Niftykeen compilation of many many short zine articles from the 90s (the book was published in 1998). Fun for browsing or for reading straight through.
Hicksville, by Dylan Horrocks
This is a very meta but still straightforward and dramatic comic about comic book artists, and some other people, in a very small town in New Zealand. A very small (and excellent) splash of magical realism, too. Grand altogether.
Extras, by Scott Westerfeld
This was good, and I'm glad to have finally gotten full closure on this series :D. But I should've listened to it on audio, because the person who reads them turns good into great. *tsks at self*
White Cloud Worlds, edited by Paul Tobin
Fantasy art by NZ artists. Unsurprisingly, half of them are somehow Weta-associated. Lots of pretty, nothing that made me fall in love...
WOO - caught up at last! *goes back to reading*