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Topic # 198204 30-Jun-2016 11:14
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Hi folks. I have pledged something to this... Sounds like a game changer. Cartoonsbyjim is made in Auckland, New Zealand and I think Brendan could do with a bit of help to reach his goal.

 

 

Jim says the book, to be titled Sounds Like a Game Changer: A Soon-to-Be Obsolete Collection of Technology Cartoons by Jim could be available as soon as September if his crowd-funding campaign currently raising money for an initial print run is successful.

 

‘Jim’ – the pen name of Brendan Boughen, 41, who currently works as the Communications Manager for Microsoft New Zealand – has been drawing cartoons since he was a teenager, but began covering technology topics in his cartoons when he took a job in the PR industry in 2005.

 

“Throughout my career as a PR consultant, I always seemed to find myself managing comms for technology brand accounts, so naturally my cartoonist brain turned towards subjects from that industry,” he says.

 

As a PR consultant, Brendan previously worked in agencies for tech brands including Philips, Samsung, Panasonic, Huawei and Breville, as well as telecommunications providers Telecom (now Spark), Vodafone and 2degrees, among others. He has now worked for Microsoft since 2013.

 

Brendan’s nearly 30-year cartooning career has seen him published in a wide variety of media around the world, which included 18 months as the editorial cartoonist for New Zealand IT industry magazine NZ Reseller News, prior to it becoming an online-only publication.

 

“In the last 10 years, the world has seen some truly amazing developments in technology, which have fuelled our very human obsession for whatever the latest gadget might be. Similarly, the revolution in cloud computing has forever changed the way business is done,” he says.

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1583856 1-Jul-2016 08:41
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9 hours to go...

 

 





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  Reply # 1583862 1-Jul-2016 09:01
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Kinda like a Kiwi version of Dilbert! I pledged - hope it works out!








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  Reply # 1583886 1-Jul-2016 09:24
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Pledged, it's going in our waiting room at our Offices.

 

They are close to reaching the target I hope they get there!


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  Reply # 1583960 1-Jul-2016 11:25
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$175.00 to go. ACC still screwing around with payments so cant afford more just now.

 

 





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  Reply # 1583962 1-Jul-2016 11:32
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$175.00 to go. ACC still screwing around with payments so cant afford more just now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is their area of expertise you know!

 

 








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  Reply # 1626609 9-Sep-2016 16:11
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For all of you who helped the project, I had lunch with Brendan today and he handed me a copy of the book... The main print run is waiting to clear customs before he can ship to the crowdfund supporters.






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  Reply # 1626616 9-Sep-2016 16:30
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I got an invite to the launch but can't really head up to Auckland just to attend that right now.






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