Following the story of an Igbo man named Okonkwo (David Oyelowo) in the fictional Nigerian village of Umuofia, Okonkwo leads life as a great fighter(nicknamed “The Cat” for he never lands on his back), and a respectable leader. The life and society of Umuofia is represented through him, his wife Ekwefi (Wunmi Mosaku) who ran away to be with him for love, and their son Nywoe (John Boyega). As Okonkwo and Nywoe’s relationship is strain due to Nywoe not following Umuofian traditionan. This causes him to favor his daughter Ezinma (Ebonee Noel), whom follows in Okonkwo’s footsteps by respecting and following society’s expectations for a Umuofian woman. Through the struggles of the family and village, happens during 19th century pre-colonial Nigeria to life under colonial Nigeria. Okonkwo learns how to uphold hid traditions, and family even while being threatened by the white men who take their village.
Connor Willumsen, Patrick Kyle and Noel Freibert are going on a six-city tour. All three artists are set to release brand new books with us that are the avant-garde of the alternative comics scene and they are taking them on the road in September!
Connor Willumsen’s Anti-Gone, a quixotic and trippy trip through a dreamscape, or altered state, where animals can talk and be pets, where drugs can give you deep emotional reactions to any stimuli, can make you remember or forget, or replicate a near death experience. Patrick Kyle returns with his third book with us, Everywhere Disappeared, which finds familiar icons like Dracula and Archie are put through the prismatic mind of Kyle. The singular Noel Freibert whose images linger, their deceptive simplicity, like all outsider art, seems to tap directly into the collective unconscious, drawing on pop culture and fine art, low and high brow, Old Ground is where the denizens of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse would bury bodies.
Did a drawing of Noel, because she needs attention too. Her dad’s been frozen by the Icewarden, her mom went psycho and turned into a Ridgeback, and her brother ran off to find the Flamecaller. She needs a hug.
A cemetery so old that the names on the graves have eroded into nothing and no one remembers the dead is razed to make room for a retirement home for folks who’ve also been forgotten. Ambience and slapstick combine as an absurd cast of characters inhabit and haunt the once hallowed ground.