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

DREAD & ALIVE® - Nine Night™

IRIE™ Magazine presents Dread & Alive® 'From Babylon to Zion'

Dread & Alive® - Nine Night

Welcome to the official site of the Dread & Alive® Series

Dread & Alive® is a Jamaican-inspired mixed-media series spanning comic books, novels and music created and written by Nicholas Da Silva and published by 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®, the protagonist, Drew McIntosh, sets out to defeat an antagonistic force in the form of a powerful Obeah man… Shadowcatcher.

Nicholas is currently working on the next installment 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 of San Francisco, seeking divine retribution against his brother, Cudjoe, the Myalman, and the soul of his apprentice, Drew McIntosh.