Koutawa Hamed Prislay, better known by his pseudonym KHP or KHP205, was born in Brazzaville in 1979. From 1995-1997, KHP studied painting at the Ecole de Peinture de Poto-Poto in Brazzaville. Arguably one of KHP’s most well-known albums, Descente aux Enfers 1992-1997, a response to the civil war, was originally drawn with only a ballpoint pen. The album was fully realized during KHP’s participation in several workshops and subsequent exhibitions on cartooning at the French Cultural Center in Pointe-Noire. The workshops became the cartooning collective “Ponton BD.” From Descente aux Enfers, KHP has continued cartooning and has recently produced the album, Le Chemin de “Si Je Savais” focused on the issue of AIDS.
- Ya Sanza. “KHP205, un Géant Congolais de la BD.” Congopage 2 December 2008.
- Brezault, Alain. “Chroniques de Brazzaville: Une Évocation des Luttes Fratricides Pour le Pouvoir au Congo-Brazza.” AfriBD.
- Brezault, Alain. Interview with Koutawa Hamed Prislay. “Une Chronique de Cette Fin de Siècle en République du Congo-Brazza Traduite en Images Par un Jeune Dessinateur d’Exception.” Africultures 8/11/2010.
- Boussi, Lionnel and KHP, Auguste Mtabeto, Jussie Nsana. Chroniques de Brazzaville. L’Harmattan, 2012.