The Dharma Punks

Ant Sang


Set over one long night in Auckland New Zealand in 1994…

A group of anarchist punks have hatched a plan to sabotage the opening of a multi-national fast-food restaurant by blowing it sky-high come opening day. Chopstick has been given the unenviable task of setting the bomb before the opening, but the night takes the first of many unexpected turns when he is separated from his accomplice. Chance encounters and events from his past conspire against him, forcing Chopstick to deal with more than just the mission at hand. Still reeling after the death of a close friend, and struggling to reconcile his spiritual path with his political actions, Chopstick’s journey is a meditation on life, love, friendship and the ghost of Kurt Cobain.

About the Artist

Ant Sang is one of New Zealand’s most respected cartoonists. His early mini-comic, Filth, built him a large and loyal following. His design work on the animated TV series bro”Town introduced his distinctive and appealing style to the wider public. He followed this up with the publication of his graphic novel Shaolin Burning. The existential kung-fu epic was both a critical and commercial success, spending 10 weeks in the Top Ten NZ Bookcharts and was nominated for the prestigious New Zealand Post Childrens’ Book Awards

Publication Details 

400 pages, 8.25 X 6 X 1.3 in
September 2015