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Thursday, November 10, 2016


Stephen Francis & Rico have created a new Madam & Eve titled Take Us to Your Leader.

Madam & Eve is back with more cartoons looking at domestic life and politics in the New South Africa. It is hard to believe the Anderson family and their domestic sidekick, Eve, have been part of the daily landscape for 23 years. Dip into these cartoons for a much-needed chuckle.

Madam & Eve cartoons appear regularly in the Mail & Guardian, The Star, The Saturday Star, Herald, Mercury, Witness, Daily Dispatch, Cape Times, Pretoria News, Diamond Fields Advertiser, Die Volksblad, EC Today, Kokstad Advertiser and The Namibian.

Stephen Francis is the writing half of the Madam & Eve team. Born in the United States in 1949, he 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. 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, he also produces illustrations for a wide range of other publications.

Madam and Eve is published in paperback by Jacana. ISBN 978-1-4314-2430-6. Price R160