Australian cartoonist, philosopher and poet Michael Leunig is the author of more than 30 books of cartoons and poetry featuring his familiar duck character, such as "Musings from the Inner Duck" and his latest "Ducks for Dark Times". He also created Mr Curly, one of life's contemplative outsiders. Leunig's cartoons reflect on human problems and display his love of simple, everyday pleasures. He's heading to the Nelson Arts Festival which begins on October 11, for an appearance on October 14 in which he'll talk and draw. There'll be a camera above him, so the audience can watch his drawings in real time.