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Tayo Fatunla: Nigerian Cartoonist in the Diaspora. Interview by Ganiyu Jimoh Ph.D. Nigerian, Tayo Fatunla, is an icon and an award-winning international cartooning artist. Going recently through a catalogue of ancient African empires at the British Museum, I came across his illustrations of artistic impressions of what transpired in ancient African kingdoms. The illustrative prowess of Fatunla are vivid and enigmatic. Many of Fatunla’s works have been commissioned by great cultural and educational organisations across the globe. Tayo was born in Wimbledon, England in 1961 and has had over three decades of cartooning experience. Having practiced in Nigeria for several years, he went further to study cartooning at the prestigious Kubert Art School in Dover, New Jersey in the early 1980s, becoming their first international student from Africa. Tayo is presently a member of the Cartoonists Association of Nigeria (CARTAN), National Union of Journalists U.K., and Cartoon Arts International.  …
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Report: Transnational Graphic Narratives Summer School 18Sep University of Siegen, Germany. July 31st – August 5th 2017-Report-culled from  https://comicsforum.org/2017/09/18/report-transnational-graphic-narratives-summer-school/#more-8325 Authors: Amadeo Gandolfo, Pablo Turnes, Laura Nallely Hernández Nieto, Lia Roxana Donadon Introduction The first Transnational Graphic Narratives Summer School (abbreviated TGN) was held at the University of Siegen, Campus Unteres Schloß, from July 31st to August 5th of 2017. The participants included the following scholars (in alphabetical order): José Alaniz (University of Washington, USA), Benoît Crucifix (Universitè de Liége, Belgium), Veronica Dean (University of Los Angeles, USA), Subir Dey (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India), Harriet Earle (Sheffield Hallam University, England), Franca Feil (University of Frankfurt, Germany), Moritz Fink (Academy for Civic Education Tutzing, Germany), Amadeo Gandolfo and Pablo…
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