Writing

First independent DIY book fair in Africa hosted at AVA

First independent DIY book fair in Africa hosted at AVA

The first independent DIY book fair in Africa was hosted at The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in collaboration with artist Jared Aufrichtig. The event formed part of the ending of the AVA’s winter production: Com!cs.   With free admission, live music and a laid-back atmosphere it encouraged Capetonians to […]

Etan Comics Publishes First Ethiopian Superhero Comic

Etan Comics Publishes First Ethiopian Superhero Comic

The first Ethiopian Superhero character was written and created by Beserat Debebe, and in a world dominated by the superhero, the release could not be more timely. The story follows Amanuel Tilahun’s journey as a college graduate who suddenly gains extraordinary powers. Tilahun acts as relatable and aspiration element as he is […]

Gert Rautenbach Purveys Emotion Through Pencil Sketches

Gert Rautenbach Purveys Emotion Through Pencil Sketches

Gert Rautenbach is an Afrikaans blogger and artist who has taken a foray into pencil art. His concept is simple – he creates simple pencil sketches of everyday objects and experiences. This Cape Town-based artist’s simplistic sketches purvey an unimposing emotional experience. Through the minor colouring combined with simple line sketches, […]

lol, is that thing even art?

lol, is that thing even art?

A zeitgeist of the early naughties obsessed with the banality of the internet. A symbol of collective youth anxiety. Just how does vaporwave fit into the SA context? Tiger Maremela writes.