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OUT OF LINE - Dov Fedler

Quick Overview

Dov Fedler was a laatlammetjie, born and bred in Johannesburg in 1940 just as Hitler was getting into his stride. A third child was not on his parents’ ‘want-list’. It was hard enough supporting two much older children and a printing business struggling to exist.

When Dov was about three his mother had a ‘nervous breakdown’ which is when he remembers seeing his first pencil and knowing precisely what it was that he wanted to do with his life.

There are no coincidences in Dov’s life. He believes that a hand of destiny has steered his path. Many dramatic encounters (not with aliens or spirits, but with everyday people) have shaped him and he wouldn’t have missed any of it.

Dov’s story is intensely personal and honest, with a powerful combination of humour, emotion and community history. Out of Line attempts to do a few short things. It is an autobiography but it is also an attempt to capture a particular history of a specific generation; that of the Jewish baby boomers who descended from mainly Lithuanian stock.

Dov has been a leading South African cartoonist for more than 50 years, and his earliest dream was to work for Walt Disney. He got to visit Disney World and could not wait to leave. He has never been to Europe or Brakpan and is a pure product of Johannesburg. The last on his wish list was to become a political cartoonist. He is married to a doctor, has three daughters, a doctor, a lawyer and author and a media boff, has three grandchildren and a cat called Smudge.

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Dov Fedler is now in his 70s and has been drawing for more than 50 of those years. This is self-evident in his cartoons where a skilled hand, an intuitive understanding of current affairs, and a sharp wit meet.

Dov joined The Star newspaper as their cartoonist in the early 1970s and only retired in 2017. His cartoons were published across the country in other Independent titles too; The Pretoria News, The Mercury, The Cape Times, Kimberly’s ‘Diamond Fields Advertiser’. He has covered the careers of hundreds of politicians, athletes and celebrities from Albert Hertzog through to Jacob Zuma.

Dov’s earliest dream was to work for Walt Disney. He has always known his career was somewhere in drawing. He got to visit Disney World and could not wait to leave. He has never been to Europe or Brakpan and is a pure product of Johannesburg. He loves older movies. The last on his wish list was to become a political cartoonist.

He is married to a doctor, has three daughters, a doctor, a lawyer and author and a media boff. He has three grandchildren and a cat called Smudge.

ISBN: 978-0-620-62483-1
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 235mm h x 153mm w
Page Extent: 288 pages