Grant Buist

Grant Buist
Wellington, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
Area(s)cartoonist, animator
Notable works
Brunswick, Jitterati


Give Buist (given birth to 1973) is a cartoonist and animator from Wellington, Fresh Zealand. He’s significant for his comic pieces Jitterati and Brunswick, whose character types have already been reproduced in lots of forms of social production including papers, murals, short movies and theatre productions.

Grant Buist was created in Wellington, New Zealand in 1973. He's a graduate of Victoria University or college of Wellington's Theater and Film Division, and he also analyzed graphical design at Massey University or college. He is presently living within the Kapiti Coast.


Buist writes the comic remove Jitterati (a satire on latte sipping cafe beliefs; aswell on as modern political and cultural advancements in Wellington and beyond) that was released in the every week Wellington City paper The Capital Moments until it shut in Apr 2013. Jitterati strike the 500th event in-may 2012. A compilation reserve of Jitterati whitening strips was released in '09 2009. From July 2013 the toon series began showing up in the regular Wellington mag FishHead.


Buist also produced the cult New Zealand alt comic remove Brunswick from 1993 to 2003. By enough time that it finished, Brunswick was showing up in virtually all New Zealand college student papers, including Salient and Craccum, providing the remove the widest nationwide distribution a New Zealand underground comix experienced ever received. In special event of Brunswick, Victoria University or college of Wellington erected a Brunswick Mural, as well as the walls of 1 from the collection lifts was protected within a Brunswick collage. In 2006, Brunswick was converted into some short movies for the Wellington details kiosks. In 2007 BATS Theater staged Brunswick-based musical Fitz Bunny: Lust for Glory (FB:L4G), which established a box workplace record for Little & Hungry celebration, BATS Theatre's special event of young skill. An up to date and refocussed edition from the satirical play was stated in Auckland this year 2010, that was considered among the best five has of the entire year by nationwide newspaper THE BRAND NEW Zealand Herald. Herald critic Paul Simei-Barton stated about the 2010 creation "Fitz Bunny: Lust for Glory is within a group of its and invents a fresh genre that could be known as camp toon cabaret. Playwright and cartoonist Offer Buist presents a completely fledged musical filled with live music group, great music and outrageous dance routines."

Other activities

In 2007 he was the image designer for Salient. He in addition has animated music video clips for cult New Zealand rings The Shirleys and OdESSA. In the small amount of time, between 2008 and 2010, Give established a merchant account on Pixton where he developed a three -panel comic entitled Desert Funnies. The comic series was about two friendly cacti in the desert, it relied on visible gags and laughter that ranged from light to nearly metaphorical and poetic specifications. The series reached 211 problems. Give in addition has participated in a number of art exhibitions.


MUVIMAC Honours 2001 - Ideal Actor, Ideal Soundtrack, Ideal Film for Get Brunswick DIVA Honours 2001 -Ideal Kiss & Greatest Animation for Obtain Brunswick MUVIMAC Honours 2002 - Greatest Actor, Best Computer animation & Greatest Soundtrack for The Brunswick Soundtrack MUVIMAC Honours 2003 - Greatest Credits for 'Palmerston North Vampire' Wellington Fringe Celebration Particular Competition 2004 - 2nd place for Oranges PROVIDES Us Jointly Eric Honours 2006 - Greatest Webcomic in NZ Comics for Jitterati