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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Thank you for your support. Gavin

30 Sept 2008


Editorial cartoon for the People's Post 23rd September 2008
THE City of Cape Town has released its list of top ten private vehicle motorists who owe it oodles of money in unpaid traffic fines. The current most wanted traffic offender on Cape Town's roads has more than R33 600 of outstanding warrants of arrest against his or her name. The motorist drives a Toyota with registration CA 695 302 20. "The motorist, whose address is unknown, amassed the traffic fines over a period of two years, mainly for speeding, illegal parking and other traffic offences," says Principal Inspector Merle Lourens, spokesperson for Cape Town Traffic Services. There are 348 outstanding warrants against the top ten offenders, totalling R155 000.
The one that got away, or rather didn't get away, but wasn't published due to it's graphic nature

13 Sept 2008


Editorial cartoon People's Post 9th September 2008

FOR years now, teachers have been calling for the scrapping of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE). Last week, a group of teachers met at South Peninsula High School to voice their dissatisfaction with the system. A sentiment echoed by many was that OBE was a flawed education system that has failed internationally and is creating a generation of children who may know how to socialise, colour in, and cut and paste, but can't read or write properly. This, say learners and teachers alike, will result in OBE graduates feeding the high unemployment numbers and the low income work force. What it won't do, is create fully rounded intellectuals who can think for themselves. The teachers will now mobilise colleagues and learners and their parents to take the call for the scrapping of OBE to Education Minister Naledi Pandor.