About Dov


Dov, and his first pair of long pants.
Dov, and his first pair of long pants.

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 has been with that paper ever since. His cartoons are now 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.


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