Jason Chu is a rapper and activist that is laying thoughtfully crafted lyricism over jazzy lo-fi beats and high energy trap bangers. He has performed at the White House during Obama's administration, The Getty Center, and the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles. You can hear his music on Netflix (Wu Assassins), Cinemax (Warrior), and network TV. He tours extensively with shows across the US and worldwide. 

 

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You can find more about Jason at:

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Sebastian A. Jones of Stranger Comics is an incubator and aggregator of content, developing and designing franchises for multi-media platforms. From the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda to the wide-eyed whimsy of Stranger Kids, Stranger strives for excellence in production as well as presentation. Aided by VP Entertainment Mimi DiTrani, CCO Darrell May, and EIC Joshua Cozine, its constant philosophy is that representation in quality products matters.

In addition to claiming his spot as a leader in the indie comics community, Sebastian also invests his precious time to groom and mentor up and coming creators.

You can find more about Sebastian at:

http://www.strangercomics.com

http://www.instagram.com/strangercomics

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Chris Koanui is a police officer for the Honolulu Police Department, an artist, colorist, and creator of the Nightmarcher comic book. The Nightmarcher saga begins with a ghost resurrecting a fallen Hawaiian soldier. It's a tale that twists fantasy and Hawaiian mythology with mystery and humor in the setting of modern Oʻahu.

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You can find more about Chris at:

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http://ckoanui.redbubble.com

 

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Patrick Strange aka Kuya P does it all. He is the host & executive producer of the weekly YouTube pop culture show,New Release Wednesday, as well as the host of the #ShoPowSho podcast where he celebrates Filipino contributions in pop culture. Patrick is the founder of the charity cosplay organization, CosLove, which promotes self-expression and creativity while supporting communities via family events and regular visits to schools and hospitals nationwide.

In this episode, Patrick tells us the not widely known - some would say hidden side of Magellanʻs story when he faces off against Lapu Lapu in the Battle of Mactan. Lapu Lapu is known for his resistance against Spanish imperialization and is a hero to the Filipino people who is still honored to this day. 

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtQm1GJsaeN67Kgy-RFaKfA

 

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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In this episode, Brian and Lawrence explain how their shared pride and passion for creating memorable characters led them to collaborate and leverage their strengths to expand their universes through a crossover project called Nightfall. Brian and Lawrence share their success tips for anyone looking to team up on a project. 

Lawrence James King is the CEO and Owner of Constant Hustle Comics, and the writer and creator of the comics, Avery the Amazing and The Last Line.

Brian Joseph Lambert is the award-winning, lead contributing writer at Wingless Entertainment.  He specializes in bringing diversity to action/adventure, fantasy and sci-fi worlds. When not writing or editing, Brian works on creating a functioning lightsaber, so that he can pass the Jedi Trials.

Brianʻs latest project, Justice #2 Promises to Keep is LIVE on Kickstarter right now!  

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You can find more about Brian and Lawrence at:

http://www.winglessent.com

https://www.instagram.com/wingless_comics

https://www.facebook.com/Winglessent/

http://www.constanthustlecomics.com

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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Taylor "TJ" Sterling was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At an early age he displayed a very keen and almost prodigious talent for art. In the late 1980’s, TJ took a serious interest in drawing comic books and superheroes. After graduating college, working at Marvel and doing some cover work for Dark Horse Comics, TJ started his own company, RAE Comics.  TJ is also passionate about sharing his knowledge and mentoring youth interested in comics and storytelling via the Junior 100 program. As the eldest sibling of his family, TJ is no stranger to being a role model and example to those within his sphere.

TJ recently raised over $20K on Kickstarter for his flagship book, OKEMUS.

His newest space adventure, Joystick Angels, is currently live for pre-orders!  Grab your copy today and get BONUS items with your order!

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You can find more about TJ at:

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Crown Shepherd is an emerging fiction, picture book, and comic book writer, and author of Black Boy, Black Boy. Her writing is a result of her surroundings and upbringing. She has always been deeply rooted in literature and writing, but it wasn’t until she found more writers that look like her that her writing soared. As someone from an underrepresented community, Crown knows what it means to have representation feed your creativity. The stories she wants to share are aimed at giving a voice to the voiceless.

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Connect with Crown:

http://www.crownthewriter.com

IG: http://www.instagram.com/crownthewriter

FB: https://www.facebook.com/crownthewriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crownthewriter

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This episode was sponsored by Chat and Draw. Follow @mostepicart on all social platforms.

On this weekʻs episode of the Moana Nui podcast, we talk with Afua Richardson, an African | Indigenous American Comicbook Artist and Illustrator, best known for her work on the Eisner award-winning series, Black Panther World of Wakanda and HBO's Lovecraft Country where she created the artwork for Diana Freemanʻs character.  In addition to being an illustrator and writer, Afua is a musician, vocalist, performer, songwriter, voice actor, activist, and mentor born in Harlem, Currently based in Georgia. Afuaʻs latest project, Aquarius The Book of Mer is her creator-owned comic that is a modern retelling of mermaid myths and legends from all over the world. 

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Enjoy the tidal wave of awesomeness as Afua shares her love for comics and music and her undergrad at Juliard. Afua takes us on an adventure through her 15-year creative journey as she finds herself in a space where she can finally be her best, authentic self while sharing her passion with the world.

Musically, Afua has worked alongside some of the greats such as Parliament Funkadelic, Sheila E, Outkast, John Legend, Rafael Sadiq, and so many more. Most recently, Afua partners with legendary hip hop artist and fellow comic creator Daryl McDaniel from RunDMC to create new music that will accompany the Aquarius Book of Mer release.

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On this weekʻs episode of the Moana Nui podcast, we talk with Newton Lilavois, award-winning creator of Crescent City Monsters. Powerful loa, Creole magic, and a mix of African spiritual origins make a wonderful potion of powerful storytelling.

By day Newton is a mild-mannered web developer and by night he's a creator of super characters and amazing worlds as a comic book writer and publisher of Dream Fury Comics. Born in Haiti, and raised in New York City, he enjoys time with this wife, two daughters, and his chocolate labrador. Newton is the 2020 Glyph Comic Award winner for Best Writer for his Crescent City Monsters comic book series. The series also won for Best cover and Fan Favorite for Best Work. The artist for Crescent City Monsters, Gian Carlo Bernal, won the 2020 Glyph Comic Award for Best Artist.

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Connect with Newton:

http://www.dreamfurycomics.com

newton@dreamfury.com

https://dream-fury-comics.myshopify.com/

IG: http://www.instagram.com/dreamfurycomics

FB: http://www.facebook.com/DreamFuryComics

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/DreamFuryComics

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Dorphise Jean

Dorphise Jean is the writer/creator of Spiritʻs Destiny and owner of Gente Entertainment. She aims to give readers of all ages stories and influences that encourage them to learn more about their cultural roots.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About a Haitian Voodoo Priestess who literally conjured a revolution.
  • How leaders can move tribes of people to a common cause
  • Why real life heroes are critical to storytelling and passing on wisdom to future generations.
  • How learning about our own cultures can open up possibilities and inspire us to achieve more

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Moana Nui Podcast is a storytelling podcast to celebrate and honor the history, culture, & perspectives of POC, indigenous, and African Diasporan peoples. 

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