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Monday, September 13, 2010

Creative Constructions: Emergency Webcomic, An Animated Miniseries About Pre-Independence Kenya

Written By: Nani Hapa—Emergency Webcomic is a miniseries written and illustrated by Chief Nyamweya based on pre-independence Kenya as seen through the eyes of a World War II veteran, Dedan Kimathi, and his childhood friend Chege Karobia. Creator, Chief Nyamweya, who both wrote and illustrated Emergency Webcomic shares "As a young undergraduate, I was always unnerved by the inaccessible format in which knowledge was delivered. Important though it was, and however exciting I personally found it, history wasn’t and isn’t good conversation material at your local kinyozi. So I adopted this very unoriginal idea of drawing a webcomic that would bridge the gap between the intellectual and the 16 year old with pierced ears. That’s why I’m doing this. But all platitudes aside, I just want you to enjoy reading EW first and foremost!"

Take a look at the Emergency Webcomic promo trailer below.

Emergency Webcomic Promo Trailer from emergencywebcomic on Vimeo.

For more about Emergency Webcomic, visit the official website: