors of ‘word’ books like James Baldwin, Yasunari Kawabata, Junichiro Tanizaki, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut Jnr, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Vito Russo. She also draws a shitload of vital narrative knowledge from television and movie gems such as Northern Exposure, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Shortland Street, Trailer Park Boys, The Royle Family, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Blue Collar (among many others). And lastly, but nowehere near leastly, she draws both influence and inspiration from the many excellent artists she knows and loves, and especially her beloved civil union partner Dick Whyte.

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Contact: roddysfilmcompanion(at)gmail(dot)com