Newborn Saga: A Tale of True Africa

Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of Newborn Saga. The talents at Peda Studios make true on their promise to showcase Africa in her former majesty and glory! They not only do this beautifully, they do so in the grandest manner conceivable!

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Sparing neither effort in art nor plot, Newborn Saga has since Issue #0 (which is available for free), always aimed to impress. I had the privilege of reading the scirpts of the the first volume and I must say, the plot certainly impresses!

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After the long wait, Newborn Saga is finally in the print process and boy did it come at a perfect time. I just read through 3 issues which proved to be wonderful pieces of storytelling, heavily utilising suspense and allowing events to unfold in a purely organic fashion.

new11.fw_Perhaps, it’s most impressive quality is how it uses an ancient African setting, falling on real African people and drawing infinite possibilities from the lives of our ancestors.

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Newborn basically captures Africa back then and brings it forth in a beautiful manner. The story brings readers closer to life back in those days. The writers clearly did their research and understood that way of life thus, it easily translates to the reader.

7 (1)The characters are as captivating as ever. From the malicious demon Organdi, to the ever loyal Ifefunjo, the huntress of the dark, epic quests and fantastical feats, daring heroes and maniacal villains, come on, what more could you ask for?!

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Impressive art (issue #0) and wonderful stories yes that is the mark of a truly African tale, and that is what Newborn Saga is; a tale of true Africa! Be on the lookout for the completed comic.

Here’s a link to stay up to date with Peda Studios.

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By Kevin Sampong

COMIC REPUBLIC’S SCION IS AN AFRICAN STORY OF IMMORTAL WARRIORS

What if you were an African warrior that could not die, who would you sell your services to? This is what Scion is about, in a nutshell. Scion: Immortal, is one of Comic Republic‘s newest titles alongside Beatz and Visionary.

After two issues, Scion appears to be quite consistent in its releases compared to other series published by the CR label. I really hope it stays like this because we need consistency in this budding African comics industry. Without further delay, allow me to dissect this piece of art, and give you a reason to either follow the series or let it sink into oblivion. Muhahahahaha!

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Avonome #7 Is Simply A Visual Delight But It’s Got Naruto In The Details

Since issue 1, Comic Republic’s Avonome has proven to be one of the finest titles in the Nigerian comic scene, mostly due to its commendable artwork and issue 7 is no exception.Stanley “Stanch” Obende (line artist and creator) has shown consistency in the quality of his art and continually improves with each release. First of all, his lines are so divine, gifting each character a thrilling body structure. Continue reading “Avonome #7 Is Simply A Visual Delight But It’s Got Naruto In The Details”

Nubiamancy: Scoping Black Magic Through Art with Asante Massawa

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’NealGbenle Maverick, Venus BambisaSetor 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”

Comics and Smoothies: A Creative Revolution

Comics and Smoothies is coming to Accra by way of Lagos and we can’t contain our excitement. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with Vortex INC to present Comics and Smoothies. Comics and Smoothies is a free informal gathering to talk African comics, games and animation. We’ll be discussing the way forward for African comics, cartoons and games at NourishLAB® Smoothy’s in Osu from 2 – 4 pm. Vortex Inc. is the publisher of Orisha Pikin and other comics we’ve previously covered. Continue reading “Comics and Smoothies: A Creative Revolution”