Chris Mugarura: The present and future of Ugandan comics industry
Chris Mugarura is a Ugandan comics artist, striving hard to enrich the comics industry and trying to change people’s stereotypical perceptions towards comics. He believes he can do this through his masterful comics skills and compilations.
Does anyone remember ‘Sagara Sanosuke’? The Japanese character—one of the main ones—from the animated film entitled Samurai X? The guy with a weird haircut and astonishing body strength, ability to smash rocks and make trees fall with only a single strike with his fist?
Lots of youths today would say—unless they didn’t have a television set at home—that this motion picture once topped their sundry favorite TV series lists during their childhoods. I myself was—and still is—a huge fan.
Storyteller Chris Mugarura has employed him as ‘Sigara aka Rwatamagufa’, one of the characters—actually the most highlighted one—in the first issue of his action-filled pictorial narrative Tekezesasi. In this exceptional piece of sequential art he introduces you to his exciting and rich-in-character superhero story which gets inspiration from our Ugandan social context.
Chris explains that the reason for why he is basing his main character on a fictional Manga-star is simply because people take time to adopt new stuff; implying that it is always wise to start with something that the audience already knows.
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