South African Comics Calendar Of Events: 2016 Archive


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Past events, launches, and conventions that South African comics creators participated in during 2016.

Welcome to the South African Comics Calendar Of Events archive page for 2016. For current events please see the calendar home page.

South AfricaEvent: That Art Fair, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 18 February 2016, to Sunday, 6 March 2016; 11:00 to 18:00 daily
• Where: The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
• What: A selection of comic art by Deon de Lange, the creator of Gofu and co-creator of Tomica, will be on display at the fair and co-creator of Tomica, will be on display at the event in what is apparently a dedicated comics section curated by Su Opperman. On the weekend of 27/28 February there will be a comics pop-up shop in the gallery from 10:00.
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South AfricaEvent: Cape Town International Animation Festival, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 19 February 2016, to Sunday, 21 February 2016
• Where: The River Club, Observatory, Cape Town
• What: The Cape Town International Animation Festival comprises screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and an artist alley, some of which requires tickets and some of which is free (notably the artist alley, which features over 20 comics creators and artists).
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South AfricaLaunch: Willem Samuel's Mengelmoes, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 25 February 2016, 17:30
• Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town
• What: Willem Samuel, the creator of the autobiographical graphic novel series Mengelmoes, which is published in the UK by Soaring Penguin Press, will be in Cape Town to launch the series (and specifically Mengelmoes 6).
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South AfricaEvent: ArtMode 5th Edition, Cape Town
• When: Thursday 25 February 2016, 18:30 to late
• Where: Auto Atlantic Mini Showroom, corner of Heerengracht and Hertzog Boulevard (near the Media24 building and Artscape), Foreshore
• What: Fine-art work by South African comics creators Rayaan Cassiem, Jean de Wet, kEda Gomes, and Lynton Levengood will be showcased at the event this year.
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South AfricaEvent: Smallville Comics Celebration
• When: Saturday, 27 February 2016, from 09:00
• Where: Smallville Comics 2.0, 41 St Aubyn Road, corner Penzance and St Aubyn Road, New Redruth, Alberton, Johannesburg
• What: Smallville Comics in Johannesburg will be hosting a celebration that includes specials, discounts, and freebies. Michael Smith, one of the contributors to Sector, will also be at the event, so this is a good chance to get your comics signed by him.
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South AfricaEvent: Gaming4Charity, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 5 March 2016, from 09:30, to Sunday 6 March 2016, from 08:00
• Where: GrandWest Casino And Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
• What: Indie Comics SA will have a table at this weekend's Gaming4Charity event at GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World. Deon de Lange, the creator of Gofu and co-creator of Tomica, will be manning the table and you'll be able to buy copies of South African comics publications such as Cottonstar, Sector, Week Daze, and more.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Fresh Romance Paperback Edition
• When: Until 16 March 2016, 15:44 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Rosy Press is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a print edition of its Fresh Romance comics-anthology magazine. The print edition will feature work by Sally Jane Thompson.
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WorldwidePromotion: Free One-Of-A-Kind ACEO Cards To 20 Indie Comics SA Shoppers
• When: Until the cards run out
• What: 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. It's open to customers worldwide.
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WorldwideShopping Special: Humble Comics Bundle: Pathfinder
• When: Until 16 March 2016, 20:00 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Humble Bundle is offering a large selection of Pathfinder comics from 2013/2014 in its latest comics bundle, The Humble Comics Bundle: Pathfinder. The bundle includes a number of comics that were drawn by Sean Izaakse.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Kariba Graphic Novel
• When: Until 31 March 2016, 13:56 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Blue Forest Collective is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a graphic novel of Kariba, a 2D animated project the team has been working on. There are three editions of the book available at different tiers: softcover, hardcover, and limited-edition hardcover.
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South AfricaLaunch: Falcon Comics Launch Party, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 18 March 2016, 19:00 to 22:00
• Where: Knext Art Gallery, 115c Harrington Street, Cape Town
• What: Luis Tolosana will officially be launching Falcon Comics at an event that will showcase his work, his Pinnacle City project, and new comics work that will include a supersized comics mural/display.
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South AfricaExpo: rAge Expo 2016, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 18 March 2016, to Sunday, 20 March 2016
• Where: GrandWest Casino And Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
• What: The expo will include an artists' alley, run by LegionInk, featuring illustrators and comics creators.
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South AfricaExhibition: Falcon Comics, Cape Town
• When: Weekdays from 10:00 to 16:00 from Tuesday, 22 March 2016 to Wednesday, 6 April 2016, plus Thursday, 7 April 2016, 10:00 to 21:00 (First Thursdays)
• Where: Knext Art Gallery, 115c Harrington Street, Cape Town
• What: The exhibition features a selection of Luis Tolosana's work, as well as a large format 12-page comic/artwork series.
