After qualifying as a journalist, Nic Buchanan set path to the UK and Zimbabwe. The calling to return to South Africa defined a soul purpose ahead in redefining the world of African stories. Nic initially set up Super Strikas , a Pan-African football-themed comic series,and went on to produce numerous other educational comics.
The Mandela Biographical comic book team of creators at Umlando Wezithombe became an international bestseller, translated into numerous world languages.
The journey of Nelson Mandela’s Authorised Comic Book continues… it will soon be made into an animated feature as well as a series in collaboration with 2D studio PIXCOMM, that was initiated by Nic in 2007.
Pixcomm studio produces Africa’s biggest children’s show, Jabu’s Jungle.
Jabus jungle currently has 52 episodes being broadcast across 40 African countries.
Working together with township animation students at False Bay college in Cape Town, Pixcoom establishment have received various international awards Development in the world of Africa’s animation is set to leave global trademarks
Meet CreatePreneurAfrica’s – Nic Buchanan – Dynamically exploring the world of Africa’s storyland with a magical gloss
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
Telling African stories. This is driven by a desire to change the world’s view of the continent by putting out positive media about our history and heroes.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I was 30 years old and joined a team to create Supa Strikas, an African soccer story, that was ultimately distributed internationally.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
I think we all go through an identity crisis at some stage, and need positive role models to identify with. Living in Africa, most of the role models that have been supplied are from colon