Cameroun/Mboa BD festival returns to Yaoundé on the theme of artificial intelligence

Published on 21/11/2023 | La rédaction


The 14th edition of the Mboa BD festival will be held from November 22 to 25, 2023 in Yaoundé. The organizers have unveiled this year's theme: "More intelligence in the bubbles?". The event will explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on comics.

AI, opportunity or danger for comics?

While some fear that AI could lead to the emergence of impostors, coordinator Paterson Duplex Sonkoue sees it as an opportunity for talented artists to realize their dreams. Works inspired by AI will cite their sources. According to him, you can be a good cartoonist without knowing how to draw, thanks to this technology.

On the program: workshops, conferences and competitions

The 4-day event at the Monument de la Réunification in Yaoundé will feature a wide range of activities, including competitions, drawing concerts, battles, project fairs, masterclasses and exhibitions.

Passing on a taste for comics

Beyond the AI, the event has a strong message: to pass on the love of comics, particularly to the younger generation. Cameroonian authors will be presenting their works to promote this art form.

The Mboa BD festival has established itself as a not-to-be-missed event for comic book lovers in Central Africa. Join us from November 22 to 25 to celebrate Cameroonian creativity.


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