In 2016, we dedicated November to the aesthetic of African comic book covers as a way to introduce comic book lovers to the world of African comics and to also promote titles many people would have missed. We missed our November window this year but thank Continue reading “Our Favourite African Comic Book Covers of 2017”
Ask me to name 5 African comics off the top of my head in a minute and I’ll name more than 10 in less that time. Ask me about Ghanaian comics however and I’ll be found wanting. Thankfully, Setor Fiadzigbey’s Lake of Tears graphic novel is helping change that. Continue reading “Lake of Tears: The Graphic Novel Exploring Child Trafficking On The Volta Lake”
To celebrate the Christmas edition of the Kugali Magazine, Kugali is running a competition inviting artists to design the front cover for the next edition of the Kugali Magazine.
Winner gets $125 in cash, $100 for 2nd place and $75 for 3rd place. Here are the front covers from the two previous editions as well as the characters that are set to feature in this 3rd edition.
Finally, here’s a picture of our Kugali Masks (including them in your art is optional). Plenty of inspiration for you to come up with your design.
Now just a few rules:
- Post your entry on Facebook or Instagram and tag Kugali in the post.
- Use the hashtag #KugaliMagazine
- Winner will be decided by popular vote. To make things easy, we’ll equate this to likes.
- The deadline is the 3oth of November.
For more design inspiration, check out the slideshow below with artwork by Juni Ba.
That’s all folks. Happy drawing!
Mobile phones and social media, for good or bad are here to stay and could be the death of us all and Comfort Arthur’s quirky comics are out to announce it (slideshow at end of post).
First, a real life story. Continue reading “Are You Prepared For The Social Media Zombie Apocalypse?”
#DrawingWhileBlack is hands down one of the best trends the internet has ever seen. The hashtag trend, started by Ghanaian-American artist Annabelle, was created to appreciate and celebrate black artists worldwide. The trend did way more than that; it brought out hundreds of crazy talented artists we had absolutely no idea about. For us, the best part is that about 44% of #DrawingWhileBlack posts were from black people here in Africa! Even the tweet with the highest retweets/shares of all posts on the hashtag came from Ghanaian artist Benjamin Kwashie! *dances excitedly* Continue reading “#DrawingWhileBlack: Highlighting African Artists You Never Knew About”
How you ask? Through his Mumu 5k Giveaway where he gives away three out of 20 pieces in his “this is who we are but you didn’t care” series.
Why? To celebrate the 5 thousand lovely Instagram accounts that follow him and his fantastic portfolio.
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”
Easter holidays in Ghana (and possibly the rest of the world) mean a long weekend when most of us get to take a break from work. Some people visit family and friends, others go out to chill. Others like us, snuggle in bed and binge on all the things they’ve been unable to keep up with. If you’re big on fresh and unique forms of African entertainment, this list of African comics will hold you down this holiday season. Continue reading “Must-Read African Comics for the Long Easter Break”
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”
Nigeria boasts some crazy talented illustrators and the cool minds at Farabale (pronounced fah-rah-bah-leh) want you and the rest of the world to admit it. They’ve bundled some really spectacular art into a digital zine that’s up for free download on this page. Continue reading “Nigeria Boasts Incredible Illustrators – Farabale’s Artbeat 100 is Proof!”