MTV searches for talented Nigerian artists to create Shuga comic book

The Shuga Comic Book will be published by Kachifo in January 2014.

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Nigerian publishing company, Kachifo, are inviting pitches from budding young Nigerian artists and illustrators (16-34) to create a sizzling comic book based on the Shuga TV series.

Developing storylines and characters from the award winning drama about youth, sex, health and relationships drama, this exciting opportunity gives an unrivalled platform for showcasing the best illustration and graphic design talent in Nigeria.

Preparations for Shuga, being shot for the first time in Nigeria, are in top gear. Last weekend, auditions were held in Lagos for the new season with people turning out in their hundreds to audition including well-known faces such as Gabriel Afolayan, Mo Eazy, Zaina, Toni Tones, Makida Moka, Akeem Rahman, Kaylah, Shine, Anis Halloway, Evaezi and Femi Durojaiye.  Director Biyi Bandele is already in town for pre-production and shooting starts from August 2013.

Interested artists are to email a full colour comic book sample (6 pages maximum in Jpeg or PDF format), drawn to the attached script, omitting no part of the story, to  File size must be 2MB or less. The submission must clearly state the name/s of entrant, current address, telephone number/s, and email address.

Submissions may be made by single individuals or teams. A team should consist of no more than three persons.  The deadline for submission is midnight of August 13.

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