A sneak preview of the sort of male Anasite creatures we are developing for Ananse Amazon, The Chronicles of Een.
Monster Choreography, is probably one of our greatest challenges, especially during battle scenes.
During the rebirth of Ananse, he faces a creature born of his own blood. The creature knows nothing but hate and anger, and mistaking his creator for a foe tries to kill Ananse. Ananse flees from the Monster because at his rebirth he is unaware of his strength and capabilities as the son of the God Nyame.
However, we created a test clip to look at something else-Choreography.
As such we chose to assume that even creatures as dark as this, sometimes need to let their hair down and get their groove on, even if it’s for just a minute…we also added a snippet from the Sound track we’re creating for Ghana Movie Music.
Ghana Comics, Ghana Comic Network
Chronicles of Irofo workshop
From a design perspective you got to love the female form. The sophisticated attention to detail of hair variations like eyelashes to curves of the body such as breasts provides so many ideas in which to craft the anatomy of beautiful biped bodies in our trilogy.
As we explore, the female form it will play a major role in the design of Nyamites and Anasites for the Ghecos evolving population.
We start off our female design investigation by taking a look at the Ananse Atlantic female Nyamites. Females in the Ghecos Universe have several forms they can materialise into, depending on whether they are on land or in water. Nyamite females – more Human than Alien, from Ananse Atlantic are no different, some not all, can exist on land as bipeds and in water as mermaids. They are designed to be hunter gatherers of ocean and land wildlife and plants.
Soon we will take a look at Anasite Females more Alien than Human who also have similar capabilities, but on the other hand are more a kin to vampire and vulture predators and tend to feed on Nyamites and have some cannibalistic tendencies. They also hunt in packs , the largest sea creatures, for their bites are either lethal or transforming – that is if ocean victims don’t die from bites, they undergo a metamorphosis and become hideous versions of their original selves, Anasite monsters.
Nyabot and Anabot monster creations battle it out after fusing with “Ghaladamite Ore”. In the Ghecos Universe, Ghaladamite Ore is a special chemical compound that animates dead or inorganic matter. It features in the trilogy Chronicles of Een, Chronicles of Muna and Chronicles of Irofo as the key ingredient that enables both organic creatures and machines to mobilise their own kind of robots.
We know of the usual kind, the terminators of these worlds, but there are 3 in total, Organic Robots, Machine Robots and Organic Machine Robot Hybrids.
The test movie features a basic and rough design of a Nyamite Organic Robot. The other two types of robotic creatures feature in the Chronicles of Muna.
The organic robots are designed with plants, trees and Nyamite and Anasite creatures in mind. Nyamite robots descended from Nyame are referred to as Nyabots and Anasite descended robots, Anabots.
Ghana Comics, Ghana Comic Network
This Ghana comic spy thriller is about the first discovery of oil, the building of a refinery and then the destruction through industrial espionage by outside forces.
“Afreeka Globe – It has been suggested that it’s the systematic acquisition of Ghanaian major resources in a bid to control the gateway to Africa… could it be true? put our best reporter on the case”…
The conspiracy involves the control of West African leader Amura and human basic resources such as water to force low crop yields. Electricity has been prevented from fully functioning to hamper the manufacturing industry. Reduced communication of the Internet, phone and disruption of satellite services is in effect to control speed and censorship of media distribution. Mining of mineral wealth has been halted to prevent the purchase of technology and prevent growth of the nation to super power status.
We join the adventure midway through the saga, with an electronic transmission glitch from UK to the USA between wealthy individuals. It’s intercepted by the Russians and the information offered up for sale to the Chinese.
A silent techno war creeps forward as “Chinese troops” in the form of domestic workers get caught illegally mining supposedly for gold, but in fact it’s a smoke screen for Chinese researchers to extract a sample mineral of “Ghaladamite Ore”.
“Afreeka Globe – We suspect the ore was first detected during the initial offshore test drilling for oil. Satellite scans show that the geological mines for the ore, were not only found at sea, where mining it would draw too much attention, but also at inland caves unearthed during the construction of Africa’s largest man-made harbour oil refinery.”
