South African Comics Calendar Of Events: 2017 Archive


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Past events, launches, and conventions that South African comics creators participated in during 2017.

Welcome to the South African Comics Calendar Of Events archive page for 2017. For current events please see the calendar home page.

South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 14 January 2017, 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, 28 January 2017, 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 AfricaWorkshop: Creative Hustles: Graphic Novel Jam, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 28 January 2017, 12:00 to 15:00
• Where: J&B Hive, 100 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Nas Hoosen, of Sector, Sean Isaakse, the co-creator of Stray and now an art contributor to Marvel's Thunderbolts and Avengers comics, Loyiso Mkize (Kwezi), and Karrie Fransman (The House That Groaned) will be presenting a workshop and panel discussion that takes participants through the construction of a comic.
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South AfricaSigning: Sean Izaakse At Cosmic Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Sunday, 29 January 2017, 10:00 to 11:00
• Where: Cosmic Comics, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Sean Isaakse, the co-creator of Stray and now an art contributor to Marvel's Thunderbolts and Avengers comics, will be in store at Cosmic Comics in Johannesburg to sign copies of his latest comics for fans.
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ZimbabweFestival: Comexposed Comic Book Day 4 At First Fridays, National Gallery Of Zimbabwe, Harare
• When: Friday, 3 February 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: National Gallery Of Zimbabwe, 20 Julius Nyerere Way, Harare, Zimbabwe
• What: The Zimbabwean comics community will be gathering in Harare at a fourth Comexposed event to showcase their publications and spend an evening celebrating comics.
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UKConvention: Sally Jane Thompson At True Believers 2017, Gloucestershire
• When: Saturday, 4 February 2017, 10:30 to 17:30
• Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
• What: Sally Jane Thompson, a South African comics creator who lives and works in England, will be a special guest at the True Believers 2017 comic convention.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art/Art Thursdays Sketch And Doodle Night, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting a doodle night meetup as part of Observatory's monthly Art Thursdays events. It will be the first of what is hoped to be many Art Thursdays meetups for local doodlers and illustrators.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 11 February 2017, 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 AfricaWorkshop: Creative Hustles: Graphic Novel Jam, Durban
• When: Thursday, 23 February 2017, 18:30 to 21:30
• Where: The Design Factory, Fourth Floor, Open Plan Studios, 39 Station Drive, Durban, South Africa
• What: Due to the success of the first Creative Hustles: Graphic Novel Jam in Johannesburg last month Creative Nestlings will be hosting another event, this time in Durban and featuring Nas Hoosen, Loyiso Mkize, Becca Human, and Sinomonde Ngwane.
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South AfricaWorkshop: Comic Jam Workshop, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 25 February 2017, 10:00 to 13:00
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The team behind the Free Beer comics anthology will be hosting a comic-jam half-day workshop in Muizenberg in Cape Town.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 25 February 2017, 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 AfricaMarket: Kirstenbosch Craft And Food Market, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 26 February 2017, 09:00 to 15:00
• Where: Next to the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, corner of Rhodes Drive and Kirstenbosch Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be at the Kirstenbosch Craft & Food Market where she will be selling copies of her comics, The Cat Lady and its sequel ...And Life Goes On, as well as her colouring books.
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South AfricaLaunch: The 2nd I Get Paid For This Zine, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 2 March 2017, 18:00 to 23:00
• Where: Dapper Coffee Co., corner of Bree Street and Strand Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Advertising agency 140 BBDO has been working on a zine project that is used to raise funds for its SEED library initiative, which aims to get kids in township schools reading. The fourth zine is being launched at Dapper Coffee Co. in the city centre.
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South AfricaExhibition: Black Magic, A Solo Exhibition By Loyiso Mkize, Cape Town
• When: Opens Thursday, 2 March 2017, from 18:00; closes 31 March 2017
• Where: Eclectica Contemporary, 69 Burg Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The exhibition Black Magic will be showcasing the fine-art work of Loyiso Mkize, the creator of the comic Kwezi, at Eclectica Contemporary in Cape Town. The show will be Mkize's fifth solo exhibition.
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South AfricaFestival: Cape Town International Animation Festival
• When: Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:00 to 17:30; Saturday, 4 March 2017, 10:00 to late; Sunday, 5 March 2017, 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: The River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The annual Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) is once again running over three days and will feature a handful of South African comics creators on the programme and in the Artist Alley.
