Wouldn’t it be cool if Ananse, the mighty trickster god of Ashanti folklore was turned into a comic book hero? Cooler still if he was in a pickle and needed saving by one of his offspring; possibly Ntekumah or Anansewa? Or perhaps, a fictional Is’nana created by Greg Anderson-Elysee? (The second volume of is presently on Kickstarter and needs your support) Continue reading “For Us By Us: Greg Anderson-Elysee On Creating Is’nana The Were-Spider And African Comics”
Following the instalment of annual events awarding iconic comic artists in Africa and the diaspora is the new innovation that is the Kugali Magazine. It is a monthly magazine by Kugali Media complete with over 60 pages of exclusive art, interviews and a selection of the best comics from across the continent. Continue reading “Keeping Up With the Continent: The First Kugali Comics Anthology”
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for brilliant art that’s seasoned with black/African spice, Nubiamancy is it. It is an online goldmine that promotes some of the most amazing art depicting sci-fi, fantasy, mysticism and horror from and for a black/African perspective.
Nubiamancy aims to inspire creativity – to showcase works based on African mysticism and alternative forms of Afrocentricity – and to promote creators such as La’Vata E. O’Neal, Gbenle Maverick, Venus Bambisa, Setor Fiadzigbey, Marcus Williams and more, who are spreading these sci-fi narratives through their creations. Continue reading “Nubiamancy: Scoping Black Magic Through Art with Asante Massawa”
2016 is technically our sophomore year in sharing content around African comics, animation and games although it does feel like freshman year. It was a testing the waters kind of phase that we’re thrilled to have experienced.
An experience that has us pumped for 2017 which promises to be a fantastic year following all the incredible creative output and interactions from last year. Continue reading “What’s Up With Squids in 2017?”
Just two years after his EXO: Legend of Wale Williams comic debut, Roye Okukpe and his YouNeek Studios imprint are back at it with Malika, Warrior Queen! If you haven’t yet read the preview, you should and here’s why.
For starters, the comic’s potential will make the dragons in your body quake with fiery excitement. Continue reading “Warrior Queen Malika Needs Your Support – This is Why and How You Should Help”
Kwaku Ananse, the beloved character from Ashanti folklore needs your help becoming best friends with Adinkra symbols, folklore, math and his all-time favorite, puzzles. Kweku needs badly to cross over into children’s hands to enrich their lives with his masterful storytelling through a fun and educative mobile game, Ananse’s Well Rescue. Continue reading “Help Kweku Ananse!”