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Zimbabwean Comic Book Business Models

NB: While the title states ‘Zimbabwean’, I will make reference to other African countries. While creating comic books is a whole host of tasks in itself, selling/marketing the comic book is the real challenge. After all, a million dollar idea that no one sees is worthless. They key items observed here are value, cost, price...
By : Bill Masuku | Aug 2, 2018
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Three African Comic Book Archetypes

It goes without that saying an entire post about it, but the African comic book wave largely borrows ideas, concepts, and themes from western comics. More specifically from the big two DC Comics and Marvel Comics publishing houses. Weirdly, the main three achetypes for characters and story telling are pulled from DC’s Trinity. Just a...
By : Bill Masuku | Aug 2, 2018

Getting Off The Ground! – Writing Comics

Comic book writing for the most part sucks, it really sucks. There are so many things you have to cover and keep track of, in terms of creating dynamic panel visuals, what your artist is capable of, pacing of each page, how much information you can cram into a couple of centimeters, bargaining space with...
By : Bill Masuku | Aug 2, 2018
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Downloadable Photoshop Add-Ons 1

For $1 donation: Click here to download [wpecpp name=”A3 Margin Lines” price=”1″ align=”left”] A quick and easy set up for A3 comic book pages in Photoshop. Creating your margin lines in seconds, allowing you to get started on your comic book paneling quickly and uniformly. When it comes to comic creation, printing is one of...
By : Bill Masuku | Mar 27, 2018
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Razor-Man meets Umzingeli

Towards the end of 2016 Enigma Comix Africa went from a sole creator to a handful of talents working on multiple titles. A simple but effective look into the practice of collaboration and collaborative spirit that has been missing from comic creation throughout southern Africa as we know it. Creative teams working on a single...
By : Bill Masuku | Mar 14, 2018

Comic book art and the need for a drawing tablet

I’ve been drawing comic books, and comic art since I was in grade school, as you can imagine not all of it great. But this just meant that I still had many basic and otherwise fundamental things to learn about drawing, about the craft, and really letting my muscles mature enough in control that I...
By : Bill Masuku | Mar 14, 2018