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South AfricaLaunch: Alles Het Niet Kom Wôd By Nathan Trantraal, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 9 March 2017, 17:30 to 19:30
• Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Nathan Trantraal, one of the creators of Coloureds and Crossroads, is also a gifted poet. He will be launching his latest collection at The Book Lounge and will be in conversation with Roché Kester (in Afrikaans).‏


South AfricaCourse: The Art Of Comics, Cape Town
• When: Tuesdays, 7 March 2017 to 25 April 2017, 18:00 to 20:30
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Andy Mason, a cartoonist and comic creator who works under the pen name N.D. Mazin and is particularly known for Blue Mamba, and Archie Birch, the creator of The Number 1 Game, along with Robyn Hosking, are presenting an eight-week course on the theory and practice of making comics. Participants can jump into single sessions or take part in the entire course for a discount.
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South AfricaExhibition: The Humble Beginnings Exhibition And Doodle Night, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 9 March 2017, 18:00 to 21:00 (opening night); Friday, 10 March 2017, to Thursday, 23 March 2017 Saturday, 15 April 2017, 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: An exhibition featuring work by members of Open Art Cape Town will be opening at The Drawing Room. The evening will also include a drink-and-draw doodling event.
Please Note: The exhibition has been extended until Easter weekend.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Fresh Romance Volume 2
• When: Thursday, 9 March 2017, to Friday, 7 April 2017, 13:18 (SAST/CAT/GMT+2)
• What: Emet Comics is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new volume of the Fresh Romance comics anthology, which will feature Under The Oak Trees, the first part of a three-part series by Sally Jane Thompson that will be continued in future volumes.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 11 March 2017, 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. You'll also be able to view the Humble Beginnings art exhibition.
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South AfricaLaunch: The Asmaul Husna Colouring Book Volume 2 By Shameema Dharsey, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 12 March 2017, from 10:30
• Where: Al-Ikhlaas Academia Library, 2nd Floor, Islamia College, 409 Imam Haron Road (Lansdowne Road), Lansdowne, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady and its sequel ... And Life Goes On, is launching the second volume of her adult-colouring-book project The Asmaul Husna Colouring Book, which features the many names of Allah.
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South AfricaWorkshop: ToonZA: The Art Of Comics, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 18 March 2017, 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Andy Mason, a cartoonist and comic creator who works under the pen name N.D. Mazin and is particularly known for Blue Mamba is presenting a series of half day comics-creation workshops in partnership with the District Six Museum Saturday Workshops.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 18 March 2017, 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. You'll also be able to view the Humble Beginnings art exhibition.
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GermanyBook Fair: Jason Masters At Leipzig Book Fair
• When: Thursday, 23 March 2017 to Sunday, 26 March 2017, 10:00 to 18:00 daily
• Where: Splitter stand (C100/B101 in Hall 1), Manga-Comic-Con, Leipzig Book Fair, Exhibition Centre Leipzig (Leipziger Messe), Leipzig, Germany
• What: Jason Masters will be appearing at Manga-Comic-Con, the comics, games, cosplay, and manga section of the Leipzig Book Fair, as a guest of Splitter, the German publisher of the James Bond books.
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South AfricaWorkshop: ToonZA KwikFix Workshop, Blown Away By Books Festival, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 24 March 2017, 15:00 to 16:00
• Where: Ocean View Library, Carina Close, Ocean View, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Andy Mason, a cartoonist and comic creator who works under the pen name N.D. Mazin and is particularly known for Blue Mamba is presenting a short workshop as part of the Blown Away By Books festival.
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South AfricaWorkshop: ToonZA: The Art Of Comics, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 25 March 2017, 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Andy Mason, a cartoonist and comic creator who works under the pen name N.D. Mazin and is particularly known for Blue Mamba is presenting a series of half day comics-creation workshops in partnership with the District Six Museum Saturday Workshops.
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South AfricaFundraising: Syria's Calling, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 1 April 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Rylands Primary School, 2 Carnie Road, Rylands Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of the comic The Cat Lady and its sequel ...And Life Goes On, as well as a collection of colouring books for adults and children, will be selling all her publications at the Syria's Calling fundraising event.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 1 April 2017, 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 AfricaExhibition: Pow! Boom! Bang! Exhibition, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 1 April 2017, to Sunday, 9 April 2017 Saturday, 15 April 2017, 09:00 to 20:00 daily
• Where: Yiull Damasco Artists' Studio, 56 Buckingham Avenue (corner of Rothesay Avenue), Craighall Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Yiull Damaso Artists’ Studio is hosting an exhibition of works by South African cartoonists and comics creators, including Zapiro, Gavin Thomson, Dov Fedler, Derek Bauer, John Curtis, Andy Mason, Chip Snaddon, Rico Schacherl, and Loyiso Mkize.
Please Note: The exhibition has been extended until 15 April.
