|Ant Sang began creating
comics in 1994 with the release of his first minicomic, Filth
#1. Described as "...a
series of ferocious guerilla attacks on the complacent hypocrisy of that
decade..." the Filth series became
one of the most popular minicomics in New Zealand at that
time. After seven issues, the last issue of Filth was
released in 1997.
From 2001- 2003, eight issues
of The Dharma Punks
were released. It has become one of the most successful
independent comics produced in New Zealand in recent years -
receiving rave reviews and
outselling overseas titles like X-Men at some comic
The Dharma Punks part 1-4
won "Best Serialised Comic" at the Eric Awards 2003
and The Dharma Punks part 8 won the Eric Award 2004
(The Gotham Comics-Staedtler NZ Award) for "Best
Ant has also produced comics
for a number of New Zealand publications and comic
anthologies. His work has appeared in Pavement, The
Fix, Loose, Officer Pup, U.F.O., Mainstream
and the Armageddon Pulp Expo Megazine.
His comic art has featured in
the Contemporary New Zealand Comics exhibition (Fisher
Gallery, NZ, 1996), The Dharma Punks
exhibition (Alleluya Gallery, NZ, 2001), and The Cartoon
Show (Auckland Art Gallery, NZ, 2001-2002).
Ant has started preliminary
work on his next comic project, which is slated as a kung fu
saga set in ancient China.