Another black girl super hero may be taking a bow soon . Former Pixar animator Everett Downing is making his self-published comic into an animated series and the teaser looks killer:
The story follows 13 year old Lucretia “Lucy” Jenkins who, with the help of her spirit guide Mojo, learns to use her magical powers for good. Downing describes it as “Harry Potter meets The Wire.” I’m there for it!
You can read the Essence interview with Downing here. Here’s an excerpt where Downing explains why he made the protagonist a black girl:
Why did you choose to make the main character a Black girl?
In the beginning, she was a little Polish girl. But then I remember at the time, I was like, ‘Man, I don’t see our faces, like I don’t see African-American faces in comics.’ Then I was like, ‘What am I talking about? If I want to see it, I have to do it.’ At the time when I was developing it, my daughter was not born yet and my wife had just found out she was pregnant.
I was like, ‘You know what? I need to start putting this imagery out here.’
Yes you do, Everett. And we thank you for it.
The Book of Mojo web site is here, where you can read the comic and learn more about the characters.
Shout out to member Treehouse31 for finding this gem! Let us know if you find any other projects like this that we can promote and support!