WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Rebirth brings what is possible in our imaginations to vivid life on its pages.
- Mandy Wiener
Best-selling author of KILLING KEBBLE
One of the most ambitious - and enjoyable - pieces of graphic fiction to come out of South Africa so far.
- Andy Mason
Author of 'Whats So Funny? Under the Skin of South African Cartooning'
This is a really great idea. I wish I'd had it.
- John Trengrove
International Emmy-nominated director of HOPEVILLE
"A masterfully woven mengsel of historic and contemporary, this is graphic twilight with a befokte twist.
- Nik Rabinowitz
Award-winning stand-up comic
MEET THE CREATORS
Josh Ryba completed a Fine Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. Soon after graduating, he travelled to the US to explore the world of animation and comics, and returned with a conviction that a graphic novel created and set in South Africa needed to be made. Since late 2008, when he started doing the first preparatory sketches for REBIRTH, Ryba has focused on drawing, and colouring the book. He lives in Johannesburg where he works as a tattoo artist.
Daniel Browde also attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he majored in English and Archaeology and won the university’s senior creative writing prize. Since graduating, Browde has worked as an actor, film editor and journalist. His poems have been published in some of South Africa’s top journals, including New Coin and Itch. Since Ryba approached him to work on REBIRTH, Browde has become fascinated with graphic novels. He lives in Johannesburg, and is currently working on a book about his grandfather.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi grew up in New York, Harare and Johannesburg. She returned to the US in 2000 to attend Harvard University where she studied Art and African Studies. In 2008 she completed an MFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts. She is a painter, video artist and filmmaker who divides her time between studio work and the field of collaborative practice. Josh convinced her to learn Illustrator (according to him, using the Jedi mind trick) so that she would letter the book. He is very happy with her work.