Sunday, May 17, 2015

"Hooked" on BBC

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 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

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