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Andy Mason (N.D. Mazin)

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Andy Mason is head of CCIBA’s Comic Art Unit. He also works as a freelance writer, cartoonist and editor. Published under the pen names N.D. Mazin and Pooh, his underground comix, some of which go all the way back to the 1970s, include Cogent & Crint, Vittoke in Azania, The Big Chillum, The Vittokes, The Legend of Blue Mamba, New Planet TV and The Artist’s Life. His self-published ‘zines, in which these comics have appeared, include PAX (Pre-Azanian Comix), Mamba Comix and The Artist’s Life.

Until 2007, he worked as creative director at Artworks Communications in Durban (which he co-founded in 1989), but following a midlife artistic crisis he retired from business to become a penniless author.

His first book, Don’t Joke! The Year in Cartoons, co-edited with John Curtis, was published by Jacana Media in December 2009, in collaboration with CCIBA and Africartoons.com of the which the 2010 anthology Just for Kicks! is now available in book stores. His next book, What’s So Funny? Under the Skin of South African Cartooning (Juta Double Storey) has just been released.

He enjoys email correspondence (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) but doesn’t really do Facebook.

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