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Afrofuturist Design

Afrofuturist Design   Yohance, before anything else, is an African Space Opera -the first of its kind. With that comes the responsibility of designing a truly unique aesthetic. It requires worldbuilding on the massive scale of Star Wars or Star Trek but in an entirely different way. The trick with Yohance (and all subsequent IPs) was to create futuristic worlds exclusively using Pre-colonial African influences. This was a tremendous feat of design that took about seven years to perfect. The end result is an authentically African look that can stand on par with the most sophisticated Western Space Operas. A Missed Opportunity    Because Afro Fantasy and Sci Fi are relatively new genres in mainstream, it’s understandable that Afrofuturist design...

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Yohance: The Kalfani Job

A Brief Timeline   In 2015, Yohance debuted as the first Indie comic of its kind: an African Space Opera. It was a monumental moment for myself and Afro-Fantasy fans everywhere. It wasn't long before plans for a feature film emerged. Those plans turned into a short film and before you know it, an Indiegogo was successfully launched in 2018 (raising almost $14,000).  Shortly after that, tragedy struck in the form of a 2-year Global Pandemic. It seemed like the dream was dead until 2022 when some passionate investors raised $150,000 to kickstart the Short film's production. Fast forward a few months later and we're proud to announce our first Official Yohance Short Film: "The Kalfani Job".  Prelude to the Saga  Directed by Paul Louise-Julie, Yohance hopes to fill the...

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