The Zebra Comics Expo at the University of Douala

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It’s been more than one year since the Zebra Comics Expo took place and it is coming again to comic book fans in Douala, Cameroon. Organized in partnership with Institut Francais (IFC) Cameroon, this geek event which took place from the 10th of February to the 11th of March 2022 was an occasion for Zebra Comics PLC to reunite with its fans, display what the company had been creating for close to two years and prepare fans for the future of Zebra Comics PLC. The first edition pulled an excited crowd of hundreds of comic book fans who got to see what the company was creating for them.

Beyond getting comic book fans in Douala and Cameroon excited about what the company was preparing for them, it was also an occasion for Zebra Comics PLC to gauge how much people wanted African comics in their lives. And the results were great. The perception of interest was huge as many expressed the desire for the finished products when they were ready, encouraging the Zebra Comics team to work even harder to satisfy the needs and wants of an ever demanding audience.

More than one year later, Zebra Comics PLC has launched an android and iOS app, a website and published over 150 episodes of several comics IPs on these platforms. So much work was put into this and the team experienced a lot on their way to this point. With all these, Zebra Comics PLC has decided to stage the Zebra Comics Expo one more time, so as to present to comic book fans what they have been doing since the last Zebra Comics Expo.

For this second edition, the Zebra Comics Expo will be staged at the University of Douala. Organized within a creative, artistic and professional forum initiated by the Department of Linguistics, Literature and African Civilizations of the University of Douala, this event will take place between the 20th and 21st of June 2023. Dubbed “Comics at the University of Douala”, this event is open to students of the Department of Linguistics, Literature and African Civilization, as well as students from other universities.

On the menu of this august event are workshops around comic book writing, art, production and publishing, a round table discussion on the topic “Literature and Comics: Common Narratological and Editorial Issues”, and exhibitions of comic book pages, characters and others. Workshops will be compulsory for students of the Department of Linguistics, Literature and African Civilization, and open to all other students who may be interested. The aforementioned program is designed such that students and all other participants will acquire valuable knowledge about the creation of comics (writing and art), publishing of comics, opportunities that exist in the milieu, the comic book market and what Zebra Comics PLC has been cooking since the last Zebra Comics Expo. 

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