Nigeria-based publisher of African comic books Comic Republic has signed a deal with one of the top three talent agencies in the world, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles.
Comic Republic will be represented by CAA to identify and create opportunities for the publisher in film and television, both live-action and animation, as well as in publishing, games, public speaking and consumer products.
Comic Republic founder Jide Martin announced the news on Instagram, saying: “I’m thrilled to announce our representation by Creative Artists Agency. We invested some time in finding the right strategic agency that understands our vision, can further represent us, and distribute our stories where it matters.
“Our goal has always been to develop African content for a global audience, and I am delighted that this representation will see to it that more people experience our unique universe of authentic African stories.”
Comic Republic publishes comic books featuring African superheroes. Its line-up of superheroes include Ireti Moremi, Amadioha and Guardian Prime Genesis. The Comic Republic universe is made up of more than 200 characters and draws its stories both from Africa’s history and myths, as well as a vision of Africa’s future, informed by a strong contemporary sensibility.