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Biographies are about great human beings, comic books are about heroes. And that's what Nelson Mandela: the Authorised Comic Book is about - a hero.
A comic play exploiting the township language of "vluit" - a unique whistling style that has its roots in the self-defence units of the once violence-ridden township of Katlehong - is running at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Conrad Botes, the South African artist internationally known as one of the founders of the irreverent comic publication Bitterkomix, is holding his first solo exhibition in the United States.