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Sharon Murdoch


Sharon was born in Invercargill, of English and Ngāi Tahu descent. After studying graphic design in Wellington she worked as a designer for Wellington City Art Gallery, the Wellington Media Collective, Volunteer Service Abroad in South Africa and metropolitan newspapers. She began cartooning proper in her early fifties, initially with a single-panel series called Munro, about a ginger cat, a series that continues to run in all the Fairfax daily newspapers. Sharon is married with a daughter, stepdaughter and two cats (one named Munro).

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