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South AfricaEvent: ICON By The Sea, Durban
• When: Friday, 1 April 2016, 12:00 til late (vendors' hall closes at 18:00); Saturday, 2 April 2016, 09:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 3 April 2016, 09:00 to 15:00
• Where: Durban North College/Durban - Noord Kollege, 25 Prospect Hall Road, Durban
• What: South African indie comics will be available at The Unseen Shoppe's stand at Durban's annual geek and gaming expo.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Sham's Flights Of Fancy Adult Coloring Book
• When: Until 19 June 2016
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady and its sequel ... And Life Goes On, is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help to cover the costs of one of her new projects, Sham's Flights Of Fancy Adult Colouring Book.
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South AfricaConvention: FanCon Cape Town Comic Con, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 7 May 2016, 10:00 to 19:00, to Sunday, 9 May 2016, 10:00 to 18:00
• Where: The Lookout, corner of Granger Bay Boulevard and Beach Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
• What: This is the inaugural FanCon event and will feature three international guests - Jason Aaron, Jamie McKelvie, and Ian Churchill - as well as many South African comics creators who have made it big internationally. The convention will also feature panel discussions, cosplay, and an artists'/comic creators' alley that will showcase South African indie comics.
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South AfricaFestival: Franschhoek Literary Festival, Franschhoek, Western Cape
• When: Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:00 to 21:00, to Sunday, 15 May 2016, 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: Various venues in and around Franschhoek in the Western Cape.
• What: South African comics creator Lauren Beukes will be participating in panel discussions that will cover topics such as speculative fiction, horror, and fantastical storytelling.
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South AfricaEvent: Zines In Zar, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 21 May 2016, 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: The NEST Space, 129 Longmarket Street, Cape Town
• What: Zines In Zar, an event celebrating South African zines, will be featuring a marketplace with local zine creators and publishers, as well as a programme of events that includes a workshop, spoken-word poetry by Winslow, and a panel discussion on the independent publishing scene.
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South AfricaLaunch: Bitterkomix No 17, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 26 May 2016, 17:30
• Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street (corner of Roeland Street and Buitenkant Street), Cape Town
• What: Bitterkomix No 17, which debuted at FanCon 2016, is being launched at The Book Lounge on 26 May. Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes will be in conversation with Ashraf Jamal.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Doodle Night At Friends Of Design, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 2 June 2016, 17:00 to 21:00
• Where:Friends Of Design, 2nd Floor, HAK House, 186 Bree Street, Cape Town
• What: Digital-arts college Friends Of Design is hosting a Doodle Night as part of June's First Thursdays events in Cape Town. While it's not specifically a South African comics event local comics creators are bound to be there to join in on the doodling. The event is open to anyone who wants to join in and doodle.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meetup, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 4 June 2016, from 11:00
• Where:The Creamery, Shop 4, Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its regular Sketch Meetups at The Creamery in Newlands. 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. The event is open to anyone who wants to join in and sketch.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meetup, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 11 June 2016, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town
• 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 AfricaLaunch: The Asmaul Husna Colouring Book Vol 1, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 12 June 2016, 10:45 to 12:15
• Where: Timbuktu Books, Shop no 4, 19 Golf Course Road, Sybrand Park, Cape Town
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady and its sequel ... And Life Goes On is launching one of her adult-colouring-book projects, The Asmaul Husna Colouring Book Vol 1, the first in a planned series of books that feature the many names of Allah.
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UKEvent: Willem Samuel Opens For Jack Parow At The Half Moon, Putney, London
• When: Thursday, 23 June 2016, 20:00 to 23:00
• Where: The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, England
• What: Willem Samuel, the creator of Mengelmoes, is also an accomplished musician. He will be opening for Jack Parow in London at The Half Moon, where he will be playing music from his first solo EP, Langafstand (long distance).
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WorldwidePromotion: Indie Comics SA Closing Down Sale
• When: Until the end of June
• What: Indie Comics SA is running a promotion that offers 20% off all purchases. It's open to customers worldwide.
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South AfricaEvent: ICON 2016, Johannesburg
• When: Friday, 24 June 2016, 09:00 to 18:00; Saturday, 25 June 2016, 09:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 26 June 2016, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: This year's ICON festival features a panel lineup that includes South African comics creators, as well as an Artists' Alley that will feature South African comics.
