Browsing Category Graphic Art, Comics & Cartoons

Anders (P.) & Krouse (M.) eds. POSITIONS, contemporary artists in South Africa
291 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R280
First published in Germany (in German) in 2010.

A collection of interviews and essays on some of South Africa's most prominent artists, writers, choreographers, photographers and musicians.

Contributions include:
"The Bounds of the Inexpressible: Zapiro and political cartooning in South Africa" by Jane Duncan,
"The Political, Marginal and Sexualised Nature of Black Masculinity", choreographer Boyzie Cekwana talks to Rodney Place,
"Uprooting & Re-Routing the Afrikaner Male: Peter van Heerden's abject performance art" by Megan Lewis,
"'I dreamt I saw a herd of cattle'", sculptor and photographer Nandipha Mntambo talks to Anthea Buys,
"Twin Brothers, Twin Towers and Digital Dichotomies", photographers Hasan and Husain Essop talk to Yunus Vally,
"A Staccato Movement of Expansive and Neurotic Individuals: Robyn Orlin's search for the expression of contemporary dance" by Matthew Krouse,
"Forms of Power and Powerlessness: photographer Guy Tillim researches perceptions of reality" by Sean O'Toole,
"Reversing the Hierarchy of Reality and its Representation: Michael MacGarry unhinges Africa's political myths" by Anthea Buys,
"Shock of Recognition: Sue Williamson and South Africa's identity" by Chris Roper.

Peter Anders is currently Country Director of the Goethe-Institut in China.
Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Brauns (A. ) illus. & text CRIMSON, issue no.2
11 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R125
Part two of an ongoing graphic novel.

Alastair Brauns is an architect and illustrator who lives in Cape Town.
Brauns (A.) illus. & text & Brophy (A.) text CRIMSON, issue no.1
12 pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2013. R95
An ongoing graphic novel.

Alastair Brauns is an architect and illustrator who lives in Cape Town.
Carmichael (K.) illus. & text SOPHIE, giant slayer, chapter 1, city and sword
50pp., 4to., illus., paperback, No Place, 2014. R140
A comic about an eleven-year-old girl growing up in a walled city on an island who longs for adventure.
Chiurai (K.) curator & Soga (M.) ed. THE BLACK PRESIDENT, Lines, volume 2, 2010
74 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback + 8 folded posters, all contained in brown paper bag, Johannesburg, 2010. R535
A magazine style publication which features a collection of writing and visual art from across Africa and the Diaspora.

Contributors include Avant Car Guard, Blatch, Bongani Madono, Charles Nhamo Rupare, Chris Saunders, Emory Douglas, Dylan Lloyd, Faith47, Givan Lotz, Jclanquetin, Judd Van Rensburg & Des Tak, Khaya Sibiya, Lamelle Shaw, Lisa-Anne Julien, M18j92t, Masello Motana, Meresia Gabriel, Mkay & Sanele Xole, Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, Neo Rakgajane, Paul Miller, Smiso Zwane, Zac ‘Host’ Modirapula and Xander Ferreira.

Also includes eight loose folded black and white posters of works from Kudzanai Chiurai's "The Black President" photographic series. In this series Chiurai has created a Cabinet of Ministers and a Head of State for an imaginary country that might or might not be African.

Kudzanai Chiurai was born in 1981 in Zimbabwe. Currently he lives and works in Johannesburg.
Daly (J.) illus. & text THE RED MONKEY DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOOK, two stories
112 pp., colour illus., hardback, Seattle, 2009. R250
Two comics featuring Red Monkey: "The Leaking Cello Case" and "John Wesley Harding". "The Leaking Cello Case" was serialised in 2002-2003, and published as a book in 2003.

Joe Daly was born in London in 1979 (to South African parents) and moved to South Africa in 1980. He lives in Cape Town where he works as a commercial illustrator and cartoonist.
Dey (M.) & Hodge (A.) THE PASSENGERS,
46 pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2012. R60
Volume one of an adult comic about a battle for the souls of humanity
Federici (S.), Golden (T.), Reggiani (A.M.) & Schroth (M.A.) curators AFRICA COMICS,
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New York, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2007.

Artists include Conrad Botes, Joe Dog (Anton Kannemeyer), Themba Siwela and Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) from South Africa, Laércio George & Adérito Wetela from Mozambique & Romão Segunda from Angola.

