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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


“The funniest Madam & Eve collection yet, and we’re not clowning around.”

So states Jacana publishers which has just produced the 22nd Madam & Eve and rate it as “another winner from this sharp and witty creative team”.

Madam, Eve, Thandi and Mother Anderson return with their chaotic and totally recognisable South African household in the latest hilarious reflection of everyday life in South Africa. Featuring the humour South Africans have come to know and love, Send in the Clowns promises to be a laugh a minute, and is sure to be a family favourite and welcome addition to any bookshelf.

Stephen Francis is the writing half of the Madam & Eve team. Born in the United States in 1949, Stephen moved to South Africa in 1988. In 1992, witnessing the interesting and often funny dynamic between his South African mother-in-law and her domestic housekeeper, he conceptualised the Madam & Eve strip. Stephen Francis is also an award-winning script writer, and radio and TV personality.

Rico forms the other half of the creative team – as illustrator. Born in Austria in 1966, he now lives and works in Johannesburg, and has been drawing cartoons ever since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Besides his work on Madam & Eve, Rico also produces illustrations for a wide range of other publications.

Madam & Eve is published by Jacana in paperback. ISBN 978-1-4314-2031-5