Story: Comics and graphic novels

Footrot Flats: a dog's tale

Murray Ball's Footrot Flats made its debut as a comic strip in the Evening Post newspaper in 1976. It became very popular and was made into a full-length animated movie in 1986, directed by Ball. In these scenes near the beginning, Wal Footrot staggers into his filthy kitchen to find his Aunt Dolly is about to pay him a visit. 

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Reference: Footrot Flats: a dog's tale. Writer and director, Murray Ball; Producers, Pat Cox and John Barnett. Magpie Productions, 1986.

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How to cite this page:

Tim Bollinger, 'Comics and graphic novels - Comics go underground, 1950s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/41828/footrot-flats-a-dogs-tale (accessed 15 August 2018)

Story by Tim Bollinger, published 22 Oct 2014