Footrot Flats is a comic strip written by New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball. It ran from 1976 until 1994 in newspapers around the world, though the unpublished strips continued to appear in book form until 2000.. There was also a stage musical, an animated feature film called Footrot Flats: the Dog's Tail Tale, and even a theme park in New Zealand.
by Jane Thompsen, originally appeared in School Journal, 1984, Part 4, number 2. AT NINE O'CLOCK every morning, from Monday to Thursday, Murray Ball goes to a quiet place to think of ideas for his cartoons. He might go to the top of a hill near his house, or under a tree in the garden. I