Brodie Mack (Edward Brodie Mack 1897 - 1965) was the first New Zealand cartoonist to appear in American comics with his collaboration with Archie E. Martin (under the pseudonym 'Peter Amos) Kazanda featuring in six issues of the Fiction House series Rangers Comics #23 - #28. Kazanda originally appeared in Australian comic books from the NSW Bookstall Publishing Company.
Brodie Mack Illustration from Australian Woman's Weekly
Brodie Mack Illustrated cover for the New Zealand Freelance
Along with twenty four predominantly Sydney cartoonists including fellow New Zealander George Finey, Mack was a founding member of The Black and White Artists' club, now the longest running cartoonist's association in the world.
Army News Jan 15th 1942
June 15th 1941
The Australian Woman's Weekly June 3rd 1939
Army News Feb 5th 1942
In Australia along with his Fullers commitments Mack was a prolific artist contributing cartoons and illustrations for publications across Australia. These included, Army News (Darwin), Smith's Weekly, The Daily Mail, The Australian Woman's Weekly, Aussie, The Sydney Truth, Sunday Sun, Perth Sunday Times, The Budget and The Bulletin. Mack also produced sporting cartoons for The Daily Telegraph over a record twenty-six years from February 1937.
Established in the thirties The Brodie Mack Correspondence Art School was frequently advertised in newspapers and magazines across Australasian for the next two decades. A versatile draughtsman, Mack was equally adept at drawing realistic illustrations as he was big feet cartoons. One of New Zealand's most well respected and prolific cartoonists Peter Bromhead was a subscriber to Mack's course in the fifties. It would be interesting to know the influence of Mack's course on other cartoonists of the period.
Sources: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper?q , http://www.daao.org.au/bio/brodie-mack/biography/ , http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast , Mack, Edward Brodie, 1897-1965 :ANZAC Day (April 25th) - It's first anniversary. Can we ever forget it? Free Lance, 20 April 1916.. Various artists :Collection of newspaper clippings, photocopies and bromides of cartoons by Minhinnick (A-311-1), Mack (A-311-2) and Bird (A-311-3).. Ref: A-311-2-001. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23228587