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Nell attended Fairmont High School in Cape Town.. After graduating, Nell went to study art and sculpture at the University of Cape Town but failed the course and dropped out. He got married in 2019.In February 2014, Nell voiced his support for David Bullard when Bullard donated to a rape charity (who returned his donation) after being criticised for accusing a rape fantasist of having faked her rape.In December 2014, Nell was forced to apologise for making a homophobic remark online. After receiving heavy criticism for a tweet regarding the trial of Shrien Dewani, during which the prosecution heard that Dewani was bisexual, Nell apologised and retracted his statement.
Nell became a cartoonist in November 2005, after being retrenched. Nell had no completed formal art training. He dropped out of university after failing an art and sculpture course.Nell's first commercially published work, and nationally syndicated comic strip, Urban Trash (first published November 2005), ended 27 June 2008.In 2007, coinciding with the newspaper's launch, Nell became the front page gag cartoonist for The Times.In 2010, Nell became the first political cartoonist for the newly launched The New Age, a pro-government daily newspaper. He was dismissed in 2012.In 2012, Nell became the first political cartoonist for Eyewitness News.In 2013, Nell became the first political cartoonist for eNCA.com.
Penguin Books have published two cartoon collections by Nell: "Jerm Warfare" (2013) and "Comedy Club" (2014). Additionally some of his work features in (and on the front cover of) the 2009 edition of the South African political cartooning annual Don’t Joke: A Year in Cartoons, as well as in the 2010 edition, Just For Kicks.Nell won the national 2011 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Cartoon of the Year award for his cartoon Africa 2.0.The Mail & Guardian named Nell as one of their "Top 200 Young South Africans" in 2012.Nell was a finalist at the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards.