Eric Resetar was born in Auckland in 1928 and is one of New Zealand's early comic book author - illustrators. When Resetar was a child he had a great interest in science fiction and enjoyed creating his own stories with drawings. He was 13 years old when a text story he illustrated was published in the one-off production Mighty Comic. Below is the cover of one of Resetar's self-published comics: Adventure. For the month of September there is a case displaying some of Resetar's publications in the reading room at Sir George Grey Special Collections.
|Ref: Eric Resetar, Adventure No. 1, 1944. Sir George Grey Special Collections.|
|Ref: Streetwize comics, 1987. Sir George Grey Special Collections.|
|Ref: Fly paper comics, about 1985. Sir George Grey Special Collections.|
|Ref: Sad sack. No. 266, January 1979. Sir George Grey Special Collections.|
There are DC, Marvel and Disney comics in the collection as well as graphic novels, children's books illustrated by cartoonists and, as mentioned in an earlier post, wonderful satirical cartoons from the eighteenth through to the twenty-first centuries. If you are keen on comics, check out Auckland Libraries' Comic Book Month events and activities.
Author: Zoë Colling, Sir George Grey Special Collections