DREAD (\ ˈdred \) adj, 1 : causing great fear or anxiety
2 : inspiring awe 3: courage and fearlessness in the face of obstacles 4: dreadlocks

ALIVE (\ ə-ˈlīv \) adj, 1 : full of energy and spirit
2: animated 3: sensitive to the danger

ZOOLOOK's Dread & Alive: Nine Night

Dread & Alive™

Drew McIntosh… the hero with an African face

Dread & Alive™ is a Jamaican-inspired series spanning comic books, novels and music created, written, produced and published by mixed-media artist, ZOOLOOK™.

Dread & Alive meshes cultural fact with fiction while introducing the Maroons of Jamaica, who resisted against enslavement by the British, and their ancestors, the Akan and Ashanti (Asante) People of present-day Ghana.

In Dread & Alive™: From Babylon to Zion™, the protagonist, Drew McIntosh™, sets out to defeat an antagonistic force in the form of a powerful Obeahman… Shadowcatcher™.

ZOOLOOK is currently working on the next story arc of Dread & Alive™ entitled Nine Night™. In this episodic series, Nine-Night (aka the ‘dead yard’ or ‘set up’), the funerary tradition or wake in Jamaica, takes on a whole new meaning when Shadowcatcher™ descends upon The City, seeking divine retribution against his brother, Cudjoe™, the Myalman, and to possess the soul of his apprentice, Drew McIntosh.



    “Without honorable peace, there is no hope for the future.”


    “I am the Conquering Lion, protector of the animal world to which all humans belong.”


    “Quaco no longer exist. You will all come to know and fear me as Shadowcatcher!”

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