Madam & Eve: An Antidote To Sentiment

14 Feb

I thought I would plug an old favourite.  The above cartoon is South African.  I have been a fan since it came out in 1992, poking fun at Apartheid and all kinds of South Africans, as well as world events.  My favourite cartoon is the one where Mother Anderson is stockpiling beans, water and candles before the first democratic election in 1994, so they can live in the cellar for three months in the event of civil war breaking out.  Eve, considering the beans, says, ‘If ever there was an argument for peace, this is it.’


I have been buying the collections since the first one cost R30 in CNA.  They weren’t famous then and a good copy sells for about R300 now.  I wouldn’t part with mine; it’s a narrative of South Africa’s recent history.  And hilarious.

There’s a link to the right if you fancy a look.

9 Responses to “Madam & Eve: An Antidote To Sentiment”

  1. sunshineinlondon February 14, 2011 at 16:20 #

    Ah, I love Madam and Eve – this makes me feel homesick! Thanks for sharing, they’re just delightful. Such a lovely sense of humour.
    Sunshine xx


  2. kateshrewsday February 14, 2011 at 18:25 #

    Great stuff!


  3. Cindy February 14, 2011 at 19:05 #

    Stephen Francis lives down the road from me and I can assure you the Mielie Lady in the comic strip is REAL!!!


    • Tilly Bud February 15, 2011 at 12:22 #

      Fantastic! What’s her name?

      Do you know SF? If so, tell him I’m a massive fan – still reading, fourteen years after leaving SA. But don’t tell him I steal his strips for my blog.


  4. vivinfrance February 14, 2011 at 22:38 #

    Shouldn’t these be in the SA blog?


    • Tilly Bud February 15, 2011 at 12:23 #

      They have had a mention but my hits are low (thank you, o faithful one for your daily visits; much appreciated) so I put it on here because Madam & Eve deserve the widest audience possible.


  5. slpmartin February 15, 2011 at 04:04 #

    Quite enjoyable after a day working outside in the yard..needed some way to relax…thanks!


  6. viewfromtheside February 15, 2011 at 04:43 #

    as always madame and eve make us smile at ourselves


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