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"Chris Slane's sense of humor is sharp and wicked and so much to the point!"

"The very last cartoon shows a couple on the beach saying "It's so good to get away from it all" while everyone is taking photos with their mobiles. It makes a point I have been making for a while now: some of the loss of privacy is a consequence of things we do to ourselves or to each other."



Vint Cerf

Internet pioneer, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google




"Chris's cartoons have interpreted the human impacts of these changes in a perceptive and humorous way, dealing with social networking, surveillance, big data and privacy breaches.

Chris is skilled at visualising the issues to draw out the risks and beneļ¬ts of the new digital medium. The cartoons are an invaluable resource. The main thing people will remember from a speech about privacy is often a colourful cartoon image which lightly carries the burden of a serious message." 


Marie Shroff

Privacy Commissioner Of New Zealand 2003-2013




"Privacy has been a special subject for Chris Slane's cartoons since 1998. Many aspects of privacy have come in for his attention - the impact of technology, business use of information, health, government databases - he has challenged them all. "Chris Slane is a leading cartoonist today, working for a number of magazines in an era when reputations are usually still made via a daily editorial page cartoon," says Ian F Grant, founder of the NZ Cartoon Archive at the National Library. "Cartooning has traditionally been a black and white art, but Chris has added a new dimension with his striking use of colour, particularly as the Listener's political cartoonist."


Ian F Grant

Founder of the NZ Cartoon Archive at the National Library



"Chris Slane: A distinct, effective edge to the cartoons that curries no favours. Strong views expressed, no fence-sitting. Savage caricature, but those portrayed instantly recognisable."

Winner Qantas Media Awards 2010 Cartoonist of the Year




"The @nzlistener is lucky to have @Slanecartoons. Treasure him!"



Dylan Horrocks




"Fun parts of the job #146 - collaborating with @Slanecartoons over Christmas card commission!"



John Edwards @JCE_PC

Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand



Chris Slane's privacy-oriented editorial cartoons are painfully funny!"



Cory Doctorow @doctorow

Writer, blogger, activist