FEATURE: Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves – new graphic novel series, ‘The Pack’
By Eye Candy
March 17, 2015
Check out new graphic novel series, ‘The Pack’! A culmination of 5 years worth of research – which saw creator and artist Paul Louise-Julie living in Africa and studying pre-colonial Ancient Civilizations and Empires – has now led to the release of the series first issue. The debut is the first of a five-part arc titled ‘The Egyptian Saga’, an arc centered on a motley crew of Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves as they travel through a fantasy version of Ancient Africa. For Louise-Julie, the series was born out of his frustration with the lack of diversity in the graphic novel industry and his respect for mythology. The artists says, “I felt that the Black Diaspora in general was burdened in trying to assimilate our subcultures into mainstream western culture. And even though we’ve contributed in amazing ways, we will always be an afterthought in this society – particularly in the fantasy entertainment realm. I realized that the defining factor of any culture was mythology. It’s what shapes a society and gives it the artistic foundation for unique identity. That’s what we need as a people.” Check out images from the series below and find more info here (FYI there’s a comic book series is in the works).
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor