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






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