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MURENGA - Queer African Sci-Fi Graphic Novel

A project in London, UK by Kugali

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From Kugali, co-creator of Disney's upcoming series IWAJU, MURENGA is a queer African Sci-Fi bonzo (graphic novel).
Backers: 1676
Average Pledge Per Backer: £32

Funded: £53,198 of £10,000
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Kugali
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Latest News


June 21st - via:
All physical backers now also recieve TOTE BAGS!   20 hours left! It'd be a bit of a tall order to get beanies but... well, we can try! Ese gan, The People of Kugali  (Read More)

WE ARE $200 away from a WORLD RECORD!

June 21st - via:
Hello Kugali Family! Firstly, a correction! We posted the wrong version of the variant cover, and wanted to change that! See below for the ACTUAL variant cover! Phwoar. Secondly, we are just 5 backers away from breaking the record for the most-funded... (Read More)

Last 48 hours!

June 20th - via:
It’s the *last 48 HOURS* for MURENGA! Hello wonderful friends! This is the **LAST CHANCE** to get Murenga at launch, and to support this amazing bonzo book - so make sure that you've upgraded your pledge as much as you would like to! Most of these... (Read More)


June 19th - via:
72 hours.  That is all the time left for Murenga's campaign.  We are less than £5000/$8000 away from breaking the record. It is absolutely essential that we share the campaign with absolutely everyone we can. If anyone who has been thinking about... (Read More)

$50,000 - New reward unlocked!

June 18th - via:
YOU DID IT! With the goal of $50,000 achieved, we're into the last 3-4 days, and the home stretch! We're SO CLOSE, just $8,000 away from beating the RECORD for African crowdfunded comics, so if you've been thinking about upgrading - or if you have... (Read More)


June 17th - via:
Hello Kugali Family! The Foil Variant cover is finally here - subject to some small changes, but here it is! Any of the gold sections will be fully foiled and wonderful :) By the great Tumo D. Mere If you've been waiting until the last minute to... (Read More)

Donation tier update! Kugali's MURENGA in it's final 10 days!

June 13th - via:
We've got two updates for you! On the Variant Cover: we are working on the finishing touches and hope to share it with you this week! It looks great! Also, we're pretty close to $50,000, which will unlock our next stretch goal! AAAAAAAALMOOOOOST... (Read More)


June 7th - via:
Well this is lovely.  $40,000 for a first-of-its-kind queer African comic campaign. We're blown away - and we're only half-way done! At 50k we unlock tote bags! Also, happy pride month! We actually booked in the dates for this project before any of... (Read More)

$30,000! Stratch goal 3 unlocked!

May 31st - via:
8 days, and over 250% of our funding goal.  What. With that, every bookmark shipped in our physical reward tiers will be upgraded to a foil bookmark! The foil designs we're using will look awesome - nothing to reveal yet, but we've seen tests and... (Read More)

Another stretch goal bites the dust! Read to find out more...

May 26th - via:
You are an incredible bunch, you know that? 2 down, 5 to go! The Making of Murenga will now be available to ALL BACKERS when we launch the comic! We couldn't do this without you, and every share you can do helps us get that little bit closer to the... (Read More)

Happy Africa Day!

May 25th - via:
Today is Africa Day and to celebrate we are highlighting African artists on our Twitter. Check out the thread here and feel free to spread the love and share your favourite African artists.   (Read More)

First stretch goal smashed through!

May 24th - via:
Well, you did it. BOOM, Murenga playlist, check. We're doing so well, and it's all thanks to the support that you all are showing to us, and to African stories. We cannot wait to smash the next one - we've already started work! Ese gan!  (Read More)

Well, you did it!

May 24th - via:
100% in less than a day. Unreal. Thank you so, so much to everyone who has backed so far. It is entirely thanks to you that we can tell these stories, stories which are so important to so many people, and stories that do so much to put African ideas,... (Read More)

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