OkayAfrica.com - Roye Okupe on Chasing Dreams
Prod/Dir: Jason Scott Jones
Camera Op: Dwayne Powell
Editor: Jason Scott Jones
The venerable Schomburg Center in Harlem, a library, research institute, educational venue and historic landmark held their 5th Annual Black Comicbook Festival and I was on hand as a producer for OkayAfrica.com to hear from creators and fans alike, why this event is so special.
I interviewed dozens of fans of comics, graphic novels and literature in general, as well as several creators.
One of those creators was Nigerian artist & entrepreneur Roye Okupe who decided to fill the missing space of homegrown comic creations with his character E.X.O., and he didn't stop there.
During this years 5th Annual Black Comic Book Fest hosted by the world renown Schomburg Center in Harlem, Roye talked to me for this OkayAfrica.com segment on Chasing Dreams and let us know what next mediums he's characters will be leaping to.