All posts tagged in Vortex Comics

  • 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

  • November 17, 2020By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    African comics continue to rise in their collective success. In order to better understand them, there is a need to sort and categorize the products and our expectations going forward. Before we can answer whether or not to categorize African comics as indie, we must also fairly outline what is considered African and what is

  • 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

  • August 18, 2019By betasquidmag_pcwivg

    This is an old interview by Vortex Comics with Alfred Achiampong that we pulled up from our archives. GeekAfrica.net, the blogging division of Vortex Comics where this was originally published sometime in 2017. Alfred Achiampong is a Ghanaian illustrator with a talent for fine strokes that smell like rain, in calm, moody hues that set

  • August 5, 2019By Kadi

    “Increased imagination, tolerance for and interest in diverse ideas, spiritualities, religions and people, as well as social awareness” capture speculative fiction writer, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu’s response on the impact of Africans embracing all storytelling genres. This is a most compelling answer, and for comic book lovers, Agbara does just that. The Agbaraa comic is the needle and thread of

  • July 11, 2017By Kadi

    This week’s Squido (Squid Hero) is none other than Alfred Achiampong. Alfred is an impressive and constantly evolving illustrator who has taken the rule of 10,000 hours to heart. He posts as many new illustrations as there are days on his social media accounts. He’s been at this awesomeness for almost two years, posting something new

  • April 14, 2017By Kadi

    Holiday reads anyone? 👀 Easter holidays in Ghana (and likely the rest of the world) mean a long weekend when most of us get to take a break from work. Some people visit family and friends, others go out to chill. Others like us, snuggle in bed and binge on all the things they’ve been

  • April 13, 2017By Kevin Sampong

    Comics and Smoothies is over, unfortunately! The much anticipated informal gathering as Vortex Comics’ Somto Ajuluchukwu put it proved to a success. There was quite the turnout. The turnout was, in fact, bigger than expected. This gathering aimed to bring to the fore the various challenges facing the (African comics, games and animation) industry movement – we aren’t

  • February 11, 2017By Kevin Sampong

    The African comic industry is about to witness a phenomenon that may very well propel it to new heights. Part 1 of Spirit Wars, Vortex Comics‘ upcoming crossover comic series, (scheduled for release today), heralds the coming of age of a booming industry. The comic, titled Spirit Wars – because Vortex only has Spirit Heroes – signals that

  • January 8, 2017By Kadi

    Squid Mag, the home of African comics, games, animation and fresh funky art. 2016 is technically our sophomore year in sharing content around African comics, animation and games although it does feel like freshman year. It was a testing-the-waters kind of phase that we’re thrilled to have experienced. An experience that has us, Squid Mag