Above: “Yohancè: The Ekangeni Crystal” is the first chapter in a new African-inspired space opera. (Paul Louise-Julie)
Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.
Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his skill as an artist and his desire to tell African stories.