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DREAD & ALIVE®
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
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 Asante (Ashanti) 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 Obeahman… Shadowcatcher.
Nicholas 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.