photo-35While this week is IDEAS City Festival at the New Museum and there are many, many options for things to do, one of the most exciting moments for me was introducing a couple friends.  I’ve been working with Niki Singleton for several years ever since she requested a residency from freeDimensional in order to complete a graphic novel, Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan.  Niki’s mom is from Tanzania.  I met Nathan Mpangala (aka Kijasti) in Stone Town during the 2003 Zanzibar International Film Festival.  Nathan was passing through NYC after being in Oaxaca for the School of Authentic Journalism, and I thought, how cool, getting to sit with two great graphic artists both w/ Tanzania ties.