Includes the essays, "Working with the African Comics Artists" by Sandra Federici & Andrea Marchesini Reggiani, "African Comics: the supersonic soul boom!" by Valerie Cassel Oliver,"The Education of a Comics Nut" by Calvin Reid, "New Comics from Africa" by Massimo Repetti & "Another Way of Looking: African artists and comics" by Mary Angela Schroth.
Hugo (D.) et. al. illus. CLOCKWORX, 8 artists worlds
41 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R35
Contributors are Daniel Hugo, Brendon Hayes, Kian Eriksen, Nicolas Rix, Clowey Matrimoney, Vincent Sammy, Rob Hooper & Mark Rust.
Kannemeyer (A.) PAPPA IN DOUBT,
92pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R295
Anton Kannemeyer, aka Joe Dog, once again parodies Herge’s "Tintin in the Congo" (1931). The book includes drawings, paintings, prints, and extended comics in which Kannemeyer traces the dawning of his political consciousness as a young white Afrikaans-speaking South African.

Anton Kannemeyer was born in 1967 and lives in Cape Town. He is co-editor with Conrad Botes of the satirical Bitterkomix series, founded in 1992. His previous publications include "The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook", "Bitterkomix Annual" (2008), "Pappa in Afrika" (2010), "Alphabet of Democracy" (2010) and "The Erotic Drawings of Anton Kannemeyer" (2014).
Kannemeyer (A.) & Botes (C.) BITTERKOMIX 12, in die uur van die donker dors, Bitterkomix 10 jaar 1992-2202
59 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Includes comics by Konradski (Conrad Botes), Joe Dog (Anton Kannemeyer), Lorcan White, Paddy Bouma, Claudette Schreuders, and others.
Kannemeyer (A.) & Botes (C.) THE BIG BAD BITTERKOMIX HANDBOOK,
217 pp., 4to, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
This book "brings together the full range of Kannemeyer and Botes's work produced from the early 1990s until now, including published covers, postcards, posters and drawings from personal sketchbooks." Also Includes other work by Joe Dog/Anton Kannemeyer & Conrad Botes.

Foreword by Garth Walker. Includes the essays "Bitterkomix 2002: silent comics, critical noise and the politics of 'pielsuig'" by Andy Mason, "Watter Soort Mens Is Jy: 'n Kuifie of 'n Asterix?" by Antjie Krog, "Strip Teasers" by Michael Morris, "'Loslyf', including speech at the launch of Bitterkomix" by Ryk Hattingh, "Bitterkomix: de kunstform anders bekeken" by Gert Meesters, "Die Kind Lig Sy Hand Teen Sy Moeder: young Afrikaners and the art of outrage" by Gregory Kerr & "Bitterkomix: notes from the post-apartheid underground" by Rita Barnard.
Kannemeyer (A.) & Botes (C.) eds. BITTERKOMIX 13, testosterone uitgawe
47 pp., to., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Includes comic strips by Conrad Botes (Konradski), Joe Daly, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Lorcan White and Fanie de Villiers (Kleinboer).
Text in English and Afrikaans.
Kannemeyer (A.) et. al. THE BEST OF BITTERKOMIX, volume 2
80 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Comics by Conrad Botes, Anton Kannemeyer, Karlien de Villiers, Lorcan White, Ina van Zyl and Paddy Bouma.

Translated from the Afrikaans.
Kannemeyer (A.), Botes (C.) & du Toit (C.) eds. BITTERKOMIX 17,
96pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R200
Comics by Joe Dog (Anton Kannemeyer), Konradski (Conrad Botes), Joe Daly, Tienie and Daniël du Plessis, and others. Also includes essays in honour of writer and publisher Tienie du Plessis (1949-2015) by Breyten Breytenbach and John Miles.

Text mainly in Afrikaans
Laird (A.) et al FREE BEER, issue no.10
33 pp., illus., paperback, No Place, No Date. R95
Includes comics by Alastair Laird, Tyron Love, Ashley Jewnarain, Warren "Ponytail" Raysdorf and Sinead Mari Turnham.
Mason (A.) WHAT'S SO FUNNY?, under the skin of South African cartooning
248 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R295
A history of South African cartooning from the colonial period to today.

