I am a cartoon illustrator, living and working in Cape Town, South Africa.
I draw and illustrate cartoons for all types of media, from comic strips, corporate and commercial cartoons to children's book.
I am also the co-creator of the syndicated comic strips Mama Taxi, Treknet, Koos, Ripples and Brak, which are published in various newspapers and magazines throughout South Africa, Namibia and the USA.
You can following me on Facebook at Gavin Thomson Cartoons and Illustrations (or click on the picture below right) or on Instagram at Gavin Thomson Cartoonist for more regular updates.
If there is anything you would like to buy, almost everything is for sale, just contact me via my email to discuss and confirm availability.
Thank you for your support. Gavin
29 Dec 2018
My Circle of Surfers (and Surfing Santa) greeting cards are now available at The Surf Emporium and Lifestyle Surf shop on the beachfront, Muizenberg. #awesome #supportinglocal
7 Jun 2018
Limited edition (20) Giclée Circle of Surfer prints, 2050 Zar.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact me via Facebook in link on the right or on Instagram gavin_thomson_cartoonist
Artwork 30.5cm (12 inches) on 60/42 cm (23/16.5 inches) 210 gsm HP Matte paper.
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17 Apr 2018
The original Treknet and Mama Taxi cartoon strips are all available to buy. To frame and hang on your office wall, or perfect for a bit of Mindfulness colouring. Drawn traditionally using black and white water and fade proof, pigment ink pens on 120-160g card. Start your collection today!
27 Mar 2018
Finished my Roy Lichtenstein, Sunrise (1965) homage. Titled Woooosh or Sunrise surfer, acrylic board canvas, 64 by 72cm, framed. Part of my Surf Art Exhibition to take place somewhere later this year. #roylichtenstein #sunrise #popart #surfart #wave
11 Feb 2018
4 Feb 2018
What'sup? Inspired by actual events....well, sort of.
Driving by St James beach one morning, I saw one solitary SUP boarder out on a flat overcast ocean and for a minute, it actually looked like he was out sweep the ocean.
Signed digital print
30 Jan 2017
Look who's got his own brand new comic strip in the farmer's weekly!
Join Koos and friends down at the funny farm every week in the Farmer's Weekly as he ploughs his way through the ups and downs of farm life in South Africa.
20 Jan 2017
Happy belated New Year and some wise words from my new desk calendar. If I could only stick to this.
My Starry Nights over False Bay Exhibition at the end of last year was an overwhelming success. Thank you to everyone who come to the opening night or popped in during the following week. Now it's back to the drawing board, as it were.
All the very best for 2017! g
28 Nov 2016
We had an awesome opening night at my Starry Nights over False Bay. Thank you to everyone who turned out and to those who bought my artwork. You are all Awesome!
I will be working from the gallery today and the rest of this week from 9am to 1pm, so please pop in and say hi if you are in the area. The Arthaus is 3 Belmont Street, just off the main road Kalk Bay, opposite the Brass Bell subway. Hope to see you.
24 Nov 2016
Apologies for the lack of updates this month, I've been pretty busy putting the finishing touches to my Starry Night over False Bay exhibition this weekend. Here are a few 'work in progress' pics in the meantime. If you are in Cape Town this weekend, pop down to the Arthaus, Kalk Bay on Saturday at 6pm for the opening.
Conditions Clear....or are they?
Working in the garden putting the finishing touches to Brak's Postal Strike
Adding detail to a Starry Sky
A Starry Sky mosaic.
One of the 're purposed' painting in the exhibition.
Koos takes a selfie in Van Gogh's Wheat field with crows.
Photographing the photographer photographing my painting for canvas prints
9 Nov 2016
3 Nov 2016
28 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
A Roy Lichtenstein inspired painting (in progress). Part of my Starry Nights over False Bay exhibition at The Arthaus, Kalk Bay on the 26th November to the 5th December. #roylichtenstein #whaam #treknet #brak #exhibition#thearthaus #kalkbay #starrynight #falsebay #painting