What is Jerm Warfare?

My name is Jerm and I am a cartoonist and broadcaster.

Jerm Warfare is my brand.

My real name is Jeremy Nell and I am South African. My wife and I live in the countryside on the outskirts of Cape Town, surrounded by our pets, vegetables, vineyards and squirrels.

We love Africa, warts and all.


I began my career as a cartoonist in late 2005 after being retrenched from a dead-end job in the mobile technology sector.

I am a varsity dropout and have no formal training in anything.

My cartoon work has been published globally in multiple languages, across a wide range of publications from newspapers and magazines, to newsletters and websites.

  • I have published thousands of cartoons.
  • I have published two books.
  • I have won awards and accolades.

I (mostly) no longer work in the mainstream. This is both by accident (being fired everywhere) and by design (being fired everywhere).


I am a podcast host and a talk radio host.

My podcast is Jerm Warfare and can be found in most podcast apps. My radio show, also called Jerm Warfare, is daily on TNT Radio and can be found on the station’s website and related apps.

My podcast and radio show can be found under Conversations.

I spoke a bit, on my radio show, about my journey.