Mata Mamengi, Alain (aka Al'Mata)

Illustrator country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scenarist: Mata Mamengi, Alain (aka Al'Mata)

Scenarist country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Language: French

Keywords: child soldier; childhood; football

Some kids are playing football when the ball lands in front of a soldier’s feet. Scared, the children apologize yet the soldier turns out to be a child just like them, so he leaves his rifle and combat boots and asks them if he can play too.

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Technique: Felt tip pen on paper

Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Exhibited where: Exhibited in Bologna, Accademia di Belle Arti, Istituto Statale d’Arte, March 16 – April 30, 2002; Exhibited in Bruxelles, Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, June 3 – September 28, 2003

Inventory: inv. 429 / coll. CX24.CONGO.ALMATA.5

Number of sheets: 2

Notes: Each page is made up of two 21 x 29,7 cm sheets glued together - Each page on verso reports the Author's name and address, the title, and B 37