Emmanuel Gyamfi Boateng, popularly known as Mind of El is a children’s book illustrator based in Ghana. He is a self taught digital artist born and raised in Kumasi. According to his profile on Shannon Associates, he started digital painting in 2014 and has since created intriguing artwork for names like British X Factor star, Jahmene Douglas, Afro Beats music stars Black Sherif and Burna Boy. 

In 2020, he made a decision to stick strictly to children’s book illustrations and since then has created book illustration for various authors. Emmanuel Boateng creates the occasional comic strips as well.

Mind of El plays with multiple art styles and techniques, making his portfolio a captivating one that serves something fresh every time there’s an update.

Journey into Emmanuel Boateng’s mesmerizing art and enjoy.

Gyakie illustration

See more of Emmanuel’ work on Instagram, and buy his art merch as well.


Bahari Blue curated by Squid Mag's Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare
Bahari Blue Series

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTjvuJ6MddD/Bahari Blue is Squid Mag’s Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare’s scrapbook of favourite African (including the diaspora sometimes) artists they love, are inspired by and believe the whole world needs to know about.

So far we’ve featured Mervin Kaunda, Jayson MarsVenus BambisaSalim BusuruJuni BaNatasha NayoHanson AkatttiCollyde PrimeHélio JanuárioMika HirwaMogau KekanaKobina TaylorStanley ObendePrincess Karibo,  and Fanuel Leul. See all the Bahari Blue features here.