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”
It’s always exciting to see African comics evolve away from the superhero genre into more imaginative and artistically daring terrain. Comics such as Wrath House by the Kalu brothers, Kudzai Gumbo’s Paper Angels, Nkarim Chronicles, Setor Fiadzigbey’s Lake of Tears, Collyde Prime’s Misfits, Fumar Mota’s Disciples and Paul Louise-Julie’s Yohance among others capture this quite beautifully. Continue reading “Conversations With Juni Ba On His Afrofuturist Space Adventure Comic Kayin And Abeni”
Ayodele Elegba, founder of the Lagos Comic Con recently announced a mouth-watering opportunity for not one, but thirty (30) comic book creators across Africa! Continue reading “Money Making Opportunity For African Comic Makers”
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”
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?”
Kwezi, one of the superstars on the African comics scene is getting the animation treatment and that’s a sweet dream come true! The Kwezi animation screen test is an adaptation of the superhero comic by the talented Loyiso Mkize from South Africa. Continue reading “The Kwezi Animation Signals Exciting Times Ahead For African Comic Books”
SONWABO Sonik VALASHIYA describes himself as an “emerging creative with BIG dreams and awesome ideas for this industry” in a feature on him for Conté Magazine. (Check them out, pretty awesome stuff). Sonwabo is an illustrator and graphic designer from Pretoria, South Africa. He has an uncanny talent for fusing calm hues, grit and pop culture that leaves you gasping for air and ready to re-imagine present realities. And oh, he might have a thing for guns.
Googling African Comics these days thankfully returns a series of articles highlighting one African comic or the other. But that’s several articles pointing you in many different places (or saying the same darn thing about the same darn comics). If you’re like me, that means bookmarking a tonne of pages for later when you can sift through and find your favourites.
That’s not very productive and too much work.
Let’s change that. Continue reading “7 Great Resources for Discovering 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”
Very? Then this is right up your alley!
MTV Breaks (platform that offes budding creatives their first breaks – on a global scale) is searching for creative illustrators and colourists to translate the multi-award winning television drama, MTV Shuga into a unique and original comic book. Continue reading “Dear South African Illustrators On The Come-Up, How Dope Are You?”