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Status of the African Comics Market
by Joëlle Epée Mandique, Comic Artist
Moderated by James Murua, Blogger, Journalist and Podcaster

The Cameroonian Comic book artist who hides behind the pseudonym Elyon’s is considered among the best in the field. Joëlle Epée Mandingue is one of the curator’s of the exhibition, Kubuni, which presents the best comics from Africa, aiming to share the continent’s richness. Author and cartoonist, Elyon is the organizer of the prestigious African comic book festival Bilili BD which takes annually place in Congo Brazzaville.

Dessinatrice de bande dessinée, la Camerounaise qui se cache derrière le pseudonyme Elyon’s est considérée comme faisant partie des meilleures plumes dans son domaine. Joëlle Épée Mandengue est une des réalisatrices de l’exposition, Kubuni, qui présente les meilleures bandes dessinées d’Afrique dans le but de partager les richesses du continent. Autrice et dessinatrice, Elyon’s est l’organisatrice du prestigieux festival internationale de la bande dessinée africaine Bilili BD au Congo Brazzaville.

The Future of Comics
with Paul Kelemba (Maddo), Comic Strip Artist and Caricaturist,
Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya, Illustrator and Animator
Oscar Oswe, Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Moderated by Grace Kerongo, Digital Media Editor

Is the comic book industry on the brink of an even more exciting future? What are some of the factors shaping this dynamic landscape: digital comics, diverse storytelling, independent success, interconnected universes, and adaptations…

  • Date : March 13, 2024
  • Time : 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Africa/Nairobi)
  • Venue : Alliance Française Auditorium

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