• 22 - 25 September 2022
  • Johannesburg Expo Centre

VX Africa Art Tournament 2020

2020 Winners


Daniel Oluwale , 20 , Nigeria

INSTAGRAM: @3d_dann


Anda Mncayi, 26, South Africa

INSTAGRAM: @andadawg


Kudakwashe Rwizi, 23, Zimbabwe

INSTAGRAM:  @kayrwizi


Omar Gamal, 27, Egypt

INSTAGRAM:  @omar_gamal_eldin


Jeffrey Oyem, 27, Nigeria

INSTAGRAM : @jeff_oyem


Samuel B Gillham, 24, South Africa

INSTAGRAM :  @thebluetickboy


Tlotlo Malakaila, 26, Botswana

INSTAGRAM :  @tt_mindless



Mukuna Tshidibi Badart Romy, 35, Congo

INSTAGRAM:  @badartmukuna



Dadirai  Mushayandebvu, 24, Botswana

INSTAGRAM:  @SoapyGrenade



Anelissa Nkanyuza, 22, South Africa

INSTAGRAM:  @Lisa_Tries_To_Art

The biggest online Art Tournament in Africa

Comic Con Africa supports the VX Art Tournament Africa 2020 Edition in the lead up to Comic Con Africa Online, taking place on 24 – 27 September 2020. 

“It critical to Comic Con Africa that we showcase talent from all over the continent and so it made sense for us to partner with Vortex on this great initiative. The aim is to get all artists from around the continent to showcase their art and have a chance to form part of Comic Con Africa Online” said Carla Massmann, Portfolio Director for Comic Con Africa.

With the Con going online it eliminates barriers for participating, allowing for bigger community inclusion. The winner will receive flights, accommodation and a spot in the Artist Alley in Comic Con Africa 2021’s live event, and all participants from the Quarter Finals will be given the opportunity to be showcased during Comic Con Africa’s Online Con.


About the Tournament

VX COMICS (Vortex Corp.) presents its first digital experience and largest Digital Art tournament in Africa through a celebration of African digital artist via its maiden tournament. Contrary to the competitive nature of tournaments, this one is designed to encourage engagement between fan and artist, while creating fun and entertainment in the growing geek culture community across the continent.

This medium will also be used to bring African digital artists and characters to the global limelight and put them in view of the industry. The theme for this year’s edition is Humanity and how we express ourselves through art.

THEME: Humanity

“Art should be on the side of humanity”. - Chinua Achebe

In this strange times of a pandemic and lock down we are all exploring the inner space of our thoughts and imagination deeper than ever. For artists, it’s the moment to find their voice and show it the world.

More than ever it’s time to celebrate Humanity in its purest form. That is to say our capacity to co create harmoniously and in solidarity. In this time of restriction, art and comics are a chance to move around into fictional worlds and connect with each other.

Let’s show humanity through art and enlighten hidden talents!

- Nilda Brianto Project / Operations Manager, Vortex Corp (France).

Meet the Judges

Marcus Williams - Professional Illustrator and Comic book artist/writer (Tuskegee Heirs and The Super Natural Woman”).

Afua Richardson - Professional Illustrator and Comic book artist/writer (World of Wakanda) 

Bimpe Alliu - Concept Artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) with projects  Marvel Avengers,  Jurassic Park, Aladdin, Spider Man and many more.

Rad Sechrist - Creator and Executive Producer of Kipo and the age of Wonder-beasts 

Stephanie Hayot - Partner & Alliance manager at ArtStation

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