FAQ

Where are you from?
South Africa.

Where did you get the name Scribbly G?
When I posted my first cartoon online I needed a username. I wanted Scribbly, but it was taken so I added a G to it. At the time I didn’t think I’d make more than 5 cartoons so I didn’t put much thought into a name.

Can you make a cartoon for me?
Not for free or exposure…

I have an idea for a cartoon, can you draw it for me?
I’ll draw anything for money.

Where do you get your ideas?
I’ll save that for when I’m too old to make cartoons and release my book on cartooning. I’ll reveal all my secrets in 10 easy steps.

Do you write or draw your ideas?
A bit of both. Mainly from doodling though.

When are you bringing a book out?
I don’t know. It seems like a lot of effort. Also, shipping from South Africa is pretty impossible. When someone flies me out to a Comic Con in a first world country maybe I’ll make one.

Do you keep a notebook next to your bed?
I used to, but then I read that Stephen King says not to do that because if it’s a good enough idea you’ll remember it.

What advice would you give to young cartoonists?
Stop worrying about social media, focus on your cartoons. Enjoy what you do. The biggest trap new cartoonists will fall into is believing they’re better than they are because of social media.

Can we do a collaboration?
Probably not, unless it’s for a charity thing or something.

What do you draw your comics with?
Procreate on the iPad.

Would you recommend young cartoonists start out with paper and pen, or go straight to digital?
I started digitally on an iPad, but I wish I had started with paper. Digital is quicker to begin with, but you’ll improve slower. On paper you’re forced to learn from your mistakes and learn how to turn the mistakes into your style.

How long did it take for you to find your style?
I’ve been making comics for nearly 5 years and I still haven’t found it.

Who is your favourite cartoonist?
Gary Larson and Sergio Aragon├ęs.

Why are some of your cartoons missing from your website?
I’m going to be removing all of my cartoons from my site. I’ve been having some issues with wordpress, some of the pages weren’t loading properly. I don’t have time to work out how to fix it, so I’ve decided that I’m going to move my cartoons over to Substack where stuff works properly.