From: L'Indépendant (Mali), 14 November 2002
Cyprien Sambu Kondi is a comic artist, illustrator, caricaturist, writer and poet originally from the DR Congo. He has published his work in several Africa countries, and resides in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa for six years. He published his first comic story, an adaptation of the story 'Bondoki, les sorciers' by the Zairese writer Zamuenga, in 1984. He made a comic based on the autobiography of Disasi Makulo in the following year, and an adaptation of the Espa novel 'Tanita, la fille de la Reine de Saba' in 1987.
In the early 1990s, he drew 'Les Dieux du Stade' and 'Super Démocrate Congo', based on actual events of the National Conference of 1992 in Congo-Brazzavile. He returned to comics in 1999 with an adaptation of an historical tale from Burkina Faso, 'Yennega la Princess Amazone', that was published by Zedcom in Ouagadougou.
Sambu Kondi has furthermore published his work in the magazines Mweti, Stade, Choc, and Explosion from Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville), Ivoire Foot and Asec Momosas from Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Le Journal du Soir and L'Opinion from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Le Matin, L'Oeil du People and Le Canard du Golfe from Cotonou (Benin) and L'Indépendant from Bamako (Mali).
From: L'Explosion (Congo-Brazaville), 19 September 1991