• November 27, 2018By Cassandra Mark

    Gone are the days when our culturally and artistically deprived youth and the world at large cried goose at the complete lack of an art culture in Nigeria. Now with not just one but three conventions holding each year in celebration of visual and contemporary expression, our creative industry is, for lack of a better

  • November 19, 2018By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Comic book creator, Bill Masuku shares his experience as an artist, fan and guest speaker at Reed Pop’s massively marketed Comic-Con South Africa that happened in September. One word that I’ve been using over and over again is massive. Having seen a few smaller conventions over the span of my short comic book career, I

  • November 13, 2018By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Nigerian comic book, animation, and video game industries on display at the inaugural UNICON Industry Summit and Creatives Convention Lagos, Nigeria – November 13th, 2018 – On Saturday, November 17th, 2018, the Collective Industry Conventions Africa (CICA), and US-based consulting firm, BIAYA Consulting, will host the inaugural UNICON Creatives Convention from 10am to 7:30pm at

  • October 24, 2018By Kevin Sampong

    Comic artist and Squid Mag contributor Kevin Sampong recaps his experience at Pa Gya 2018, where he facilitated a workshop on comic-making for children and adults. This past weekend saw the second edition of the Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra (Pa Gya 2018) go down at the Goethe Institute from October 19 –

  • August 8, 2018By Kadi

    The first edition of Artmosphere launched in March this year and it was heartily received. Artmosphere is a design meet up and at it’s core, a way for visual storytellers and design enthusiasts to network, share their portfolios and most importantly, draw inspiration and learn from each other. It’s easy to conclude that Ghana’s design

  • June 18, 2018By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Accra 18th June 2018 — The MTN Apps Challenge version 5.O, which launched in September 2017 has entered its final stage with the completion of vetting of the various Apps that were submitted for the competition. Out of over 100 projects received after the launch, 48 made it into the second round of auditions. App

  • April 19, 2018By Kadi

    Back in high school, my friends and I were described as cartoons. We were referred to as cartoon boys. This was no endearing term but rather, an attempt to demean us and spit on the things we loved. It was a way of saying stop being “childish” and be like the rest of us. But we didn’t

  • February 15, 2018By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    The #MTNAppsChallenge v5.0 roadshows are over. The last roadshow was held exactly a week ago, 8th February 2018 at the Mensah Sarbah Hall inside the University of Ghana, Legon campus.  This year’s MTN Apps challenge took a different format. It saw the introduction of panel discussion and a breakout session and the ever present exhibitions

  • February 13, 2018By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    On Saturday the 27th of January something amazing began in Zimbabwe. Animation is a burgeoning industry in Zimbabwe with a broad mix of professionals and enthusiasts just beginning to get their feet wet in the animation game. The industry is still a long way from reaching Hollywood levels but that hasn’t stopped local creatives from

  • January 24, 2018By Kadi

    2017 was an incredible year for the African geekosphere especially with comics. Old players like Comic Republic, Vortex Comics and the Comexposed community entrenched themselves as African comic book powerhouses with releases pretty much every month, back to back. Let’s not also forget new and returning players/creators such as Kugali, Juni Ba, Setor Fiadzigbey, Mad