All posts tagged in African Comics

  • November 14, 2023By Mayfair Maclean

    Have you received your COVID vaccine? How about your booster shots? Yes? No? Are you perhaps like many with an irrational fear of the vaccine? Are you perhaps afraid you and your family might turn into zombies because of the vaccine?  Well strap up nerds, Ian Kwakye (aka Ian Quahachi) has just the webtoon to

  • October 3, 2022By Squid Mag

    CAPE TOWN, ZA—North American independent book publisher Catalyst Press will publish two graphic novels from Cape Town’s world-renowned animation studio next year. Pearl of the Sea, a middle grade comic by Anthony Silverston, Raffaella Delle Donne, and Willem Samuel, is slated for release 31 January 2023. The 166-page adventure comic follows Pearl, a young girl

  • November 14, 2021By Kadi

    Are there any African comics that are set in Africa? Where was the first Comic-con held in Africa? Are there African comics? We’ve come across such questions on search engines like Google and Bing while scouring the internet for everyone making comics and manga happen in Africa. These questions and their answers take us on

  • 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

  • December 14, 2017By Kadi

    In 2016, we dedicated November to the aesthetic of African comic book covers as a way to introduce comic book lovers to the world of African comics and to also promote titles many people would have missed. We missed our November window this year but thank goodness for amazing covers of comics/graphic novels such as

  • December 6, 2017By Sydney Asare

    It’s always exciting to see African comics evolve away from the superhero genre into a more imaginative and artistically daring terrain. Comics such as Wrath House by the Kalu brothers, Kudzai Gumbo’s Paper Angels, Nkarim Chronicles, Setor Fiadzigbey’s Lake of Tears, Collyde Prime’s Misfits, Fumar Mota’s Disciples and Paul Louise-Julie’s Yohance among others capture this

  • November 30, 2017By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    Ayodele Elegba, founder of the Lagos Comic Con recently announced a mouth-watering opportunity for not one, but thirty (30) comic book creators across Africa! This is what he shared on social media: Alright, guys. I am tired of young creators hustling and struggling without moving forward with their ideas. If you are already in any studio or

  • November 26, 2017By Kadi

    Ask me to name 5 African comics off the top of my head in a minute and I’ll name more than 10 in less that time. Ask me about Ghanaian comics however and I’ll be found wanting. Thankfully, Setor Fiadzigbey’s Lake of Tears graphic novel is helping change that.  Setor Fiadzigbey is a brilliant illustrator

  • November 8, 2017By Kadi

    Mobile phones and social media, for good or bad are here to stay and could be the death of us all and Comfort Arthur’s quirky comics are out to announce it (slideshow at end of post). First, a real life story. A few months ago, I was heading home from work at night and casually

  • September 10, 2017By Kadi

    Kwezi, one of the superstars on the African comics scene is getting the animation treatment and that’s a sweet dream come true! The Kwezi animation screen test is an adaptation of the superhero comic by the talented Loyiso Mkize from South Africa. The comic shares the adventures of a young narcissistic man, Kwezi, who discovers he