tayo - Hooked - For EURweb

*I am  so proud to announce here on EURweb.com, the launch of the Digital comic which I produced in conjunction with Positive Negatives and titled … HOOKED, and produced by the BBC.

HOOKED begins on  May 18 and will run daily on TV and online, HERE, until May 22.

Earlier this year, PosNeg conducted interviews around crack cocaine addiction in the small West African state of Guinea-Bissau.

Written by Benjamin Dix, yours truly, comic artist TAYO FATUNLA was called upon to illustrate the comic.

Guinea-Bissau has been a key centre for smuggling cocaine from South America to lucrative markets in Europe and has often been referred to as Africa’s first ‘narco-state.’

Hooked is based on reportage that tells the story of Buba, a young man growing up in the neighbourhoods of Bissau and the consequences of selling and taking drugs and how it is a struggle to opt out of it.

All names in comic were changed to protect identities of the many PosNeg met with.

tayo fatunla - with kufi (eurweb pic)

TAYO Fatunla is an award winning Nigerian comic artist, writer as well as an illustrator and editorial cartoonist. He is also a contributor to EURweb.com. Visit TAYO’s web – www.tayofatunla.com