There's an old African saying...
Kindly pledge £8 and above to view the saying.
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.
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)
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.
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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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
- (31 days)