Creating African Superheroes (7)

by | Jul 27, 2010 | Lifestyle | 0 comments

Comic books, cartoon strips, graphic novels … they have served as an escape for many a child (and some adults). They are filled with lessons, creativity, hope, refuge, etc. Comic book artist Alex Ross touches on this in this interview:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlC9Q8Vr90M

It isn’t easy to find African superheroes though and, sadly, historically, African characters in comic books have often been fringe characters.

Black Panther - said to be first Black superhero in mainstream American comics

Black Panther – said to be first Black superhero in mainstream American comics

In my column in last Sunday’s 7, I share my thoughts on comics and Africa … [City Press]

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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