Comedy and books at festival

Mohale Mashigo joins the line-up for the Comics Fest.

The Comics Fest will again be part of the Open Book Festival and will be run from the D6 Homecoming Centre and surrounding venues in the Cape Town CBD on Saturday and Sunday September 8 and 9.

It is an opportunity to engage with leading South African and international artists, illustrators and comic book creators through workshops, discussions and demonstrations.

Organisations such as Stellenbosch Academy, the SAE Institute, Red and Yellow School, Tulips and Chimneys and the Unblush Collective will take part.

Danelle Malan (Cottonstar), Roberto Millan (Squeers), Kay Carmichael (Sophie Giant-Slayer) and Mohale Mashigo (Kwezi) will be among the creatives present.

International artists joining Comics Fest this year include Guy Delisle, Mariko Tamaki, and Icinori aka Mayumi Otero and Raphael Urwiller.

Following its popularity last year, illustrator Andy Mason will again be hosting the Monster Battle Draw Off throughout the weekend.

It’s a friendly competition that starts on Saturday where participants draw flat-out for six rounds. The winner will go through to Monster Battle 3 on Sunday and spectators are welcome.

Bookings will be open from early August through Webtickets.

For full details see http://openbookfestival.co.za/comics/ Visit the individual author pages on the website for a list of the events in which they are participating.