Auckland based Malcolm Evans has been a cartoonist for most of his
working life and, in between times spent as a possum trapper, grocery
warehouseman, concrete pipe maker and paper mill worker, has been
involved in art or art related pursuits for most of the rest.
A job with the local paper, The Bay of Plenty Times, gave Evans the
chance to get into cartooning in the early sixties and then, following his
big OE, when he was for a time cartoonist on the Express and Star in
Wolverhampton in the UK, Evans joined the NZ Herald in 1970.
After succeeding Sir Gordon Minhinnick in 1976 Evans left the Herald in
1978 and helped establish one of NZ's biggest graphic art studios in
Auckland and then in 1996 was invited back to the Herald.
Voted Qantas NZ Cartoonist of the year in 1999 and 2002, Evans was
dismissed from the Herald in 2003 when he refused to allow the Editor
to direct what subjects he could address in his work.
Today Evans is cartoonist to the Fairfax Group's suburban papers in
Auckland and to the nationally distributed NZ Catholic, and his farming
character Edna is now in her thirtieth year of publication in New
Zealand's largest farming paper Rural News.
In addition to cartooning and caricature Evans is also a sculptor in
bronze and resin and a landscape painter and with his wife Lynne is
enjoying the arrival of grandchildren.
See Evans Website at: www.evanscartoons.com