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! Continue reading “Newborn Saga: A Tale of True Africa”
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”
This weekend promises to be tons of fun with the release of two comic titles via Comic Republic. The publisher is ready to drop the fourth issue of the dark and fearful Eru comic. What was that? You haven’t read or heard about Eru? You do yawa! We’d totally love to go into it for you but the folks over at Naija Komics Online do a wonderful job of it here. Okay, fine, we’ll bite.
The African comic industry is about to witness a phenomenon that may very well propel it to new heights. Part 1 of Spirit Wars, Vortex Comics‘ upcoming crossover comic series, (scheduled for release today), heralds the coming of age of a blooming industry. The comic, titled Spirit Wars – because Vortex only has Spirit Heroes – signals that publishers are finally ready to transition from individual titles and effectively create a shared universe in which their characters can naturally interact. Continue reading “This Is The Biggest African Comic Crossover Event of 2017”
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!”
The folks over at MAD Comics have got to be trans-dimensional wizards at teasing. They’ve dropped some snazzy, incredible and unapologetically gruesome art for their upcoming comic(s), Oro. The few hints they’ve dropped on the direction and story of the comic promise extraordinary fight scenes, glorious mythical beasts and a narrative that hops us into the reality of the ostracized. Continue reading “Sobolo in Squidtropolis – Conversations with MAD! Comics Writer, Hafeez Oluwa”
The second week of our African Comic Covers series was science fiction heavy augmented by kilojoules of magical fantasy! From the dystopian Wrath House to Versus, a fantastical space opera, to enhanced humans such as EXO and the kids in Hero Generation to the mecha dog packs in Ganyamuto to the wacky bros in Mumu Juju, the second week has been all levels electrifying. Continue reading “African Comic Cover Art Appreciation – Week 2 Recap”
The folks over at MAD! Comics have something epic on the way. The art for their upcoming comics have piqued our interest so much so, we hang out with Hafeez Oluwa, the writer behind the upcoming beauties deep in Squidtropolis (that’s our home). What follows are excerpts from the fun chat we had. Continue reading “Sobolo in Squidtropolis: Chit Chat with MAD! Comics Writer, Hafeez Oluwa”
For the love of illustration, October is a wow month! Continue reading “Inktober in Africa: A Collection of Our Favorites”
Picture Shango (the god of thunder and awesomeness) as the sore loser in a gaming duel against Obatala (the god of purity)! Now picture Obatala’s impassive face in stark contrast to Shango’s fuming visage coupled with childish outbursts (we all have that one friend who doesn’t take losses well). That delightful glee is what you’re served in Orisha Pikin, the newest title by Vortex Inc.
While gods are often depicted as captivating, well-sculpted jewels of perfection whose exploits are nothing short of epic sagas, Orisha Pikin awesomely deviates. Continue reading “The Gods Must Be Crazy…em…Children – This Is Orisha Pikin”