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Moray Rhoda

Moray Rhoda is well-known Cape Town-based instigator of independent comics in South Africa and is currently the Head of Animation at CityVarsity Cape Town. He was one of the founding members of the Igubu Comic Book Collective and was the man behind Insurrection Studios in the early 2000s.

In 2006 Moray Rhoda and Grant Muller organised the Comics Brew Festival, a sponsored event that showcased invited foreign artists in local exhibitions and workshops. As part of this (and with the aim of promoting local artists) they produced The Outline Comic and a supporting launch and exhibition at the Alliance Francaise in Cape Town.

At the same time Moray was also employed by Media24 to run the art studio of Beat Comics, art directing the comics Mzansi Beats, Unicity and Kasiwash.

Moray is a contributing member to SECTOR, South Africa’s only on-going bi-monthly comic and is also associated with producing and creating content for The Lil5 comic and the Australian/SA collab, Velocity Graphic Anthology. Moray and team Velocity hosted the first SA comic panel at San Diego Comic Con in 2013 (and a follow up panel in 2014).

Moray was also one of the organisers of Open Book Comics Fest 2012 - 2015 and organised SA Comics presentations at Design Indaba 2015 and has also hosted or participated in panels at other local comic- or pop culture-related events such as ICON in Jhb and Fancon in CT.