Debra Boyask was a friend and cartoonist in the New Zealand and British indy comics scenes and passed away on Tuesday at far too young an age. She contributed to the NZ anthology Funtime Comics and Factor Fiction in the UK, and in both places she performed the organising role in the Midwinter Comics Retreats: events which cemented those friendship-as-family bonds. Debra was a Caption festival regular for many years, also a weaver, a teacher, a blogger, a cook and mostly a friend: amusing, curious, direct and inspiring.
via Dylan Horrocks here's a wonderful interview between Debs and Jason Brice, hosted on the NZ comics wiki, and a few pieces of her work are up on the Factor Fiction website. I'm sure there will be more to come.