Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Frank Odoi – great artist and friend - passed away


This is how we remember Frank, here surrounded by kids at his exhibition in Helsinki Comics festival.
Sad news from Nairobi reached us today. Cartoonist Frank Odoi, friend and colleague, and one of the sharpest brushes in Africa, died on Saturday, April 21, in a bus accident. He was 64 years old. He is survived by his wife Carol and two daughters. Our thoughts and sympathies go to them as well as to his colleagues and workmates, Gado, Maddo and Kham.

 
We go back with Frank more than 20 years. He worked with us in several comics workshops (Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Finland). We also had many joint book and exhibition projects over the years.

 
Frank visited Finland five times, and we are especially grateful that he could make it to the Helsinki Comics Festival in 2011.

Rest in Peace, Frank!
World Comics Finland team

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