The work on the Blacktastic new manga, Jagunjagun Lewa, written by Balogun Ojetade, continues. Here is a sneak peek at a page, beautifully illustrated by artist extraordinaire, Chris Miller:

Jagunjagun LewaThat’s all I can share with you right now. There is more to come…MUCH more.

Look for issue # 1 to drop VERY soon!

About Balogun

Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster. He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at He is author of eight novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk. Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo. You can reach him on Facebook at; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at

9 responses »

  1. The Poetry Channel says:

    Good luck with the venture. As a one-time devourer of comic books (I wish they were called graphic novels in the 60’s) children everywhere will be enriched by your creation.

  2. Dido's Desolate Domain says:

    Looks exciting!

  3. Fujimoto says:

    Very intriguing so far. A professor I’m studying under likes to promote African martial arts, so I should find out if he knows about Jagunjagun Lewa.

    • Balogun says:

      Jagunjagun Lewa is not a martial arts system. It means…something else; to be revealed later. 🙂

      • Fujimoto says:

        Oh no, I meant if he might have heard of this book. I think he would really appreciate the story. In fact, I should see if he knows about your work in general.

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