South African Comics Calendar Of Events: 2019 Archive


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Past events, launches, and conventions that South African comics creators participated in during 2018.

Welcome to the South African Comics Calendar Of Events archive page for 2018. For current events please see the calendar home page.

South AfricaExhibition: Our Spice Islands, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 3 January 2019, to Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10:00 to 18:00 daily
• Where: V&A Waterfront, Quay 6, Jetty 2, Luggage Hall, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: During his time on Fleur De Passion Kannemeyer produced a few cartoons and works of art, facsimiles of which are on exhibition as past of The Ocean Mapping Expedition's Our Spice Islands exhibition, which collects the art and cartoons produced by artists from around the world who have spent time on the boat.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The first Open Art Cape Town Sketch Meetup for 2019 is taking place 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: Learn The Basics Of Watercolours With Danelle Malan, Franschhoek
• When: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 10:00 to 12:00
• Where: The Work Shed, Main Road (between Grande Provence and Franschhoek Country Villas), Franschhoek, South Africa
• What: Cottonstar co-creator Danelle Malan is presenting a two hour watercolour workshop for beginners at The Work Shed in Franschhoek. Malan has previously taught a watercolour workshop as part of the Open Book Comics Fest in Cape Town.
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WorldwideEvent: Hourly Comic Day 2019, Worldwide
• When: Friday, 1 February 2019
• What: Hourly Comic Day is an annual event that takes place on 1 February in which comics creators create a short comic, comic strip, or comic panel every hour they are awake, usually to depict the events of their day, although that is not a prerequisite.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Em Is For Monsters, Worldwide
• When: Friday, 1 February 2019 to Sunday, 31 March 2019
• What: Stephen Spinas is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his 30-page comic Em Is For Monsters.
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WorldwideCall For Submissions: You Died: An Anthology Of The Afterlife, Worldwide
• When: 1 February 2019 to 28 February 2019
• What: Iron Circus Comics is seeking proposals for submissions for its latest comics anthology, which will be themed around death positivity. Creators from anywhere in the world, working either solo or as a team, are invited to submit their ideas.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is holding one of its regular Sketch Meetups at its usual Saturday morning venue, 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: Loyiso Mkize's EXDS, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 7 February 2019, 18:00 to 21:00 (opening night); Friday, 15 February 2019, 09:30 to late (live painting event); weekdays: 09:30 to 17:00; Saturdays: 09:30 to 13:30; exhibition closes around mid March
• Where: Eclectica Contemporary, 69 Burg Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: A solo exhibition featuring fine art by Kwezi's Loyiso Mkize is opening at Eclectica Contemporary in Cape Town during the city's February First Thursdays event. Mkize will be in attendance at the opening and the art will be for sale through the gallery. He will also be at the gallery on 15 February 2019 for the whole day as he works on his exhibition pieces, which are ongoing arts projects.
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South AfricaMeetup: #BookClubSaturday For Mohale Mashigo's The Yearning, Johannesburg
• When: Saturday, 16 February 2019, 13:30 to 15:30
• Where: Exclusive Books, Sandton City, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Kwezi writer Mohale Mashigo's debut novel will be the featured book at Literary Alliance's February #BookClubSaturday event, which will be taking place at Exclusive Books in Sandton City in Johannesburg. The intention of the event is for fans to gather to discuss the book. Mashigo is not officially part of the programme but she has hinted that if she is available and in the city she may attend to hear the discussion and meet some of her readers.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Bal-Oog & Brommel Volume 2, Worldwide
• When: Saturday, 16 February 2019 to Monday, 18 March 2019
• What: The Bal-Oog & Brommel team is running a crowdfunding campaign on Thundafund to cover the production and printing costs of the second graphic novel in the series.
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South AfricaFestival: Woordfees 2019, Stellenbosch
• When: Friday, 1 March 2019, to Sunday, 10 March 2019
• Where: Various venues around Stellenbosch and Stellenbosch University/Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
