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OMG: Arctic Circle Has Been in Syndication For Ten Years

Arctic Circle was picked up by King Features in 2006 and there followed a long period of development (where I sent off strips to my editor, Brendan Burford and he told me everything that was wrong with them). It launched in newspapers on August 27th, 2007. Here is the first week (I didn’t do the colouring back then, so the files I have are black and white):
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Interview in the Washington Post for World Oceans Day

I  was interviewed by Michael Cavna yesterday for the Washington Post for World Oceans Day. Michael Cavna is a cartoonist and Comic Riffs columnist, so it was great to be asked questions by someone who knows his stuff. 

You can read the article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2017/06/08/on-world-oceans-day-the-arctic-circle-artist-explains-how-her-comic-takes-on-climate-change

Have You Ever Felt Like Living in Another Country?

I’ve been very lucky as a cartoonist in the era of the internet. I’ve been able to work from almost anywhere. Because of my UK-Kiwi citizenship, I’ve also been able to live in a lot of places. So I’ve lived and worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

But I always wanted to live somewhere where they didn’t speak English, where I could learn the language. I am rubbish at languages and hated trying to learn French and German in school. But Spanish is more logical. The way it is written is the way it is pronounced, once you learn the basic rules (unlike English: pare, pear, pair!!!). If I was going to be able to learn any language, it was going to be Spanish. I also wanted to live fairly near my family in the UK for a while. So Spain was the obvious destination.
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