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South AfricaConvention: ICON By The Sea 2017, Durban
• When: Friday, 7 April 2017, to Sunday, 9 April 2017
• Where: Old Mutual Sports Hall, University Of KwaZulu-Natal, Glenwood, Durban, South Africa
• What: The third ICON By The Sea geek convention will once again be taking place in Durban, this year at a bigger venue. The convention will feature comics, a cosplay competition, video games, and lots and lots and lots of board-game and tabletop-game tournaments.
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South AfricaExhibition: Tiny Art 2017, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 6 April 2017 (opening night); Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00, Saturdays, 09:00 to 14:00; Sundays, 09:00 to 13:00, until the end of April
• Where: South Peninsula Community Art Gallery, Units 9-11 (in the Old Post Office), Village Place, 3 Erica Road, Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The Tiny Art 2017 exhibition features small sized artworks by artists from the local community and includes one by cartoonist Gavin Thomson.
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South AfricaExhibition And Gallery Opening: Ahem!, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 13 April 2017, 18:00 to 21:00; exhibition running until the end of the month
• Where: Ahem!, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The Ahem! gallery will be launching in Observatory in Cape Town with an opening exhibition that will feature illustrations and comic work by both local and international comics creators, animators, and pop artists.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 13 April 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its new Thursday evening Sketch Meetups, to coincide with Art Thursdays in Observatory, at The Drawing Room. 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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ZimbabweConvention: Comexposed Comic Book Day 2, Harare, Zimbabwe
• When: Saturday, 22 April 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 fifth Comexposed mini event to showcase their publications and spend a day celebrating comics, cosplay, manga, and anime.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 22 April 2017, 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: Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its new evening 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 2017
• When: Saturday, 29 April 2017 to Monday, 1 May 2017
• Where: Ballroom, and Gallery and Auditorium Foyer, of the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The second annual FanCon Cape Town Comic Con will be taking place at a bigger venue in the city in 2017 and will be taking place over three days instead of two. The international guests include Ron Marz, Matt Hawkins, Laura Braga, John Layman, and Eric Powell.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Amazing Heroes Series 2, Featuring Stray
• When: Monday, 1 May 2017, to Tuesday, 6 June 2017 04:48 SAST (5 June 2017 US)
• What: Fresh Monkey Fiction is crowdfunding the production of Series 2 of Amazing Heroes, which features a Stray action figure. Limited-reward tiers include action figures signed by Stray co-creator Vito Delsante and two offers of original sketch art for the packaging by co-creator Sean Izaakse.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa
• When: Early May 2017, to Wednesday, 12 July 2017
• What: Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa is an animation and comics project by Awali Studios that's looking for funding assistance.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Doodle Night, Exclusive Books Cavendish, Cape Town
• When: Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 18:00 to 19:30
• Where: Exclusive Books Cavendish, Shop LG157, Lower Ground Floor, Cavendish Square, Cavendish Street, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The Cavendish branch of Exclusive Books, in Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town, will be holding a doodle night. The event is free and open to anyone who wants to participate.
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WorldwideFestival: Free Comic Book Day 2017
• When: Saturday, 6 May 2017
• 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 and Central City Comics in Johannesburg will be holding a fundraising event for the SPCA.
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South AfricaFCBD: Readers Den Comic Shop, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 6 May 2017, 09:00 to 19:00 (Tyger Valley) / 10:00 to 15:00 (Claremont)
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop 148b, Basement Level, Tyger Valley Centre, corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop G19, Stadium On Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Both branches of Readers Den Comic Shop will be offering one free comic to everyone, plus extra comics and merchandise for customers with ongoing subscriptions and customers who spend over certain thresholds on the day.
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South AfricaFCBD: Central City Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 6 May 2017, from 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Central City Comics will be holding a fundraising event for the SPCA as its way to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. The event will include cosplay competitions (for pets and people), stalls and food, and an artists' alley, as well as a discount for customers who donate money, food, or pet supplies to the SPCA on the day.
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South AfricaFCBD: AWX @ The Nexus, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 6 May 2017, from 09:00 to 18:00
• Where: AWX @ The Nexus, 21 Harley Street, Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: AWX @ The Nexus will be holding a Free Comic Day Event that will include signings and art by local comics creators such as Sean Izaakse, Jason Masters, Nas Hoosen, Greg Nell, and Manu Kongolo.
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South AfricaFCBD: Cosmic Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 6 May 2017, from 09:00 to 17:00 (queue activities start at 06:00)
• What: Cosmic Comics, 225 Beyers Naudé Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
• Where: Cosmic Comics will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day with thousands of comics giveaways, as well as lucky draws, cosplay competitions (for adults and kids), and fundraising activities for Woodrock Animal Sanctuary.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 11 May 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its new evening 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 AfricaFestival: Kingsmead Book Fair, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 13 May 2017, from 08:30 to 18:00
• Where: Kingsmead College, 132 Oxford Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: A number of South African comics creators are appearing on two panels at the 6th annual Kingsmead Book Fair in Johannesburg.
