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About this project

There's an old African saying...

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Akbar Inc proudly presents Captain Calabar.

The people in Nigeria and Africa need a hero to save them from the terrors within. The gods sent us Captain Calabar - a 25-year old riffraff with superhuman abilities.

Take him back. Weak gods.

The comic is designed to deliver hard graphic action, comic humor, and a touch of the satirical, whilst showcasing the beauty and artsy nature of Nigeria and Africa one issue at a time.

Character Designs

Captain Calabar, not a a fan of Spandex
Captain Calabar, not a a fan of Spandex

 

Lanre Williams, computer genius and the Cap's right hand man
Lanre Williams, computer genius and the Cap's right hand man

 

Dr. Ken, Cap's Jazzman (pun intended)
Dr. Ken, Cap's Jazzman (pun intended)

 

Shalewa, mysterious femme fatale and possible villain
Shalewa, mysterious femme fatale and possible villain

 

Three dynamic creators, Timehin Akinde, Abasido Akpan, and Joshua Akpan are responsible for CC. As architecture students, they were obsessed with creating something to showcase Nigeria’s artsy settings to the world. Looking at the vastly underdeveloped comic industry in Africa, they found application for design and devised a means to infuse beauty into story. “Heroes that speak our language!” While both Akpans handled the art, Timehin worked as the chief writer for the series. Art meets storytelling!

Methodically, Akbar Comics plans to unfold a Comicverse laden with heroes of varying cultures and nationalities. Captain Calabar isn’t just a comic, it’s a movement. The goal at Akbar Comics is to create a lasting African comic book universe made by Africans and to redefine the art form whilst opening doors for fellow African creatives.

The first issue of Captain Calabar is already COMPLETE! Comedy, action, art, colors, letters and mild perversion are already on the page and ready to go! We however need to fund the production costs associated with making issues #2 onwards so we can begin the revolution! The book is 100% creator-owned so there's no publisher's financing. Our creatives are working at zero-profit just to see the dream actualized! If you support creator-owned comics, and want to see Captain Calabar come to life, you will be richly rewarded.

Check out a few pages (we are hoarders)

Issue #1 - Page 2
Issue #1 - Page 2

 

Issue #1 - Page 18
Issue #1 - Page 18

 

 

Look at your money...
Look at your money...

 

 Kickstarter funds raised are to cover production fees, publishing, printing, shipping, etc of the series. All leftover money will be used to pay for subsequent issue costs, variant covers, etc. In summary, all money will be reinvested back into the series. Our goal this campaign is to give our readers a high-quality sustained product.

Here's a Variant for you...

Variant Cover - Issue #1
Variant Cover - Issue #1

 

The Akbar comics team consists of three extremely creative individuals all striving to further the emerging African comic industry and make our mark on the scope of African pop culture.

Abasido Akpan, lead artist and co-creator
Abasido Akpan, lead artist and co-creator

 Abasido Akpan is a talented artist, illustrator and occasional freelancer with digital works published on numerous blogs and paintings on display in art galleries in Nigeria. His skillset also includes 2d-animation and motion graphics. He claims to have won awards for his art. He's a jolly fellow just trying to show the real Nigeria to the world. He can be reached on twitter @abasido_ and via email: abas.mikael@gmail.com

Timehin Akinde, writer and co-creator
Timehin Akinde, writer and co-creator

 Timehin Akinde is a storyteller, content creator and filmmaker with a professional certificate in cinematography from the PEFTI Film Institute. One of his works is a documentary about maternity healthcare and the continual use of Traditional medical alternatives in maternity health. He can be reached on twitter @Timehin_ and on instagram @timehin.a

Joshua Akpan, illustrator and letterer
Joshua Akpan, illustrator and letterer

  Joshua Akpan is a professional sketch artist and Architect. He engages in character design, content creation, and also drafting storyboards for animation. He is serving as a contributing illustrator, our letterer, as well as content editor for Akbar Comics. He is also a co-founder of Akbar Comics. He can be reached on twitter and instagram @bobbyjagg

Risks and challenges

Issues 1 to 3 have already been written and Issue 1 is ready for print! We're too excited to release issue 1 but we're hoarders...
Being independent relieves us of the hurdles of approval processes - Once we're both ready, it's a go! However, any hiccups we might encounter along the way would be swiftly communicated to you all. After all, you're as much in this as we are.

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    DIGITAL EDITION

    No room for more hard copy on the shelf? Read the premiere issue of Captain Calabar earlier in digital format.
    Also, you get a mention in the Thankyou page for making this happen!

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    COLLECTOR

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    TRIBAL PRINTS

    Cop a traditional full-color CC tribal tee! High quality print on White and Black.
    Men's M - XXL and Women's M - XL available.
    Oh, and you get to feel the full force of CC in your system and on your shelf plus you get a mention in the Thankyou page for making this happen!

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    NEON PRINTS

    "It is the darkness that makes the light seem brighter."
    Blind your foes with these CC glow-in-the-dark tribal prints! High-quality prints on your preferred color tee.
    Men's M -XXL and Women's M - XL available.
    Of course, the digital and print editions of CC hit your homes the same day and you get a mention in the Thankyou page for making this happen!

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    SHIRTLESS PICS

    This set offers you 11" x 17" of your favorite antihero all oiled up and ready to beat... well anyone or anything really.
    You also get the digital wallpaper set.
    Add that to all the other perks promised earlier.

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    TRIPLE THREAT

    Who's that in the comic that looks like you?
    Pledge here and we'll make sure its really you. Get your face ingrained in eternal comic material!
    Also, We bring three (3) hard-knock posters to conquer the space on your walls.
    One (1) 11" x 17" print of Shalewa wilding.
    One (1) 11" x 17" print of CC ready for war.
    One (1) 11" x 17" Special print.
    Add that to the perks promised above.

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    • 11" x 17" poster - Shalewa
    • 11" x 17" poster - Captain Calabar
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    SIZE MATTERS

    Let these heroes watch guard over you.
    One 36" x 48" poster of the heroes of the Akbar Comicverse! Watch as they unfold!
    One 36" x 48" special pin-up created just for you, signed by the artists and the full creative team involved in CC.
    One (1) year access to Akbar Unlimited - read every project we put out first and free of charge (hard and soft copy) for 12 months.
    Your face already stamped inside eternal comic pages.
    An exclusive digital wallpaper set.
    Special recognition in the Credits.

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    • 36" x 48" poster - Akbar Comicverse '17
    • EXCLUSIVE Digital wallpaper set
    • Civilian likeness in CC
    • CC Tribal Glow-In-The-Dark Tee
    • CC Tribal Print T-Shirt
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    PRODUCER

    You're the Captain now!
    Special recognition as a producer of CC.
    One 36" x 48" poster of the heroes of the Akbar Universe!
    One 36" x 48" special pin-up created just for you, signed by the artists and the full creative team involved in CC.
    Unlimited access to Akbar Unlimited - read every project we put out first and free of charge (hard and soft copy).
    Your face immortalised as a villain in CC (if you want)...(it's not that bad).
    Special recognition in the Credits.

    Includes:
    • 36" x 48" poster - SPECIAL
    • 36" x 48" poster - Akbar Comicverse '17
    • Villain lookalike
    • EXCLUSIVE Digital wallpaper set
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