Sorghum and Spear
SORGHUM & SPEAR is a curated Sword and Soul fantasy universe; a landscape of decadent historical acumen and inclusive storytelling. Our fantasy comic, graphic novel, and animated projects strive to remain conscious of those it represents visually and culturally and to remain respectful and responsible in their narrative.
A REALM ETERNAL
The Eternal Realm grew from the will of the gods; a paradise and playground to satisfy their curiosities, fantasies and whims.
The old world echoed with their voices, and the denizens of the Realm revered them all. Great followings grew in strength and number, exalting the words of their mystic masters through both worship and war.
Then one day, one by one, the voices dwindled. Then grew silent altogether.
The Realm spiraled into chaos, as the upheaval cast humankind into and age of ruin and despair.
And then there was The Call.
The All-Mother, Eshe, called out to the An'Fre people, and in her voice, there was harmony. There was power. There was peace.
In a short time, the An'Fre progressed under a new Golden Age of splendor and successes. Miracles surrounded them, as their works and new society became a beacon of renewed hope and purpose.
Nevertheless, in this cascading light, the wisps of malevolent shadows still crept in from the edges.
Slowly, and surely it came to extinguish the Light that had driven it so far away.
And now, darkness descends on the capital of Ngolo-Ade.
What is Sorghum?
Sorghum noun sor·ghum \ˈsȯr-gəm\ Sorghum is an ancient cereal grain that grows tall like corn and is highly versatile and found throughout most African, Asian and Latin countries. Sorghum Stalks and Grain Sorghum Stalks and Grain In the United States, sorghum is used as livestock feed and turned into ethanol.
It’s a popular crop to grow within the drier regions of the States because it is drought resistant. This quality made it a popular crop in Africa — where it has been growing for over 4,000 years. Sorghum is thought to have been introduced to America from Africa, making its way over on slave ships in the pockets of the enslaved. Today, sorghum can trace its historic expansion from Africa into every corner of the world.
Sorghum farmer in Kenya.
Sorghum finds a lot of representation in this series. The analogy is found in the growth and development of the young girls we follow as well as the diaspora of sorghum to influence the world much like the people and culture of Africa into other civilizations. And there exist many more that we will explore as our series grows and develops!
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