My name is Emmanuel (Manu) . I was born in the DRC, and left when I was ten to live in Zambia with my father, where I lived for 18 years.
I now live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I can speak close to 7 languages including English and French. When I am not drawing I love socialising, watching or playing soccer and taking long walks.
From my earliest days of drawing, I fell in love with Japanese Anime after watching shows like the Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya, Ranma and Dragon Ball Z.
Later on I was introduced to the work of Capcom, Walt Disney Animations and Pixar Animation. My work is currently heavily influenced by the styles of Joe Madureira, J Scott Campbell, Randy Green, Skottie Young, Gez Fry, Loopydave and Jeffery ‘Chamba’ Cruz whom are also my favourite artists.
I love all aspects of illustration from doodling, pencilling & inking, lettering and colouring. My tools are 3H pencils, A4 bond paper, scanner, Inkscape and Adobe Photoshop.
I'm always glad to network, offer advice and accept advice or criticism from individuals from all around the planet.