A few years ago, Roye Okupe of YouNeek Studios went all in on his dream to become a successful comic book publisher. In this podcast, Roye shares his journey from watching American super hero cartoons as a child in Nigeria to moving to the States and developing a line of books showcasing heroes inspired by his culture, and all the many lessons he’s learned along the way.
Highlights of this Session include:
- Roye’s incredible journey from living inNigeria to becoming a Washington, D.C. based comic book publisher.
- Roye’s strategies to get featured on major press outlets such as The Washington Post.
- How Roye grew his Facebook page to over 13,000+ fans
- Plus: Tips for working with overseas creative teams.
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Today’s Featured Guest
Roye Okupe is the CEO and Creative Direct of YouNeek Studios, a Washington D.C. based publishing company which produces graphic novels and animated stories inspired by African history, culture & mythology.
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How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest
You can learn more about YouNeek Studios on the website: youneekstudios.com
You can learn more about Roye on my Washington Post Interview here https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/08/24/he-came-to-d-c-from-nigeria-and-created-his-own-african-comic-book-universe/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.94640c77ab49
Roye has an online course that helps creators learn more about the business side of their art. You can check that out here: https://roye-okupe.mykajabi.com/p/creative-biz-launch