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Inktober in Africa: A Collection of Our Favorites 

Inktober in Africa: A Collection of Our Favorites

For the love of illustration, October is a wow month!
There’s Inktober and Swaptober, two splendid causes that leave you drooling and begging for more. So much in fact, you just might wish the other months didn’t exist.
Inktober is an inspiring challenge that has artists drawing and posting up sketches throughout the month. This is similar to Collyde Prime’s 50DaysOfCharacterSketch initiative from last year. It was started by Jake Parker in 2009, as a challenge  in his own words,

to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.

The challenge sees artists from all over the world putting in extra work to sharpen their skills and have fun at it, by inking and posting new work, everyday!
The fun and adventurous Swaptober is much like Inktober with just one requirement: swap out the genders of your favorite characters. So instead of say, Guardian Prime as a guy, you get Guardian Prime as a lady. Or the beautiful Agatha from Agbaraa as a guy. It was started by the awesome Marcus Williams and is a fun, alternative take on established characters.
Awesome month right?
Below are a few of our favorites from across Africa. Click to expand.

Avonome by Stanley
Avonome by Stanley "Stanch" Obende
Untitled by Alfred Achiampong
Untitled by Alfred Achiampong
Untitled by Arugba Ayodeji Akinola
Untitled by Arugba Ayodeji Akinola
Untitled by Bright Ackwerh
Untitled by Bright Ackwerh
Avonome (Swaptober) by Precious Zesty Anih
Avonome (Swaptober) by Precious Zesty Anih
The Blind Robin by Chileshe K-Slayer Tembo
The Blind Robin by Chileshe K-Slayer Tembo
Ireti by Jide Martin
Ireti by Jide Martin
Guardian Prime by Stanley
Guardian Prime by Stanley "Stanch" Obende
Yayra by Okyne (Nurd AKB) Taylor
Yayra by Okyne (Nurd AKB) Taylor
Untitled by Moh Awudu
Untitled by Moh Awudu
Deep by Bright Ackwerh
Deep by Bright Ackwerh
Fela by Moh Awudu
Fela by Moh Awudu
Restriction by Etubi Onucheyo
Restriction by Etubi Onucheyo
Vantage by Collins Kelvin
Vantage by Collins Kelvin
Spider-Woman by Havillah Agada
Spider-Woman by Havillah Agada
Braid Wrap by El Carna
Braid Wrap by El Carna
Noise by Keda Gomes
Noise by Keda Gomes
Untitled By Alfred Achiampong
Untitled By Alfred Achiampong
Dhalish by Collyde Prime
Dhalish by Collyde Prime
Ntombazi by Nanna Venter
Ntombazi by Nanna Venter
Untitled by El Carna
Untitled by El Carna
Untitled by Eli Mensah
Untitled by Eli Mensah
Untitled by Mike Anim
Untitled by Mike Anim
Quinie by Stephen Chuks
Quinie by Stephen Chuks
Father Downfall Esemjay Jonathan
Father Downfall Esemjay Jonathan
Untitled by Movin Were
Untitled by Movin Were
Strike Guard by Chinedu Campbell
Strike Guard by Chinedu Campbell
Free Hand Movement by Chief Nyamweya
Free Hand Movement by Chief Nyamweya
The Toad Thing by Movin Were
The Toad Thing by Movin Were
Past by Martin Avwenagha
Past by Martin Avwenagha
Remember My Rose by Ian Quhachi
Remember My Rose by Ian Quhachi
Untitled by Chinedu Campbell
Untitled by Chinedu Campbell
Sharrina by Delali Tsegah
Sharrina by Delali Tsegah
Jubilee by Malcom Wope
Jubilee by Malcom Wope
Barbie by Collins Amegah
Barbie by Collins Amegah
Huey Freeman by Dominic Oziren
Huey Freeman by Dominic Oziren

We can ‘t wait  for next year’s versions. Who were some of your favorite illustrators?
Find links to the featured artists below:
Kofi Ofosu | Okyne Taylor | Collyde Prime | Movin Were | Martin Ufo Avwenagha | Stanley Stanch Obende | Delali Tsegah | Havillah AgadaEl Carna | Bright Ackwerh | Collins Kelvin | Esemjay Jonathan | Chinedu Campbell | Stephen Chuks | Etubi Onucheyo | Chief Nyamweya | Mike Anim | Alade Nathaniel | Moh Awudu | Alfred Achiampong | Akinwande Ayodeji Akinola | Kwarte Lai | Ian Quhachi | Nanna Venter | Malcolm Wope | Ian Quhachi | Keda Gomes | Eli Mensah | Precious Zesty Anih | Collins Amegah | Chileshe KSlayer Tembo | Dominic Oziren |
Squirt Creativity!
By KADI YAO TAY aka Kadi Yaotober Tayvember

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