I've been a fan of Jason Reeves and his work with his printing and publishing company 133art for quite some time now. Robert Jeffrey has also done stellar work with his creator-owned Route 3 and his short John Stewart comic for DC Comics, released last year. After releasing Ret:con, they now embark on adapting stories from the mind of Milton Davis, an acclaimed and accomplished fantasy novelist in the independent book realm which is already proving to be a success!
Read the press release below and be sure to check out their Kickstarter campaign!
MVmedia LLC of Fayetteville, GA, a publisher specializing in science fiction and fantasy based on African/African Diaspora culture and traditions and 133art of Los Angeles, CA, a comic book publishing imprint that specializes in Black independent comic book creation and printing, have partnered to produce Changa and the Jade Obelisk #1, a Sword and Soul comic series based on the Changa Safari novel series written by Milton J. Davis.
The series tells the story of merchant/adventurer Changa Diop, the sorcerer Panya, and the mysterious swordsman The Tuareg as the trio sail along the East Coast of Africa with Changa's crew aboard his ship, the Sendibada. From the Swahili merchant cities of Mombasa, to the secretive kingdoms of Madagascar they experience adventures beyond the imagination, while they pursue the malicious Bahati, dark sorcoress, and warden of the Jade Obelisk!
Changa is for fans of film/TV like Black Panther, Aladdin, Lord of the Rings, and the Witcher. Changa is a perfect series for fans of action/adventure and fantasy.
Jason Reeves, owner of 133art, and Changa's art director, has assembled a talented team to bring the first story of Changa's adventures to life. Written by Robert Jeffrey II (Mine to Avenge, DC Comic's 2017 New Talent Workshop Graduate), Illustrated by Matteo Illuminati (Mine to Avenge, Harpies: Arcadia), on Letters and Color Art, Loris Ravina (RET:CON, Mine to Avenge).
"An art team like this and a story of this caliber is a match made in heaven for a comic nerd like me. It hits all the right notes diverse leads, atypical fantasy backdrops, and splendid visuals. Ya'll know I love comics and a project like Changa is the reason why!" -Jason Reeves/133art
Changa and the Jade Obelisk #1 will be a 20-page, full color comic and after the Kickstarter campagin will be available for order in June, 2020.
You can find out more about the Changa Kickstarter here: