It is still a current topic if and how women are present and represented in the comic scene and also in comics. Although women do appear in comics, they are often more a projection screen for men’s fantasies. Two young authors break with the classic images of women.
Personal view of theAcademy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, which is the central starting point for many contemporary artistic discourses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In these contemporary Congolese comics, mythical traditions and modern life converge to form a futuristic mixture of fiction and utopia.
During a studio visit to Rocky Production in Kinshasa, we learn more about its production processes of art and craft, as well as the local demand for popular stories.