Toby Morris

Toby Morris is an Auckland based illustrator, comic artist and writer. He is the author of The Spinoff's non-fiction comic series The Side Eye, won the Voyager award for Cartoonist of the year for 2019 and in 2020 his Covid-19 collaborations with Dr Siouxsie were shared around the world.

The Side Eye
Oct 15, 2021

The Side Eye’s Two New Zealands: The Pacific Pay Gap

From this week until the end of the year, Pasifika women in New Zealand are effectively working for free.

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The Side Eye
Sep 8, 2021

The Side Eye: Freedom and Everyone

A short comic by Toby Morris about the intersection of freedom and public safety

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The Side Eye
Aug 4, 2021

The Side Eye’s Two New Zealands: Locked out

The stark reality of trying to get a foot on the NZ property ladder – a new comic from Toby Morris.

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The Side Eye
Jun 30, 2021

The Side Eye’s Two New Zealands: The double cab climate

As our understanding of climate change has grown, so has the size and environmental impact of our most popular vehicles.

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The Side Eye
May 19, 2021

The Side Eye’s Two New Zealands: The 2,700 Day Gap

A broken system. A difference in life expectancy of more than seven years. On the reality of healthcare for Māori.

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The Side Eye
Mar 25, 2021

The Side Eye’s Two New Zealands: The K Shape

Toby Morris looks at the idea of a K shaped recovery, and how the post-Covid economy has benefited some while hurting others.

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The Side Eye
Jan 7, 2021

The Side Eye: In the studio with The Beths

Summer reissue: Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris spends a session in the recording studio with The Beths.

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The Side Eye
Jan 5, 2021

The Side Eye: The tunnel, the lights

Summer reissue: Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris travels to Waitomo to see first hand the impact of Covid-19 on one of New Zealand's oldest tourist destinations.

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The Side Eye
Jan 3, 2021

The Side Eye: The Trap Life

Summer reissue: Squaaawk! Toby Morris meets the community trapping groups changing Wellington's sky.

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The Side Eye
Dec 31, 2020

The Side Eye: Bugged Out

Summer reissue: Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999 – minus the fear our eftpos cards will all stop working at midnight.

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Society
Dec 27, 2020

The Side Eye: Essential

Summer reissue: Toby Morris reconnects with Tasia, essential worker, following level four lockdown.

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Media
Dec 4, 2020

For sale: the original artwork from the webseries Two Sketches with Toby Morris

We're selling original art from some of New Zealand's top artists and illustrators to raise money for a great cause.

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Politics
Oct 18, 2020

Election night in 10 drawings

Last night Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris sat down in the office with a ipad, two slices of pizza and a brief to provide live-ish election night coverage via the medium of drawing.

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The Side Eye
Oct 16, 2020

The Side Eye: How to draw Winston Peters

A brief illustrated history of 45 years in the political life of Winston Peters NZ politician.

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The Side Eye
Oct 9, 2020

The Side Eye: How to draw Marama Davidson and James Shaw

Each week in the lead-up to the election, The Side Eye cartoonist Toby Morris is teaching us how to draw a different politician. This week, it’s the Green Party co-leaders.

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The Side Eye
Sep 25, 2020

The Side Eye: How to draw David Seymour

Each week in the lead-up to the election, Toby Morris is going to teach us how to draw a different NZ politician. This week, it’s the leader of the Act Party.

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The Side Eye
Sep 18, 2020

The Side Eye: How to draw Judith Collins

Each week in the lead-up to the election, The Side Eye cartoonist Toby Morris is going to teach us how to draw a different New Zealand politician. This week, it's the leader of the opposition.

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The Side Eye
Sep 11, 2020

The Side Eye: How to draw Jacinda Ardern

Each week in the lead-up to the election, cartoonist Toby Morris is going to teach us how to draw a different New Zealand politician. First up, it's the prime minister.

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Books
Aug 26, 2020

Toby Morris and his kids review a cool new comic

The filmmaker behind Black Sheep and Under the Mountain turns his hand to graphic novels.

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The Side Eye
Aug 24, 2020

The Side Eye: Weed versus Booze

On October 17 NZ will decide whether cannabis should be legalised and regulated. Toby Morris compares and contrasts weed with another popular drug: alcohol.

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Politics
Jul 29, 2020

Font, tick, face, tick: The great 2020 election hoardings design review

This year's election signage goes big on bold colours and simple messaging, writes Spinoff creative director Toby Morris.

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The Side Eye
Jul 10, 2020

The Side Eye: In the studio with The Beths

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris spent a session in the recording studio with The Beths and got an intimate view of the beloved band at work.

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The Side Eye
Jun 8, 2020

The Side Eye: The tunnel, the lights

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris travels to Waitomo to see first hand the impact of Covid-19 on one of New Zealand's oldest tourist destinations.

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Society
May 1, 2020

The Side Eye: Essential

Toby Morris reconnects with Tasia, essential worker.

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The Side Eye
Mar 25, 2020

The Side Eye: Viruses vs Everyone

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris, with help from Dr Siouxsie Wiles, looks at the coronavirus up close. And from a long way away.

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The Side Eye
Mar 6, 2020

The Side Eye: The high price of bad teeth

We've all got teeth, so why can only some of us afford to look after them?

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