Working with Elfworks was quick and easy (Uhuru: Chapter Two). Nnamdi wrapped the work up (with a little bow on top) by delivering the final drawings less than two months after we started the project. It was a welcomed conclusion to the constant back and forth, modifying this and trying that.
With the character development completed (Is that possible?) the next step was to produce the comic book. In an ideal world doing a monthly comic book would be the way to go. However, I (speaking only for myself here) don’t live in one. So after bouncing the possible options off my think tank, the decision was made to come out with a one-shot issue with limited series to follow. This way we are not leading our readers to believe and expect to see new issues on the regular….at least not yet.
So here you have it! Uhuru: Legend of the Windriders (the one-shot issue) will touch down this August (Also, pick up a copy of Taboo while you’re at it). Adeniyi Adeniji wrote and lettered “Uhuru”, Stanley Obende is the artist and Waliu Edu (who I haven’t yet met in person) did the colors.
I will let you in on some of “making of the comic book” stuff in the coming days, weeks. In the meantime, I leave you with these wonderful illustrations done by Nnamdi Nwoha and colored by Harriet Ekwueme. Enjoy!