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






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


The burden of modern man. 
The Evolution of Man (read debt)
Today's People's Post cartoon.

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.

25 Jul 2014





Here's a selection of Mama Taxi strips from this week. 
To see more, 'like' our Mama Taxi Facebook page or go to www.mamataxi.co.za 

24 Jul 2014



Ever wondered why we haven't been able to find any signs of life out there? 
Perhaps we should start at home.....
Today's People's Post cartoon.

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



Today's People's Post cartoon.
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

Hasta la Taxi.....I'll be in the back...



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


Today's Ripples cartoon for Dockwalk magazine.
For more Ripples strips check out http://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/Ripples.aspx

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.

5 Jun 2014

People's Post cartoon


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


Free the Fetus artwork for Medical doctor and comedian Scott Allen's latest comedy show at The National Arts Festival in July. www.scottallencomedy.com

30 May 2014


With winter approaching as summer withdraws, Brak's got the ticket to let him slept indoors....
As seen in The Big Issue Cape Town.

29 May 2014

Today's People's Post cartoon.



Winter is finally making it's way to Cape Town. I actually did think I saw the famous Edvard Munch image in a weather map once. 

24 May 2014



Mama Taxi tries out the Boomslang at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

23 May 2014



Looking for something small, affordable, economical and maintenance free in silver?
From The Saturday Star and The Big Issue magazine.

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)

Not everyone is happy about the announcement of One Direction coming to Cape Town next year.

Ticket prices will start at R350 and go up to R 2100 for  "hot ticket".

Today's People's Post cartoon.

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. 

7 May 2014

Voting day in South Africa today and John is casting his for the first time. 
Today's Treknet strip.

5 May 2014

Ripples written by Dave Gomersall and illustrated by myself for Dockwalk magazine in the USA.







2 May 2014

Eeny, meeny, miney, mo


With only 5 days to go to the National and Provincial Elections on the 7th May, many voters are still undecided. This weeks People's Post cartoon.

25 Apr 2014

Banner from the Treknet strip which appeared in last months
Big Issue magazine. I remember friends of ours having a
chocolate brown Ford Escort like the one on the end.