Nokubonga Charmane Mbambo

A freelance illustrator who embraces Eastern influences to reflect a more inclusive South African aesthetic.

Nokubonga Charmane Mbambo is a comic artist and illustrator based in Durban, South Africa. She has a penchant for developing bespoke illustrations for visual, novel games. Mbambo’s drawing style is influenced by Japanese manga and animation.

By adopting cues from Eastern illustrators, she hopes to represent South African illustration as embracing of the international experience. Mbambo aims to inspire other young people through her cosplay-influenced work and to show that unusual kinds of illustration can also form career paths.