Jeremy Nell

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Jeremy Nell
JeremyNell2007.jpg
Jeremy Nell, at the Don't Joke book launch, during December 2009
Born Jeremy Nell
(1979-03-16) 16 March 1979 (age 36)
Cape Town, South Africa
Nationality South Africa South African
Area(s) Cartoonist
Pseudonym(s) Jerm

http://jerm.co.za

Jeremy Nell (born 16 March 1979), referred to by his pen name Jerm, is an award-winning cartoonist from South Africa. [1]

Personal Life And Career[edit]

With no completed formal training, Nell became a cartoonist in November 2005, immediately following his departure from the mobile media and entertainment industry.[2][3]

Nell's first commercially published work, and nationally syndicated comic strip, Urban Trash (first published November 2005), ended 27 June 2008.[4][5][6]

In 2007, coinciding with the newspaper's launch, Nell became the front page gag cartoonist for The Times. [7]

In 2010, Nell became the first political cartoonist for the newly launched The New Age, a pro-government daily newspaper, but was dismissed in 2012 on unusual grounds, attracting international media attention. [8][9]

In 2012, Nell became the first political cartoonist for Eyewitness News.[10][11]

In 2013, Nell became the first political cartoonist for eNCA.com.[12][13]

Publishing And Awards[edit]

Penguin Books have published two cartoon collections by Nell: "Jerm Warfare" (2013) and "Comedy Club" (2014).[14][15][16] Additionally some of his work features in (and on the front cover of) the 2009 edition of the South African political cartooning annual Don’t Joke: A Year in Cartoons, as well as in the 2010 edition, Just For Kicks.[17][18]

At the 2008 South African Comedy Awards, Nell was nominated for Outstanding Humorous Cartoonist.[19]

Nell won a regional and national award for his cartoon "Africa 2.0", in the 2011 Vodacom Journalist of the Year.[20][21]

The Mail & Guardian named Nell as one of their "Top 200 Young South Africans" in 2012.[22]

Men's Health (South Africa) named Nell as one of the most inspirational men of 2014.[3]

Nell was a finalist at the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards. [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TNA's Jeremy Nell wins Vodacom cartoon award". thenewage.co.za. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "10 Questions for Cartoonist Jeremy Nell aka Jerm - South Africa Portfolio Travel Blog". portfoliocollection.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Game Changer: Jeremy 'Jerm' Nell - Men's Health". Men's Health. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jeremy Nell ends strip, begins ‘The Biggish Five’ The Daily Cartoonist". dailycartoonist.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Marketing and Media in South Africa". bizcommunity.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Administrator. "Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts". Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jerm - Africartoons". africartoons.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "South African Political Cartoonist Fired for Being Political". Public Radio International. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jeremy Nell fired from New Age because of “political judgements or statements” The Daily Cartoonist". dailycartoonist.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "JERM joins EWN". africartoons.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jerm - Inaugural Cartoon". ewn.co.za. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "South African cartoonist “Jerm” joins eNCA network The Daily Cartoonist". dailycartoonist.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Jerm Switches Channels". africartoons.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Comedy Club". penguinbooks.co.za. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Nik Rabinowitz Joined Jerm for the Launch of Comedy Club at The Book Lounge". Penguin SA @ Books LIVE. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Jerm Warfare". penguinbooks.co.za. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Book Launch: Don’t Joke: A Year in Cartoons edited by Mason and Curtis - Jacana". Jacana @ Books LIVE. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Double Launch of Cartoon Collections Just for Kicks! and What’s So Funny? at the Book Lounge - Jacana". Jacana @ Books LIVE. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  19. ^ http://sacomedyawards.com/nominations.php
  20. ^ Africa Business Communities. "Africa Business Communities - Durban target is to get Kyoto deal within 5 years". africabusinesscommunities.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  21. ^ Staff Reporter. "amaBhungane wins Vodacom's best feature award". The M&G Online. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  22. ^ Deepdesign. "Jeremy “Jerm” Nel". mg.co.za. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Finalists of 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards". scribd.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

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