Worried about the earth becoming a dystopian hellscape? This delightful morning 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 Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre where she has worked on projects such as The Messenger podcast (Grand Trophy and two Gold Medals, New York Festivals Radio Awards 2017; UNAA Media Award for Best Radio Documentary; Walkley Award for Radio/Audio Feature; Australian Human Rights Commission Media Award) and the ABC Radio National program Talkfest. Previously she was Editor in Chief at Private Media, where she headed up titles such as Crikey, Women’s Agenda, Daily Review and SmartCompany. 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 and the human rights publication Right Now. Sophie is the former editor of Crikey and a panellist on ABC TV’s Screen Time.