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.

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Thank you for your support. Gavin






18 Nov 2008

money pit

Chapman's Peak remains closed after more than three months while
South Peninsula residents remain the victims of an inadequate road system, in part because the Chapman's Peak concessionaire apparently have no incentive to open the road as government guarantees to cover operational, managerial and contingent costs.


Editorial cartoon for the People's Post 18th November 2008

11 Nov 2008

ridding us of drugs


editorial cartoon for The People's Post 11th November 2008
High expectations set for anti-gang project

GANGS will be a thing of the past if a recent programme launched by the Department of Community Safety achieves its goals – but community organisations say success is unlikely.
The aim of the project is to reduce opportunities for gang expansion, offer “alternative options” to affected communities, and prevent and reduce the factors that drive young people into gangs.
According to Community Safety MEC Patrick McKenzie, what makes the programme unique is that various departments will “work holistically” to do effectively what “many never could achieve”.
“Instead of each separate sector working on its own, we think that by joining forces, this project will reach its full potential. It will be a partnership between the police, national intelligence, the national prosecuting authority, Metro Police and the South African Revenue Services, which will work towards combating the scourge of gangsterism, as well as bring high fliers to book.”
Extract from article by Tammy Petersen of The People's Post

7 Nov 2008


The first Mama Taxi Collection has collided with the shelves this week!
Look out for it at a good bookstore near you or on Kalahari.net

5 Nov 2008

voter registration


Make sure you are registered to vote

THE ANC supports the call of the Independent Electoral Commission for all citizens to register as voters during the Registration Weekend, 8 and 9 November. Democracy is built on the right of all citizens to vote. We fought for this over many painful years and won it in 1994.
Those eligible to vote in 2009 for the first time, persons who did not register in the past and people newly moved into the area, should register now.Extract from a letter from ANC Cissie Gool Branch Ward 59
Editorial cartoon for The People's Post