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






7 Jun 2018

Limited edition (20) Giclée Circle of Surfer prints, 2050 Zar. 
Email me at gavin.thomson2@gmail.com 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.





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!
R650 (unframed)

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

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
A4 R150
A3 R250


Homage to Roy Lichtenstein's Sunrise
Digital print (unlimited)
A4 R200
A3 R300



Dawn Patrol.
Signed digital print
A4 R150
A3 R250

Four Seasons in one wave.
Signed digital print
A4 R150
A3 R250



Long(beach) drop. Limited series of 1-20 Archival digital prints.
Dimensions: 510 x 115 mm
R 1750






Circle of Surfers. Limited series of 1-20 Archival digital prints.
Dimensions 300 mm
R 2050

20 Jan 2017




The last couple of commissions from the Starry Nights over False Bay exhibition, wrapped and ready to go to their new homes. #treknet#starrynightsoverfalsebay #painting
























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
































Penguin selfie. Work in progress. #penguins #cartoon #bouldersbeach#simonstown #capetown






































An awesome afternoon hanging out in the Magic 828am studio checking out the behind the scenes and talking comics with Brian Oxley and the afternoon drive team. #awesome #magic828am #mamataxi #cartoons

3 Nov 2016












What's the use in complaining, wonders Frikkie, in the week's strip in the Motoring Times. 

#Frikkie #traffic #cop #mamataxi #comic #comicstrip #complaining

25 Oct 2016







































Starry Night over the Rhone, or False Bay. Part of my exhibition in November at The Arthaus. #starrynightsoverfalsebay #treknet #thearthaus#cartoon #exhibition #lekker
































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

21 Oct 2016















How you can be part of the movement of renewable energy. #treknet #koos #renewableenergy #lekker

I enjoyed drawing this Treknet one. It's has a bright cheery feel, on a much needed rainy day. #rainmustfall

20 Oct 2016











Frikkie! He don't like cricket....oh no! Every Thursday in the Drive Times.















Comic invasion! Look out Denmark!
One of our comic strips,Treknet will now be entertaining readers every Wednesday in the Danish family magazine 'Ude Og Hjemme' #Awesome #Denmark #Treknet