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
8 Jul 2021
Oh, oh, oh It's magic! A little retro vibe for this weeks #doodletuesdaychallenge with @andy_stonehouse_illustrator The Doodle Tuesday is an Instagram challenge initiated by Andy Stonehouse, just for fun, but, like the Inktober challenge, are a great way of stretching your creative muscle. Each week you are given a new word to doodle and post on your Instagram page. Magic has always been part of our family, with one of my uncles being a member of the prestigious Magic Circle in London. It was always cool when he came to visit. Image having an uncle who could make money come out from behind your ear. I never understand why he wasn’t fabulously wealthy. In a way, drawing ✍🏻 cartoons is a little like magic too. Making any object appear out of thin air with just a few waves of a magic 🪄 pencil.
2 Mar 2021
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
13 Nov 2020
30 Jul 2020
A2 Giclée 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.
23 May 2019
Circle of Rock Giclée print.
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
29 Dec 2018
7 Jun 2018
Limited edition (20) Giclée Circle of Surfer prints, 2050 Zar.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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17 Apr 2018
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!
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
11 Feb 2018
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