"A wonderfully readable and excellently researched account of one of the most neglected art forms in South Africa. Andy Mason is South Africa's foremost comics and cartooning historian: since the late 1970s he has befriended the best contemporary South African cartoonists and the resultant mix of autobiography and journalism is both gripping and illuminating. He passionately explores satire and the racial complexities of both the old and new South Africas, making this book indispensable to anyone with an interest in African politics." Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), co-creator, "Bitterkomix"

"By far the best and most politically astute account ever of South African cartooning." Zapiro

"Absolutely brilliant! Everything you ever wanted to know about South African cartoonists but were afraid to ask." Stephen Rico, co-creator, "Madam & Eve"

Andy Mason has been actively involved in cartooning and comic art since the late 1970s. He worked on "Staffrider" magazine, launched the underground comix magazine PAX and co-founded the graphic design and publishing agency Artworks Communications. In the early 2000s he established the Durban Cartoon Project and "Mambo Comix". In 2008 he co-founded the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts (CCIBA) at Stellenbosch University and in 2009 co-edited the first in a series of annual anthologies of South African political cartooning.
Mason (A.) & Malan (R.) eds GRAFLIT, graveyard literature in black & white
100 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, (Stellenbosch), 2013. R220
Afterword by Andy Mason.

An anthology of contemporary South African graphic literature. Contributors include Alastair Findlay, Alexander Gilfilian, Brandon Reynolds, Chip, Dathini Mzayiya, Luke Molver, N.D.Mazin, Saaid Rahbeeni, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Su Opperman and Thapelo N.Molema.
Mason (A.) et al GRAFLIT, urban interiors
125 pp., illus., paperback, , 2014. R460
Afterword by Andy Mason.

An anthology of contemporary South African graphic literature that focuses on the city of Cape Town. Contributors include Daniel du Plessis, Luntu Vumazonke, Claire Homewood, Daniël Hugo, N.D.Mazin, Nicolene Louw, Anwar Davids and Su Opperman.
Mazin (N.) illus. & text THE LEGEND OF BLUE MAMBA, edited and annotated by Poynton Shute
84 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
A 'surf comic' by N.D.Mazin.
Molver (L.) illus. & text REMEMBER EMMA, a neroverse noir
35 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2014. R125
An adult comic about a man trying to find his sister's killer, set in Durban several years from now.

Freelance illustrator and comic artist Luke Molver lives and works in Durban.
Molver (L.W.) NERO GENESIS,
64 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, No Place, 2013. R110
An adult comic book story set in Durban several years into the future, by Luke Molver.

Motshumi (M.) THE INITIATION, 360 degrees trilogy, bok one, a graphic autobiography
136pp., illus., paperback , Cape Town, 2016. R275
Artist Mogorosi Motshumi's first book in his autobiographical trilogy begins with his childhood in Batho township, Bloemfontein, in the early 1906s and ends in the late 1970s when he arrives in Johannesburg as a young political cartoonist on the run from the security police.

"Cartoonist, activist, 'skelm', jazz aficionado, father and lover: Motshumi's harrowing self-portrait demonstrates not only how his life as an artists has been intertwined wit the social and political realities of his time and place, but also how art can turn tragedy into a triumph of the human spirit." from the introduction by Andy Mason, head of CCIBA's Comic Art Unit

Mogorosi Motshumi was born in 1955 in Batho township, Bloemfontein. He first worked as a cartoonist for The Friend newspaper. After spending time in detention for his political activities he was forced to relocate to Johannesburg, where he produced cartoons and comic strips for The Voice newspaper, contributed drawings to Staffrider magazine, drew his popular cartoon strip, "Sloppy", for Learn and Teach magazine, and worked as a sports cartoonist at City Press and Daily Sun. He also wrote a book, "The Angel and the Demon" (1999).
Nell (J.) JERM WARFARE,
124 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R150
A collection of cartoons by cartoonist, satirist and social commentator Jerm (Jeremy Nell). His work features in publications online and offline, in South Africa and abroad, including Sunday Times, The Star, City Press, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and TIME magazine.

Jeremy Nell lives in Johannesburg.
Ryba (J.) text & illus & Browde (D.) text REBIRTH,
172 pp., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2012. R325
A graphic novel about vampires in Johannesburg.

