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 books.
I am also the co-creator of the comic strips Treknet, Koos, Mama Taxi, Ripples and Brak, which have been published in various newspapers and magazines throughout South Africa, Namibia and the USA.
You can follow 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
23 Sept 2014
22 Aug 2014
Here's a cartoon I did for my friend Andy Mason for his birthday a couple of weeks ago. I enjoy drawing surfing cartoons,
I used to draw them a lot as a child. I think I was originally inspired by the cartoons in The Corner Surf Shop Muizenberg.
21 Aug 2014
5 Aug 2014
Something silly for this weeks People's Post cartoon. A new proposal for the Cape Town stadium which incorporates the unfinished Freeway at the same time. With all the rain we've had recently, we'd just need to plug the exits and wait for nature to do the rest.
Great opportunities for scuba driving too.
29 Jul 2014
25 Jul 2014
24 Jul 2014
17 Jul 2014
Today's People's Post cartoon inspired by the amazing work going on in Pelican Park this week. A collaboration between the City of Cape Town, Habitat for Humanity and Power Construction, the goal: to build at least 67 houses in one week ahead of Nelson Mandela International Day on Friday.
10 Jul 2014
Whatever blows your 'herr' back. Germany blast their way "straight" into the final.
After last nights contrasting game between Argentina and the Netherlands, it could go either way....
(A Brazilian Blowout is a hair straightening treatment which can last 10-12 weeks)
This weeks People's Post editorial cartoon
3 Jul 2014
Difficult to find a new angle (literally) for another cartoon on strikes. At the time, Eskom barred Numsa (National Union of Metalworkers) members from striking, although the strike could still have a knock on effect and lead to more rolling blackouts for the country in the future.
South Africa's petrol price went up by 29c and 31c yesterday. I could have filled the tank a few times on this when my Beetle was new in 1972.
For more Treknet strips, click on the link on the right to view the Facebook page
26 Jun 2014
A Cape Town Taxi organisation went on strike this week demanding better protection for their driver and passengers. Here's a thought....30 years since the release of the first Terminator movies, maybe old Arnold can help out.
People's Post 26th June 2014
13 Jun 2014
11 Jun 2014
It's turns out, we South Africans like talking about the weather more than we do crime or Jacob Zuma....
For more Mama Taxi strips, go to www.mamataxi.co.za or like us on on Facebook.
6 Jun 2014
5 Jun 2014
Sanral evicts shack dwellers in Cape Town
Hundreds of families were evicted form their homes in the Lwandle informal settlement in Strand, in one of the wettest weeks this year.The residents had been occupying private land earmarked for a special project along the N2.
4 Jun 2014
30 May 2014
29 May 2014
24 May 2014
23 May 2014
22 May 2014
Repurposing old artwork.
Found this old (unfinished, by the look of it) seascape canvas in the back of a secondhand shop and decided to have some fun with it....Treknet style. (work in progress)
15 May 2014
This weeks editorial cartoon for the People's Post and now the City Vision.
The DA (still largely considered by many as a 'white' party) again, obtained an outright majority in the Western Cape and City of Cape Town in last week's general elections.