Panaramic was created to educate and entertain the Nigerian youth with two main goals: to tackle the high illiteracy rate in Nigeria and enable Nigerians and the rest of the world engage in our rich history & culture, helping to promote and preserve it. The founders Olatunji Anjorin, Rotimi Anjorin, Rotimi Dawodu and Oriteme Banigo came together in 2007, to make this dream happen. Panaramic Comics has created a series named Okiojo’s Chronicles.
This series tells the story of key individuals and events in Nigerian history through the comic medium. Titles like “1897”, “Odudwua”, “Queen Amina” and “King Jaja of Opobo” are being created with the intention of shining light on our history and culture all in order to exact a positive influence and a sense of pride of future generations.
Okay, so history, who wants to read about that right? That’s the first thing I thought when these guys came to me to write this for them. Yes, that’s right, ME (Adeniyi Adeniji) I write for this publisher and that being case, there’s no one better than me to tell you just how great this project has been for me, the publishers and all the fans of the work who have followed that journey for the last ten or so years. Yep, Panaramic has been around for a long time and there’s no doubt in my mind of the influence it has had on people and the staggeringly positive reception it has received from individuals and media alike. Like Comic Republic and PedaComics, Panaramic has spent a great deal of time pushing their titles through various outlets and on the share merit of their good work, they’ve had several honorable mentions by various media outlets like the BBC, the Guardian Newspaper, the U.S News and World Report to name just a few. They’ve given out a whole lot of free comics, sold a few and have all four of the year one titles in Print.
There are some in the industry who tend to look down on Panaramic, believing that they can’t be considered as real comic book makers simply because they’re selling history instead of lazer beams and transforming ten year olds and to that I say, you can’t know where you’re going, till you know where you’ve been.
For those of you living in Nigeria, you can get the titles in print @
• Book Plus (Awolowo Road)
• CMS Bookshop
• Eko Hotel (BDC: Shop 15)
• Jazzhole (Awolowo Road)
• Glendora (Shoprite Ikeja)
• Lanterna (Victoria Island)
• Patabah (Shoprite Surulere)
• Shoppers Delight (Victoria Island)
• Terra Kulture
• Neighbourhood Mart (UPDC Estate)
• The Hub (Palms Lekki)
• Unilag Bookstore
and online @ panaramiconline.com