Leslie Warbrick

Graduate M.A.T.C.H Intensifier “Rua”

I enjoy reading comics and manga because they can convey something more than just seeing it on the big screen, and hope to deliver the same feeling using the Māori stories.

My hobbies include drawing, playing video games, building I.T related stuff, and watching animated media and listening to music.

I have re-ignited my passion for creative arts and want to further it for myself, and hope to work for or with big companies based around comics, graphic novels or animation.

Leslie Warbrick

Skills

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Adaptable
  • Resilient
  • Self-educated

Leslie Warbrick

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rangithi, Ngāti Huia Ki Katihiku, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngapuhi, Pare Hauraki

I enjoy reading comics and manga because they can convey something more than just seeing it on the big screen, and hope to deliver the same feeling using the Māori stories.

My hobbies include drawing, playing video games, building I.T related stuff, and watching animated media and listening to music.

I have re-ignited my passion for creative arts and want to further it for myself, and hope to work for or with big companies based around comics, graphic novels or animation.

Before coming to MATCH I was looking for a fresh start. I have been recovering from cancer treatment for the last 3 years and wanted something to provide a purpose again.

MATCH has given me the opportunity to have a second chance, to make something of myself and I realised through this journey that “I can do things if a TRY!”.

I went from being in bed till 12 pm every day to getting up and being at MATCH for 9 am. It created my passion again that I would do more work at night!

I’m looking forward to pursuing my dreams and aspirations in the creative industry. 

Portfolio

Leslie Warbrick Work One

Mahuika

Mahuika is a comic strip inspired by the Māori legend of how Maui brought fire to the world. 

I was inspired by Marvel and DC comic illustrations. It was a test for my drawing capabilities and to see how far I could go. 

Leslie Warbrick Work Two

Leslie is one focused individual! Leslie a quiet achiever who is laser-focused on his daily tasks and very good at staying focused and not being distracted.

Leslie’s superpower is his ability to solve technical problems and overcome challenges, he has shown great determination and consistency to deliver to the end.”

Jared Tuoro,
M.A.T.C.H Course Co-Ordinator

MATCH Vertical Orange

The Māoriland Tech Creative Hub is a learning centre for rangatahi to use and unleash their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to develop and build creative solutions for our future. 

Our MATCH Intensifiers enable rangatahi to develop core skills in the creative industries while being empowered with the social and cultural competence to thrive.

Over six weeks our tauira participate in a rapid learning programme led by industry before entering 12 weeks of job placements.