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South AfricaFestival: Franschhoek Literary Festival
• When: Friday, 19 May 2017 to Sunday, 21 May 2017
• Where: Various locations around Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
• What: A number of South Arican comics creators and cartoonists will be featured on the 2017 Franschhoek Literary Festival programme.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 20 May 2017, 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, 27 May 2017, 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: Open Book Festival
• When: Thursday, 1 June 2017, to Friday, 30 June 2017
• What: The Open Book Festival is running a crowdfunding campaign to help it to generate more funds for this year's event and to keep it independent.
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South AfricaWonder Woman Day: Readers Den Comic Shop, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 3 June 2017, 09:00 to 19:00 (Tyger Valley) / 10:00 to 15:00 (Claremont)
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop 148b, Basement Level, Tyger Valley Centre, corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop G19, Stadium On Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Both branches of Readers Den Comic Shop will be celebrating Wonder Woman Day with a special offer of 10% off all Wonder Woman comics, graphic novels, figurines, and merchandise and there will be a goodie bag of Wonder Woman items for everyone who spends R200 or more. Wonder Woman cosplayers will also be at the Claremont store for photo opportunities.
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South AfricaWonder Woman Day: Central City Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 3 June 2017, from 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Central City Comics will be celebrating Wonder Woman Day with a 15% discount on all Wonder Woman merchandise.
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South AfricaWonder Woman Day: Cosmic Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 3 June 2017, from 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Cosmic Comics, 225 Beyers Naudé Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Cosmic Comics will be celebrating Wonder Woman Day with a buy one, get one free offer on all Wonder Woman back issues and will also be giving a Wonder Woman goodie bag to the first 50 customers who make a purchase.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 8 June 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its new evening Sketch Meetups at The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery in Observatory, to coincide with Art Thursdays 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: Reversible Journeys, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 18:00 (opening night); Saturday, 17 June 2017, 10:00 (walkabout); exhibition closes 31 July 2017
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The art exhibition Reversible Journeys: Painting Through The Middle Passage will be opening at The Hive in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on 15 June 2017, with a walkabout scheduled for Saturday, 17 June 2017. Paintings by South African comics creator N.D. Mazin (the alter ego of Andy Mason), as well as Chas Unwin, Lizza Littlewort, Elaine Millin, Cynthia McPherson, and Angela Hough are featured in the show.
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South AfricaMarket: I Deserve It Pre Eid Festival, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 16 June 2017, 14:30 to 17:30 and 20:30 to 23:00; Saturday, 17 June 2017, 09:00 to 17:00; Sunday, 18 June 2017, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Wynberg Civic Centre (Wittebome Civic Centre), corner of Rosmead Avenue and Byrnes Avenue, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics (see The Cat Lady video review) and colouring books (see the Asmaul Husna news highlight video) at the Pre Eid Market being organised by I Deserve It.
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South AfricaConvention: ICON, Johannesburg
• When: Friday, 16 June 2017, 09:00 to 18:00; Saturday, 17 June 2017, 09:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 18 June 2017, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Hall 2, Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: The annual ICON geek convention, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will be running over three days in June on the long weekend. The international guests are James L Sutter, co-creator of the Pathfinder RPG by Paizo, the creative director of the Starfinder RPG, and the managing editor of Paizo Publishing, and cosplayer Linda Le (Vampy Bit Me).
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 17 June 2017, 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, 24 June 2017, 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 AfricaMarket: Stop Stress Market Day Youth Event, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 1 July 2017, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Laerskool Simon Van Der Stel, Waterloo Green, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics and colouring books at a "stop stress" market in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town that is being organised by the South African Psoriasis Association. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is worsened by stress.
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UKFestival: Sally Jane Thompson At Forbidden Planet For Small Press Day, Nottingham
• When: Saturday, 8 July 2017, all day
• Where: Forbidden Planet Nottingham, 19/23 Friar Lane, Nottingham, England, NG1 6DA
• 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 on 8 July.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 8 July 2017, 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: Thursday, 13 July 2017, 18:00 to 20:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its new evening Sketch Meetups at The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery in Observatory, to coincide with Art Thursdays 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. Please note that this sketch meetup will be ending slightly earlier than usual as The Drawing Room is hosting a music event from 21:00 with a cover charge. Doodlers are welcome to stay for the music but will have to pay to do so.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 22 July 2017, 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) 2017, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 28 July 2017, 10:00 to 18:00; Saturday, 29 July 2017, 10:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 30 July 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Exhibition Halls 1 and 2, CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The third EGE is once again taking place in Cape Town in July at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. While the focus is on gaming Readers Den Comic Shop will be at the event to promote comics and geek culture. The team behind Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa will also be at the event, at stand CC9. See the calendar page for ticketing information and extra notes.
