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

20 May 2008

book police

Police clamp down on second-hand book sellers

Cash strapped? Need extra bucks? Sell your second hand books – but don’t forget your ID.
Police targeted several bookshops in Long Street last Wednesday to ensure that stores were in possession of licences and registers permitting them to buy used books in terms of the Second-hand Goods Act.

Editorial cartoon for the People's Post 20th May 2008

6 May 2008

Grand Theft Auto

Editorial cartoon for the People's Post 6th May 2008

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV, the newest version of the notoriously violence-soaked gaming series, arrived on the shelves of local gaming outlets on Tuesday. In the game, players are able to, among others, pick up prostitutes, beat them to death with a baseball bat, kill people in a variety of ways, steal cars and build their own drug empire. One of the game's writers told United States media that parents should not allow their children to play the game. If they do, he said, they are bad parents. The fact that South Africa is a violent society needs no debating. The possibility that pirate copies of the game will find their way into teenagers' hands is also a near-certain one. To what extent do such games merely imitate (hopefully minority) behaviours in society, and to what extent do they actually contribute to such behaviours? The question is as old as the TV screen itself ...