For a long time now (nearly fifteen years), Brent has been running all around New Zealand drawing cartoons... You may have seen him at a kids' party, at a school (or holiday programme), your school gala, or even at your local library or public art gallery... In Wellington, he has always shown up at places like Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, or in Reading Cinema...
Unlike most professional cartoonists, Brent likes to make a performance of his artwork, live in front of people. And because he has been doing this for a very long time (he has been drawing since he was five), he has gotten really fast at it!!
Brent wishes now that he had kept count of how many cartoons he has drawn in his lifetime... And it always surprises him where some of these pictures manage to end up... (often on the other side of world!!) He draws everything from animals through to caricatures (cartoons of people)... And often (if you see him somewhere) he is giving his cartoons away for free, because he is being paid to be there... Other times he may not be, so he might have a hat out so you can throw him some money (to help pay for his paper and pens). He also warmly accepts donations of chocolate and coffee (Brent loves lattes) while he is drawing.
Brent works at big companies some nights, drawing funny cartoons of all the guests (he may have drawn your Mum or Dad?). And as well as getting paid to do what he loves, he also gets to meet lots of people.
If you would like Brent to draw you a picture, click on the KIDS' ART part of this site & find out how you can get one...
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Brent M Harpur