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Dr Melinda Johnston is an comic academic from Aotearoa. Currently based in Leipzig, Germany, she is an independent researcher specialising in printmaking and visual satire. She was Research Librarian, Cartoons at the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, from 2013 to 2015 and was previously a lecturer in art history at the University of Canterbury. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from University College London.[1] She organised the Cartoon Colloquium: Looking at women and cartoons today held on 15 November 2013.


  • Taking up the pen: A glimpse into the future of cartooning with the winners of the inaugural Young Cartoonist Award. (National Library of New Zealand, 7th of June 2013)[2]
  • One panel or sixteen: A look into the future of digital cartoons with Toby Morris. (With Toby Morris; National Library of New Zealand, 16th of June 2015)[3]
  • Unity Books Ltd: The invitation. Unity Books Wellington, and Potton & Burton warmly invite you to the launch of "Murdoch; the cartoons of Sharon Murdoch, with commentary by Melinda Johnston. 6pm Wednesday 19 October, Unity Books, 57 Willis Street Wellington (2016)[4]