Let your voices roar!
Join Comfort Arthur as she talks about how she uses animation and illustrations as a tool to explore socially related topics in an powerful and effective way to create conversation and change. The workshop will explore the link between activism and art and how mediums such as illustration and film can be wielded as a tool for social change.
Comfort Arthur is a British-born Ghanaian award-winning animator, illustrator and visual artist. She trained at the Royal College of Arts before moving to Ghana to set up The Comfy Studio. Her short film Black Barbie has been an international hit and has screened in more than 50 film festivals across the world and has won several awards. In 2020 she released her first children’s picture book under the same name. She is the first Ghanaian animator to win the African Academy Movie awards for best animation for her web series I’m Living in Ghana Get Me Out of Here. Comfort enjoys teaching animation and has worked with the Ladima Film Academy to help facilitate animation workshops for women in Africa. She is currently based in the UK and working as an Assistant director on a children’s Pre-school Animation show.