Call for submission of ideas: Africomics

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Project Outline

The Goethe-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa is working on a project called "AfriComics". The aim of this project is to promote and encourage the use of comics/graphic novels as a means of artistic, social and cultural expression. For this purpose, we plan workshops with African and German comic artists as well as a publication. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, physical encounters cannot yet take place, so we are first starting to create a video library that future workshop participants can use to prepare themselves independently.


We search for creative minds to produce short videos. These videos will be presented on a self-learning platform in order to prepare future workshop participants. Possible topics could be:
  • History of the comic scene
  • Particular tools, programs and techniques
  • Specifics of marketing or publishing graphic novels
  • Interesting artists or series of your choice


At this stage, we are looking for ideas for videos (10min), which a jury will review and make a selection. The authors of the selected exposés will then be provided with further information about format, fees, deadlines etc.  


We ask all contributors to send in their application by e-mail as ONE pdf document. Your application should include the following documents:
  • An exposé explaining what you would like to do and to what end
  • A CV and a portfolio including any relevant links to website/social media


Application deadline: 09.04.2021
Thank you and good luck!
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