Q: How long have you been creating your own comics?
A: I have been drawing comics for the past 15 yrs
Q: Do you write, pencil, color, ink, and letter your own work?
A: Yes, I do all this.
Q: Do you have any other talents/hobbies outside of creating comics?
A: Yes I have other hobbies, such as singing and playing the jazz drums.
Q: I’m kind of ignorant to the world outside of America, but what is it like to be a comic creator in Africa?
A: Well, the comic industry is still very young and growing and we have to put in a lot of efforts into making it work here so as to compete with our international counterparts in areas of standards and quality.
Q: How are you marketing your books?
A: Well, after creating a lot of hype for it to create awareness for the product, by organizing road shows and printing of poster adverts placed in various parts of the city, my works are mostly distributed and marketed on news stands and book shops.
Q: Do you offer your services to anyone or do you already have a team of collaborators?
A: For now, I am offering my services to others with the hope of raising funds and continue publishing my comic books.
Q: What do you hope to achieve with your creative works?
A: The satisfaction of being able to contribute positively and meaningfully to the world through comics.
Q: Do you have any large plans for the future of your business?
A: Yes I do. To establish a comic / animation company in my country so as to boost the entertainment industry. Something that is really lacking here.
Joshua hails from a family of artists, inheriting the gifts of his father, who was more of a sketch artist, and later developing his own style of art in comics and cartoons.
He was introduced to comics at the age of 7, and ever since then, he has nurtured the desire to create his own comics using African Nigerian characters and story concepts. He never went to school to study art, but he always loved to draw, design and illustrate cartoons.
In June 2003, he partook in a comic exhibition in Brussels Belgium, tagged “Bubbles from Africa”, and he has worked with several art centers and news media houses in creating cartoon strips and other illustrations. He now has the resolve to go full time into self-publishing his own works. So far, in the year 2010, he managed to publish one of his own works titled " The African Myths" which received great acceptance, and even though the copies were limited due to little funding, it was a success.
Joshua Okoromodeke can be contacted through any methods below:
Home Address: 5 Osoro Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin. Lagos. Nigeria.
Mobile Phone: 234-8075368890
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org