Dick Esale, or Esale Bokungu, is one of the leading representatives of the new wave of Congolese comic artists. After his training as a pedagogue, he worked in an advertising agency for a while and took courses from the Academy of Fine Arts. He is a self-taught comic artist and his stories are often situated in everyday Kinshaha life. He is best known for his series about the young boy 'Wembo'. A first book was published by Éditions Elondja in 2001 and further book publications followed through Entre 2 Mondes.
Esalé also participated in the 2007 collective album 'Là-bas...Na poto...', a publication of the Belgian Red Cross. In that same year, he joined the editorial team of the new satirical monthly Actuakatur and became art director. Other comics he created for Elondja were 'Elikia le petit orphelin' and 'Les aventures de Mamisha'.