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ZimbabweConvention: Comexposed Comic Book Day 2, Harare, Zimbabwe
• When: Saturday, 25 June 2016, 10:30 to 16:00
• Where: Goethe-Zentrum Harare/Zimbabwe-German Society, 51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare, Zimbabwe
• What: The Zimbabwean comics community will be gathering in Harare at a second Comexposed event to showcase their publications and spend a day celebrating comics, cosplay, manga, and anime.
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South AfricaEvent: Kwezi Collector's Edition Promo And Live Demo, Cape Town, South Africa
• When: Saturday, 25 June 2016, from 10:30
• Where: Exclusive Books, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The team behind Kwezi will be at Exclusive Books in Canal Walk to promote the book, answers questions, and present a live demo.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meetup, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 25 June 2016, 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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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Stray - The Ongoing Series
• When: Thursday, 7 July 2016 until Saturday, 6 August 2016, 17:50 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Vito Delsante is running another Kickstarter campaign to fund a continuation of Stray, the series he co-created with Sean Izaakse. It has already met its funding goal and is busy aiming for stretch goals.
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South AfricaExhibition: Charting, Featuring Work By Loyiso Mkize, Cape Town, South Africa
• When: Thursday, 7 July 2016, to Saturday, 27 August 2016
• Where: Eclectica Contemporary, 69 Burg Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Kwezi creator Loyiso Mkize's portraiture fine-art work is being showcased as part of the Charting group exhibition at the new Eclectica Contemporary gallery in Cape Town.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meetup, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 9 July 2016, 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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UKEvent: Sally Jane Thompson At Forbidden Planet For Small Press Day, Leicester
• When: Saturday, 9 July 2016, all day
• Where: Forbidden Planet Leicester, 23 Silver Street, Leicester, England
• What: Sally Jane Thompson, a South African who lives and works in the UK as a comics creator, is taking part in the annual Small Press Day events that are being held across the UK and Ireland on 9 July.
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South AfricaEvent: Kwezi Collector's Edition Promo And Live Demo, Johannesburg, South Africa
• When: Saturday, 16 July 2016, from 14:30
• Where: Exclusive Books, Store L56, Sandton City, corner of Sandton Drive and Rivonia Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: The team behind Kwezi will be at Exclusive Books in Sandton City to promote the book, answers questions, and present a live demo.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meetup, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 23 July 2016, 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 AfricaExpo: EGE (Electronics & Gaming Expo) 2016, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:00 to 19:00; Saturday, 30 July 2016, 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday, 31 July 2016, 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The expo will include an artists' alley that will feature South African comics creators.
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South AfricaExhibition: Hero Expo At Friends Of Design, Cape Town, South Africa
• When: Thursday, 4 August 2016, 17:00 to 21:00
• Where: Friends Of Design, 2nd Floor, HAK House, 186 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: A group of South African illustrators and comics creators have customised sneaker skates and created an A3 illustration under the theme of "Hero" for this year's Hero Expo customising event.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meetup, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 6 August 2016, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town
• 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 AfricaExhibition: Hero Expo At Open Design Cape Town, South Africa
• When: Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 17:00 to 21:00; Thursday, 11 August 2016, to Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Exhibition Rooms, 2nd Floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: A group of South African illustrators and comics creators have customised sneaker skates and created an A3 illustration under the theme of "Hero" for this year's Hero Expo customising event.
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ZimbabweConvention: Comexposed Convention 2016, Harare, Zimbabwe
• When: Saturday, 13 August 2016, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Moto Republik creative hub and co-working space, 3 Allan Wilson Avenue, Greater Avenues area, Harare, Zimbabwe
• What: The Zimbabwean comics community will be gathering in Harare at the second annual Comexposed convention to showcase its publications and spend a day celebrating comics, cosplay, manga, and anime.
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South AfricaEvent: The Book Lounge Window Gets Painted To Celebrate Open Book Comics Fest, Cape Town, South Africa
• When: Saturday, 13 August 2016, 14:00 to 18:00 (anticipated)
• Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Four South African comics creators will be painting The Book Lounge's window in honour of the Open Book Comics Fest
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 20 August 2016, 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: Stelcon, Stellenbosch
• When: Saturday, 27 August 2016, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Academia Hall, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
• What: The second annual Stelcon geek-culture convention, organised by The Guild, is taking place at Stellenbosch University. The event will feature comics, cosplay, board games, and geek merchandise and participants will include Readers Den Comic Shop and Lynton Levengood.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Doodle Night At Friends Of Design, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 17:00 to 21:00
• Where: Friends Of Design, 2nd Floor, HAK House, 186 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Digital-arts college Friends Of Design is hosting a Doodle Night as part of September's First Thursdays events in Cape Town. While it's not specifically a South African comics event local comics creators are bound to be there to join in on the doodling.
