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.
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26 Aug 2008

spring olympics

Editorial cartoon People's Post 27th August 2008
MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER is Spring Day and in celebration of the new season’s arrival, a Spring Splash will be held on Fish Hoek beach.
If you’re the type of person who can’t wait for summer, you should be on Fish Hoek beach this Sunday, 31 August, at 15:30 to show just how much life you’ve got in you.
Held for the first time last year, the Spring Splash separates the men from the boys, as it were.
The water temperature this time of year is certainly not for the faint of heart.
All are invited to take the plunge!

19 Aug 2008


IF YOU fail to remove graffiti sprayed on your property or plan to erect a barb wire fence on your boundary wall, then you could find yourself on the wrong side of the law, according to a draft bylaw and policy recently compiled by the City of Cape Town.
A draft policy regulating boundary walls and fences and a draft by law aimed at stamping out unauthorised graffiti are two measures, which could potentially affect every homeowner. In their current form, they raise ethical questions as to whether council has the right to dictate standards, which in some instances are subjective in nature and arguably informed by practical considerations.
Boundary walls are considered to form part of municipal planning and in terms of Section 156 of the Constitution, the Council has the legal authority to make and enforce by laws regarding their administration.
With regards to the draft policy regulating boundary walls and fences, there is to be no razor or barbed wire in residential areas.
Stephen Kihn People's Post 19/08/08