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Drawing on Zapiro’s astonishing range of cartoons of Madiba (as Nelson Mandela is affectionately known in South Africa) from the late 1980s to the present, this handsome book is political cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro’s personal tribute to the great man of our time. In addition to the classic cartoons there are personal anecdotes about Zapiro’s first political cartoons, his meetings with Madiba, commentary on the stories and inspiration behind the cartoons, and the responses Zapiro has had to his Madiba drawings. There are doodles and sketches, as well as hand-colored works and black-and-white cartoons. The book is beautifully presented in hardback and is a treasured piece of memorabilia.
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Zapiro is a well-known controversial cartoonist and a national treasure. His cartoons appear locally in the Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and Sowetan as well as in international magazines. In addition he has held several solo and group exhibitions internationally. He was voted one of the world’s Top 20 cartoonists and in 2007 received the Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Zapiro is married and lives with his family in Cape Town.Review:
“... (N)obody in South Africa can match the ability of the cartoonist Zapiro to slice all the way to the funny bone.”
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Book Description Double Storey Publishers, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1770130047