Afropolitan Comics: from South Africa to the continent

French Institute of South Africa – IFAS

Afropolitan Comics gathers the works of 16 artists from the African continent, organised around three themes: Autobiography, Heroes and History, and Folklore and Future. It features the work of major comics artists from all over the continent, including South African artists Loyiso Mkize (who designed the exhibition’s poster) and Luke Molver, as well as Nigerian artist Tayo Fatunla and Cameroonian artist Reine Dibussi. This virtual exhibition has been conceived within the context of the current coronavirus pandemic. It is an innovative multimedia experience combining artworks, analysis by the exhibition’s curators, as well as interviews of the selected artists.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Curators:
Tara Weber and Raymond Whitcher for South African comics
Joëlle Epée Mandengue and Jean-Philippe Martin for comics from other African countries

Artists:
Annick Kamgang (Cameroon & DRC)
Bill Masuku (Zimbabwe)
Daniel Clarke (South Africa)
Daniël Hugo (South Africa)
Gaspard Njock (Cameroon)
Juni Ba (Senegal)
Koffi Roger N’Guessan (Ivory Coast)
Lesego Dithlake (South Africa)
Loyiso Mkize (South Africa)
Luke Molver (South Africa)
Mogorosi Motshumi (South Africa)
Ray Whitcher (South Africa)
Reine Dibussi (Cameroon)
Tayo Fatunla (Nigeria)
Togui (Algeria)
Willem Samuels (South Africa)

Partners of the exhibition: French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image (International City of Comics and Image, France)

Design and development of the website: Cher Ami

Videography: Black Gosling