Andy Mason

Amadibaland Sketchbook

Images and impressions from a three-day ramble through the coastal villages of eastern Pondoland, between the Mzamba and Mtentu rivers, with the Amadiba Community tourism project, September 2017. DAY 1, MORNING: My first sketch was done from the stoep of our cabin overlooking the Mtamvuna gorge, before we headed for the Wild Coast Sun hotel, …

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Slacktivist Café

Quick coffee, fast food, and even faster eco-politico-emotico ‘slacktivism’ — it’s all here at the Slacktivist Café. Here are some excerpts: If you want proof of why humans will never be able to agree, all you have to do is visit one of the multiple e-petition sites. The things people want to change about the …

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A Cartoon Soap Opera

  SYNOPSIS Sigmund Froyd, an uber-successful left-leaning dotcom baby boomer, is blackmailed by Y.T. Sharke, the egregious CEO of an evil toxic waste disposal corporation, into a compromising involvement with a dodgy scheme to use the new Secrecy Act to cover up its illegal activities. He escapes with his young P.A., Dot Coza, to a …

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Masakhane: Let’s Build Together

These illustrations represent the best and worst case scenarios developed by participants in the ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability – Africa programme. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world´s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities, 450 large cities and …

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Conference Cartooning

What is Conference Cartooning? Conference Cartooning is similar to graphic reportage and graphic harvesting. It involves standing at an easel or flip chart in a conference room or lecture hall, usually to the side, but sometimes in front of the audience, and producing an on-the-spot documentation of a conference, workshop or brainstorming session in a …

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TV Worm

  Here’s an excerpt: A soap opera is like a worm. Each episode is a segment of a never ending  non-arthropod invertebrate. At the front end is the story department. The business of the story department is the imagining of the worm. Once or twice a year the story department meets to plot the long …

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