… Ghale hears of a child, Ananse-who seems to have developed extraordinary perceptive powers. News reporter Ghale goes undercover in order track down the kid in an attempt to discover if this phenomenon is related to the ore…
Chronicles Of Muna workshop.
The Afreeka Radio Project takes a look at the first stages of creating scenery and worlds for Ananse Universe Ghana Comic, Chronicles of Muna.
This series of graphics and audio video workshop images will focus on the moons, planets and Scf-fi characters for the off world adventures. In addition we will probably work on creating space station platforms, orbiting land masses as well droids and robots.
The Ghana Comic Rehearsal
Ghaninja is a comic series about a Ghanaian Ninja fighter and his nemesis Dr Drulo. Ghaninja mostly ends up fighting Swagha, a clever thief who contracts for Dr Drulo. Swagha is tasked with missions to steal and loot from people and their corporations.
Their fights are of a Kung fu nature and Swagha has a lair where he stashes his loot/bounty and sells his ill-gotten gains to the highest bidder which is usually the evil villain Dr Drulo. The loot consists of jewellery and techno gadgets.
We start with a comical series of sketches where they are in rehearsals for their Ghana Comic debut, since they are actors as well part of the story.
In rehearsals they show off their human side…
Ghaninja complains…”I thought we agreed no head butting, during rehearsals…”
Swagha – “I thought you were joking…, Oh i’m sorry, can we try that again?”
Ghaninja – “I can’t work with such amateurs…where is my agent! Damn cheap actors on set yet again…”
Swagha – “I think you’re over reacting…your’e such a baby. :-), you’re so sensitive…”
Our Ghana Comic story begins with an explorer reciting from an old ancient manuscript found in a desert tomb in West Africa….A long long time ago….
One day a visitor came to the city of Shanghala and offered an explanation as to what the ‘tree’ was and why it was, what it was.”
‘The Stranger’ said, “the tree is a cunning creature of bad spirits and was placed here to prevent you from knowing the truth. There is more to life than Shanghala, there are more beautiful things to see, in fact if the ‘tree’ didn’t hypnotize you with speech, you could go and experience another life for yourselves”
One of the inhabitants explains part of the downfall of Shanghala …
‘The Stranger’ asked father why he was still standing by the ‘tree’.
Our father replied, “I have need of the tree of knowledge”
why asked the stranger?
Father – “The one question that has not been answered is, who are you?”
‘The Stranger’ replied,
“I am nothing and everywhere I go, I must return to collect the gift I bring to all.”
Father – “And what is that?”
The Stranger – “The absence of knowledge, I bring the darkness … I bring “The Void”
Ananse Amazon Voice Of The Dark Expanse
Many paths will lead you to your fate, but only one direction will lead you to your destiny.
Take that one thought, follow one path, and focus on one direction to succeed.
It has been said that the absence of light is darkness and the presence of light is the omission of darkness.
It can be said that without darkness we cannot see the light and it is through darkness we acknowledge how bright life can be.
To see into the dark would require that you came from the light and so conclude, one cannot exist without the other.
You must know then, that darkness is always and but for the opening of its eye, there would be no light.
Let not this eye choose to see, for from this void will emerge a spark, a disease, a prismic light of colours carrying an infinite expanse of chaos.
Do not be fooled by the beauty that follows, for its age it shall be brief, as each colour journeys only to return to its source and for each destination that shines brightness, be sure that the Dark Expanse will reclaim it as its own.
Know then, that such an event has begun, the spark of all cosmic things and the prisonic evolution of life, spawned through the birth of light, when sparked at its brightest,
will be no more…
Afreeka Radio Virtual TV is priming itself for a new look at its on-line TV Studio.
As part of the ongoing development of our projects, the TV studio broadcasts will feature a variety of topics, News Highlights and Top Stories from our comic and cartoon presenters.
More to come as our interactive Ghana Comic, Ghana Cartoon and Ghana Games develop.