Visual Developer, Digital Artist
Terence Maluleke is a character designer and visual developer from Johannesburg. He has worked as a lead concept artist for Triggerfish Animation and as art director for major brands. Terence has created key designs for South African superhero comics Supa Strikas and Kwezi.
He is a digital artist focusing on character design and concept art. He currently runs a Visual Development company called Tribal Universe with his partner Simangaliso Sibaya. Tribal Universe is a concept art and visual development collective that focuses on creating authentic African Visuals and stories that can also appeal to the world. Terence is one of the founders of Kasi Sketchbook. Kasi Sketchbook is a program that aims to create drawing clubs in the townships that will encourage young artists to daily “Draw Your World” in their Kasi Sketchbooks.
Africa has a rich storytelling history and vibrant visual arts traditions to draw from in developing original anime and manga. This panel will explore how African artists and animators can leverage their cultural heritage and find global audiences hungry for fresh narratives. Our expert panelists will discuss building authentic African anime worlds, finding inspiration in folklore and spiritual traditions, using visual styles rooted in various African aesthetics, and pathways for exporting Africa-born anime to reach fans worldwide. Discover how the continent's creative talents are saying "Kizazi Moto!" (new generation) by spearheading an animation revolution.