I studied at Rhodes University (majoring in journalism and philosophy), with the intention of getting into political cartooning and newspaper comic strips.
After that I began working as a freelance cartoonist, writer and illustrator, and have been doing that full time for the last five years.
I have done work for a number of educational publishers (Pearson, Maskew Miller Longman, Oxford University Press and Macmillan) as well as several newspapers and magazines (Ride magazine, Men’s health, The Bolander). I have written comics and comic strips for Strika entertainment (Supa Strikas, etc) and also storyboarded the weekly Supa Strikas comic strip featured in the Sunday Times. I previously did a weekly comic strip for www.sagoodnews.com, and I continue to have a monthly comic strip featured in Ride magazine as well as a weekly comic strip in YOU magazine called "Odd Jobz".
While my style has some flexibility, I specialise in cartoons. My biggest strength is in my ability to write and draw comic strips and cartoons. All my work is done digitally, after the initial pencil sketching. I am fairly proficient in Illustrator, and have a good knowledge of Photoshop. I am available for black and white illustration, colour illustration, caricatures, inking, colouring, storyboarding, as well as writing and drawing comic strips and cartoons.
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.
Chris graduated from The University of Natal in 2002 where he studied Fine Art. Despite having never touched a computer he thought it viable to move to Johannesburg and try his hand at animation where he worked as a 2D animator for several years before deciding to focus on illustration as his main discipline.
Now that he has figured out how to use a computer he works mostly in Photoshop and Illustrator, scanning in pencil drawings and working with them digitally. He loves digital painting and how it works with the traditionally drawn image.
The diversity of work that illustration has offered is something that is something that he revels in and has consequently enjoyed doing storyboards and character designs for commercials, illustrations for books and album covers.