"Jan van Riebeeck as a vampire? It all makes perfect sense. Disney meets 'weird science' meets HIV/AIDS paranoia in one of the most ambitious - and enjoyable - pieces of graphic fiction to come out of South Africa so far. " Andy Mason, author of "What's so Funny? Under the skin of South African cartooning"

"Joburg's dark underworld is festering with sinister characters beyond anyone's imagination. It is an environment where vampires would thrive and prosper. 'Rebirth' brings what is possible in our imaginations to vivid life on its pages." Mandy Wiener, author of "Killing Kebble, an underworld exposed"
Sammy (V.) illus. & text ECHO GEAR, issue one
16 pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), (2014). R
Vincent Sammy is a freelance illustrator living and working in Cape Town.
Schnack (E.) text & illus. BULLETPROOF,
20 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, (Windhoek), 2009. R250
A graphic novel about a conscript in the South African army during the Border War of the late 1980s, based on Namibian artist Erik Schnack's own experience.
The Blackheart Gang THE TALE OF HOW,
36 pp., colour illus., hardback, slipcase, DVD, Cape Town, (2009). OUT OF PRINT
The book of the acclaimed animated film, "The Tale of How", produced in 2006 by the Cape Town fantasy art collective, The Blackheart Gang. The Blackheart Gang consists of three members, illustrator Ree Treweek, creative director Jannes Hendrikz, and musician and writer Markus Smit (Wormstorm).

Includes a DVD of the 4 minute film, which was awarded The Special Distinction Award at the Annecy Film Festival.
Zapiro BUT WILL IT STAND UP IN COURT?, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johanneburg, 2012. R150
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning.
Zapiro DA ZUMA CODE, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and Independent Newspapers
160 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R120
The 2006 collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published every year since 1996. Back issues are available.

In 2006 Shapiro won the first Mondi Shanduka Journalist of the Year Award and the first Vodacom Cartoonist of the Year Award.
Zapiro DEAD PRESIDENT WALKING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johnnesburg, 2016. R165
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.
Zapiro DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!,
160 pp., illus, oblong 4to., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R140
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) cartoons, first published in the Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times nespapers from October 2009 to September 2010.
Zapiro DON'T MESS WITH THE PRESIDENT'S HEAD,
136 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R140
The new collection of Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) cartoons, published annually since 1996.
Zapiro IT'S CODE RED, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

"Zapiro is by far South Africa's most loved and, might I add, vilified cartoonist. Loved, because he's our collective voice of reason. And vilified, well, because he's our collective voice of reason." Brett Murray, artist

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.
Zapiro MY BIG FAT GUPTA WEDDING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R150
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.
Zapiro TAKE TWO VEG AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, and Independent Newspapers
160 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R130
The annual collection of Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2007 Zapiro received the Cartoonists Rights Network International Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. He has also received the SA Comedy Award for Best Humorous Cartoon, the fourth Mondi Newspaper Award for Graphic Journalism and a Women Demand Dignity White Ribbon Award.
Zapiro illus. & text THE MANDELA FILES,
209 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R350
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

A chronological record of Zapiro's (Jonathan Shapiro) cartoons of Nelson Mandela and the political changes in South Africa, from the late 1980s to the present. Also includes Zapiro's comments on his life as a cartoonist and the events and inspiration behind his cartoons.
[Kries (M.) & Klein (A.) eds.] MAKING AFRICA, a continent of contemporary design
345pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Weil um Rhein, 2015. R1990
Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibiton which opened at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil um Rhein, Germany, in 2015.

"This is a book about the future of Africa and about a new, more open way of understanding design - which means it is also a book about what design can achieve in the 21st century." from the back cover

"Includes the work of over 120 "protagonists of Africa's new creative epoch", including Hannes Barnard, Ian Berry, Jody Brand, Justin Dingwall, Dokter and Misses, Egg Design, Larita Engelbrecht, Harron Gunn-Salie, Porky Hefer, Stephen Hobbs, Imiso Ceramics, Anton Kannemeyer, Michael MacGarry, Phetogo Tshepo Mahasha, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lucinda Mudge, Zanele Muholi, Marcus Neustetter, Jamal Nxedlana, Justin Plunkett, Kabelo Ramasobane, Robin Rhode, Athi-Patra Ruga, Chris Saunders, Gareth Steele, Mikhael Subotzky, Guy Tillim, Siya Ngcobo alias Umlilo, and Leanie van der Vyver from South Africa, Kudzanai Chiurai, Saki Mafundikwa and Sinjdiso Nyoni from Zimbabwe, Martin Joel from Botswana, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Isabel Martins from Angola, and Goncalo Mabunda and Mario Macilau from Mozambique