Conrad works from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and has been cartooning for more than twenty years. He obtained two certificates, two diplomas and three degrees, including a master's degree in Anthropology.
Besides cartooning, he also lectures research methodology and marketing research at college level. He developed a form of cartooning which aims to be extremely receptive to the reader's mind and eye, and one that employs clear, simplified and rounded shapes. Yet also contains enough detail which aims to stimulate viewer curiosity.
His favorite cartoon genre is the cartoon horror genre, where the correct use of shapes and form, and a sense of dark homour, can deliver the most unexpected twist. He finds that this genre is still relatively unexplored and open to a wide variety of cartoon styles.
Conrad prefers cartooning by hand. He predominantly works with pencils, pens and inks, with a limited amount of colour on clear white or coloured paper. He also works in watercolours and sometimes enjoys enhancing cartoons with Paint.
He has done a large amount of cartoons for corporate and private projects, such as brochures, and teaching and training manuals.
If you ask me what my most memorable childhood memory is, I would have to answer, children books. Books like 'Cat in the Hat' by Dr Seus and 'My Bruin Beer Bennie'.
I have to confess that I was not one of those children that sat still while my mom read to me, instead I would entertain myself for hours as I studied the bright colours of the drawings. This was where I fell in love with pictures.
Illustration has always been my passion and my creative outlet.
I studied Graphic Design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, where I recieved my BA in Applied Design.
After completing my studies in 2008, I worked for a small design studio in Paarl, before opening my own studio in March 2011. I decided that my studio would not just specialise in graphic design and web development but also my true passion, illustration.
Transkei born, pretoria based illustrator/graphic designer, Brent completed honours in graphic design at Tshwane University of Technology, with various awards including best visual communication and best all round student.
He also got merit awards for Antalis 'art of design' 2010 and the Student Goldpack design award 2010. Brent specializes in vector illustration, character concepts and poster design. He is inspired by local trends, great design, music and coffee.