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Jonathan ‘Zapiro’ Shapiro gets personal about money

The political cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. Picture: AFP

My very first cartoons I sold was when was 10… my cousin bought them for R20…

Jonathan Shapiro

I’ve often listened to this slot [Make Money Mondays]… but money is not my thing! I’m uncomfortable talking about money…

Jonathan Shapiro

I only became an adult, money wise, when I was 35.

Jonathan Shapiro

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he interviewed famed cartoonist Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro.

Shapiro’s work appears in numerous South African publications and has been exhibited internationally on many occasions.

Shapiro has a long history of activism.

In 1983 he joined the anti-Apartheid United Democratic Front and, as a result, was arrested.

Shapiro started out as the editorial cartoonist of South in 1987.

He was the editorial cartoonist for the Sowetan from 1994 to 2005.

His cartoons appeared in the Cape Argus from 1996 to 1997.

He has been the editorial cartoonist for the Mail & Guardian since 1994.

What does Shapiro believe about money?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

If you’re only angry… You lose the effect…

Jonathan Shapiro

The Weekly Mail paid me R15… less than what my cousin paid!

Jonathan Shapiro

I remember getting R1 per week [pocket money]…

Jonathan Shapiro

I was aware, politically, at a very young age… I remember that Verwoerd died when I was eight…

Jonathan Shapiro

I studied architecture, but never practiced…

Jonathan Shapiro

When I was in Europe I met with Uderzo… I rang his doorbell at 11 o’clock at night…

Jonathan Shapiro

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