Stephen Francis is the writing half of the Madam & Eve team. Born in the United States in 1949, Stephen moved to South Africa in 1988. In 1992, witnessing the interesting and often funny dynamic between his South African mother-in-law and her domestic housekeeper, he conceptualised the Madam & Eve strip. Stephen Francis is also an award-winning script writer, and radio and TV personality. Rico Schacherl forms the other half of the creative team - as illustrator. Born in Austria in 1966, Rico has lived and worked in Johannesburg for most of his life, and has been drawing cartoons ever since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Besides his work on Madam & Eve, Rico also produces illustrations and editorial cartoons for a wide range of other publications.
Outrageously funny with unerring humour and intelligence - Cosmopolitan; A superb mixture of sitcom, satire and South African stuff. - Zapiro; Has won the hearts of millions! - Mail & Guardian"I am always amazed by the energy and passion displayed by this writing and drawing duo that manages week after week to come up with fresh comedic ideas on which to make their point and build their powerful punch line." - Business Day. "Outrageously funny with unerring humour and intelligence." - Cosmopolitan. "A superb mixture of sitcom, satire and South African stuff." - Zapiro. "Has won the hearts of millions!" - Mail & Guardian