06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Roberto Millan

Roberto Millan

Roberto Millan is an illustrator, editorial cartoonist, visual narrative artist and digital colourist by trade. He has illustrated, produced, directed and edited as a communication professional on graphic anthologies, visual narrative-editorial publications and animation projects for various organisations, corporates and NGOs and has experience in illustrating content for semi-literate audiences. His digital colouring portfolio includes both corporate comics by various illustrators and editorial cartoons by Zapiro, his colouring work having appeared in The Sunday Times and on the covers of The Times and The Mail & Guardian. He recently coedited the inaugural graphic literature/comic book anthology, Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White, with cartooning stalwart and academic, Andy Mason, and won the Africa e Mediterraneo award for ‘Best Unpublished Comic Strip by an African Artist 2009-2010’ for his comic book, Hello Neighbour. He currently illustrates one of South Africa’s first published gay-topic comic strips, Squeers, for LGBTI newspaper, The Pink Tongue, about two gay squirrels living in Cape Town’s Company’s Gardens. He also works for the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts on a part-time basis.