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South AfricaTalk: Friends Of Design Concept Art Guest Talk With Nico Lee Lazarus, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 28 July 2017, from 17:30
• Where: Friends Of Design, 2nd Floor, HAK House, 186 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Nico Lee Lazarus, a Johannesburg based concept artist (and occasional comics contributor - he was credited with "additional concepts" in Darker Forces: Degeneration/Darker Forces: Devastation, by Velocity), will be in Cape Town so arts training school Friends Of Design has grabbed him to give a talk on concept art, which is open to the public.
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South AfricaFestival: Welcome To Geekdom Day, Central City Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 29 July 2017, from 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Central City Comics will be holding a "Welcome To Geekdom" day to introduce and celebrate geeky fandoms.
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South AfricaMarket: Halaal Goods Market, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 29 July 2017, 15:00 to 20:00, and Sunday, 30 July 2017, 09:30 to 16:30
• Where: The Tin Factory, 20 Archimedes Street, Kramerville, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics and colouring books at the Halaal Goods Market in Johannesburg, which will be focussing on designer goods, as well as artisanal halaal food and non-alcoholic drinks.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 5 August 2017, 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 AfricaPromotion: Central City Comics Pop And Shop, Johannesburg
• When: Wednesday, 9 August 2017
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Central City Comics is holding a Women's Day promotional event during which female customers will be invited to pop a balloon for a prize, which might be a shopping discount, free items, or a mystery prize.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its Thursday evening Sketch Meetups, coinciding with Art Thursdays in Observatory, at its usual haunt, The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery. 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: Tretchikoff Homage Exhibition, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:00 to 22:00 (opening night); exhibition closes end September 2017
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Ahem is hosting an exhibition paying homage to artist Vladimir Tretchikoff in collaboration with the Consulate General of Russia. South African comics creators and collaborators Daniël Hugo, Gerhard Human, Ben Winfield, and Caroline Vos are participating in the exhibition.
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South AfricaExhibition: Unfinished Stories, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:00 (opening night); Saturday, 12 August 2017, 10:00 (walkabout); Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 19:00 (talkabout); exhibition closes 30 September 2017
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The art exhibition Unfinished Stories (Post-Pop Monologues With Dialogic Intent) will be featuring art by several comics-creating members of the ToonZA collective, including N.D. Mazin (the alter ego of Andy Mason), Luntu Vumazonke, Su Opperman, Chip Snaddon, Maya Lemaitre, Tegan Phillips, and Shaun Ballakistan.
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South AfricaExpo: Cape Town Pre Eid Expo
• When: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Belgravia Secondary School Hall, Veld Road, Belgravia Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics and colouring books at this year's Cape Town Pre Eid Expo, which is once again being organised by Elegant Muslimah SA.
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South AfricaMarket: Winter Pre Eid Market, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 26 August 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Darul Islam Hall, corner of Wilhelmus Road and Genootskap Road, Surrey Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics and colouring books at this year's Winter Pre Eid Market.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 26 August 2017, 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 AfricaLaunch: Skree Alleen Video Installation, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 1 September 2017, from 18:00 (opening night); exhibition runs for one week
• Where: Welgemeend, 2 Welgemeend Street (on the Hoërskool Jan Van Riebeek grounds), Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Willem Samuel's band Skree Alleen will be launching its video installation, Deur Die Karoo, which incorporates comic art and music, as part of a larger exhibition featuring art by alumni of Hoërskool Jan Van Riebeek in Cape Town.
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South AfricaConvention: Stelcon, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Academia Hall, Stellenbosch University, corner of Banghoek Road and Bosman Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
• What: This year's one-day geek convention in Stellenbosch, themed "Creatures Of The Deep", will feature tabletop games, craft workshops, and stalls. Readers Den Comic Shop will have a stand at the event.
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South AfricaFestival: Con•ect 2017, Port Elizabeth
• When: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 10:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 3 September 2017, 10:00 to 18:00
• Where: Baywest Mall, 100 Baywest Boulevard, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
• What: Con•ect 2017 will be celebrating e-sports, cosplay, games, and comics in Port Elizabeth. The team from Awali Studios will be promoting Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa at the festival.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Drawn Together @Ahem Featuring Christi Du Toit, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 14:30 to 18:30
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Ahem, the concept art and animation gallery in Observatory, Cape Town, that opened in April is hosting one of its new regular meet-and-greet sketch meetups. This meetup will feature artist Christi Du Toit. While it's not specifically a South African comics event you can always find some of the local comics creators in attendance.
