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Africartoons, SA’s most popular daily cartoon site, is reaching its 5000 friends limit on Facebook! With more than 300 cartoons a month, daily updates and the broadest range of cartoonists in the country,  Africartoons has grown exponentially from its launch in 2008. With a 5000 friends limit on the editor’s personal page, Africartoons has now launched its own fanpage on Facebook.

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From the Golden Age to present, recording the history of Comic Book publishing and collecting in South Africa. Submissions are welcome on


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2012 09:45

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madame  eve reached a milestone this on July 1st with the posting of their 4000th cartoon!

Since the site relaunched some 18 months ago with a handful of cartoons being updated on a weekly basis, the website now uploads some 300 cartoons every month, updated daily, and representing all of South Africa's leading editorial and comic strip cartoonists.

Angoulême 2011: The Biggest & best comics festival In the world

Originally published in Comic Heroes Magazine No. 6 and

Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, who has worked in comics publishing and promotion since 1981. Have a look at his experience of the 2011 Angoulême comics festival in France.


My New Year doesn’t properly kick off till the last weekend in January when I make my annual pilgrimage and battery re-charge to the biggest and best comics festival in the world (outside Asia). Two hours by TGV from Paris, Angoulême lies on plateau above the Charente river in the south west of France. If you’re wondering why this historic city, a former centre of paper-making, has become world-famous as the combined Cannes, Frankfurt, San Diego and Mecca of comics, the capital of the ‘9th Art’, it boils down to timing and politics.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2011 17:36

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Cartooning from Zapiro to Bitterkomix

Interview originally published on

Brett Davidson interviewed Andy Mason on his recently published book “What’s So Funny” and put 5 questions to him that deal with the state of cartooning and cartooning of the state in SA.

whats so funny

Where did the idea for a history of cartooning come from?

Well it actually rose out of my masters’ research that I did at the University of Kwazulu-Natal about 10 years ago. As cartoonist myself, I was interested in looking at the impact that cartooning had had on the South African struggle — whether in fact we could say that cartooning and comics had had any impact at all on the transition to democracy. I came to the conclusion that it had, albeit a modest one. And then from there I became more and more interested in particular in looking at the icons and stereotypes that cartoonists used in the South African context to describe the different actors in the political scenario.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:56

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