Msanii Kimani wa Wanjiru

2023 Global

Msanii Kimani wa Wanjiru (Kenya) is a seasoned arts and culture journalist, as well as a creative writing and performing artist, based in Nairobi. He is passionate about the arts and culture in Kenya and the greater East Africa Community. He has made significant contributions in culture/arts policy formulation and discourse, as an analyst/commentator, culture/arts journalist, blogger and editor. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Kymsnet Media Network, Kenya’s premier arts and culture news and features agency. He has published numerous news articles, features, interviews and commentaries in the Kenya and the international scene. Msanii Kimani has been researching and documenting cartoons and comics stories in Kenya and across Africa. His book "Ink & Pixels: The Wild and Wondrous Tale of Kenyan Comics," is a detailed account on the history, development, trends, social relevance and the future of comics and cartoons in Kenya. He has written extensively about cartoonists and comics in Kenya. His articles have been published by the International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA).