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AnimateGH Animation Festival 2019 Celebrates International Animation Day 

Monday, October 28 is International Animation Day and to celebrate, the Animators Association of Ghana and Animation Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut will present the 2019 edition of the AnimateGh Animation Film Festival.  The event will open on Monday,…

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Maputo Fast Forward & The Rise of African Comics – Bill Masuku 

This post was originally written to highlight the SUPERHEROES: Comic Book and Video Games from Africa exhibition at Maputo Fast Forward 2019 and later turned into a brief overview of African comics by Bill Masuku. It has further been edited…

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Pa Gya 2019! African Comics Make a Home in Accra 

The 3rd edition of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra (Pa Gya 2019) kicks off this weekend, starting today, October 18 up until Sunday, October 20 at the Goethe-Institut in Accra. We’re stoked to be participating this year, making…

Lagos Comic-Con 2019 Award Winners 

A breakdown of all the Lagos Comic-Con winners in 2019. Lagos Comic-Con is the biggest geek and pop-culture event in West Africa, drawing in scores of animation, comics, games and digital art enthusiasts. Other than being a great gathering for…

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Fearless Lagos Comic-Con: The Good, the Bad and the Future 

Despite the scandal that rocked the Lagos Comic-Con last year, West Africa’s biggest geek gathering returned in a new dimension. The three-day event took place at the Alliance Francaise/Mike Adenuga’s Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos and the Silverbird Galleria,  Victoria Island Lagos,…