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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Learn How to Make Comics

TOONZA ’22 PRESENTS A HI-INTENSITY ACTION-PACKED SATURDAY AFTERNOON COMICS COURSE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (UNDER 16) WHO JUST CAN’T STOP DRAWING! YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN COMICS? COME TO TOONZA AND LEARN ABOUT: * Different kinds and styles of comics* The stages of comic strip production* Building a story idea* Creating unique characters* Developing your

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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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Pics and banner collab by Bridget Rutter @sweetmiffy.  Sticker co-design and colours by Robyn-Jade Hosking 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


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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