Thanks to the media, Comic Republic is known globally for creating good quality African Superheroes. This year, Comic Republic merged pop trends and comic book culture to create the comic book reading culture of the future.
Taking the African comic book narrative to the next level requires active engagement of a growing community of comic fans in Africa.
To promote the comic book culture in Africa, Comic Republic has created two platforms to engage and attract an audience to the comic book reading community. They are:
1. Comics and Cocktails
2. Comic Connect Africa
The maiden edition of Comics and Cocktails held on Saturday, the 10th of December 2016 at the BLD Rooftop on Admiralty way, Lekki, Lagos. In attendance was the CEO of Play Network (a platform that blends business, lifestyle, networking and leisure in one spot) Elvis Okpaleke, Executive Director, FBN Quest, Tseyi Hammond, Martini Brand ambassador/ex Mr. Nigeria Bryan Okwara, CEO Wacom Nigeria, Raphael M, Realtor, Yemi Fernadez, Manager, IT Audit, Etisalat, Leslie Gumut, Group Head Retail Business, Cyber Space Network Ltd Chris Oyesanmi, Corporate Finance Manager, British American Tobacco West African Markets, Oluwatosin Olaseinde, CEO IC Studios, Ibrahim Ganiyu, CEO Shadow Black Comics, Peter Amadi, CEO Peda Studios, Peter Daniel, CEO Awonda Comics, Collyde Prime, Chuko Esiri, Team Comic Republic and many more. I missed it 😕😕
The event kicked off with cocktails, networking segments and anime exchange followed closely by a special segment called On the Couch with Comic Republic.
Creator and Writer of Avonome, Stanley Stanch Obende and Xavier Ighorodje, Creator and Writer of Eru, Tobe and Ozo Ezeogu, Creator of Visionary, Akintoba Kalejaye and Creator of Guardian Prime and CEO Comic Republic, Jide Martin gave details about their comic book titles as they answered questions from the readers. The books which were available in print for the very first time were sold out shortly after the event kicked off.
Attendees at the event got an opportunity to take pictures with the life-sized cut outs of the Comic Republic Superheroes, debated about the conceptualization of superhero forms and also received signed copies of the Comic Republic books.
For further enquires, adverts and sponsorship details, contact Eduvie Martin, Head Marketing and Corporate Communications Comic Republic on 08022545519, 07080497232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It all started in the mind of a 6-year-old boy who would draw for weeks on anything he could find. Jide Martin could survive with just his pencils all day as he conceptualized art and drew on all his textbooks including the walls on his room! He finally went on to read Law from the University of Ife but his love for art and design saw him move on to build an image consultancy firm.
The dream to begin a company focused on comics remained a close passion of his and one morning, during a conversation with a few friends over a nice video game, Comic Republic was born.
The team saw a gap that needed to be filled. They observed that there was the lack of good quality comics and a decline in the reading culture of the average Nigerian child. The idea was to create such good quality art and intriguing stories that it will encourage people to pick up this reading habit again especially as it is related to comics and its accompanying art forms. They have now received global visibility on CNN, Forbes, Yahoo!, Quartz, Japan Times and more for the quality of their art.
Jide would recount memories he had as a child when he would model his behaviour after superheroes often asking himself “what would superman do” when he found himself in a tight situation. His dream is for Comic Republic to become that platform that instills confidence in the average youth so that they believe that they can attain their greatest dreams if only they believed in themselves. The journey towards promoting ethics, values and creativity using the Comic Republic platform began and till date the company remains focused on promoting the right values through the stories…
Comic Republic has partnered with Aviva Notebooks to have superhero comic characters on notebooks. Students can now buy notebooks and be inspired by some of the stories behind the notebooks as well. This hits schools and stores in Q1 2017… More details to be revealed soon.