Toby Morris is an Auckland based cartoonist, illustrator and writer best known for non-fiction comics that investigate political and social issues. He produces the monthly series The Side Eye, published by The Spinoff, and is a three time winner of Best Artwork/Graphics at the New Zealand media awards, and current Cartoonist of the Year winner for 2020. He has written and illustrated several kids books and three graphic novels, including 2019’s Te Tiriti O Waitangi. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic he has collaborated with Dr Siouxsie Wiles, producing graphics that have been viewed millions of times around the world, and he is now producing graphics and animated videos for the World Health Organisation.
Events at Word
BEDTIME STORIES FOR ANXIOUS ADULTSFriday, 30 October 7:30 pm
Join Pip Adam, Eamonn Marra, Tusiata Avia and and Laura Borrowdale, with your host, guest programmer Ray Shipley, as they tell hopeful, soothing small stories with live illustrations from The Spinoff's Toby Morris.
READ ALOUD SCHOOLS DAYFriday, 30 October 10:00 am
The Read Aloud Schools Day is a festival institution that celebrates writing for children and young adults and brings together some of our best New Zealand authors to inspire youthful readers and writers.