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TITLE: E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams Part One
AUTHOR: Roye Okupe
PUBLISHER: YouNeek Studios
DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 31st, 2015
RETAIL PRICE: $14.99 US (Softcover)
Long Form –
Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One is a superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic, 2025 Africa! The 130 page graphic novel follows the journey of Wale Williams, an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing. Tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five year absence, Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father s mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit s powers, Wale realizes he must restore hope to his city by preventing catastrophic attacks from the sociopathic, Oniku, leader of an extremist group called The CREED.
Short Form –
Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams Part One is a superhero story about redemption set in a futuristic 2025 Africa.
“E.X.O. is the fast-paced afro-futuristicgraphic novel from Roye Okupe” – CNN
“Wale Williams, and his setting of ‘Lagoon City’ – is to Lagos what Gotham City is to New York.” – FORBES
“This is a good read if your’ restarting out and even if not, you get a chance to see a new superhero be born and who doesn’t enjoy a good origin story?” – COMIXOLOGY
“It has all of the fast paced action & hi-tech superhero antics you would expect of most animated series on Cartoon Netwrok” – THE EXAMINER
Where To Buy The Book
YouNeek Studios (Official Website) – http://bit.ly/1HAwAKQ
Amazon (Print) – http://amzn.to/1hsyY1n
Kindle (Digital) – http://amzn.to/1IwWWBk
iBooks(Digital) – http://apple.co/1MeZw1k
Jumia (Nigeria/West Africa) –bit.ly/1KNeZ8V
Comixology (Digital) – http://bit.ly/1NtVZci
Read chapter 1 FREE – bit.ly/1FlmMd6
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science from The George Washington University. His passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote, produced and directed several animated productions including, but not limited to, 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more. These productions have allowed Roye to attain much prestigious recognition such as being #5 on Ventures Africa’s list of 40 African innovators to watch .
With the superhero genre currently at the height of popularity, Roye has made it a goal to create a connected universe of heroes, with origins from locations that are currently neglected and/or ignored. In August 2015, Roye released his debut graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria. E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim and has since been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more!
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Logos, Marketing Pictures & Videos
You can find additional marketing pics for E.X.O. here in the Dropbox link.
Below are a list of E.X.O. marketing videos:
- E.X.O. animated book trailer
- E.X.O. book launch featurette part 1
- E.X.O. book launch featurette part 2
- Good Morning Washington Interview (Awesome Con) | ABC7
- Is it time for an African superhero to save the day? | CNN.com
- States of Inspiration | New York Times/T Brand Studios
- 3 African Entrepreneurs Raise $70K, 7 Things They Want You To Know About Crowdfunding | HuffingtonPost.com
- Time for a Nigerian Superhero? | Forbes.com
- African Storytelling Meets Comic Books With These New Superheroes | NBC News
- 42 African Innovators To Watch | Ventures Africa
- Nigerian superhero puts a fresh face on graphic novels | Mashable.com
- An African Superhero To Tell An African Story | BBC.com
- How I’m Using EXO, An African Superhero Film/Graphic Novel To Fight for Diversity In Superheroes | Bleeding Cool
- Nigeria’s Next Superhero: Roye Okupe On His Afrofuturistic Graphic Novel Series | Okay Africa
- E.X.O. — An African Superhero Graphic Novel | Animation Insider
- Introducing E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams | Black Nerd Problems
- E.X.O. Is An Amazing Nigerian Animated Superhero | 9Ja Breed
- EXO, An African Superhero Animated Film and Graphic Novel | All Africa
- YouNeek Studios to launch African based “EXO” graphic novel in summer 2015 | Examiner.com
- Feature – EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams Graphic Novel | AfroPunk.com
- WATCH: Trailer for Nigerian Superhero “EXO” | Flavorpill
- Interview: EXO: The Legend of Wale William Graphic Novel’s Roye Okupe | UncannyPop.com
- EXO, An African Superhero Animated Film & Graphic Novel | BlackGirlNerds.com
- Lagos Comic Con 2015 Flags Off Campaign With E.X.O. Poster | Comicpanel.org
- Africa Gets a New Superhero – in Lagos | UncannyPop.com
For all E.X.O. reviews please follow this link.
Sample Interview Questions
- What does E.X.O. stand for?
- Why did you decide to write a graphic novel based on a superhero from Nigeria?
- How would you describe our hero Wale Williams?
- Can you tell us a little bit about why you decided to use Kickstarter for this project?
- Why did you decide to set the story in Africa and in the year 2025?
- Can you talk about some of the villains in the series that Wale will be facing?
- Who is Roye Okupe? Tell us how you got into animation, comics.
- Will E.X.O. eventually become an animated series and/or movie?
- What inspired you to write this book?
- Whats next?