Kofi Asare

  • December 6, 2017By Kofi Asare

    It’s always exciting to see African comics evolve away from the superhero genre into a 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

  • October 22, 2017By Kofi Asare

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Ananse, the mighty trickster god of Ashanti folklore was turned into a comic book hero? Cooler still if he was in a pickle and needed saving by one of his offspring; possibly Ntekumah or Anansewa? Or perhaps, a fictional Is’nana created by Greg Anderson-Elysee? (The second volume of is presently

  • April 24, 2017By Kofi Asare

    The Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) awards have rolled around and we’re excited about the freshly baked Animator of the Year category. This inclusion gives us hope of good times ahead for Ghanaian animation as more people and institutions recognise this art form’s brilliant potential. Below are the nominees in the category. While you’re at

  • April 24, 2017By Kofi Asare

    The mantra for a while has been to change the future of African movies through storytelling and an excellent medium to do this is through animation. An even better way to encourage stories in this beautiful medium is to reward creators for their hard work and consequently, promote them to a wider audience. That’s exactly

  • April 17, 2017By Kofi Asare

    Classics In The Park is an informal approach to the cinema that most people don’t get to experience. Forget the air-conditioned and sound-proof theatre halls. Instead, embrace a more relaxed, picnic-like setting, ripe with funky African sounds and most importantly, classic African films.  This a sweet escape into the realm of classic films that still

  • April 12, 2017By Kofi Asare

    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

  • September 14, 2016By Kofi Asare

    It’s no secret navigating Accra can be a chaotic exercise with private cars competing for wiggle room with public mini-buses – popularly known as trotros – that stop seemingly everywhere. This beautiful mess is digitized in Trotro Driver, a mobile game that tries to re-imagine the city’s transport wahala as fun and entertaining. The game

  • July 16, 2016By Kofi Asare

    Meeting of Styles is an introductory graffiti art event by the Ghana Graffiti crew. The crew is set to challenge societal defects using street art as a medium to communicate with citizens of a disturbed community. Altering physical space with thought-provoking and creative content for social change and aesthetics is the function of the crew

  • June 3, 2016By Kofi Asare

    The indescribable euphoria I felt when I first learned about illustrator Bright Ackwerh work still hovers around me. As a newcomer to his work, I deliberately shut off people’s opinions for an organic, intimate experience. My first engagement came via Kenyan based Ghanaian musician, Delasi’s Thought Journey album debut. The album cover was so captivating

  • May 27, 2016By Kofi Asare

    Tracing its beginnings to the Desert Fathers, early Christian hermits across Egypt, the sins are a simple labeling of the “worst, innate” characteristics of mankind, namely pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed and sloth, traits everyone is familiar with. Characteristic of his style, a smoothie of brooding hues and crisp lines, Ian represents each sin with