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Adrian Kinnaird is a cartoonist, author & blogger based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. He is currently the Senior Editor (September 2018-Present) and Production Manager (October 2022-Present) at Bateman Books.[1]

Prior to this appointment, he spent the last 18 years actively involved in the New Zealand Comics community as a cartoonist, writer, publisher and promoter. In 2009 he launched 'From Earth's End: A New Zealand Comics Blog' dedicated to celebrating and promoting New Zealand comics and cartoonists. In September 2013 this lead to the publication of From Earth's End: The Best of New Zealand Comics, from Random House NZ. This is the first book published to offer an overview of the history of New Zealand Comics and feature complete stories from 30 NZ cartoonists. The book was positively reviewed in the NZ Listener, The Sunday Star Times, Metro Magazine, NZ Books Quarterly, and featured on the NZ Listener's Top 100 Books of the Year for 2013. It was also Short-listed for the PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Typography in 2014.[1]

In October 2014 he co-founded the boutique publishing house, Earth's End Ltd(Where he is the Publisher and Editorial Director), to bring more graphic novel by New Zealand authors into print, starting with the modern classic, 'The Dharma Punks' by Ant Sang. This was followed in 2015 by a new edition of 'Terry Teo and the Gunrunners' by Bob Kerr & Stephen Ballantyne, and a hardcover collection of children's comic series, 'Moa' by James Davidson in 2017. He is interested in continuing my support of New Zealand comics as well as moving into editorial publishing, with a focus on non-fiction pictorials and children's books.[1]

In the NZ literary community he has chaired or featured on panels at the Auckland Writers Festival, the Wellington Arts Festival and the Going West Books and Writers Festival, served as a Cultural Ambassador for Radio NZ and contributed reviews for the NZ Books Quarterly.[1]

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  • From Earth's End (Blogspot, 2009-Present)[2]
  • From Earth's End: The Best of New Zealand Comics (Godwit & Random House NZ, September 2013)[3][4][5]

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