In 1997, when I went travelling in West Africa, I noticed the lack of African comic heroes. So I started inventing one. The result was a one page comic strip about Sumo the Bamboo man, a lonely man who dwells deep inside the Congo Basin in Central Africa. The word “Sumo” means “lemonade” in Portuguese Creole, it just felt nice, also because he is quite the opposite of the Sumos in Japan. It took me well over two years to finish this one, not because it was very difficult, but because I forgot about it somewhere in the middle. Ever since I began using Flash I swore that I should make a animated version of that comic strip, and now I have. Enjoy!