South African Comics Calendar Of Events

Maintained By: Mandy J Watson
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Stay up to date with upcoming events, launches, and conventions that South African (and occasionally Southern African) comics creators will be participating in.

Welcome to the South African Comics Events Calendar home page. Items will be added to the calendar and updated as information becomes available. Click on the "More Details" links under any listing to find out more about the event, including ticketing information (if applicable). Bookmark this page and follow our Twitter account for announcements and reminders.

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South AfricaExhibition: Alternative Press - The Work Of Derek Bauer, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 22 September 2017 to Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:00 to 17:00 daily
• Where: Iziko South African National Gallery, 1 Government Avenue, The Company's Garden, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The Iziko South African National Gallery is hosting an exhibition of cartoons by Apartheid-era political cartoonist Derek Bauer, who died in 2001. This a rare opportunity to see some of his original works and learn more about the history of political cartooning in South Africa. The exhibition also includes contributions from political cartoonists Zapiro and Brandan Reynolds.
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South AfricaExhibition: The Cruel, Cruel Summer Exhibition, Klapmuts
• When: Sunday, 3 December 2017, to Saturday, 31 March 2018; 10:00 to 16:00 daily
• Where: The Gallery @ Glen Carlou, Glen Carlou wine estate, Simondium Road, Klapmuts, South Africa
• What: The group exhibition The Cruel, Cruel Summer Exhibition, which is on at The Gallery @ Glen Carlou and has been curated by Alex Hamilton, features fine art work by Conrad Botes of Bitterkomix fame, including the new piece Sabbath.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: The Kugali Anthology
• When: Wednesday, 28 February 2018, to Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 21:17 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Captain South Africa creator Bill Masuku is part of an international team producing a 200-page comics anthology telling African stories for Africans. There will be two editions, one suitable for children and one with darker material for adults.
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South AfricaExhibition: Hidden Depths, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 1 March 2018, 18:00 to 21:00 (opening night); exhibition runs until Thursday, 29 March 2018
• Where: Craft+Graft, 2 Gordon Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Craft+Graft will be hosting Unblush Collective's group exhibition Hidden Depths, which will feature work by Andrea Barkhuizen, Jessica Bosworth Smith, Kay Carmichael, Amber Kniesel, Maya LeMaitre, Ruby Lou, Nena Maree, Lili Probart, Nompilo Sibisi, Stephanie Simpson, Gwendolene van der Merwe, and Katya Wagner. The exhibition is opening on Thursday, 1 March 2018, as part of the city's First Thursdays programme for March.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Defenders Of Eden Issue #1: Machine & Magic
• When: Tuesday, 6 March 2018, to Thursday, 5 April 2018, 22:07 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: The international Defenders Of Eden team, which includes South African colourist Andrew Cramer, is raising funds to cover the print costs of the first issue of the comic.
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South AfricaWorkshop: Little Artists, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 10:00 to 12:00
• Where: Craft+Graft, 2 Gordon Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Unblush Collective will be hosting Craft+Graft's Little Artists workshop for March, which is designed for young artists. The workshop is part of the collective's companion series of events during March for its Hidden Depths exhibition.
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South AfricaDrawing Session: Womxn Of Cape Town Drawing Session
• When: Saturday, 24 March 2018, 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: Craft+Graft, 2 Gordon Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Unblush Collective will be hosting a networking and drawing session at Craft+Graft for female illustrators. The workshop is part of the collective's companion series of events during March for its Hidden Depths exhibition.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 24 March 2018, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its regular Sketch Meetups at The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery in Observatory. While it's not specifically a South African comics event it is organised by local comics creators and you can always find some of them in attendance.
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South AfricaConvention: FanCon Cape Town Comic Con 2018
• When: Saturday, 28 April 2018, to Sunday, 29 April 2018
• Where: CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) Hall 8 and 9 (CTICC 2 building), corner of Heerengracht and Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The third annual FanCon Cape Town Comic Con will be taking place in the new CITCC building. Local and international guests are still being announced but confirmed guests include Declan Shalvey, Kinpatsu Cosplay, Laura Braga, Riddle, and Sean Izaakse.
More details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.

WorldwideFestival: Free Comic Book Day 2017
• When: Saturday, 5 May 2018
• What: During the annual Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) event comics fans can get free comics specially printed for the day from their local comics shop. In South Africa Readers Den Comic Shop in Cape Town will be celebrating the event with free comics and discounts at both its stores.
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  Past Events: 2018, 2017, 2016  

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• Calendar Of Events: Find out what's happening in March and beyond.
  • 1-29 March: Hidden Depths
  • 10 March: Little Artists Workshop
  • 10 March: Open Art Sketch Meet
  • 17 March: Zine Workshop
  • 24 March: Womxn Of Cape Town
  • 10 March: Open Art Sketch Meet
  • Until 28 March: Kugali Campaign
  • Until 31 March: Cruel, Cruel Summer
  • Until 5 April: Defenders Of Eden Campaign
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