About alex

British cartoonist and writer, living in the Basque Country, but based in New Zealand.

Unity Day: Time to Stand Up to Bullying

stand up to bullying with arctic circle comic drawn by Alex Hallatt and distributed by King Features Syndicate

As a King Feature cartoonist, I was asked to draw a strip for Unity Day. It was something I was happy to do, particularly as I was bullied as a child. That was one of the reasons I wrote FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club.

Bullying is unacceptable, whether it is in school, in the workplace, or in the world in general (and we all know some very high profile people who bully). 

This Little Corner of New Zealand is Being Taken Over by Cones

arctic circle conesMuch of my writing is informed by what is happening in the news regarding the environment, but sometimes my own life seeps into the comic. This is clearly what happened with this strip, as we are SURROUNDED BY CONES. Over seven years after the big earthquake in Christchurch, there are a lot of works and an unhealthy obsession with health and safety.