• September 2, 2021By Kadi

    Entries for VX Art Tournament 2021 have opened to all African digital artists. Who holds the Golden Pen in 2021? The VX Art Tournament is back and entries for the 2021 edition are open to all digital artists. Are you an artist who loves a little competition to test your ink against other artists? Following

  • August 15, 2020By Kadi

    Jayson Mars is a South African freelance illustrator based in Port Elizabeth drawing up some unique, and futuristic portraits of Africa. We couldn’t agree more with Tetty Betty who describes his work as undeniably cool, because that’s just what it is; undeniably cool. Describing his multiple inspirations, Jayson says he’s always been constantly inspired by raw images of

  • August 10, 2020By Kadi

    Ben Geldenhuys is an illustrator and animator from South Africa. Originally from Johannesburg, Ben now lives in Cape Town where he plies his craft. where he’s worked with Studio Muti, Sunrise Productions (studio behind Jungle Beat), Themarist Productions, Kopskop Games and Triggerfish Animation Studio among others. Check out his exciting portfolio below. Enjoy. See more

  • July 31, 2020By Nana Yaa Serwaa Osei

    Are you a digital artist who loves a fun contest to flex your creative muscles and express yourself? If you answered yes, then the upcoming VX Art Tournament is right up your alley. From August to September, our friends at Comi-Con Africa and Vortex Corp have partnered to launch Africa’s largest online art tournament, the

  • June 13, 2020By Kadi

    Fanuel Leul, a graphic designer, illustrator and character designer in Ethiopia. Fanuel graduated from Alle School of Addis Fine Art and Design. His most recent works explore a future version of Africa where technology is seamlessly embedded in daily life. Fanuel shares a similar afrofuturist lens with Cyrus Kabiru who tinkers with metal and plastic

  • June 8, 2020By Kadi

    Oluwayomi Segun Samson is a Nigerian illustrator, concept artist (games & animation), character designer, comic artist or as he jointly and simply puts it, a visual development artist. He’s also a musician, who loves to play the guitar. Segun specializes in 3D art, which lends itself beautifully to video games and animation. He has credits

  • June 8, 2020By Kadi

    Princess Karibo is a self-taught Nigerian illustrator and digital artist whose work celebrates women. Karibo’s work is easy to fall in love with, especially how it portrays women from different backgrounds. Women with yellow hair, no hair, afros, pigtails, women at the movies, at the beach, in bed, playing video games, dancing, at the laundromat

  • June 6, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    This post on Ethiopian illustrators originally published on Medium by Addismiraph Abebe. What’s the creative scene in East Africa, specifically Ethiopia like? On our end, we’re mostly aware of Jember creator, Debebe Beserat (Etan Comics) and afro-futurist illustrator Fanuel Leul. Luckily, Addis Ababa-based Addismiraph Abebe took the time to share a list of 10 Ethiopian

  • June 1, 2020By Kadi

    Stanley Stanch Obende is an award-winning illustrator, storyboard artist, letterer, colorist, comic book creator and concept artist from Nigeria. Stanch is a juggernaut who has lent his inks to several top-rated comics in Africa. These include all of the books by Etan Comics, Guardian Prime, Ireti, Visionary, Uhuru: Legend of the Windriders, Avonome, Itan (Comic

  • May 29, 2020By Kadi

    Kobe Taylor, aka Nurd is an illustrator, game designer, animator, song cover designer and comic book artist from Ghana. Kobe, which is short for Kobina, is the lead creative at Akolabone, an urban streetwear brand that combines anime-styled illustrations with clothes and other merchandise. We’ve covered his artistic journey in an in-depth Behind the Ink