If you’re interested, try your hand at drawing one of the MTV Shuga: Down South characters and upload it to Instagram, using the hashtag #MTVShugaComicBook. Check out mtvshuga.com for reference.
Your entry will be judged by a panel, including the renowned visual artist Loyiso Mkize, who has specialised in both illustration and painting and is the founder of Loyiso Mkize Art. He has been on the comic book scene for nearly 10 years and has been involved in numerous South African comic books, including Supa Strikas.
If you fancy yourself the next Loyiso, you need to be between 18 and 25 as well as a South African citizen to enter the competition. You also need to be available from 14 June to 29 September and should not have worked professionally as an illustrator before.
Not only will you have the opportunity to get your work produced on an original MTV Shuga comic, but the winner will be mentored by the award-winning Loyiso and will receive R5000 towards tuition fees.
If illustrating and colouring are what you do best then enter now. Check out mtvbreaks.tv for details
MTV Shuga: Down South can be viewed on SABC 1 on Fridays at 22h00 and Sundays 20h00 CAT. The series is also available on the MTV Shuga You Tube Channel, mtvshuga.com/show/ .
MTV Shuga: Down South is supported by the South African government’s Department of Basic Education, PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), Marie Stopes International, ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action MSM & Transgender Programme, CIFF (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) and FHI 360 (Family Health International).
MTV Shuga: Down South is produced on behalf of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base by Quizzical Pictures.
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