Cropped illustration of Daniël Hugo's comic from the Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White publication.
The CCIBA got together with Graflit: Urban Interiors participating artist, Daniël Hugo, to discuss his proposal for this year's anthology. Hugo is a freelance artist currently based in Cape Town and recently self-published an ambitious collection of his comics in an anthology entitled The Oneiraut and Other Tales. Hugo's comic from last year's Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White publication, Tale of an Aardvark, proved to be one of the most well-received.
A page from Daniël Hugo's comic from the Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White publication.
Hugo elaborates on his proposal for his comic for this year's publication:
The Thing from There tells the story of the earliest recorded battle in South African history. It happened between the Portuguese & the Goeringhaikwa Khoena & resulted in the death of Francisco D’Almeida & about 60 of his comrades on Woodstock beach in 1510... I see it as a straightforward narration of the historic event, with The Thing making an observation or two.