E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams is the fast-paced, afro-futuristic graphic novel from Roye Okupe. --CNN.com
Wale Williams, and his setting of Lagoon City is to Lagos what Gotham City is to New York. --Forbes.com
The designs are very slick and futuristic, and ignore some of the design stereotypes which frequently turn up in many African set productions created by less intimate creators. At an initial glance, it has all of fast paced action and hi-tech superhero antics that you would expect of most animated action series on Cartoon Network or NickToons, only it is featuring a brand new hero for a brand new era. --Examiner.com
About the Author
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a veteran creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor's and Master's in computer science from The George Washington University. His passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote and produced several animated productions including, but not limited to, 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more. Roye is no stranger to wearing multiple hats. He was part of a team (as a producer, assistant director and editor) of filmmakers who retold the Biblical story of King David in a contemporary movie titled D Comeback, which premiered in the US in March 2010. With the superhero genre currently at the height of popularity, Roye has made it a goal to create a connected universe of heroes, with origins from locations that are currently neglected and/or ignored. In April 2015, Roye released chapter 1 of his debut, superhero graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria. E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim and has since been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more!