Changing the channel

A year ago I accepted what would become the first regular online political cartoon position in the South African media landscape. The print industry is dwindling and, by extension, so are cartoon positions. (Unfortunately, it’s a global trend.)

Eyewitness News and I innovated a digital space never before seen in our news sphere. It was a gamble and a successful gamble it has been, thanks to a superb editor (Katy Katopodis) and her superb editorial team. As a result, the online cartoon space is gradually expanding (which should come as a relief to my colleagues).

Following an invitation from eNCA, I excitedly considered the prospects of “drawing for TV”, after being the first cartoonist to “draw for radio”. The sad news is that I will no longer be drawing for EWN. The happy news is that, in another first, I will be drawing for eNCA.

One might say that I am, you know, changing the channel.

My eNCA cartoons will appear on eNCA’s website - and related media – from Tuesday 8 October.

Tune in next week to follow the next episode of my rollercoaster career.

eNCA Jerm

  1. Sasmo

    Fantastic news! Good luck in your new endeavours. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future.

  2. Ryan

    Congratulations. It seems that the fall from favour from the new age is possible the best thing that could have happened.

  3. CC

    My eNCA cartoons will appear on eNCA’s website – and related media – from next Tuesday. (Did I hear you ask about television? My lips are sealed, yo.)

    Can’t wait to see what comes next …. :-))

    I am sure Katy will be sad to loose you but I trust this closed door will open many new ones for you :)
    Wishing you lots of success in your new venture!

  4. DavidPetros

    There has to be a wooden spoon in here somewhere! Now, if only I can find it !?

    Another in a line of “firsts” Jerm…
    First cartoonist for the government / ANC “free” press (TNA)
    First cartoonist for radio (EWN)
    First cartoonist for TV (eNCA) <- is this last one a dyslexic ANC ? ;p

    I wonder what will come "N"ext…
    (look at all those acroNyms – see the commoN deNomiNator…)

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