My name is Bill Masuku, I am a self-taught freelance digital artist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. My focus areas are character design, storyboarding, concept art and 2D game asset design. I have chosen these areas because I have been in love with comic books, cartoons, anime, manga, and gaming since my youth. They are part and parcel of my identity, and wholly fuel my passion with each project I endeavor.

I am actively conscious of my brand and whom I align my work with, in an effort to developing African visual literature, the southern African comic book community and furthering my career opportunities in animation, video games, and comic books.

If interested in contacting me, you can do so via email: masuku.bill@gmail.com

Experience

2016 – Launched self-published Razor-Man comic book
2016 – Guest Speaker at Harare Literature Festival
2017 & 2018 – Conducted a comic book workshop at Harare International Festival of Arts
2018 – Exhibited and ran a workshop at UCON in Cape Town, South Africa
2018 – Launched self-published Captain South Africa comic book
2018 – Top 3 Finalist on National TV shark tank for entrepreneurs
2018 – Assistant presenter for game development workshop with Leti Arts
2018 – Guest Speaker at Comic-Con Africa
2018 – Razor-Man Volume 1 published in the Kugali African Comic Book Anthology
2019 – Sera Blue Published first novella Misfortunism
2019 – Guest Speaker at ICON Johannesburg
2019 – Guest Speaker at Fan Con Cape Town
2019 – Guest Speaker at Comic-Con Africa
2019 – JAG (Johannesburg Art Gallery): The Art of Comics Workshop
2019 – Welcome to Dead World published in Sam Graphico Anthology in Zambia
2019 – Maputo Fast Forward Banda Desinhada Exhibition in Mozambique
2019 – Green Enterprize ILO Arts and the Future of Work Competition Finalist
2019 – Sera Blue Published second novella Psychophagy
2020 – British Council Design Futures Africa Candidate
2020 – Insurgency published in the Kindred Creatives Zine #2
2020 – Virtual National Arts Festival Workshop on Afro Manga
2020 – Afropolitan Comics Digital Exhibition


Awards
Awards, Nominations, and Notable Achievements

2020 – Nommo Award Nominations for Captain South Africa
2020 – Nommo Award Nominations for Welcome to Dead World
2020 – Heruica Award Winner for Captain South Africa


Software Proficiency

Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop

Skills

Concept Art
Illustration
Character Design
Comic Book Writing

Brands I’ve worked with

 

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