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South AfricaMarket: Cape Town Pre Eid Expo
• When: Saturday, 3 September 2016, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Belgravia Secondary School Hall, Veld Road, Belgravia Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady and ...And Life Goes On will be selling her adult colouring books at the Cape Town Pre Eid Expo, which is organised by Elegant Muslimah SA.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 3 September 2016, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: Eat On Main, Corner of Lower Main Road and Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its regular Sketch Meetups at Eat On Main, a restaurant 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 AfricaMarket: I Deserve It Eid Market, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 4 September 2016, 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: Athlone Civic Centre, Protea Street, Athlone, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady and ...And Life Goes On will be selling her adult colouring books at the I Deserve It Eid Market.
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South AfricaFestival: Open Book Comics Fest 2016, Cape Town
• When: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, to Sunday, 11 September 2016
• Where: Various venues near The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The festival will comprise workshops, panel discussions, and an artists'/comic creators' alley, with most of the events happening on 10 and 11 September 2016.
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Worldwide#sacomicstalk Twitter Event
• When: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 19:00 to 20:00 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: brainwavez.org will be hosting a Twitter event with South African comics creators, in collaboration with Open Book Festival and Open Book Comics Fest. Join us as we showcase and discuss local comics for an hour.
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USAConvention: Sally Jane Thompson At Rose City Comic Con, Portland
• When: Saturday, 10 September to Sunday, 11 September 2016
• Where: Rose City Comic Con, Oregon Convention Centre, Portland, Oregon, USA
• What: Sally Jane Thompson, a South African who lives and works in the UK as a comics creator, will be appearing at the convention.
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South AfricaLaunch: Ordinary Superheroes Comic, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 24 September 2016, 13:00 to 17:00
• Where: 75 Harrington, 75 Harrington Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The first of the Ordinary Superheroes series of comics, which aims "to rethink the perception of heroism by introducing superheroes who are inspired by ordinary people who uplift their communities on a daily basis", is being launched.
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South AfricaLaunch: Ordinary Superheroes Comic, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 25 September 2016, 13:00 to 17:00
• Where: Moholo LiveHouse, 42 Ncumo Road, Harare Square, Harare, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The first of the Ordinary Superheroes series of comics, which aims "to rethink the perception of heroism by introducing superheroes who are inspired by ordinary people who uplift their communities on a daily basis", is being launched.
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WorldwideArt Initiative: InkTober 2016
• When: 1 to 31 October 2016
• What: The annual InkTober arts initiative encourages artists and doodlers to complete one inked piece of art a day for the month of October. South African comics creators take part every year.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 1 October 2016, 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 AfricaExpo: rAge Expo 2016, Johannesburg
• When: Friday, 7 October 2016, 10:00 to 18:00; Saturday, 8 October 2016, 09:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 10 October 2016, 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: The Dome, corner of Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, North Riding, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: The expo will include an artists' alley run by Legion Ink and local comics stores will have stands selling comics and collectibles.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 15 October 2016, 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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WorldwideFestival: Halloween ComicFest
• When: Saturday, 29 October 2016
• What: Halloween ComicFest is an annual event, similar to Free Comic Book Day, during which comics fans can get free Halloween-themed 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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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 29 October 2016, 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 AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 12 November 2016, 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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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Fixed Up Volume 1
• When: Until 21 November 2016, 19:00 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Ian Norris is running a crowdfunding campaign to fund a collected volume of the first five issues of his biographical comic Fixed Up.
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South AfricaExhibition: Son Of A Mantis, Cape Town
• When: Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 18:30 to 20:30 (opening); Thursday, 17 November 2016, to Saturday, 17 December 2016, 08:00 to 17:00 (weekdays), 09:00 to 15:00 (Saturdays)
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: South African comic creators Anwar Davids and Graeme Arendse are two of the three artists exhibiting their fine-art work at the exhibition Son Of A Mantis, which is curated by Grant Jurius, the third artist in the group, whose focus is fine art and street art.
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South AfricaBook Tour: Zapiro's Dead President Walking Author Tour, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 19 November 2016, to Monday, 21 November 2016
• Where: Various venues around Johannesburg
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro will be appearing at a number of locations in Johannesburg to promote his latest collection of political cartoons, Dead President Walking. Some of the events are free and some are fund raisers.
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South AfricaLaunch: Survivors' Club, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 24 November 2016, 17:30 to 19:00
• Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen are launching the collected paperback volume of Survivors' Club, their nine issue comic series for Vertigo, at The Book Lounge.
