Kayin and Abeni: Afro Space Adventures Issues 1 and 2

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

The second issue came out last week.

Noah Evans
Noah Evans

WE

Ryder Phillips
Ryder Phillips

WUZ

Cameron Cooper
Cameron Cooper

so, why is Hellboy 2 black guys now?

Christopher Gutierrez
Christopher Gutierrez

New issue will come out next month. It seems pretty standalone, so maybe I'll just storytime that one issue instead of all three. Or if you guys don't like it let me know so I don't waste board space.

Asher Morales
Asher Morales

Its ok. Seems like an interesting series so far.

Aaron Cooper
Aaron Cooper

I kind of want to give them shit for creating an African-themed sci-fi adventure that's all generic tribal-looking aesthetics and makes and shit, but at the same time, it's charming and interesting in its own way.

Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood

SPACEMEN

Charles Thompson
Charles Thompson

WE WUZ SPACMAN N SHIIII

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

Thank you for the storytime OP. Book obviously "borrows" a lot from Mignola, but subject matter sets it apart far enough. It is also better than other Mignola-like books like Anchor for example. It's nice to see design that was informed by author's experiences and culture for once, instead of just low effort mixture of vaguely African things and pop culture references.
Art is good, but has the same weaknesses that Mignola did and still does to a degree: perspective, architecture, and occasional panels that have too little visual information. Infusing some originality would help it a bit too. Writing is straightforward and competent, and that's exactly what you need for a good action and revenge story.

Overall, pretty good, especially for two rookies. Publishers should look for books like that instead of hipster-pandering and politic-baiting garbage.

It's far less generic than other African-related settings and characters you see in comics. Only things close to it aesthetically are Hellboy issues involving Africa and Jumanji cartoon. Mignola imitation artstyle aside, this looks far more original and thought-through than art direction from Black Panther movie.

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen

Jumanji cartoon
That existed? Was it good?

Jaxson Hernandez
Jaxson Hernandez

It was a Klasky Csupo abomination, so everything about it was horrendous, especially the art.

Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

I saw an episode or two as a kid and remember thinking it was decent. Something that stuck out to me was a scene where the younger brother picks up some toys Robin Williams had on the shelf in his home (in the cartoon, the kids go into the Jumanji world instead of the creatures coming out into the regular world.) The sister chided him, but Robin explained it was ok because they didn't belong to him, they belonged to the kids who didn't make it.

Bentley Allen
Bentley Allen

Klasky Csupo had nothing to do with it, it was just designed by Everett "Duckman" Peck

Show would be a lot better without the hamfisted life lessons/scenes outside of Jumanji

Jose Moore
Jose Moore

I liked it as a kid. It got creepier than most shows, had unique aesthetic going for it with mix of the Indian and African jungles and nearly every animal being dangerous, and it gets creepier and weirder than most kids' cartoons. Villains are also more interesting than in most kids cartoons.
Protagonists also had a clear goal, which was freeing the Robin Williams character, and worked towards it on most episodes, which made it interesting. Especially since they almost accomplished it few times but had success ripped from them due to technicality or their oversight.

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

bump

Samuel Foster
Samuel Foster

Does that guy even have a job anymore?

Leo Walker
Leo Walker

I got an email telling me this series is going on indefinate hiatus, and it reminded me to buy the 3rd (and, for now, last) issue.

Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson

/end storytime

Luis Martin
Luis Martin

I got an email from the creator saying that he's working on something new though.

Hello dear readers! I bring news!

The bad news is : there isn't gonna be a Kayin and Abeni issue for the forseeable future.
The good one is : I have a good reason!

Many of you have asked me about a physical release of Kayin and Abeni. This series was mostly meant as a way for a young creator to get some exposure, training, and support. However, it attracted the attention of eyes I didn't expect to.

I was approached recently by a publisher, to create and publish my own work with them, using what I learned in Kayin and Abeni, and pushing it even further.

I will provide you with more information if this project pans out, but if it does, it could mean :

- Physical books to put on your shelf

-A whole new series using African influences and a similar esthetic as Kayin and Abeni

To properly work on this project, I need time, and have to shelf Kayin and Abeni for the time being. The picture enclosed in this email is a sketch of one of the main characters, to give you an idea of what I am currently working on.

Your show of love for this universe and my work is heartwarming and really motivated me to keep on working and getting better. I really hope you'll like what comes next!

And if you wish to read some more of my work, I will gladly direct you to another book I'm currently working on, which is pledging on Unbound at the moment. It is called The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber, and is all about monsters, wrestling, and the meaning of masculinity. if you pledge right now, you'll get the first chapter to read right away!

I shall come back to you as soon as I can, and in the meantime wish you a happy 2018!

Jackson Jackson
Jackson Jackson

So is this board run by Redwood now? What's with all this generic nigger shit?

Xavier Perry
Xavier Perry

I've been banned for pointing out a VA being black before becuase it was "irrelevant" and "bait". Meanwhile, autistic shitposters are running wild with no consequences.

Benjamin Rogers
Benjamin Rogers

one thread
about a specific comic
one that's actually kind of unique and not about blackwashing an established character or continuity for once
created by a dude from Senegal and a black weeb
"all this generic nigger shit"
Get your shit together man. You just look like a drooling retard when you post like this.

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

Well that's a shame it ends like that. Still it was fun to read. Thanks OP!

Ryder Kelly
Ryder Kelly

Considering I can call you a shitstirring niggerfaggot that gets fucked by niggers I would say no.
Shitstirring niggerfaggot.

Connor Hill
Connor Hill

Fuck off, false flagging nigger.

Luke Garcia
Luke Garcia

Storytimed this on halfchan. The artist of the comic showed up and posted some stuff from the projects he was working on.

First pic is from the new project he is working on, the other ones are from Felix and Macabber. I don't know exactly what it's about, but it involves a monster kid and a wrestler.

Zachary Barnes
Zachary Barnes

Storytimed this on halfchan

Aiden Hall
Aiden Hall

halfchan
user, you need to kill yourself.

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