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Our database of Ziki comics and international creatives and companies making waves in the de world. A Nigerian writer is currently crowdsourcing one of the most ambitious comic book anthologies which will see 15 artists from across the continent collaborating on a book that is made up of six original stories. Called Kugali, the project is being spearheaded by London-based creative Ziki Nelsonwho left a career in finance and banking to pursue the project nearly six years ago.
During this time I learned about the annual comic con in Lagos, Nigeria. I met a handful of creative people there who use comics to tell a host of Nigerian stories — stories that my own elders would teach me asones that captured my own experience growing up in Nigeria. They were illustrating stories that even portrayed what the future of our country might look like.
The Kugali Anthology is an effort to record and publish timeworn African folklore in a contemporary and exciting way. How do we Africans see ourselves and our respective cultures? What is it like to live in Lagos, Harare or Nairobi? What would our myths and legends look like visually? These are some of the driving factors behind Kugali. To ensure that the comic series attracts as wide an audience as possible, the Kugali Anthology is divided into two wings.
The Regular Edition is deed to be accessible for children, while the Raki Edition is made for more mature readers while not imposing any restrictions on the contributing artists. That being said, Nelson emphasises the high standards, yet loose brief that writers and artists must adhere to in order to have their work form part of the comic collection.
From our perspective, there's no point publishing a Spiderman-esque superhero story. Nelson and his colleagues stay in contact with a network of over a dozen artists and writers peppered across Africa who collaborate to bring individual stories to fruition.
An additional team of four deers work on covers and promotional artworks for Kugali. It's actually quite difficult to find people that are competent, passionate and resilient all at the same time. These three qualities are a must for anyone that wants to Kugali. Recruiting the right people for such an ambitious creative project has proved to be a big challenge according to the founder of the Kugali Anthology, but he remains tenaciously optimistic about the interest that this project is gaining on international shores.
Nelson believes the Kugali stories might inspire a new vanguard of creative kids in the same way that Western comic books left a lasting impression on him as a. Our priority is telling good stories and that means anyone should be able to ziki comics up one of our books and connect with them. After all, ziki comics growing up in Nigeria, I grew up reading American comics and Japanese manga. These stories have always been an endless source of joy and inspiration to me.
There's no reason why Kugali can't provide that same experience for comic book readers across the world. To find out about the next issue of Kugali or to support their crowdfunding campaign.
Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson on his upcoming comic book featuring 15 African artists. The DCs and the Marvels of this world already do that so well. More on African De. De that envisions a better future.
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Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson on his upcoming comic book featuring 15 African artists