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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Johan van Niekerk

Johan van Niekerk created comic strips for the Afrikaans press in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. Many Thanks to Koos Papenfus for some of these strips.

"Die Olifante van Kalanga" by Doc Immelman and Johan van Niekerk from Huisgenoot 07/06/1963 and 21/06/1963:

"Uys Barnard en Die Verlore Broer"  by Doc Immelman and Johan van Niekerk from Huisgenoot 11/10/1963:
"Uys Barnard en Die Diewe van Spookberg"  by Doc Immelman and Johan van Niekerk from Huisgenoot 24/01/1964:
 
"Uys Barnard en Die Bankrowers"  by Doc Immelman and Johan van Niekerk from Huisgenoot 20/03/1964:
"Uys Barnard en Die Krokodille van Oshipala"  by Doc Immelman and Johan van Niekerk from Huisgenoot 21/08/1964:
 
"Uys Barnard en Die Saboteurs"  by Doc Immelman and Johan van Niekerk from Huisgenoot 11/03/1966:

One of his most famous strips was "Fritz Bender", published in Die Huisgenoot in the 1960s. At a time when Spy series such as James Bond and Man from U.N.C.L.E. were the rage, Fritz Bender was South Africa's James Bond.

Some Fritz Bender strips:

Veldtog Pemba from Huisgenoot 09/09/1966:
Veldtog I.N.S.E.K. from Huisgenoot 30/09/1966 and 21/10/1966:
Veldtog Nkune from Huisgenoot 03/02/1967:
Veldtog Hai from Huisgenoot 28/07/1967:
Veldtog Kismet from Huisgenoot 13/10/1967; 03/11/1967:

Veldtog Goudvis from Huisgenoot 22/12/1967; 05/01/1968; 12/01/1968; 19/01/1968; 16/02/1968 & 26/01/1968:

 
Veldtog Onskuld from Huisgenoot 12/04/1968; 26/04/1968; 03/05/1968; 24/05/1968; 07/06/1968; 14/06/1968; 21/06/1968; 28/06/1968; 05/07/1968 & 12/07/1968:
 

Veldtog Selfsug from Huisgenoot 02/08/1968; 09/08/1968; 16/08/1968; 06/09/1968; 27/09/1968; 04/10/1968; 11/10/1968 & 01/11/1968:
 



Veldtog Skaak from Huisgenoot 13/12/1968; 20/12/1968; 27/12/1968; 03/01/1969; 10/01/1969; 17/01/1969; 24/01/1969; 31/01/1969; 07/02/1969; 14/02/1969 and 21/02/1969:

 
Die Valk from Huisgenoot  07/03/1969; 14/03/1969; 21/03/1969; 28/03/1969; 11/04/1969 16/05/1969 & 23/05/1969:



He created "Burgerleer" for Die Burger in 1970. Cor Nortje wrote the comic strip "Sending vir 'n Voortvlugtige", which Johan illustrated, for Die Burger in 1970.

"Staatsgeheim BHC7" - by Johan van Niekerk & Meiring Fouche from Landbou Weekblad 14/04/1970 & 26/05/1970:

"Die Oe van Okatura" - by Johan van Niekerk & Marius de Jongh from Landbou Weekblad 22/09/1970:

"Slang van die Soutpanne" - by Pienaar Smit and Johan van Niekerk from Landbou Weekblad 07/03/1972:
These strips may have been based on Pienaar Smit's 1966 novel of the same name:
See Also:
Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips
Chronology of South African Comic Books - 1960s

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