Press release from Tayo Fatunla.
I am so proud to announce, the launch of the Digital comic which I produced in conjunction with Positive Negatives and titled...Hooked, and produced by the BBC.
Hooked begins on 18th May and will run daily on TV and online at http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32740687 until 22nd May.
Earlier this year, PosNeg conducted interviews around crack cocaine addiction in the small West African state of Guinea-Bissau.
Written by my new friend since January, Benjamin Dix, I was called upon as a Comic Artist to illustrate the comic.
I worked with loads of pictures Benjamin submitted to me.
Guinea-Bissau has been a key centre for smuggling cocaine from South America to lucrative markets in Europe and has often been referred to as Africa’s first ‘narco-state’.
Hooked is based on reportage that tells the story of Buba, a young man growing up in the neighbourhoods of Bissau and the consequences of selling and taking drugs and how it is a struggle to opt out of it.
All names in comic were changed to protect identities of the many PosNeg met with.The title page and the first 2 panels of the first episode:
Episode 1 on YouTube