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South African Comics News Roundup: EGE, Siri Watu, Open Book, Treknet, And Pre Ordering Stray
In the past month more comics got more exposure in national newspapers, Siri Watu went to print, the Open Book Comics Fest programme was announced, and comics made it to this year's EGE.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 4 August 2017  |  View Comments


News: You're Invited To The Worst Warriors Launch
Can you build the best battle goblin? If you're a keen gamer you'll have a chance to find out at the Cape Town launch of a new South African card based tabletop game.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 7 July 2017  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Farukon Studios, Crowdfunding Update, Jason Masters, And Bal-Oog & Brommel
This month there's lots of news with an Afrikaans flair, including highlights of two new books, one of which is a graphic novel. There's also details of an online exhibition, an introduction to a rebranding, and an update on recent crowdfunding projects as well as Jason Masters' secret project.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 30 June 2017  |  View Comments


News: Stray Is Back - Pre Order Issue #1 Now
A new volume of the superhero comic Stray is in the works and the first issue is due in September from Action Lab with three cover options. Here's more information on what to expect in the ongoing series, as well as a guide to pre ordering the issue.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 June 2017  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Siri Watu, Open Book Crowdfunding, ICON, Geek Ink, And FanCon Loot
The South African comics news highlights for the past month include details on two crowdfunding projects, including one for Open Book Festival, as well as more information on new videos, new comics, and new projects in the works.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 2 June 2017  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Free Comic Book Day, Comexposed, Stray Action Figures, And An Interactive Web Comic
The latest news includes a roundup of local Free Comic Book Day events, the Kickstarter campaign to create the Stray action figure, highlights from the most recent Comexposed event, and a web comic in which the readers decide what happens next.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 5 May 2017  |  View Comments


News: Building Blocks, A LEGO-Themed Exhibition, To Open In Cape Town
The work of Nadia Estelwen Viljoen, a fine artist, and Alessandro Pappada, a ceramist, will be featured in a new LEGO- and pop-culture-themed exhibition that's opening in Cape Town, South Africa, this week.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 2 May 2017  |  View Comments


News: Build A Battle Goblin In Worst Warriors, A New Tabletop Game By A South African Developer
In Worst Warriors players pick from a selection of devious devices and peculiar parts to assemble a battle goblin who can take out his rivals in one-on-one combat.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 April 2017  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Sector, Open Art Cape Town, James Bond, And Another FanCon Update
Highlights for this month include news of a new issue of Sector, the expansion of Open Art Cape Town's activities, the launch of another Asmaul Husna adult-colouring book, and Jason Masters' visit to Germany to promote James Bond. Plus we're a month away from FanCon Cape Town Comic Con so there's a new update highlighting some of the guests to look forward to.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 31 March 2017  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Werewolves, Zines, Stray, And Video News From Africa
The South African comics news highlights for this month include a pulp-inspired werewolf-themed zine cover, lots and lots and lots of events in Cape Town, a Stray update, a Design Indaba Most Beautiful Object In SA competitor, and a few comics Easter eggs. Plus: it seems as if everyone is getting into video.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 February 2017  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: James Bond, Koos, Trump, And A FanCon Update
We're kicking off 2017 with news highlights focussing on a new comics strip, events that you can attend in the next few weeks, FanCon Cape Town Comic Con's first guest announcements for the 2017 convention, and Zapiro's thoughts on the new political-cartoon material that's writing itself over in Washington.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 27 January 2017  |  View Comments


News: Beautiful Desolation - A New Game By The Stasis Developers - Is On Kickstarter
The Brotherhood is developing a new game for adventure fans set in a post-apocalyptic Africa with an Eighties sensibility. The project is on Kickstarter now - you have less than a month to help out and only one day to take advantage of Early Bird tiers.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 January 2017  |  View Comments


News: The Remastered LEGO City Undercover Has Been Announced - Here's The Trailer And More Details
Watch the first trailer for the remastered version of the game LEGO City Undercover, which will be available later this year for more gaming platforms. The game is set in LEGO City and is an action filled adventure in which you solve crimes as Chase McCain.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 12 January 2017  |  View Comments


News: Canon Suggests Giving Back With The Help Of An Anti-Selfie Campaign
You can do some good for animals this festive season by spreading the love and raising awareness with the help of Canon's #selfieless social-media campaign.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 November 2016  |  View Comments


News: Act Fast! You've Got One Day To Get The Stray Kickstarter Through Stretch Goals
The creation of Volume 2 of Stray is under way and the team is looking for support to keep the series going without delays. The crowdfunding campaign has already reached its goal but the stretch goals and any additional funds, which you can help with, will assist with keeping the issues coming.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 5 August 2016  |  View Comments