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South AfricaFestival: Open Book Comics Fest
• When: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, to Sunday, 10 September 2017
• Where: Various venues near The District 6 Homecoming Centre, Caledon Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The festival will comprise workshops, panel discussions, and more, with most of the events happening on 9 and 10 September 2017.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 9 September 2017, 11:00 to 13:00
• 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. Please note that this meetup is ending earlier than usual so that participants can then attend afternoon sessions at Open Book Comics Fest.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 14 September 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its Thursday evening Sketch Meetups, as part of Art Thursdays in Observatory, at its usual haunt, The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery. 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: Comics & Concepts, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 14 September 2017, from 18:00 (opening night); Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00; exhibition closes 28 October 2017
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Comics & Concepts, a group exhibition paying homage to artists and comics creators Jean Giraud (Mœbius) and Frank Frazetta, is opening at Ahem. The exhibition will comprise work by 12 artists from five countries, including South African comics creator Daniël Hugo and South African cartoonist Gavin Thomson.
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South AfricaExhibition: Traces, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 14 September 2017, from 18:30 (opening night); Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00; exhibition closes 27 October 2017
• Where: WHOW Studios, 2 Ixia Street (corner of Protea Street and Ixia Street), Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Two watercolour paintings by Maya LeMaitre are included in the group exhibition Traces, which is being hosted by WHOW Studios in Durbanville, Cape Town.
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South AfricaExhibition: Zen L Pop-Up Exhibition, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 14 September 2017, 18:00 to 21:00 (opening night); weekdays from Friday, 15 September 2017 to Thursday, 12 October 2017, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Framing Place, 46 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Work by Zen L of Farukon Studios, including some of the large-format canvas panels from his comic Pinnacle City #1: Fāroh And The Dickhead!! Cannibals, is on display at Framing Place in Observatory, Cape Town as part of September's Art Thursdays events. Some of his comics and merchandise items are also available.
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South AfricaExhibition: Typo-Graffik, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 14 September 2017, from 18:00 (opening night); Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00; Saturday, 09:00 to 14:00; exhibition closes 12 October 2017
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The Drawing Room, a café and gallery in Observatory, Cape Town, is hosting a typography exhibition. It primarily features work by Alicia Mcfadzean (Cheeky Observer) but there are also (NSFW) pieces by South African comics creator Danielle Albertyn/Milo Wildcat and contributions by Keith Vlahakis.
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UKFestival And Convention: Sally Jane Thompson At Thought Bubble 2017, Leeds
• When: Festival: Monday, 18 September 2017, to Sunday, 24 September 2017; Convention: Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, 24 September 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Various venues in the city centre, Leeds, England
• What: Comics creator Sally Jane Thompson, who was born in South Africa and is now permanently in the UK, will have a table at the Cookridge Street Marquee during the convention.
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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.
Please Note: This exhibition closed early (on 1 April) so if you were planning to go during April or May you've missed your opportunity.
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WorldwideFestival: Batman Day
• When: Saturday, 23 September 2017
• What: Batman Day is becoming an annual comics event in which Batman, or the Batman universe, is celebrated with free comics. This year Harley Quinn is celebrating her 25th anniversary so the focus will be on her.
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South AfricaPromotion: Heritage Day Weekend At Central City Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 23 September 2017, to Sunday, 24 September 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Central City Comics in Johannesburg is holding a Heritage Day festival over the Heritage Day long weekend. The festival will include a Live Write Event with comics creator Abi Godsell on Saturday, 23 September 2017, from 11:00 and a pop and shop promotion that runs through the entire weekend.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 23 September 2017, 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 AfricaTheatre: Skop, Cape Town
• When: Friday, 29 September 2017, 17:00; Saturday, 30 September 2017, 18:00; Sunday, 1 October 2017, 16:00
• Where: Bindery Lab, UCT Little Theatre Complex, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Sjaka S Septembir, one of the co-creators of Bal-Oog & Brommel, is also an accomplished actor who is participating in a show that forms part of this year's Cape Town Fringe Festival.
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South AfricaFestival: Readers Den Comic Shop 25th Anniversary, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 30 September 2017
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop 148b, Basement Level, Tyger Valley Centre, corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop G19, Stadium On Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Readers Den Comic Shop in Cape Town will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at both its stores. It will be delaying Batman Day by a week and incorporating the celebrations into its anniversary event.
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WorldwideEvent: Inktober 2017, Worldwide
• When: Sunday, 1 October 2017, to Tuesday, 31 October 2017
• What: The annual Inktober art event, which was begun by US artist Jake Parker in 2009, begins, as always, on 1 October. Participants are encouraged to create a drawing or doodle a day, in ink, for the course of the month and post it online on social media.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Inktober: Kick Off with Ahem! @Open Streets, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 1 October 2017, 10:00 to 15:00
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Ahem is taking part in Cape Town's Open Streets initiative on 1 October, in which a five kilometre stretch of the Main Road from Observatory to the city centre will be closed to road traffic to facilitate on-foot interaction, by hosting an Inktober kick-off event.
