Hello Creative People! Today we chat to comic book fan/artist/enthusiast Lwando Moshani.
Who is Lwando Moshani and what do you do?
Hmm where do I start? Lwando is essentially a Multimedia designer who is passing himself off as a Comic Book Artist and 2d Animator. I spend most of my days doing Comic books, Concept art, character Design and storyboarding as well as writing for comic books.
How would you define your style or art?
I grew up influenced by Manga, Anime and Japanese Video Games in the 90’s, so my work tends to take on a Manga aesthetic with a kick of African swag.
Anything really, if you live in South Africa you’ll know that everything in this country is inspiring. There are so many stories to tell. Artist like Warren Louw constantly inspires me too push the limits and become even greater. I draw inspiration from African and Asian mythology, Current affairs and anything that grabs my attention.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently finishing up a graphic novel for a client and keeping my Web comic Machinatiasen going. I am also getting ready to leave South Africa for a while to continue my studies in Kyoto, Japan.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
The most important piece of advice I would young creatives out there is to never sell yourself short and to believe in yourself. Don’t be afraid of failure and making mistakes. This is something that took me forever to learn and I’m honestly still learning.
Where can our readers follow your work?
I put my work up on deviantart and behance. My web comic books are uploaded on Mangamagazine.net and Pixiv.net.
Who is better, MC Hammer or Vanilla Ice (who do you prefer if you had to choose?)
That’s a tough one. It has to be MC Hammer because of that haircut, it’s so awesome.