Kapena Mwanza, better known as Cap M., was born in a village near Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and obtained his graduate diploma at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Kinshasa in 1984. One year later, Cap M. started the magazine Bonjour! for which he was publisher, storywriter and cartoonist. Bonjour! published just one issue, 24 pages in A4. Cap M. is member and co-founder of OAR (Organisation des Artistes Réunis pour la défense et la promotion de la bande dessinée), an association of comic artists created in 1993 with the aim to improve the distribution of comic books in Congo.
From 1993, Cap M. participated in the activities of the association Atelier Béd'Art with other congolese comics artists, such as Asimba Bathy, Al'Mata and Djemba Isumo Djeis. Cap M. works for newspapers and fanzines in Kinshasa (in Kinshasa's popular language, the fanzine is a low-cost comics magazine). His main activity, however, is graphics for advertising campaigns. Cap M. has had his work 'Les Trois Sourds' exhibited in Italy, in the exhibition 'Matite Africane' organized by Lai-momo and NGO CEFA.