|July 15 to 19, Alliance Francaise, Nairobi|
Artwork by the late iconic African Comics artist Frank Odoi will go on exhibition at Alliance Française, Nairobi. It includes the Akokhan, Golgoti and The Male Syndrome series plus many others. The artist’s original artworks and digital prints are being offered for sale to the art and culture loving public with proceeds going to his family for the education of his grandchildren.
Frank settled in Kenya over 30 years ago from his native Ghana. His work appeared in various newspapers in the East African region including The Daily Nation, The Standard, The Star and The Daily Monitor. One of the most celebrated of his works is Akokhan, the “Sword and Sorcery” comics series that was published in book form four years ago. Frank died in April 2012 in a traffic accident in Nairobi leaving behind a widow, Monicah Carol, three daughters, Maureen, Francesca and Francine, and four grandchildren.
Frank Odoi has many admirers and fans in Finland. If you have a contact in Nairobi, send that person to the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi between July 15 to 19. A unique chance to buy some Frank Odoi originals.
Frank at his desk in Nairobi in 2011. Picture: Leif Packalen