from the February 2011 issue
Christophe Ngalle Edimo was born in France but raised in Cameroon. He holds degrees in sciences from the University of Créteil in France and in literature from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon. He is a member of L'Afrique dessinée, an association growing out of a project concerning the health of African children, in which artists were asked to draw about education and children's health, with the goal of bringing to a large audience the reality of Africans around the world. In 2007, his short story, Enfants, drawn by Fifi Mukuna, was exhibited in the show African Comics, organized by Studio Museum in Harlem. Malamine, un africain à Paris is his first book.
Simon-Pierre Mbumbo is a Cameroonian cartoonist and the co-founder of the Association for Cameroon Cartoonists. In 1998, at the Libreville Festival in Gabon, he met Yves Poinot of the Angoulême Festival and decided to study art and informatics in Angoulême. He has lived in France for ten years. In 2009, Malamine, un africain à Paris was recognized in the Blois Festival.
Translated from French by Edward Gauvin
Photo credit: Vince Passaro