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Sunday, January 3, 2010


New publication from Stephen Francis & Rico

Christmas 2009 saw the arrival of a new Madam & Eve annual, Strike While The Iron Is Hot, another delightful invitation to chuckle each page away as Stephen Francis and Rico look at the year’s events with cynical eyes and reproduce the humour through their hilarious characters Madam and Eve.

Strike While The Iron Is Hot features cameo appearances by VIP blue lights, 00Z, Somali Pirates of the Caribbean and Zuma’s bodyguards. The soft cover publication shows the more intricate workings of politics in South Africa as Eve tries her hand at restructuring the cabinet.

Stephen Francis is a multi-award winning writer, radio and TV personality. Besides being the creator of South Africa's most popular cartoon strip, Madam & Eve together with artist Rico Schacherl, Stephen has also written over 28 episodes for the Madam & Eve television series. One particular episode won second place at the recent Rose d'Or Festival in Switzerland, scoring a coveted bronze award for best international situation comedy.

Besides keeping a regular supply of daily cartoons going, artist Rico Schacherl also works on a wide variety of illustration and cartoon projects with clients ranging from corporate communication, editorial, education, magazines, publishing, television, comics and advertising. Further projects include animation concept and character creation and art direction for SABC2’s education programmes School TV, X-Marks the Spot and Just Chill; and e-TV’s popular animated show Jozi Zoo.

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