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Learn More about Tony Grogan


Tony Grogan is one of the most well known cartoonists in South Africa. He currently lives in Cape Town and currently works as the longest serving editorial cartoonist for The Cape Times having begun his career there in 1974. He has also worked for The Sunday Times and The Sunday Independent. His front page quip for The Cape Times entitled “Crack of Dawn” also features in The Natal Mercury and his work has also appeared in international newspapers. He is known for his satire and comedy while featuring the social and political issues during some of South Africa’s most crucial history.

In addition to his cartooning, Tony has illustrated books for both children and adults, including numerous books of water colors and drawings detailing his travels in southern Africa. These books are considered to be valued items of Africana. Tony Grogan’s artwork has been featured in solo exhibitions and is part of private collections both in South Africa and abroad.

  • Vanishing Cape Town. D. Nelson, 1976.
  • Settler Country. D. Nelson, 1978.
  • Tony Grogan’s South African Sketchbook. D. Nelson, 1984.
  • Between Cape and Cairo: Drawings of Malawi. Central Africana Ltd., 1995.
  • Tony Grogan’s Cape Town Sketchbook. D. Nelson, 2002.
  • Tony Grogan’s Eastern Cape Sketchbook.D. Nelson, 2005.
  • Grogan’s 100 Best Cartoons. Double Storey, 2003.