Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dead Air Church: Invictus, a tribute to Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was buried today, in his ancestral village Qunu. I reprint the following comic in his honor.

For those who doubt that comics can be inspirational art, I defy you not to get chills and/or cry at the end. I first saw this on Tumblr and could not get it out of my mind. It easily eclipses all the TV-talking-heads trying to capture his spirit in mere words.

Invictus is by Australian artist Gavin Aung Than, at his amazing website,

He's got a million of em, and I also greatly enjoyed his tribute to Roger Ebert. Great talent and great work!

Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela.



D. said...

Um. *sniff*

bryce said...


i just dont have it in me to forgive 27 yrs of imprisonment. in awe of one who can & did.

Gorgeous Gregg said...

I am very glad they buried him in Qunu. I wish they had held some ceremonies in Soweto instead of Pretoria, but I am not South African, nor black, so I suppose I should not assume I know better.