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South AfricaFestival: Sunday Edition #1 - October 2017, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 1 October 2017, 11:00 to 17:00
• Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Sunday Edition is a new eight-event initiative taking place at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, that will combine music, food, and underground publishing. Of note for South African comics fans is the inclusion of zines, which will be for sale at each of the events.
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South AfricaExhibition: Secret Messages, Johannesburg
• When: Thursday, 5 October 2017, 18:30 (opening night) to Saturday, 28 October 2017; Wednesday to Friday, 09:30 to 15:00; Saturdays 09:30 to 13:00
• Where: No End Contemporary Art Space, 60 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: No End Contemporary Art Space in Johannesburg is hosting a solo exhibition of work by Jean de Wet, a prolific zine creator and artist based in Cape Town. The exhibition will showcase new prints and drawings.
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South AfricaExpo: rAge Expo 2017, Johannesburg
• When: Friday, 6 October 2017, 10:00 to 18:00; Saturday, 7 October 2017, 09:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 8 October 2017, 09:00 to 16:00
• Where: The Dome, corner of Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, North Riding, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: The annual rAge video gaming, computer, technology, e-sports, and geek-culture exhibition is once again taking place at The Dome in Johannesburg. Although the focus is on video games and e-sports the event will feature an artists' alley organised by Legion Ink and Central City Comics will have a stand selling comics and merchandise.
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South AfricaMarket: HalaalGoods Market 2.0, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 7 October 2017, 10:00 to 21:00 (VIP access from 08:00; Sunday, 8 October 2017, 10:00 to 18:00 (VIP access from 08:00)
• Where: Fox Junction Event Venue, 1 Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey, the creator of The Cat Lady will be selling her colouring books at the HalaalGoods Market 2.0 in Johannesburg, which will be focussing on designer goods, as well as artisanal halaal food and non-alcoholic drinks.
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South AfricaWorkshop: Cartoonist Workshop With Gavin Thomson, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 7 October 2017, 08:30 to 12:30
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Gavin Thomson, who is best known as the illustrator of Mama Taxi, with Deni Brown, and Treknet, with Dave Gomersall, will be hosting a half day cartooning workshop at Ahem in Observatory, Cape Town.
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South AfricaFestival: Muizenberg Open Studio Tour, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 7 October 2017, to Sunday, 8 October 2017; 10:00 to 16:00 daily
• Where: Various locations around Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa (see the calendar entry for details)
• What: Muizenberg, a suburb in Cape Town, is hosting the Muizenberg Festival from 1 to 15 October 2017, which includes the Muizenberg Open Studio Tour arts festival over the weekend of 7/8 October 2017 in which artists from the area are opening their homes, studios, and work places to the public. Three South African comics creators are involved in the event.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 7 October 2017, 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: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its Thursday evening Sketch Meetups, as part of Art Thursdays in Observatory, at its usual haunt, The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery. 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: Inktober In Bohemia | A Black & White Exhibition, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 12 October 2017, from 18:00 (opening night); Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00; exhibition closes 25 November 2017
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Inktober In Bohemia, a South Africans-only group exhibition featuring black and white illustrations, is opening at Ahem as part of October's Art Thursdays events in Observatory. The exhibition will comprise work by 12 artists, including comics and zine creators Anja "Nanna" Venter, Maya LeMaitre, and Stephanie Simpson.
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South AfricaLaunch: Bal-Oog & Brommel, Bloemfontein
• When: Thursday, 12 October 2017, from 18:00
• Where: Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein, South Africa
• What: Sjaka S Septembir and Swart Streep will be launching their Afrikaans graphic novel Bal-Oog & Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat, which they co-created with Willem Samuel, in Bloemfontein.
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South AfricaArtist Talk And Zine Launch: Movement And Its Limitation Within An Environment, Johannesburg
• When: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 18:00 to 20:00
• Where: David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Artist Quinten Edward Williams will be launching his art project Movement And Its Limitation Within An Environment and a related zine at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg.
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ZimbabweConvention: Comexposed 2017, Harare
• When: Saturday, 14 October 2017, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: The Jam Tree, 40 Bargate Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
• What: The Zimbabwean comics community will be gathering in Harare at another Comexposed convention to showcase their publications and spend a day celebrating comics.
