Worried about the earth becoming a dystopian hellscape? This delightful afternoon of song and dance is for you! Walkley Award–winning cartoonist First Dog on the Moon asks the most pressing question of our time: will it still be okay to walk around in your underpants when Armageddon arrives? Do you know where your tactical spork is? And what can you do with a radioactive cat? He provides all the answers and speaks with the Wheeler Centre’s Sophie Black about his latest book.
First Dog On the Moon (Australian)
First Dog on the Moon is the Walkley award-winning political cartoonist for The Guardian Australia. Mr Onthemoon has written and/or illustrated numerous books and has just published another one called First Dog on the Moon's Guide to Living Through the Impending Apocalypse and how to stay nice doing it. First Dog’s GTLTTIAAHTSNDI is now available from all good book stores and www.firstdogonthemoon.com.au while Surviving the Apocalypse with First Dog on the Moon, the one-cartoonist stage-adaptation of the book tours the nation.
Sophie Black (Australian)
Sophie Black is the content strategist at the Wheeler Centre where she has also acted as head of programming. Previously she was editor-in-chief at Private Media, where she headed up the titles Crikey, Women’s Agenda, SmartCompany, StartUpSmart and Property Observer. In 2013 she delivered the Adelaide Festival of Ideas as Director. She sits on the advisory board for Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism. She has written on subjects such as immigration, the publishing and advertising industries, climate change, the media, Indigenous affairs, US and federal politics. Sophie was also deputy editor of the weekly magazine The Reader after working in film and TV production.