Creators on the Cusp is a super fun series from NPR. In this installment they chat with Roye Okupe who is bringing the “YouNeek YouNiverse” to life.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe has introduced American audiences to a new series of superhero comics incorporating African myth and history –- what he’s dubbed the “YouNeek YouNiverse.” After spending years bootstrapping his comics, in 2021 he signed an exclusive deal with Dark Horse Comics to publish 10 YouNeek titles.
Okupe spoke with me about creating Afrocentric comics for a global audience, shopping projects in Hollywood, and publishing his new book WindMaker Vol. 1.
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