Terry Hirst

  • Terry Hirst
© Terry Hirst
Writer, Comicist, Cartoonist
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature, Comic strip

Terry Hirst was the first political cartoonist in Kenya. Born in Britain, he moved to Kenya in the mid-1960s to help with art-teacher training at Kenyatta College. Hirst quickly began freelancing as an artist and cartoonist with papers like the Daily Nation and then in the early 1970s Hirst teamed up with Hilary Ng'weno to start the satirical magazine, Joe. Joe addressed more than daily life, focusing on social and political issues. Despite the success Hirst and Ng'weno achieved with Joe, the magazine ceased production in 1979. After Joe, Hirst went on to illustrate the popular comic book series, Pichadithi and other development oriented comics.

Source: Africa Cartoons


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  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
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  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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