News: Vietnam '65 To Feature On Operation Supply Drop's Twitch Stream
On Wednesday US military charity Operation Supply Drop with be featuring a South African developed war-simulation game in its weekly video-games-focussed live stream. A few lucky viewers will also stand a chance of winning codes for the game.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 19 April 2016  |  View Comments


News: What To Look Out For At The Inaugural rAge Cape Town - It's Not As Dire As You Were Expecting
The reactions to the announcement that the rAge gaming expo would be coming to Cape Town were mixed - and ranged wildly from enthusiasm to cynicism - but the moment is upon us, it is happening, and here's what to look out for to make the most of your time at the event.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 17 March 2016  |  View Comments


News: Indie Comics South Africa Offers Free Original Art To Shoppers
Now is a great time to buy some South African comics directly from the creators. Indie Comics SA is running a promotion that offers a free trading-card-sized artwork to the first 20 shoppers who spend R200 or more - and it's open to customers worldwide.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 March 2016  |  View Comments


News: Act Fast! You've Got A Day To Get In On The Fresh Romance Kickstarter Campaign
There's one day left to help to fund a successful Kickstarter campaign that will be producing a print edition of a critically acclaimed monthly romance-comics magazine that celebrates diversity. The paperback features work by South African comics creator Sally Jane Thompson.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 March 2016  |  View Comments


Friday Video Black Hole: The Division, My Little Pony, Deadpool, DOOM, And A Gummy DIY
This week I had time to do some reading and catch some of the new videos doing the rounds on the Internet so I thought, hey, "why not assemble them in a news story?" and here we are. May your Friday afternoon be entertainingly unproductive!
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 March 2016  |  View Comments


News: You've Got Five Days To Grab The Humble Comics Bundle: Pathfinder, Which Includes Work By Sean Izaakse
A new comics bundle from Humble Bundle, featuring Pathfinder comics, is running for the next few days. Comics that South African comics creator Sean Izaakse worked on are included in the bundle so this is your chance to grab them at a fraction of their retail price.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 March 2016  |  View Comments


News: Act Fast! Grab Your Free Comics From Action Lab Entertainment To Celebrate #BlackComicsMonth
You have until the end of the month to get a selection of Action Lab Entertainment comics for free on Comixology as part of the #BlackComicsMonth initiative that works to highlight diversity in comics.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 February 2016  |  View Comments


News: The LEGO Creator Expert Winter Toy Shop (10249) Is (Almost) Out
LEGO's latest seasonal set is a reworking of a set from 2009 that features more pieces, upgraded minifigures, and new printed pieces. It's available now for LEGO VIP members and will soon be in stores worldwide for everyone else to buy.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 September 2015  |  View Comments


News:
The Whisky Live Showroom has returned to Cape Town with a more interesting selection of whiskies to explore, whether you're new to whisky or a long-time fan. If you're attending tonight, here's a quick guide to help you make the most of the limited time available.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 20 June 2015  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Icon By The Sea, The Modern Dragon, And A Bumper Free Comic Book Day Cape Town Focus
In this news explosion, find out about two cartoon anniversaries that snuck by, find out what's happening on the local comics scene, get a peek into what Ben Winfield's not supposed to be telling us about, and see Deon de Lange at Emerald City Comic Con. Plus, we've got a roundup of what to expect from local comics at Cape Town's Free Comic Book Day 2015 celebrations so start saving your money and prepare yourself to support our home-grown talent in May!
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 April 2015  |  View Comments


News: Quick South African Comics Events Roundup For March
The next week (and a bit) are once again filled with comics-related events in Cape Town. Here's a quick roundup to help you to plan your schedule.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 17 March 2015  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Design Indaba, Star Wars #1 Variant Covers, Heavy Metal, And A Punk-Rock Jurassic Band
If you've lost track of all the comics events that are happening in Cape Town this week don't despair - we've figured it out for you (we hope). Plus, see Willem Samuel draw a punk-rock band with a twist, get the newest issue of Heavy Metal, and catch up on the latest news from the world of South African comics.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 February 2015  |  View Comments


Games News Roundup: Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, LEGO Jurassic World, The Order: 1886, Just Cause 3, Grand Theft Auto Online, And More
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is out, Total War: Attila and The Order: 1886 are almost out, Just Cause 3 is coming, and Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham get DLCs. There's also more LEGO gaming news, Resident Evil sells quickly (for the third time), and save the date for the next Zombiegamer Events #saesports tournament.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 13 February 2015  |  View Comments


News: The Frida Mash-Up Exhibition Opens At The Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery
Cape Town pop-art artist Alex Hamilton is presenting a new group show in his Woodstock gallery featuring, as the central subject matter, one of his favourite artists - Frida Kahlo.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 January 2015  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Tomica, Ben Winfield, Deon De Lange, Chum, And New Events To Diarise
View a teaser for new work by Lauren Beukes (with a surprising co-collaborator), Tomica's Deon de Lange has been all over the place (physically, not figuratively), Ben Winfield showcases new art, and 2015 is leaping out the gates with new events to diarise.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 January 2015  |  View Comments


News: The LEGO Creator Detective's Office Modular Kit (10246) Is Now Available
Who has been making illegal candy (yes, really) and distributing it? Detective Ace Brickman (yes, really) is on the case in a new LEGO Creator modular building that features fun hiding places and some great new LEGO pieces.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 January 2015  |  View Comments


News: Two Portland Based Comics Projects Have Hit Their Crowd-Funding Targets And Are Reaching For Stretch Goals
Two supernatural-themed comics projects by creators based in Portland are in their final days on Kickstarter and are looking for a few extra dollars to reach their stretch goals after both hitting their main funding goal - of printing a collected volume of an ongoing web comic - this weekend.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 6 January 2015  |  View Comments


Sneak Peek: The Art Of The Brick LEGO Exhibition, Which Opens In South Africa Today
brainwavez.org was at the opening of The Art Of The Brick, the world-famous exhibition of LEGO brick artist Nathan Sawaya's work, in Cape Town. Here's a sneak peek of what to expect.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 12 December 2014  |  View Comments


News: Don't Miss Two Comics Events In Cape Town This Week - Or Blambot's Font Sale
The comics events in Cape Town keep on manifesting. This week there are two to attend - one a launch and the other a fundraiser. Plus, if you're into fonts, design, or comics lettering, Blambot is having a sale, starting today.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 December 2014  |  View Comments


News: Pop The Culture Brings Comics And Animation Workshops To Cape Town
This week The Animation School in Cape Town will be hosting a series of workshops, collectively called Pop The Culture, that will focus on the areas where comics and animation intersect, as part of this year's Kunjanimation animation festival.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 November 2014  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: More Local Events, Political Drama, Sparko, Juvies, Jerm, And Throwback Thursday
Comics season (part two) is in full swing in South Africa. Here's a roundup of new events taking place all over the country, as well as news of recent conventions in the UK, new comics in the works, and cartoonists tackling the courts. Plus, have a look at another batch of sketches, finished artworks, and a little Throwback Thursday fun.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 October 2014  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Open Book Comics Fest, Batwoman, Tomica, And GrafLit
It's September, which means it's time for the start of another round of comics-related events that will be happening all over South Africa for the next couple of months. It can become overwhelming so we've got the bulk of them listed here to help you keep track. Plus, local comics creators continue to work on their projects and post teasers on social media so we're sharing a few to get you excited for what's on the horizon.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 September 2014  |  View Comments


Indie Game News Roundup: Monument Valley Wins Awards, Indie Games To Shine At PAX Prime, And Gryphon Knight Epic Unveils More Teasers
It's a busy time for indie games (although, to be honest, when isn't it?). Monument Valley has been winning awards, indie games will be in the spotlight at the PAX Prime expo in Seattle, The Nightmare Cooperative has gone mobile, and find out how you can get the Duet soundtracks for free - it's all in this roundup.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 August 2014  |  View Comments


News: Blow Up Enemies In Cavern Kings, Which Is On To Its Stretch-Goal Funding On Kickstarter
Cavern Kings is an action platform game designed to test your reflexes and determination as you power through a never-ending series of levels filled with enemies. It features pixel art and a chiptune-inspired soundtrack and is looking for a little extra help through Kickstarter to reach stretch goals and pay for the expertise of a couple of professionals to add final polish to the game.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 August 2014  |  View Comments


News: Help To Fund Gryphon Knight Epic, A 2D Action Shoot 'Em Up Fantasy Game
Jump on your pixel gryphon and shoot your way through a diverse selection of environments and enemies in Gryphon Knight Epic, a new game looking for funding assistance through Kickstarter.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 August 2014  |  View Comments


News: The World's Biggest LEGO Exhibition Is Heading For South Africa
Millions (possibly billions) of LEGO bricks are heading for South Africa in time for the summer holidays in the form of the The Art Of The Brick exhibition, which will feature approximately 70 sculptures and artworks by US artist Nathan Sawaya.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 August 2014  |  View Comments


News: Monument Valley Sells A Million Copies, Releases The Soundtrack, And Ignores (Paying) Fans' Complaining, Complaining, Complaining
Puzzle game Monument Valley, which is available for iOS and Android devices, recently passed the one-million-downloads milestone. Its success has meant that the development team is expanding (for a little while) and fans can now purchase the soundtrack to continue to enjoy the experience long after they've completed the levels.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 July 2014  |  View Comments


Indie Game News Roundup: Travel To The Edge Of Minecraft, Make Games SA, A Monument Valley Teaser, And An Existential Mountain Manifests
In our latest update we cover Shovel Knight's controversial release; examine a mountain simulator that is testing the sanity of gamers and games reviewers; watch a cart travel to the end of the world in Minecraft; and learn more about the Make Games SA initiative from Desktop Dungeons' developers.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 July 2014  |  View Comments


News: iPhoneographySA 2014 Has Launched - Get Snapping
The fourth iPhoneographySA competition has just been launched, in which anyone with an iPhone and a passion for photography can enter up to five photographs and possibly win great prizes, including iPad mini tablets and MacBook Air notebooks.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 June 2014  |  View Comments


News: Whisky Live Is Back In Cape Town - Here's What You Need To Know
It's been nearly two years but the Whisky Live experience has finally returned to Cape Town. Here's a quick insider's guide as to what to expect, as well as some (secret) highlights from the opening night.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 20 June 2014  |  View Comments


News: Cosmochoria Meets Its Funding Goal, Starts Reaching For The Stars
In development: a game in which you guide your tiny, naked cosmonaut around the infinity of space as he dodges aliens and tries to plant seeds on barren planets to bring new life to the galaxy. (It's not as naughty as it sounds.)
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 20 May 2014  |  View Comments


Indie Game News Roundup: Too Many Humble Sales, iOS Games Launch For Android, And Darkwood's Developers Anger The Backer Community (Twice)
In this update learn more about new ports from iOS to Android; get some help keeping track of what's going on at Humble; and find out what happens when developers change fundamental aspects of a crowd-funded game that were the entire reason people backed the project.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 May 2014  |  View Comments


News: Rebuild: Gangs Of Deadsville On Steam Early Access, See Some New Teasers, And Get The Soundtrack
The zombies (and cannibals) are coming! Rebuild: Gangs Of Deadsville will be out on Steam Early Access soon. Plus, get in the mood with the game's soundtrack, which has been released on Bandcamp.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 May 2014  |  View Comments


News: TeeFury Celebrates Star Wars Day By Making Themed Shirts Available For A Limited Time
Show your love of Star Wars, geekdom, or, you know, being clothed, by choosing your favourite from a selection of themed T-Shirts by TeeFury, which are available for a limited time only.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 9 May 2014  |  View Comments


News: Get A Quickey - The Key-Sized Multi Tool That Makes It Through Airport Security
The Quickey is a multi tool the size of a key that's been seeking a small amount of crowd-sourced funding on Indiegogo. The campaign has been so successful that the project, with over a week still to go, is ridiculously overfunded and all sorts of new versions of the product have been introduced to keep up with demand - one of which now even raises funds for charity.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 April 2014  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Tomica, Teasers, And Free Comic Book Day
There is a whole lot going on in comics in South Africa at the moment, especially in the runup to Free Comic Book Day, so here is a very large roundup of local comics news, including sneak peeks, sketches, upcoming exhibitions, launches to look out for, and comics you can read online right now.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 22 April 2014  |  View Comments


News: Help To Fund The Red Solstice, A Squad-Based Multiplayer Game Set On Mars
Can you assemble a deadly team and survive multiple waves of alien terror on Mars while completing objectives and side goals? That's the challenge offered by The Red Solstice, a new game that is seeking funds via Kickstarter.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 April 2014  |  View Comments


News: Help To Fund Dungeon Rushers, In Which You Build A Dungeon And Challenge Your Friends To Steal Your Treasure
Gobelinz Studio needs funding assistance to complete the development of Dungeon Rushers, an RPG in which you explore a world and its dungeons with your party in a single-player mode as well as build your own dungeons in a multiplayer mode. After all, what's more fun than stealing a real person's monster-guarded gold?
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 April 2014  |  View Comments


Indie Game News Roundup: Zombies, Cannibals, And A Funky Bus
In this update you're on your own, on an island, with cannibals; Sarah Northway talks about developing a tech tree for her zombie-survival game Rebirth: Gangs Of Deadsville; there's a Funky Bus terrorising a highway near the Disco Zoo; Monument Valley is a hit; and learn about some really great games you should be backing on crowd-funding sites.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 April 2014  |  View Comments


Indie Game News Roundup: March 2014
In our first indie game news roundup we have highlights of development news for Darkwood, AdventurOS, The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth, Mew-Genics, and more. Plus, there's a music based Humble Bundle running this week, and you can find out more about Drunken Robot Pornography.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 March 2014  |  View Comments