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The Growth Of The Webtoon Market In Africa

Introduction: Webtoon, a digital comic format originating from South Korea, has gained significant popularity globally in recent years. It is characterized by its vertical scroll format, which allows for a seamless and immersive reading experience. Since its inception in the early 2000s with the debut of Naver Webtoon, the webtoon industry has rapidly evolved, and …

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Are ‘Funny’ Comics A Thing?

Comics have been a beloved form of entertainment for generations, and funny comics are no exception. Actually, the word comics is derived from Comic Books which owes its appellation to the early years of comic strips which were mostly done to incite humour. These strips, like Mickey Mouse, were ‘comic’ or ‘funny’ and therefore clearly …

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How African Comics Deviate From The Classical Superhero Trope

African Comics:  Origins. Many African youths used to rush to local book vendors to get the latest Superman or Batman comic books several years ago. Some would wake up early on Saturdays to watch Spiderman defy the laws of Physics on Television. As these fellows tore through calendars their love for these characters grew stronger. …

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Superheroes In African Comics

For a very long time, superheroes have been the definition of what comics actually are. From Marvel Comics to DC Comics and everything in between, most of the comics the world has seen have been based on superheroes.

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Mythology In African Comics

In the course of your reading journey, you probably have asked this question, “Why is mythology a predominant theme in African comics, webtoon and manga?” Well, whether you have or not, the question of mythology in comics has come up more times than one can imagine. However, before we venture into the reasons why mythology …

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Is Mythology And Witchcraft All There Is In African Comics?

There is often a connection between African comics and myths, legends, and magic. A rich and diverse history of folklore has been captured in a variety of forms of art throughout Africa, from the powerful sorcerers and witches to the mythical creatures that roam its lands. Among them are comic books. Although mythology and witchcraft …

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How African Creators Will Influence the Comic Book Industry

Introduction The popularity of comic books has skyrocketed in the last decade, and this trend is only expected to continue. While the United States and Europe dominate the industry, the African continent is now making its mark with its own distinct take on the comic book genre. African comic books are making ripples in the …

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Afrofuturism in African Comics

Are you looking for something new, exciting, and inspiring to add to your comic book collection? Something that deviates from the mainstream superhero comics and manga? Well, a great place to look will be Afrofuturistic comics! This is a genre that blends elements of science fiction with African culture and history, bringing forth something that …

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