The Rise of Afro-Manga

Bill Masuku

  • Format: Webinar/Workshop
  • Duration: 2hr
  • Language: English
  • Ages: 12+
  • When: 25/06/2020 1:30 pm
  • Recorded: Yes

Japanese Manga has seen a prolific rise in readership and consumption over the past two decades, so much so that it has inspired African producers to create their own take on Manga, crafting Afrocentric stories with Manga’s unique aesthetic flair. Razor-Man artist Bill Masuku will guide participants through his methods and begin the journey of an Afro-Manga revolution.

The Rise of Afro Manga forms part of the Afropolitan Comics exhibition


Did you miss it? Click PLAY below to watch a recording of the live event.


Artist and Facilitator: Bill Masuku
Moderator: Ray Whitcher



Bill Masuku is a Nommo Award nominated comic book artist and writer, born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is the creator of Razor-Man, welcome to the Dead World and Captain South Africa, and the founder of Enigma Comix Africa. Razor-man has gained him acclaim in his hometown, and helped to spur the local comic industry forward. Captain South Africa debuted in 2019 at a convention in Cape Town and the titular super heroine is set to move forward with themes of social justice, inequality, discrimination.