Moray Rhoda is well-known on the independent/underground scene in South Africa. He was one of the founding members of the Igubu Comic Book Collective and was the man behind Insurrection studios in the early 2000s.
In 2006 Moray Rhoda and Grant Muller organised the Comics Brew Festival, a sponsored event that showcased invited foreign artists in local exhibitions and workshops. As part of this (and with the aim of promoting local artists) they produced The Outline Comic and a supporting launch and exhibition at the Alliance Francaise in Cape Town.
At the same time Moray was also employed by Media24 to run the art studio of Beat Comics, art directing Mzansi Beats, Unicity and Kasiwash comics.
Moray was a contributing member to SECTOR, South Africa’s now cancelled bi-monthly comic, The Lil5 comic and the Velocity Graphic Anthology. Moray and team Velocity hosted the first SA comic panel at San Diego Comic Con in 2013 (and a follow up panel in 2014).
Moray was also one of the organisors of Open Book Comics Fest between 2012 - 2017 and organised SA Comics presentations at Design Indaba 2015.
Most recently Moray has been a presenter at Fancon 2017/2018 as well as at the inaugural Comic Con Jhb and at Comic Con Cape Town in 2023 as a presenter and interviewer.
Moray currently lectures at CityVarsity in Cape Town as part of the Multimedia and Animation Department.
Artists always doubt themselves and their level of skill, no matter what their level of work is. A lot of artists also struggle with dealing with critique which could have a negative impact on their careers. As an educator, I try to encourage students to reach for their best potential, past the doubts. My presentation would be on how prevalent this is and methods to get over it. For instance, working on passion projects might actually help you get over imposter syndrome, or creating a curated social media presence in safer spaces.