Event Details


Workshops will be held over three Saturdays hosted by Tim Danko and T.V. Competition: FutureFutureFuture, a comic/zine group that developed from the artists associated with Māpura Studios.

Participants will be invited to explore a variety of cartooning formats in an open studio setting and be introduced to a range of ways of making comics. The workshop will include introductory exercises and prompts for attendees if needed. Participants can attend one or all three of the workshops, with a collaborative group zine-style comic produced at the end of the workshop sessions.

Everyone is welcome.

About Tim Danko
Tim Danko has been producing comics for over 30 years in Melbourne and Auckland and has had his work published and exhibited in both countries, as well as a little further away in France. His comics have been acquired in the print collection of the Australian National Gallery in Canberra. He has been a tutor in digital animation and design at Natcoll as well as running comic workshops for all ages in Australia and New Zealand. He has a BFA in printmaking from VCA, and a Grad Dip in Electronic Design and Interactive Media from RMIT, Melbourne, and has completed a Masters in Visual Art from AUT.

About T.V. Competition: Future Future Future
T.V. Competition: Future Future Future is a comic/zine group that developed from the artists associated with Māpura Studios. Since early 2016, across three locations in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, the group has explored the inherently autistic nature of the comic medium, dissolving the boundaries between image and text.

“New Zealand doesn't read the Beano anymore
because it's not relevant to Donald Trump.
It's an ablelist message.
Autism needs not to get cured.
It is called a creative rudeness.”

- Allegra Udjur 2017, foundational TV Competition: FutureFutureFuture member

“Every culture has developed its own
version of Darth Vader.”

- Violet Skye 2016, foundational TV Competition: FutureFutureFuture member

About Māpura Studios
Māpura Studios is an inclusive art space formed in 2000 with a focus on supporting artists from the disability community.

About The chronicle of cognition
This event is part of the series of live events that are contributing to The chronicle of cognition, a collaborative project tracing histories of human and non-human cognition through live events, online contributions and a large-scale wall work.

With an emphasis on neurodiversity in Aotearoa, The chronicle of cognition project addresses how the topic of cognition inherently intersects with global discussions concerning white supremacy, disability, gender, sexuality, animal rights, biodiversity and artificial intelligence. Each contributor to the live event series has been asked to present a narrative thread that situates this discussion in relation to key events in a range of disciplines, such as science, technology, policy, activism, art, film or literature.

For more about The chronicle of cognition click here. The chronicle of cognition is part of the group exhibition Who can think, what can think.


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Sat 22 Apr — Sat 06 May


  • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 15 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga
  • Auckland 1020