van Zyl, Louise

Illustrator country: South Africa

Scenarist: van Zyl, Louise

Scenarist country: South Africa

Language: English

Keywords: fishing; hospital; money; peace


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2003-2004


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2003, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2004

Gatiep is a peaceful man. Every day he catches some fish for himself and then sits down to contemplate the ocean for the rest of the day. One day, a man in a big car asks him if he has anything to sell him. The man explains to Gatiep that if he fished more, he’d be able to sell the fish and earn some money, and with this money he’d then be able to buy new fishing gear, and then a factory and so on. When Gatiep grows old, after having worked day and night for his whole life, he’s able to stop fishing…in a hospital bed.

DETAILS add_circle_outline

Technique: Ink on film and tempera on paper


Original drawings

Dimensions: 30,5 x 43 cm

Inventory: inv. 599 / coll. CX38.SA.VANZYL.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on the bottom of recto is signed Louise with pencil - Each page on verso has the number of the page