• August 10, 2022By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Imagine a world where everything that comes from the past is suppressed. A world of tyranny where even memory cannot escape the malicious extraction by ambitious thieves who want to transform the city in the image and likeness of their megalomaniac dreams to satisfy their thirst for power. This is the backdrop against which the

  • November 23, 2021By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    The Africacomicade Gamathon is Africa’s largest convention of digital creatives in the games, animation, comics, and XR industry, creating a platform for them to showcase their work, network, and find opportunities for collaboration and funding. It is a two-week hybrid event, allowing participation from across the world virtually and rounding off with a physical expo

  • November 21, 2021By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Comic Con Ghana anyone? December in Ghana is back again and with it, the horrible traffic, inflated Uber costs, wild parties, awesome concerts, festivals, and the much needed connecting and re-connecting with beautiful souls from all across the world. It’s all fun until you realize, wait a sec, there’s nothing specifically for anime-watching, cosplay-making, screen-tapping,

  • April 10, 2021By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Guest post by Sheilah Birgen, originally tweeted on April 7, 2021 and published here with permission. Minor edits made for clarity and veracity. Sheilah Birgen shares her thoughts on the state of gaming and eSports in Africa, zeroing in on its future prospects for African’s youthful population. In Africa, we’re still sleeping on gaming (both

  • December 31, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    ‘CHANGES’ the Dawn of a Revolution, tells the story of Ghana’s June 4th 1979 revolution and the events directly related to it. Since it is not meant to be a detailed account, it obviously does not cover every aspect of the story. It only tries to set it down for our remembrance. It reveals an

  • December 25, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    This feature on Kofi Ofosu originally appeared on Citi Newsroom in October 2020. Parts of it have been republished here with slight edits. Since the age of 10, Emmanuel Kofi Ofosu Sackey has been fascinated with comic books and cartoons. This, together with watching animations, inspired his decision to become a working professional in the

  • November 20, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    The biggest celebration of Digital Art and Innovation in Zimbabwe showcasing the best inAnimation, Comic Art, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Visual Effects, Film, and Digital Media inZimbabwe is going virtual this year. Comexposed is holding the 6th edition of its annual convention called Converge Online thisyear. Times may be uncertain, but one thing remains true, there

  • November 17, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    African comics continue to rise in their collective success. In order to better understand them, there is a need to sort and categorize the products and our expectations going forward. Before we can answer whether or not to categorize African comics as indie, we must also fairly outline what is considered African and what is

  • September 12, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    This post about Egyptian Comics originally appeared on Gutternaut and has been republished here with permission from the author, Jake Palermo. Egyptian comics are gaining some form of notoriety by showing the strength of Egypt’s people. Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary Egypt knows about the dictatorships and protests surrounding them. So artists try to raise

  • June 24, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    This post on Afropolitan Comics originally appeared on Le’Afrinique. The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is proud to partner with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image for a virtual exhibition, Afropolitan Comics: From South Africa to the Continent, Images in Conversation.  This virtual exhibition focuses on the diversity of African comics