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






2 Mar 2021

Come down to the @hangtencafe_muizenberg and check out my Surf Art Exhibition. A collection of my pop art inspired cartoon paintings. On thoughout March and April. Grab a coffee or croissant ๐Ÿฅ, rent a surfboard or buy some art, it’s all happening at Muizenberg. Hang Ten Cafe, Balmoral Building, 62 Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945 . . . . . . #surfart #exhibition #muizenberg #muizenbergbeach #hangtencafe #artexhibition #localart #capetownart #popartstyle #cartoonart #surfcartoons #gavinthomson

21 Dec 2020

Free stuff! Christmas special. GET a free magnifying glass with every Epic Wave print bought in December 2020. But Wait! That's not all! I am also giving away a free A2 colouring page to keep you busy during the next lockdown. A1(59.5cm 85cm) surf print features 749 individual surfers, kite boarders, Sup’ers, kayakers, long boarders, body boarders and one particularly famous South African known for a rather epic adventure of his own. (can you spot him?) Printed using a 12 colour fine art Epson printer with pigment ink on 210gsm HP Matte paper and comes with a letter of authenticity, signed and numbered. This is a limited edition of 500 prints R1 800 (unframed)

23 Nov 2020

New Print!
The Epic Wave! This epic A1(59.5cm 85cm) surf print features 749 individual surfers, kite boarders, Sup’ers, kayakers, long boarders, body boarders and one particularly famous South African known for a rather epic adventure of his own. (can you spot him?) This is an edition of 500 prints, printed using a 12 colour fine art Epson printer with pigment ink on 210gsm HP Matte paper. and comes with a letter of authenticity, signed and numbered. R1 800 (unframed)

13 Nov 2020

Lockdown 2020, remember that? No slip-slops (flip-flops to the rest of you) no cigarettes or alcohol! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™€ We ran rings around our flats and gardens, we brewed our own beer and grew our own ‘smokes’ ๐Ÿšฌ ๐Ÿ’จ We took up painting and music and various other creative endeavors, we zoomed, we groomed, we clapped our hands and sang from our balconies, but most of all, we overcame. This limited edition archival print is the perfect memento, lest we forget what we all went through in the 2020 Lockdown. Available as an A3 (R900) A2 (R1200) and A1 (R1500) Giclรฉe print. Printed using a 12 colour fine art Epson printer with pigment ink on 210gsm HP Matte paper. Each print is hand signed and numbered 1 to 500 and comes with a letter of authenticity. Drop me an email at bluebeetlecartoons@gmail.com to order a copy before the Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ rush. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ . . . . . . . #lockdown #covid_19 #pandemic #cartoon #print #limitededition #memento #giclee #lockdown2020 #lockdownsouthafrica #stayinghomesaveslives #stayinghometoflattenthecurve #flattenthecurve #humour #funny #cartoonist #gavinthomson #gavinthomsoncartoonsandillustrations #christmas #giftideas

30 Jul 2020

Africa Surf






Africa Surfer

A2 Giclรฉe print, using a 12 colour fine art Epson printer with pigment ink on 210gsm HP Matte paper. 

This fun surf scene in the shape of the African continent featuring a host of surfers, kite boarders, Sup’ers,  kayakers,  long boarders, body boarders, penguins, a rubber duck and a castaway, a handful of sharks, a giraffe and a whale.

This is a limited edition of 20 prints, and comes with a letter of authenticity, signed and numbered.


R2 250

23 May 2019

Circle of Rock

Circle of Rock Giclรฉe print. 

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Individually signed and numbered 1 to 20. (Only 20 prints available.) 

Printed on A2 Matte HP 210gsm paper (artwork diameter 30.5cm ) using a 12 colour fine art printer with pigment ink. 

The prints are R2250 (South African 'Ront') plus postage. 

Drop me an email at gavin.thomson2@gmail to secure your copy. 
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Artwork diameter 30.5cm 
Only 20 prints available






Printed on A2 Matte HP 210gsm paper using a 12 colour fine art printer with pigment ink.


1 May 2019

Surf Africa


My Surf (and SUP) South Africa stickers are available through Lifestyle Surf shop, Surf Emporium, Surf Lab, Muizenberg, Great White Sport & Surf, Fish Hoek, Precious Cargo, Imhoff Farm and Kommetjie Surf...Kommetjie.  

29 Dec 2018

Greeting cards



My Circle of Surfers (and Surfing Santa) greeting cards are now available at The Surf Emporium and Lifestyle Surf shop on the beachfront, Muizenberg. #awesome #supportinglocal

7 Jun 2018

Circle of Surfers

Limited edition (20) Giclรฉe 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

Treknet original comic art



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


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