Cape Town has been selected as the design capital this year, 2014 – and it is the absolute perfect place & time to host GRAF/LIT Vol 2! We are bursting with anticipation and excitement for this year’s publication and exhibition as we strive to give our audiences an epic exhibition, exhibited at YoungBlood Gallery, that exceeds all our previous efforts!
For those of you who don’t know, GRAF/LIT is a collaborative enterprise, consisting of both a publication and a magnificent accompanying exhibition. With GRAF/LIT our goal is to showcase some of the most talented, local comic art out there. Through this event, we hope to develop a greater sense of public awareness and immersion in South African comic art.
Last year’s exhibition was a grand success and we plan to build on it to create an even more fantastic publication and exhibition this year, 2014!
The theme for this year’s GRAF/LIT event has been localized to the city of Cape Town as is fitting with the world Design Capital and brining awareness and consciousness to our own local comic scene. We are incredibly excited to be a part of this opportunity which gives platform to all the artists involved and we can’t wait to share their talent with everyone and prove just how talented our local guys are.
The GRAF/LIT team consists of; Andy Mason (SA comic guru), kEda Gomes (founder of ARTfarm), Jean de Wet (renowned illustrator) and Su Opperman (brilliant unorthodox graphic novelist).
Just take a look at this invitation put together for us by Young Blood featuring three amazing sneak-peaks that you can expect to see in the book.
Not only am I part of the team that is putting all of this together – but I could never miss the opportunity to get my own creative hands dirty! I decided to do a diptych based off of my short comic (created specifically for the event), “Rubixed Out”. I absolutely and utterly indulged in the traditional mixed media diptych painted on wood, which can be seen below