Popular culture in Kinshasa, its narrative strategies, its role in society and its transformation over time: art critic and researcher Jean Kamba shows the connections between popular comics, music and television.
Tétshim and Frank Mukunday have been working together for about ten years. Tétshim is an illustrator and comic artist, Frank Mukunday is a video artist. As part of their collaboration, they combine video and drawing to create animated films, in which they use various materials such as pebbles, chalk or rusty objects to create a unique formal universe. Their best-known short film is “Machini”, which has now also been published as a comic.
“His Majesty,” Papa Mfumu’eto 1er has declared himself emperor. His comics and paintings bring together spiritual worlds with Kinshasa’s everyday life and politics. A report by Ketshia Ngamala.
The newly published “207” by Santa Kakese and “Awa” by Yann Kumbozi are stories based on Congolese reality. These narrations offer a counter-narrative to the common narratives about Kinshasa and the Democratic Republic of Congo that are marked by stereotypical images and clichés.