All posts tagged in akolabone

  • 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

  • April 25, 2020By Kadi

    In August 2013, a collective of young men, excited and wet behind the ears, convened on the colorful and historic streets of Jamestown. They were there to showcase their work to an audience hungry for artistic expression that was rare, imaginative and unlike anything they had ever seen before. In those days, the Chale Wote

  • February 12, 2019By Kadi

    There aren’t many artists who blend their anime, manga and superhero comic inspirations into a distinctly African art style like Daniel Tawia Quartey aka Kwarte Lai. As you’d expect, Lai is among the digital crusaders championing the comic book scene in Ghana. He is the creator of Trotro, a short comic available on AfroComix which

  • April 6, 2017By Kevin Sampong

    Comics and Smoothies is coming to Accra by way of Lagos and we can’t contain our excitement. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with Vortex INC to present Comics and Smoothies. Comics and Smoothies is a free informal gathering to talk African comics, games and animation. We’ll be discussing the way forward for African comics,