• What: The programme for the 2019 Woodfees festival, which is hosted in various venues in and around Stellenbosch by Stellenbosch University, features a number of South African comics related events, including a presentation by Zapiro and three performances of Bal-Oog En Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 March 2019, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is holding one of its regular Sketch Meetups at its usual Saturday morning venue, 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: First Thursdays Warm Up With Jean De Wet, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00 (Jean de Wet's DJ set; entire event ends at 00:00)
• Where: The Gin Bar, 64A Wale Street (go through the Honest Chocolate entrance to the back), Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Fine artist and prolific zine creator Jean de Wet is playing a DJ set at The Gin Bar as part of the March 2019 First Thursdays Warm Up event in Cape Town. His work will also be on exhibition at the venue.
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South AfricaConvention: Cape Town International Animation Festival 2019
• When: Friday, 8 March 2019, 10:00 to 21:30; Saturday, 9 March 2019, 10:00 to 21:30; Sunday, 10 March 2019, 10:00 to 16:45
• Where: The River Club, corner of Liesbeek Parkway and Observatory Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Although the 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival is, of course, an animation event two artists that have worked on South African comics - Ben Winfield and Caroline Vos - are appearing on the programme on the Saturday.
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South AfricaMarket: HalaalGoodsMarket March 2019, Johannesburg
• When: Fox Junction Event Venue, 1 Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey is launching the third volume of her Asmaul Husna colouring book series, The Asmaul Husna: The 99 Names Of Allah Volume 3 Wondrous Nature, at the sixth HalaalGoodsMarket in Johannesburg, where her comics and other colouring books will also be available for purchase.
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South AfricaFestival: Japan Day 2019 Rugby Edition, Stellenbosch
• When: Saturday, 16 March 2019, 09:00 to 15:00
• Where: Oude Libertas Slow Market, Oude Libertas, Oude Libertas Road (off the R310), Stellenbosch, South Africa
• What: The Office Of The Consul Of Japan in Cape Town is hosting the seventh annual Japan Day at Oude Libertas Slow Market in Stellenbosch. Readers Den Comic Shop will have a stand at the event (likely selling manga and figurines).
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South AfricaConvention: UCON 2019, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 16 March 2019, to Sunday, 17 March 2019; 10:00 to 18:00 daily
• Where: SunExhibits, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: In 2019 UCON, the anime, manga, comics, gaming, and pop-culture convention organised by the University Of Cape Town's Genshiken society will be partnering with ACGL's Afresports e-sports event to form a mega convention at GrandWest.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 16 March 2019, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is holding one of its regular Sketch Meetups at its usual Saturday morning venue, 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: Hellboy Day, Worldwide
• When: Saturday, 23 March 2019, from 09:00 to 19:00
• 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
• When: Saturday, 23 March 2019, from 10:00 to 15:00
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop G19, Stadium On Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Saturday, 23 March 2019 has been designated Hellboy Day, in honour of the 25th anniversary of comic creator Mike Mignola's Hellboy, which is being celebrated at comic book stores worldwide. In South Africa both Readers Den Comic Shop stores will be celebrating the day by offering a free special-edition comic, double-sided poster, button badge, and bookmark with every purchase over R100.
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South AfricaConvention: ComicEx Cape Town 2019
• When: Saturday, 23 March 2019, to Sunday, 24 March 2019; 10:30 to 18:30 daily
• Where: SunExhibits, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The second ComicEx Cape Town will once again be taking place at GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World in Goodwood. Very little information is available on the event, which has also been hosted in Johannesburg and Durban, but apparently it will feature "gaming, cosplay, tech, music, comic books and figurines, artist alley, dance, magicians, hypnotists, photo booths, comedians, snow dome, popup movies, Nerf Gun Battle Zone, merch stalls, VR, live entertainment, pinball machines, climbing walls, surf simulator, gladiator jousting podiums, bumper rides, competitions and giveaways, and so much more."
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