Moana Nui Podcast

Moana Nui Podcast

Honoring our ancestors and celebrating indigenous heroes throughout history through storytelling, pop culture, media, and publishing.

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January 11, 2022 79 min

Lashawn Colvin is the editor and creator of Beautiful Soldiers, her comic career started in early 2014. As a graphics illustrator, editor, writer and now comic book store owner. The first black woman to own a comic book store in the south!

Lashawn Colvin began her art journey at a very young age, however, there was another gift she found herself having. Writing. Her passion for writing and creating stories goes very deep, as a chi...

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Mog is a world traveler having lived in Australia, Egypt, Africa, Russian when USSR broke down, Japan when the Kobe earthquake hit. She has moved around the US too living in California, Wisconsin, Illinois and then calling Hawaii home. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area. During her traveling she has learned to speak and write in 3 languages.; Korean, Japanese and English.

Mog Park is a traditional artist, from Academy ...

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CC the Geek is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and cosplayer from Washington, DC. Her activist work extends as far back as 2007 as a volunteer in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.  She subsequently founded the Alternative Spring Break (@BSUASB) program at her alma mater, Bowie State University. CC takes pride in using her platform to create safe spaces for Black and other marginalized cosplayers.

She is the founder and CEO o...

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Dana Morgan is an Executive Assistant/Event Planner by day, and a con/cosplay and event photographer by night. Her passion for photography is unchartered and she uses that passion to drive the art of cosplay pass the limits; providing her subjects with eye catching photos that embody their characters and compliments their creativity.

Dana has taken pictures for corporate events, orchestras, weddings and more for over 18 years. In 2...

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Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is an award-winning filmmaker, author, speaker, and entrepreneur whose passion for comics and animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him to pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote, produced, and directed several animated productions including, but not limited to, the award-winning and critically acclaim...

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Javier Cruz Winnik began his career selling his drawings at comic cons and landed an opportunity to do sketchcards for UpperDeck! Seeing no stories about Puerto Ricans in the school he worked at, he self-published a book, titled "A Reason to Smile!" which stars a little Puerto Rican girl from NYC, showing the positive side of Puerto Ricans in Pop Culture. He's since created 3 books with 2 on the way, all funded on Kick...

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Christian is an academic, social media guru, event producer, filmmaker and talent manager who has been active in the Asian American community across the U.S. for 17 years. He currently chairs the board of the DC Shorts International Film Festival and is President/Executive Director of the DC Asian Pacific Film Festival. He has produced and directed many award-winning shorts, music videos, commercials, and public service announceme...

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Mike Watson is a comic book artist/creator for Freestyle Komics hailing from Cleveland, OH, as well as the host of Chat and Draw. Holding a bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design where he helped to publish CCAD’s first comic. Mike has been working in the comic field since 2005 beginning with his own publishing house Freestyle Komics. He creates the comic series Hotshot (Nominated Best Indie On...

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November 16, 2021 60 min

Dedren Snead is the creator/ writer of the Glyph Comics Award-nominated comic book series, Sorghum and Spear, and creator-writer of the upcoming Turnkey comic book series. He is a writer, content creator, and being both a Futurist and Retroist, his mind wanders throughout the space-time continuum, with at 10 year +/- around 1993 as the focal point of his many fandoms. He is the co-host of the New Wakanda podcast and head writ...

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November 9, 2021 54 min

Glenn Lawrence was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised all over the US. He brings a unique perspective to comedy. His quick witted style quirky point of view has allowed to grace stages all over the country from California to D.C. in addition to being a seasoned performer Glenn also produces both content via his LevelUp Comedy YouTube channel and various podcasts in the DC area including My Fantasy Wife with Comedienne Blair Post...

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Alan Z is a triple threat within the entertainment industry who carved his own lane as a versatile artist that raps and sings to bridge the gap between hip-hop and R&B but also bring more diversity with the music and acting industry. With his music, Alan Z intricately weaves pop, R&B, and hip-hop aggression into a tapestry that defines stereotypes and labels. Alan Z is planning to continue his platform to bring attenti...

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David Crownson is the CEO and Founder of Kingwood Comics. Born and raised in the exotic town of Frenchtown, New Jersey with Ghanaian roots, David Crownson is the Creator / Writer of Harriet Tubman : Demon Slayer. He is also an actor & filmmaker developing the upcoming web series Black Irish for YouTube Red.

In this episode, Moana and Dana chat with David about how the books he read as a kid shaped his worldview and inspired ...

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Davie Yarborough is an artist, educator, entrepreneur, and healer.  Her passions include writing, education, experimenting with music, storytelling, reading young adult novels, and finding new ways to be creative. She currently resides in Hawaii where continues her work in Education and the Creative Arts.

In this episode, Moana chats with Davie about the ups and downs of the often thankless job of an educator. Davie shares her j...

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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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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 ...

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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.

 

You can find more about Chris at:

https://www.instagram.com/tack_808/

http://ckoanui.redbubble.co...

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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 scho...

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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 comic...

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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 ...

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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 creativit...

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