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About Ha-Nahn

Let me tell you a story.

I grew up on a steady diet of myth, legends and fantasy pulled from my mother's bookshelf. At first it didn't bother me that so much of it was very eurocentric and there weren't people who looked like me in the stories.

But over time it started to weigh on me. The world was so much more expansive than medeival Europe and the more interpretations I saw of the same things repeated time and again, the more frustrated I became.

Flash forward to 2015 and I was picked up to do an interior for a Black fantasy anthology series called Griots: Sisters of the Spear. It was my first time really seeing fantasy that moved outside of Europe or East Asia and I was hooked! I wanted to put my own spin on what the people I was working with called "Sword and Soul" fantasy. That spin became Ha-Nahn!

Ha-Nahn is my own pan African fantasy setting. I typically describe it but telling people to think Black Panther but more magic, less sci-fi. It's a massive continent full of varied people, beasts and magics. While no great power controls the continent it is roughly divided into spheres of influene among three major states: Atlea, Zanza and Khem. You'll learn more about them as time goes on.

It's a world where stories have immense power and draws on the things I've learned as I've grown as an artist and worldbuilder over time.

The world is still being constructed. Everyday I learn something new or revise something that wasn't previously working and I can't wait to share more of it with you.

So if you want to join me on this journey welcome. I can't wait to see where the story takes us. And if you like what you see and need to know more you can always join the adventure over on Patreon.

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