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Guest artists to cram Comic Con

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Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP have announced several major comic book artists coming to Comic Con Africa in September 2019.

Patric Reynolds, who has illustrated exclusive covers for several comic titles, and David Angelo Roman, known for illustrating the Rick and Morty comic, have joined the roster of international guests. 

Patric Reynolds will be taking part in panel discussions and will be seen at the Artist Alley over the entire weekend. Reynolds is a former public school teacher turned comic book artist. For Dark Horse Comics, he has worked as an illustrator with Patton Oswalt and Joss Whedon on Serenity: Float Out, Mark Andreyko on Let Me In, David Lapham on Exile To Babylon, Steve Niles on The Thing, and Chris Roberson on Aliens.

Patric has worked on the Mignolaverse with Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and John Arcudi on several Mignolaverse titles, including Abe Sapien, Hellboy & the BPRD 1954, and Joe Golem: Occult Detective.

Reynolds has also done extensive concept and character design work, illustrated exclusive covers for several comic titles, including Prometheus, Aliens, and Stranger Things.

David Angelo Roman will be joining Patric at Comic Con Africa. A classically trained artist, studied in Spain and Italy and began his professional career as a mural and fresco artist, with emphasis on photo-realism and illusions.  Always being a fan of comics, it was only a matter of time before he applied all his skills towards comic art.

Roman was first published with the comic book Xtreme Champion Tournament, and also created a leather variant cover for Aftershock’s hot title Babyteeth which was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con 2017. Currently Roman is a Rick and Morty cover artist, creating art for the Oni – Adult Swim – Rick and Morty comic book and the Cryptozoic trading cards.  Roman is also an artist for Star Wars, Walking Dead, Marvel under Topps, and Upperdeck.  Most recently, David has been contracted with Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe Cryptozoic Trading Cards.

David is also so excited to join us that he has released a shout out on our social media. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AfricaComicCon/posts/did-someone-say-rick-and-morty-comic-artist-david-angelo-roman-is-coming-to-comi/713250029089357/

Join Patric Reynolds and David Angelo Roman at Comic Con Africa 2019. Tickets are available at computicket.com

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AppDate: A security boost for schools

In his latest app round-up, SEAN BACHER features Karri, ChatBack, Charge Running, Bookings Africa and HomeChoice.

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Karri

With large amounts of cash and very little security, schools are now becoming an easy target for criminals. Numerous schools across the country have already been raided, with several serious incidents and even fatalities.

In partnership with Nedbank, Karri has introduced a mobile payment app to address this growing problem. The app enables parents to send money securely to their child’s school. Hundreds of schools countrywide are using Karri, with most now refusing to accept cash payments from parents.

The app offers a simple alternative to children bringing cash to school by allowing parents to make payments via an app on their smartphone. It is free for parents to use and there are no hidden costs or sign-up fees for the school.

Platform: Android and iOS

Expect to pay: A free download

Stockists: Visit Karri here for downloading instructions.

Visit the next page to read more about ChatBack, Charge Running, Bookings Africa and HomeChoice.

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ParkUpp is here to sell your unused parking spot

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Prop-tech startup ParkUpp is helping residents and property owners to make some extra cash from their unused parking. This is proving to be a winner for JanuWorry, the month that often brings financial stress post the December holidays for many individuals and businesses across South Africa.

ParkUpp already has over 4500 listings on its platform, predominantly in Johannesburg and Cape Town. They include The Union Castle building owned by Izandla Properties, Design Quarter on William Nicol Drive, along with other commercial and residential parking facilities.

The app has also been awarded some accolades from property industry incumbents such as the Women’s Property Network (WPN) for Young Achiever’s category and South African Institute of Black Property Professionals (SAIBPP) for Disruptor of the Year. Also headed to Silicon Valley for a two week bootcamp with Kingson Capital, a South African based Venture Capital firm.

This award winning platform not only creates extra income from empty parking spaces, it also decreases drivers’ anxiety of parking in unsafe space and also saves them a buck. In the Cape Town CBD, with over 45% cars parked on-street: paying an average of R18/hour, amounting to R2880 a month, ParkUpp users are able to save up to 50% by renting out a parking for R1500.

ParkUpp co-founder Michael Savvides says home owners or businesses often get frustrated when they find someone illegally parked in their bay. “Instead of being frustrated, list your parking during the times it is unused for people to park in your space legally. No one really wants to knock on someone’s door to ask for parking so our platform is removing that uncomfortable feeling.”

“We create trust between owners and drivers through our vetting processes. We save drivers 50% on parking costs and generate extra income for the owners and we also provide access to spaces that were previously inaccessible,” he explains.

“Our current focus is to increase occupancy rate for the listing parking bays, businesses and individuals who need parking can visit the platform to make a booking or suggest a location where you need parking,” he concludes.

As a driver, should you not find your preferred parking, email the team with suggested locations at hello@parkupp.co.za in order for them to find you safe, secure and affordable parking for you.

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