Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy 50th!

That's right! 50 years ago Nigeria got its independence from the British. Its has been a tumultuous 50 years to say the least, but there have been small and formidable triumphs along the way especially in the arts and literature. October 1st is also special because that is the day our titular hero's journey began.
Jupiter Jonah's cast for book 1, The Eye of Oduduwa is more or less complete here from left to right; Denarii, best buddies Blass and Rashidi, Captain Stein, Jonah, Prospero, and Funlola along with the Baron Kookoomba looming hungrily above. Rest assured, work on Jonah is alive and kicking. There is also a variant poster designed by my brother, Shobo for your viewing pleasure on his blog here.

Once again Happy Independence day to every Nigerian out there!


Topsylavy said...

Congratulations to you too! I love your work!! Reminds me of the Lion's Club competition you won in St. Saviours! Wonder if you remember! Great job!

Dayo Okeniyi said...

Dude this looks amazing! very much in the same vein as 'Treasure Planet' but at the same time totally original. The ensemble looks alive. Cant wait to see where this goes. Two thumbs way up!

Kenneth Shofela Coker said...

Thanks Dayo, definitely trying to stay away from Treasure Planet though, which I actually saw a few weeks back coincidentally. Failed to impress again. The sky surfing opening sequence was great though.