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Kate Ellis-Cole Reports on the Launch of But Will It Stand Up in Court? by Zapiro

But Will It Stand Up in Court?SLiPNet’s Kate Ellis-Cole attended the launch of Zapiro’s most recent annual, But Will It Stand Up in Court?, held at The Book Lounge late last year.

Ellis-Cole described “the sweaty, enthusiastic and diverse group” that packed into the book store to hear Zapiro speak. The satirist spoke about his friendship with artist Brett Murray, whose painting “The Spear” is featured on the cover of But Will It Stand Up in Court?. Zapiro explained that it was actually Murray who came up with the title for the book and spoke about the media furore that “The Spear” caused. He also went into detail about some of the stories behind other cartoons in the book:

Jonathan Shapiro takes his spot in the upstairs section of Cape Town’s Book Lounge, but he is backed up right against the wall by the sweaty, enthusiastic and diverse group gathered there. Guests of every age, status, occupation and description spill out of the packed room and onto the sidewalk outside: they sit perched on chairs, bookcases, counters, banisters; they stand, hot and expectant, on every available inch of floor; they’re huddled around the man himself, and around copies of his latest annual, But Will It Stand Up In Court?

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