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Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Many thanks to Colin Roets for identifying Bollie's origin. Bollie was originally "Bobo" - a Dutch children's magazine, originating in 1968. From 1970-1994 he was drawn by Italian artist Sergio Cavina.

Bollie is a Comic Strip that has entertained generations of children in South Africa since the 1960s. Bollie starred in the magazines Die Huisgenoot, Sarie Marais, Landbouweekbland and Vonk, before launching his own magazine in 1968.

An ad for Bollie Magazine, from Vonk  05 May 1969:
Some covers of Bollie Magazine from the 1970s:

After the launch of Television services in South Africa in 1976, Bollie joined TV Wonderland Magazine:

In recent years, Bollie has been redesigned, for publication in Die Huisgenoot (and is called "Bobo" in the English equivalent magazine, "You"):
See Also:
Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips


  1. Where can I get a hold of these please?

  2. Where can I get a hold of these please?

  3. We have a lot of these stored in our family home garage, are these old
    comic strips worth anything?

  4. are these Bollie comicstrips worth anything, we have loads of these in storage