KEY CREATIVES
chris

Chris
Grosz
CONCEPT ARTIST
& ILLUSTRATOR

Born last century in New Zealand with a pencil in both hands. Swapped the pencils for a slide guitar at age twelve. Came to Oz in the late 70s and stayed a long time. Worked as a poster designer, cartoonist, painter, art director, illustrator and musician.

Has been collaborating with Shane Maloney on the Encounters column in The Monthly magazine since 2005. Recently wrote and illustrated an historical graphic novel called Kimble Bent-Malcontent, published by Random House NZ. Lives on a farm with an encouraging partner and 28 cross dressing sheep.

Tours with a three-piece country blues outfit called the Black Soap Boys – check them out on YouTube. Further writing and film projects coming soon.

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To watch 1500 drawings fall out of the end of my pen and then be transformed into moving magic by the Suitcase Murphy bros and XYZ Studios has been a truly amazing journey for me and my Corriedale assistants. You have the power with your pen to be as visceral or as acidic as you like, or as soft and nice as you like. Too much drawing is never enough.

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