A Comparison of Zebra Comics: Then and Now

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Hey there, fellow comic book enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane and explore the incredible journey of Zebra Comics, from its early days to its current status as a trailblazer in the African comic book industry. So buckle up and get ready for a ride filled with twists, turns, and plenty of superhero action!

Part 1: The Journey

Picture this: a group of dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds – law, international relations, translation, engineering, and even medicine – coming together with a shared love for storytelling, art, and comic books. Sounds like the beginning of an epic adventure, right? Well, that’s exactly how Zebra Comics was born.

In late 2016, fueled by a desire to promote African stories and cultures, this group of friends embarked on a mission to create a platform where African voices could be heard loud and clear. Armed with little more than passion and determination, they set out to turn their dream into reality.

But let’s be real – the road to success was anything but smooth. Balancing university studies with the demands of building a startup? Check. Pouring their own hard-earned cash into their first 3-in-1 print comic magazine? You bet. And let’s not forget the countless sleepless nights spent hustling to make ends meet.

Despite the odds stacked against them, the founders of Zebra Comics refused to back down. They made the bold decision to quit their day jobs and pursue their passion full-time, much to the dismay of skeptical family and friends. And thus, Zebra Comics was born – striving hard to be a beacon of hope in an industry hungry for fresh voices and untold stories.

Part 2: The Current Status

Multiple comics and webtoons of Zebra Comics

Fast forward to today, and Zebra Comics is making waves like never before. With its headquarters nestled in the bustling city of Douala, Cameroon, Zebra Comics has blossomed into a full-fledged company with over 20 dedicated employees. But what really sets them apart? Their kickass Android and iOS app, of course!

Gone are the days of scrambling to find physical copies of your favourite comics. Thanks to the Zebra Comics app, fans can now access a treasure trove of African-inspired stories with just a few taps of their fingers. And with hundreds of episodes available, there’s never a dull moment in the world of Zebra Comics.

But wait, there’s more! Unlike other platforms and publishers on the continent, Zebra Comics prides itself on delivering consistent updates, ensuring that readers always have something new and exciting to sink their teeth into. Plus, with payment options tailored to suit the needs of their diverse audience, including a $4.99 monthly subscription and coin-based unlocking with options going to even $0.99, accessing premium content has never been easier.

Alright, speaking about the Zebra Comics app – it’s like a treasure trove for comic lovers! First off, it’s super easy to use. You won’t be fumbling around trying to find your favourite comics; everything’s laid out nice and clear. Oh, and don’t worry about losing your spot; the app remembers exactly where you left off.  It’s like having a comic book club right in your pocket! Plus, the app works seamlessly across different devices, so you can pick up right where you left off no matter where you are. Pretty neat, huh? And there’s more on the way!

Part 3: The Future

Kids viewing fine Zebra Comics art work

So what’s next for Zebra Comics, you ask? Well, let me tell you – the sky’s the limit! With dreams of expanding into animation, video games, and even feature-length films, the folks at Zebra Comics are just getting started. And with a growing list of partners lining up to join the party, the future has never looked brighter.

But perhaps the most exciting development of all is Zebra Comics’ plan to open its doors to other African creators. Yep, you heard that right – soon, budding and veteran artists from across the continent (and beyond) will have the opportunity to showcase their talent on the Zebra Comics platform, paving the way for a new generation of storytellers to shine.


Zebra Comics characters take a selfie

And there you have it, folks – the incredible journey of Zebra Comics, from humble beginnings to global powerhouse. Through hard work, determination, and a whole lot of creativity, Zebra Comics has carved out a special place in the hearts of comic book fans in Africa and across the globe. So here’s to the past, present, and future of African storytelling – because with Zebra Comics leading the way, the adventure is just beginning!

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