TAYO Fatunla

TAYO Fatunla is a Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial cartoonist, writer and illustrator and Editorial cartoonist. He started his cartooning career drawing for Nigerian newspapers. TAYO is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Art school, The Kubert School in New Jersey, US. His Black history cartoons OUR ROOTS are used for educational purposes in school books, Newsletters, journals and for presentations. He illustrated the award-winning digital comic for the BBC World service titled HOOKED and has produced African Kingdom illustrations for The British Museum. TAYO also has produced a comic page for DC Comics and the SPIRIT OF LAGOS comics in Lagos, Nigeria. He has held exhibitions of his cartoons and cartoon workshops in countries like the U.K., Nigeria, South Korea, Cameroon, Finland, France, Ethiopia, Spain, the U.S., Israel, Egypt, Algeria, Belgium, Italy and Ireland. TAYO was awarded Crayon de Porcelaine for his contribution to press cartoons internationally at the Salon International Dessin de Presse & Humour, St- Just-le-Martel, France and in May 2018 TAYO was presented with the ECBACC Pioneer lifetime achievement award (PLA) for OUR ROOTS – Famous Black People in History, an illustrated feature.