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An anthology showcasing the best African stories.  These stories pay homage to the past, embrace the present and imagine the future.
An anthology showcasing the best African stories.  These stories pay homage to the past, embrace the present and imagine the future.
An anthology showcasing the best African stories. These stories pay homage to the past, embrace the present and imagine the future.
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 * We're so grateful to all of you for helping us bring this project to life. So with three weeks to go, we've added a few stretch goals and a social media bonus goal! We want to try to get as many shares on THIS POST as possible. If we hit 250 shares, all backers will get a PDF of issue #0 of the Kugali Magazine. If we hit our first stretch goal, everyone who pledged £7 or more gets a digital artbook in addition to the rewards they already pledged for. Here's what you can expect from the digital art book.

 200 full colour pages.  15 incredibly talented creators, 6 amazing stories and two wonderfully designed covers. But above all: a comic book experience you won't find anywhere else!

The anthology is split into two wings. The Regular edition designed for all ages and the Raki edition created for mature readers that like their stories a little more dark and gory.

In the Raki Edition we will feature (from left to right): Oro, created by Gbenle Maverick;  Kayin and Abeni, created by Juni Ba and Iku, created by Ziki Nelson.

In the Regular Edition we will feature (from left to right): Under a Jovian Sun, created by The Coker Coop; Razor Man, created by Bill Masuku and Mumu Juju, Created by Etubi Onucheyo.

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From multiple award-winners to the brightest up-and-coming voices, Kugali has united some of the most talented artists across the African continent and diaspora. Our creators hail from across Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda) and other parts of the world (Venezuela, Brazil, the US and the UK). Here they are: 

The rest of the team:

Mohammad Lazduk Obmug; Calvailust; Obaseun Ogunkeye; Hamid Ibrahim; Haffeez Oluwa; Ijeoma Ossi; Keenan Kornegay; Chaila J. S. Putta aka Black Rose the Artist. 

Aside from the anthology itself, we have created several great rewards, all exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign, featuring all-new artwork inspired by various African cultures and aesthetics:

These include:

Four high quality 8.5’’x11’’ Prints by Salim Busuru, Bash Ogunkeye, Ijeoma and Emanuel Eduba (shown below in that order).

Learn to speak Pidgin English with our Mumu Juju Pidgin English flash cards.

Check the rewards section for the limited creator rewards we have available. We also have a number of stretch goals planned; we’ll unveil them as they become unlocked. 

Learn to speak Pidgin English with our Mumu Juju Pidgin English flash cards.

Check the rewards section for the limited creator rewards we have available. We also have a number of stretch goals planned; we’ll unveil them as they become unlocked.

We've already covered 70% of the artists and writer fees so the remaining 30% will come from the £3,000 production budget which is 35% of the overall budget. 

Of the remaining 65%, a large chunk will go toward the print run of 1,500 copies of the book, the other physical rewards, and the shipping costs and supplies needed to carefully ship everything to you, our awesome backers! We've also included a 5% contingency in case of any unforeseen problems (if we don't use the contingency funds they'll go towards printing more copies of the book)

The remainder is used to cover the Amazon/Kickstarter fees of this campaign.

In this anthology, our creators are given an opportunity rarely found in the comics industry. How often do you hear the words Africa and comic in the same sentence?

Your pledge is a direct expression of your belief that new cultures can enrich our stories making them accessible to a wider audience.

What is more, for every £10,000 raised above our goal, each and every creator gets a 10% increase on their page rate. So, the more successful this Kickstarter becomes, the more they get! A huge thank you from all of us for your support!

With your help, this project will be a success. Please join the Kugali campaign and share it with your friends, wherever in the galaxy they may be. Thanks so much from all of us for your time, your generosity and your support. We can’t wait for you to get the book in your hands!

This project is put together by the mighty Kugali, the online platform for African comics, art and animation bringing you the best African stories since 2015. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

      

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges with a project of this magnitude is to make sure all of the stories are turned in and that we get the book out on time. We can assure you that every single one of our creators is incredibly excited to be part of this unique adventure and can't wait to get started. They've already formed their creative teams and have planned out their stories. Many have already gotten to work on the finished pages, and a few are already done.

We've carefully gone over all of the costs and have relied on the invaluable experience from the many creators aboard who’ve run successful crowdfuding campaigns themselves. On top of that, our contributors have years of experience managing creative teams and dealing with the ins and outs of production, printing, and distribution.

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    Thank You

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    Faceless Mask

    A digital preview of the KUGALI anthology where you get to see the FIRST chapter of all of the stories featured. Pick between the DARK AND GORY Raki Edition or the CHILD-FRIENDLY regular edition.

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    A digital PDF copy of the KUGALI Anthology as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section. Pick between the RAKI or REGULAR edition.

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    A digital PDF copy of the Kugali Anthology as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section. Pick between the RAKI or REGULAR edition.

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    2 EXCLUSIVE A4 prints and Mumu Juju pidgin English flashcards

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    Dual Mask

    A digital PDF copy of both editions of the Anthology: the light-hearted and CHILD-FRIENDLY Regular edition and the DARK and GORY Raki edition as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section.

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    Chief(early)

    A physical OVERSIZED PAPERBACK copy of the KUGAI Anthology as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section. Pick between the raki or regular edition.

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    Chief

    A physical OVERSIZED PAPERBACK copy of the KUGALI Anthology as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section. Pick between the raki or regular edition. Includes all digital rewards.

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    Masked Chief

    A physical OVERSIZED PAPERBACK copy of the KUGALI Anthology as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section. Pick between the raki or regular edition. Includes all digital rewards.

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    Twofold Mask

    Both edition of the Anthology: the light-hearted and CHILD-FRIENDLY Regular edition and the DARK and GORY Raki edition as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors, a.k.a. the thank you section. Includes all digital rewards.

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    Twofold Masked Chief

    Both edition of the Anthology + 1 exclusive print and mumu juju pidgin flash cards as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors a.k.a the thank you section. Includes all digital rewards.

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    Local Champion

    Both edition of the Anthology + All four exclusive prints and mumu juju pidgin English flashcards as well as YOUR NAME printed in our tribute to the ancestors a.k.a the thank you section. Includes all digital rewards.

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    Retailer Special

    5 copies of the anthology + the Name of the store and website, printed in the thank you section of the book.

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    Master cheif

    All previous rewards + 3d printed Kugali mask or a 3d figure modelled after one of the characters in the comics.

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    Pan-African Champion

    Reward #13 + appear as a character in one of our comics with an A4 print of the first page you appear on.

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    10 copies of the anthology + the Name of the store + address and website, printed in the thank you section of the book.

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    The king and queen of Kugali

    #14 + a signed original piece by one of our artists framed on a canvas.

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    The great Overlord

    #14 + anything you want drawn on a canvas + we’ll design a kugali mask in your likeness and print it for you + and meet the team via skype where we'll perform an interpretive dance (just kidding about the last part unless you really want us to dance)

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