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UKConvention: Nottingham Comic Convention
• When: Saturday, 14 October 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Nottingham Conference Centre (entrance via Nottingham Trent University Newton Building on Goldsmith Street), Nottingham, England, NG1 4BU
• What: South African born comics creator Sally Jane Thompson, who is now based in England, will have a table at this year's Nottingham Comic Convention.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 21 October 2017, 18:00 to 21:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its Thursday evening Sketch Meetups, as part of Art Thursdays in Observatory, at its usual haunt, The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery. 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, 28 October 2017
• What: Halloween ComicFest is an annual comics event, similar to Free Comic Book Day, in which comic shops all over the world celebrate Halloween by giving free horror-themed comic books to customers. This full list of comics that will be released for the event this year is available here. Readers Den Comic Shop in Cape Town and Central City Comics in Johannesburg will be participating in the event.
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South AfricaFestival: Halloween ComicFest, Readers Den Comic Shop, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 28 October 2017
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop 148b, Basement Level, Tyger Valley Centre, corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop G19, Stadium On Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Halloween ComicFest is an annual comics event, similar to Free Comic Book Day, in which comic shops all over the world celebrate Halloween by giving free horror-themed comic books to customers. Both branches of Readers Den Comic Shop in Cape Town will be participating in the event.
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South AfricaFestival: Halloween ComicFest, Central City Comics, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 28 October 2017, 10:00 to 16:00
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Halloween ComicFest is an annual comics event, similar to Free Comic Book Day, in which comic shops all over the world celebrate Halloween by giving free horror-themed comic books to customers. Central City Comics in Johannesburg will be participating in the event.
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South AfricaExhibition: Batt Butt Supermarket, Johannesburg
• When: Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 18:30 to 21:30 (opening night) to Saturday, 25 November 2017; Wednesdays to Fridays: 09:30 to 15:00; Saturdays: 09:30 to 13:00
• Where: No End Contemporary Art Space, 60 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: No End Contemporary Art Space in Johannesburg is hosting the Batt Butt Supermarket zine and print exhibition, featuring over 70 works. New issues of Batt Butt will also be available at the event.
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South AfricaFestival: Sunday Edition #2 - November 2017, Cape Town
• When: Sunday, 12 November 2017, 12:00 to 18:00
• Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Sunday Edition is a new eight-event initiative taking place at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, that will combine music, food, and underground publishing. Of note for South African comics fans is the inclusion of zines, which will be for sale at each of the events.
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South AfricaLaunch: Hasta La Gupta, Baby!, Zapiro's 22nd Annual, Cape Town
• When: Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 17:30 for 18:00
• Where: The Yard Cape Town, Silo 4, Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro is launching his 22nd annual, titled Hasta La Gupta, Baby!, in Cape Town at The Yard. The event will include an appearance by Pravin Gordhan, the former minister of The Department Of Finance.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 18 November 2017, 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 AfricaLaunch: Hasta La Gupta, Baby!, Zapiro's 22nd Annual, Johannesburg
• When: Monday, 27 November 2017, 17:30 for 18:00
• Where: Better Joburg Saxonwold Shebeen, 91 Oxford Road, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro is launching his 22nd annual, titled Hasta La Gupta, Baby!, in Johannesburg at Better Joburg Saxonwold Shebeen.
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South AfricaLaunch: 50 People Who Stuffed Up The World, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 17:30 for 18:00
• Where: Wordsworth Books, Gardens Shopping Centre, corner of Mill Street and Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro is the artist behind 50 People Who Stuffed Up The World, a comedy/history book by authors Alexander Parker and Tim Richman that is being launched in Cape Town.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 December 2017, 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 a few blocks from its usual meetup point 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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South AfricaBook Signing: Hasta La Gupta, Baby, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 December 2017, 13:00 to 14:30
• Where: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Cartoonist Zapiro will be at The Book Lounge in Cape Town to promote and sign copies of his latest annual, Hasta La Gupta, Baby.
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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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South AfricaExhibition: The Spiritual Grunge, Cape Town
• When: Tuesday, 12 December 2017, to Wednesday, 31 January 2018; 09:00 to 16:00 weekdays
• Where: Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, 2nd Floor, 9 Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The group mash-up exhibition The Spiritual Grunge, which is on at the Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, features fine art work by Conrad Botes of Bitterkomix fame, including a sculpture and the new painting To Bring You My Love.
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South AfricaExhibition: Beach & Berg, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 14 December 2017, 18:00 to 20:00 (opening night); exhibition runs until Wednesday, 28 February 2018
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The exhibition Beach & Berg, which aims to determine whether there is a Muizenberg aesthetic, is running at The Hive in Muizenberg. The exhibition features artworks by Muizenberg locals, as well as a few guests from further afield in the South Peninsula. Work by South African comics creators and cartoonists ND Mazin, Gavin Thomson, Chip Snaddon, Robyn-Jade "Pob" Hoskin, Tyler Pike, and Tegan Phillips is included in the event. Particularly notable is a multi-page wordless comic by Tyler Pike.
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