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Senegal title=Exhibition: Loyiso Mkize At The Gorée Diaspora Festival, Dakar
• When: Friday, 25 November 2016, from 19:00, to Sunday, 27 November 2016, 22:00, with an opening event on the evening of Thursday, 24 November 2016
• Where: Place du Gouvernement (and possibly other venues), Gorée, Dakar, Senegal
• What: Loyiso Mkize, one of the creators of Kwezi, will be part of a group of artists who will be exhibiting their fine-art work at the Gorée Diaspora Festival in Gorée, Dakar, Senegal.
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South AfricaExhibition: Starry Nights Over False Bay, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 26 November 2016, from 18:00 to Monday, 5 December 2016, at 17:00
• Where: The Arthaus, 3 Belmont Street, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Gavin Thomson will be exhibiting some of his work at The Arthaus in Kalk Bay. The solo exhibition will include a selection of his cartoons, numerous Van Gogh-inspired paintings (with a cartoonist's twist), and a mozaic artwork featuring characters he has created.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Doodle Night At Friends Of Design, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 1 December 2016, 17:00 to 20:30
• Where: Friends Of Design, 2nd Floor, HAK House, 186 Bree Street, Cape Town
• What: Digital-arts college Friends Of Design is hosting a Doodle Night, on behalf of 1000 Drawings Cape Town, as part of December's First Thursdays events in the city. While it's not specifically a South African comics event local comics creators are bound to be there to join in on the doodling.
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South AfricaTalk: Art & Self-Publishing: Summer Edition At Warren Editions, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 1 December 2016, 18:30
• Where: Warren Editions, 3rd Floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Ello Xray Eyez and Danielle Clough will be talking on the topic of tangibility, "the important role it plays in their lives and careers as well as its connection to the underground world of self-publishing and zines". Zines will also be on sale.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art's 5th Birthday Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 3 December 2016, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: Green Point Park, Bay Road, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is celebrating its fifth birthday with a special Sketch Meet at Green Point Park in the city centre, followed by a wander to the Green Point branch of The Creamery for waffles and ice cream.
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UKExhibition: Camberwell Arts Open Studios Winter 2016 - Willem Samuel
• When: Saturday, 3 December 2016, 10:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:00 to 18:00
• Where: 65A Grace's Road, SE5 8PF, Camberwell, England
• What: Willem Samuel, the creator of the six part autobiographical graphic-novel series Mengelmoes, is opening his home studio to art lovers on the weekend of 3/4 December. Visitors will be able to view (and buy) new artworks, as well as comics and prints, and get a peek at his life and where he works.
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South AfricaExhibition: Sex & Death N'Stuff, Cape Town
• When: Wednesday, 7 December 2016, from 17:30 to 20:30 (opening night); Thursday, 8 December 2016 to Saturday, 28 January 2017
• Where: Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, 3rd Floor, 9 Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Conrad Botes, one of the creators of Bitterkomix, is participating in the annual group end-of-year "mash up" exhibition at the Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery but be warned: this year the mash-up show includes some not-so-safe-for-work erotic artworks.
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South AfricaBook Tour: Zapiro's Dead President Walking Author Tour, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 10 December 2016
• Where: Various venues around Cape Town
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro will be appearing at a number of locations in Cape Town to promote his latest collection of political cartoons, Dead President Walking.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 10 December 2016, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting its final Sketch Meetup for 2016 at The Drawing Room 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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ZimbabweFestival: Hero Feast - Comexposed Comic Book Day 3, Harare
• When: Sunday, 18 December 2016, 12:00 to 15:00
• Where: Goethe-Zentrum Harare/Zimbabwe-German Society, 51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare, Zimbabwe
• What: The Zimbabwean comics community will be gathering in Harare at a third Comexposed event to showcase their publications and spend a day celebrating comics, cosplay... and braaiing.
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South AfricaMarket: Twilight Market, Cape Town
• When: Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 15:00 to 20:00
• Where: Rondebosch Park, corner of Campground Road and Sandown Road, Rondebosch, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady and ...And Life Goes On, as well as two adult-colouring books, will be selling her books, comics, and art prints.
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South AfricaBook Tour: Zapiro's Dead President Walking Author Tour, Hermanus
• When: Saturday, 24 December 2016, 10:00 to 12:00
• Where: Bookmark, Twin Gables, 171 Main Road, Hermanus, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro will be appearing at Bookmark, a book store in Hermanus in the Western Cape, to promote his latest collection of political cartoons, Dead President Walking.
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