Launching in 2018, Relic tells the story of Troy and Bobby Gilbert, two African-American siblings who manifest supernatural powers after discovering a family heirloom has mystical abilities.
The powers of the mysterious talisman create conflict between the brothers and forms the basis of a titanic battle of good versus evil.
Set in an urban environment, Relic creates a bridge between the reader’s real-world experiences and the fantastical, opening the pages of graphic novels and comics to a broader audience in a compelling way.
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URBANIME FOUNDER CHRIS WALKER CREATES ‘RELIC,’ MERGES HIP-HOP AND COMIC BOOKS
What may seem like mission impossible for one is mission clear for Chris Walker, founder of Urbanime and creator of Relic, a highly-anticipated, 45-page digital graphic novel, which will be released in February 2018. Read more.
CHRIS WALKER: ‘COMICS IS THE NEXT BIG STORYTELLING MEDIUM OF HIP HOP AS A CULTURE’
What do you do when you’ve worked for the likes of Marvel and DC Comics, illustrated Ghostface Killa’s novel, ‘Cell Block Z’ and worked with creative brands such as McDonald’s, Honda, Citibank and adidas? If you’re Chris Walker, you create a company to create diverse comic books for an urban minded consumer, Urbanime. Read more.
CHRIS WALKER JOINS THE CREW FROM THE THERMAL PODCAST TO CHAT COMCIS
Tune into Thermal Soundwaves show tonight, 12 am (ET), 9 pm (PT), on WHCR 90.3 FM, live online: www.whcr.org, featuring Creativeprenuer Chris Walker who’s work includes stints at Marvel and DC Comics and illustration duties for Ghostface Killah’s graphic novel CELL BLOCK Z. . Read more.
Using comics and animation as the visual expression of Hip Hop culture Urbanime creates unique stories, characters, and environments to translate the sensibilities and values of urban culture through fresh narratives.
CHRIS WALKER- FOUNDER – PUBLISHER
Chris Walker is a “Creativeprenuer”, combining his experience in art and business to create new products, worlds and brands. He has developed projects for companies such as Marvel and DC Comics as well as campaigns for brands such as AT&T, McDonald’s, and Honda.
NICK LESLIE- ARTISTS & TALENT MANAGER
Nick has been around comics and collectibles his whole life. Growing up in a card shop, he eventually become Entertainment Coordinator and Art Editor for Upper Deck, overseeing the creative development of projects with Marvel Comics, Fox Studios, and LeBron James.
DAVID ATCHISON — STORY EDITOR
David Atchison co-created the Occult Crimes Taskforce with actress Rosario Dawson, penned the Method Man Graphic Novel,and co-wrote True Believer, a backdoor pilot for NBC/ Universal’s SyFy Channel. David works for 20th Century Fox where helps develop films as Story Department Coordinator for the Feature Film Department.
Justin F. Gabrie is a producer of American Comic Books with long tenures at MARVEL as their Managing Editor and Director of Publishing Operations, and at ARCHIE as well as extensive experience in web production, digital publishing and multimedia design. Justin has been involved with independent publishers in the last few years, which includes producing the comic series WATSON & HOLMES, receiving 2 EISNER AWARD nominations for Best New Series and Best Single Issue Story.
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