Lazonie, by Abdou Adji Moussa

Abdou Adji Moussa was born in N'Djamena, Chad in 1968. He left high school after graduating to devote himself to drawing. A self-taught artist, he developed an interest in comics in 1992, after he met the French architect/designer Gérard Leclaire. He received many acknowledgments in Tchad. His work has been published with the collaboration of international institutions. The Réseau de Lecture Publique du Tchad co-published with the Coopération Française his comic book 'Les Sao' (a saga inspired by the oral literature of the Ciad). French publisher EDICEF published two illustrated books for children, 'Lazonie, la petite menagère' and 'Louba le petit footballeur'.
In Chad, Adji Moussa published comic strips in magazines Sahibi, Amigest and Tchad et Cultures, and he is cartoonist for the daily paper Le Progrès. His activities are not restricted to comics: he works as a graphic designer in advertising and he illustrates calendars, didactic brochures about breeding and AIDS prevention.

Les Sao, by Abdou Adji Moussa

Adji Moussa explains his situation:
"We do not have publishers in Chad, we do not have an education because there is no school of art, and also sometimes we do not have the material for design. For these reasons we are forced to turn towards the NGO, in short we are not free to do a book of comic strips when we want to realize something. The comic strips are a means of communication, a comic book or a comic strip circulates between different people, it is an unexpensive, amusing and ironic mass media and the humor in Africa is not missing, never."
Adji Moussa participated in the XXV Festival of Angoulême, France, and has had his work exhibited in Italy, in the exhibition 'Matite Africane organized by Lai Momo and NGO CEFA.

Les Sao, by Abdou Adji Moussa

Les Sao, by Abdou Adji Moussa

Last updated: 2012-04-09

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