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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Monster Battle Recap DEC ’21

Covid! Pollution! Evil people! These were just some of the fiendish monsters that our intrepid ToonZA warriors faced at Monster Battle, ToonZA’s signature fun-tastic, ink-redible, draw-your-own-mini-comic game that was part of the programme of 2021’s Deep South Community Art exhibition. The three hour workshop flew by! Participants started off with a series of self-portraits to loosen …

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The ToonZA Origin Story

Thousands of years ago, here at the southernmost tip of Africa, our early human ancestors started daubing comic strips on the walls of caves and carving cartoon characters onto rocks. These were the first ToonZAnians. The craze immediately caught on and spread like wildfire around the world, from ancient Egypt to India, China and Japan, …

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SAVE THE WHALES!

Pics and banner collab by Bridget Rutter @sweetmiffy.  Sticker co-design and colours by Robyn-Jade Hosking @robynjade.art To say that last Sunday’s paddle out in protest against continued seismic survey applications  was not very well organised, as some people have, is not really fair.   It was not so much an organised protest as an invitation to …

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Intersectional Abstractionisticisms: Hommage to the Surrealists

Initially entitled “Last Thoughts of a Dying Dog,” this painting was part of an attempt towork according to the precepts of Surrealism, as elucidated by Sarane Alexandrian, authorof Surrealist Art (World of Art) who was part of the movement:   Instead of teaching a system, the surrealists … set out to liberate the workings of …

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CHAMP – Micromedia Comics for Workshop Processes

This 2006-2010 comic project was an early experiment in ‘micro media’ — small editions of bespoke publications designed for workshop processes — in which a cartoon narrative was used to facilitate group dialogue to enhance behaviour change in relation to HIV/AIDS. It is the second 10-episode comic in a two-part series written and illustrated by Andy Mason and …

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