Chris Slane was born in 1957 and currently lives in Auckland. He drew cartoons for the student magazine Craccum during his university studies, and graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Town Planning.
As a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and comic creator, Chris contributes to a wide range of websites, books, magazines and newspapers. His political cartoons and illustrations have appeared in the New Zealand Listener since 1991.
- Billy T James Real Hard Case Book (Beckett Publishing 1986).
- Billy T James Real Hard Case Book #2 (Beckett Publishing 1987).
- Sheep Thrills (Godwit Press 1989).
- Maui: Legends of the Outcast (Godwit Press 1996).
- Blokes, Jokes and Sheds (Random House 2009).
- Nice Day for A War – Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in World War One with Matt Elliott (HarperCollins 2011).
Canon Cartoonist of the Year 2010.
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2012, Winner Children's Book of the Year Award for Nice Day for a War: Adventures of a Kiwi Solider in World War One with Matt Elliott.
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2012 Non-Fiction Award Finalist for Nice Day for a War: Adventures of a Kiwi Solider in World War One with Matt Elliott.