It’s Not How It Looks is the 27th annual collection from South Africa’s legendary cartoonist Zapiro. And it’s set to be yet another best seller as his cartoons brilliantly capture the craziness of yet another wild year in South Africa … and the world.
It’s Not How It Looks covers the sweep of twelve months of momentous events through Zapiro’s piercing eye and his sharp pen. His award-winning cartoons make you laugh out loud while often wincing at the same time. Now more than ever, his work is important, relevant and hugely entertaining.
Zapiro says his main challenge is keeping pace with the constant chaos of life in SA: “Every time I think things cannot get any weirder they go and get twice as weird. Not even my crazy mind could invent a country where, at the same time, we have the devastating final Zondo report delivered (late), two Gupta brothers finally arrested and a brazenly crooked ex spy chief revealing that millions of dollars in cash has been stolen from Cyril’s game farm. And that’s just one week of our lives! While overseas Putin’s making a mad war, Boris is being completely Boris and the US Supreme Court goes back fifty years on women’s rights.”
Zapiro’s annual collections always make for excellent gifts as they provide both an historical and hysterical record of our turbulent times.