Longhorn-Naiccon Comic Book Competition

Are you a comic book creator in Kenya? Longhorn Publishers and NAICCON have come together to give you an opportunity like no other. Among the prizes include Ksh. 50,000 and a one-year publishing deal.

Longhorn Publishers Plc is a Pan-African publishing house that is publicly listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The company has grown its dominance in the publishing sector by establishing its presence throughout the region. In the East African region, the Company has fully incorporated subsidiaries in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The Company has been able to expand its operations across the African continent to include Malawi, Cameroon, Zambia, Namibia, Senegal through distributor partnerships.

NAICCON (Nairobi Comic Convention) is a platform for creatives in the digital arts to enhance their skills, collaborate and showcase their work to reach a global audience. NAICCON’S aim is to facilitate capacity building that will see 200 trained illustrators and animators move on to establish 5 comic book production houses and 3 animation studios.

Details about the Longhorn-NAICCON Comic Book Competition


Longhorn-NAICCON Comic Book Competition is open to all comic creators aged 13 years and above at the time of entry. Any creators under the age of eighteen must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter. Age restrictions apply to the individual submitting the comic and accepting the awards and prizes.


Submissions for the competition open on 4th January 2021at 12:00 a.m. EAT and close on 5th March 2021at 11:59 p.m. EAT. Results of the competition will be announced on 19th March 2021 for finalists, and 29th March 2021 for the Winner. However, there may be slight delays if more time is needed to properly judge all submissions.

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Comic Themes

Comics may be in any of the following themes:

Submission Specifications

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All submissions to be done via email. Send PDFs, Zipped files or via WeTransfer to info@naiccon.co.ke and CC (copy to) comicbooks@longhornpublishers.com

Submissions open on 4th January 2021 at 12:00 a.m. EAT and close on 5th March 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Further information on the competition can be found HERE as well as www.longhornpublishers.com

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