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Ant Sang

Animator/Cartoonist

 Ant Sang

Biography

Ant Sang studied graphic design at the Auckland University of Technology, specialising in illustration. Following this he produced seven issues of Filth, a series of mini-comics (1994-97), which created a loyal cult following and were featured in several local comic anthologies.

Sang's original comic art has featured in exhibitions, including at the Auckland Art Gallery. His freelance projects have included items for Rip it Up, The Listener and several children's books. From 2001 to 2003, he was busy creating successful serialised graphic novel The Dharma Punks.

In 2003 Sang collaborated with Elizabeth Mitchell and began creating the world of Morningside for bro'Town. The show marked his first experience of animation. "It took a while to get my head around the whole process," said Sang, "especially how long and labour-intensive it all is." The biggest challenge was designing four characters who resembled teenage versions of the show's creators, the Naked Samoans.

Sang's work on bro'Town would win him awards for achievement in design in 2006 and 2008. His work on the show would prove useful in the writing and design of a very different project: his 190-page graphic novel Shaolin Burning, published in 2011.

Sang is developing a live-action feature based on Dharma Punks. He has also featured in shows Asia Down Under, Here to Stay, and The Comics Show.


Sources include
Ant Sang website. Accessed 25 June 2012
'Ant Sang -Designer'. bro'Town website. Accessed 25 June 2012
'Ant Sang Discussess Shaolin Burning At Overload' Freelance Animation.com website. 28 July 2011. Accessed 25 June 2012