Derek Bauer

Derek Bauer was born in East London, South Africa in 1955. He became a political cartoonist for The Weekly Mail in 1985. Known for his angry pen and ink work and biting insight, Bauer has been compared to Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe, and in turn his distinctive style influenced several artists. He died in a car accident in December 2001.

Published Works:
SA Flambé and Other Recipes for Disaster (1989) Text by Susan de Villiers

“Derek Bauer’s World”: An Introduction To The Cartoonist As Anarchist – – Online archive that is currently offline.
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  1. A Fan wrote:

    Wow, this man had a lot of talent. My ex boss had some original drawings that Derek did for some small project. Lovely work.

  2. walter bakker wrote:

    In the early nineties I worked on a sister publication in the Times Media group’s magazine division as an art director where I met Derek Bauer. Sometime later I was given a great watercolour and black ink hatching with an economic theme and a b/w hatching of a lead article illustration relating to “Packing for Perth”. Both were published in South African Playboys in the early nineties. Excellent satire and superb art. Rare for Bauer originals to be offered for sale. Any offers? Photos on request.

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