Rodney Tawanda Ngundu is a writer, illustrator, graphic designer and photographer based in Zimbabwe. Originally a comic book writer, Rodney blended his digital art skill with his writing to create many concepts and ideas that are used in advertising.

Tawanda is also one-third of the Zimbabwean art collective AfroTokyo along with his brothers Kudzai Ngundu and Nyasha Ngundu. Rodney created the African comic, Paper Angels, free to read on Webtoons.

Like his brothers, Rodney Tawanda Ngundu’s art is heavily inspired by manga and anime. Rodney Tawanda Ngundu’s work is a marriage of both worlds, Zimbabwe and Japan.

Enjoy Rodney Tawanda Nguundu’s art.

Art by Rodney Ngundu
Joker fan art by Rodney Tawanda Ngundu
Joker by Rodney Tawanda Ngundu
art by Rodney Tawanda Ngundu
Mecha suit by Rodney Ngundu
Black boy art by Rodney Ngundu
Outlawas of the Old West anime concept by Rodney Tawanda Ngundu
An anime concept by Tawanda Ngundu inspired by Cannon Busters.
Kabuki mask by Rodney Tawanda Ngundu

See more of Kudzai Ngundu’s work on Instagram.


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

Bahari Blue is Squid Mag’s Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare’s and illustrator Bolaji “Art Nerd X” Olaloye’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 Alfred Achiampong, Venus Bambisa, Malcolm Wopé, Simangaliso Sibaya, Kofi Ofosu, Ifesinachi Orjiekwe, Kudzai Ngundu and Salim Busuru.