Renowned South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro‚ known as Zapiro‚ has been voted one of the top 10 cartoonists in the world by online lifestyle magazine Top Teny.
Listed as number two on the list‚ Zapiro is known for making visual commentary on various aspects of society‚ often highlighting the politics of the day.
Headquartered in New York‚ Top Teny was founded in 2010 “under the principle of giving readers the best the world has to offer”.
“Zapiro is an award-winning editorial cartoonist from Cape Town‚ South Africa. He started working as an editorial cartoonist in 1987 for ‘South’ newspaper‚” Top Teny reported.
Zapiro has worked as a cartoonist for a number of newspapers including Mail & Guardian in 1994‚ The Sunday Times in 1998 and The Times in 2009.
“He has published nineteen cartoon collections and his work has nationally and internationally appeared at numerous group shows and exhibitions in New York‚ Dhaka‚ Amsterdam‚ Sweden‚ South Africa and more‚” Top Teny added.
See the full list of the top 10 cartoonists in the world here.
The cartoonists were from all over the globe, with 3 coming from the USA & 2 from Australia. According to the list‚ Zapiro was runner up to United States cartoonist Berkeley Breathed.
Here’s the 12 Zapiro cartoons Top Teny picked to showcase: