Sam Orchard – Why Comics?

Sam Orchard, and his lovely assistant, showed and talked us through a new comic at the Potroast comic launch. Sam has uploaded the first page to
My penis looks like a segway!
Click on the comic above to read it full size.


Thank You

The Comics Launch was a great success. A brilliant night celebrating the huge efforts of our contributors. With great talks and performances from Sam Orchard, Jeremy Bishop, Michael Onslow-Osborne and Nicola Brady (Rickitinic).

A massive thank you to our contributors, Lucy Meyle, Sam Orchard, Michael Onslow-Osborne, Richard Richards, Nicola Brady, Laura McMillan, Sarah Webb and Thomas Casey for staying on to sign and draw in Potroast on the night. I am super stoked with my own issue which you all added to.

A great big thank you to all of you who made it to the launch. I hope you managed to get some or all of the contributors at the launch to sign or draw in your issue. It’s great to think that Potroast fans have their own individualised issues!

A massive thank you to the Auckland Library for having us. The whare on level 2 is a great venue. And we were really pleased to be able to be part of Comic Book Month.

For those of you who contributed and are current subscribers, your issue will be sent out to you in the coming week.

For subscribers, your issue is a bonus one, and as this issue cost us a lot in printing (paper size etc) Potroast would welcome donations/koha for these to cover costs. If you’re keen to contribute, the Potroast bank details are ASB 12-3066-0393146-00. And drop us an email so that we can thank you!
Once again, thank you to everyone involved. Thank you for coming. Thank you for supporting Potroast!

Watch this space for photos! And Sam Orchard has promised us we can post online the comic he showed us at the launch, so that will be coming soon too!

LAUNCH of the Potroast Special Issue: Comics

@ Auckland Central Library, level 2
44-46 Lorne St
RSVP here

Guest speakers / presenters – Jeremy Gotham, Sam Orchard, Rickitinic & Michael Onslow Osborne.

Ralphi, Rickitinic, Lucy Meyle, Richard Richards, Sam Orchard, Sarah Webb, Thomas Casey & Laura McMillan will all be available for signings and ‘on the fly drawings’ at the launch.

If you park at Victoria Street Carpark you can get your ticket validated at the library for a $3.50 discount.

Comics issue submissions are now closed

A big thank you to everyone who submitted works for the Special Issue: Comics!

The works are really exciting, and very varied!

The submissions are now closed (deadline was last night). We are now collating submissions; Ya-wen and I will meet this Wednesday to discuss the submissions and the issue as a whole.

Very shortly, we will be able to release some very exciting news in regards the launch of the Comics Issue, so watch this space.


Submissions for the open theme issue are still open (comics submissions welcome for this too).

Alexander Abraham – PoetryLive

Alexander Abraham, Glasgow, Scotland resident, is back in New Zealand for a short time and will be a Guest Poet, performing this coming Tuesday (13th) at PoetryLive 8pm @ The Thirsty Dog, K Rd, AKL.

Alexander is a regular within Potroast’s pages. He will be performing The Deconstruction of Barnabas Brown – which features in Potroast 3.

Read the rest here: Barnabas Brown