Black Sands Entertainment, a Black-owned comic book publisher, and Composition Media, a Black-owned animation studio, have partnered to create high-quality content that celebrates African heritage and empowers Black youth. The partnership aims to revolutionize the anime industry and set a new standard for African-centric animation. Both companies will be investing in the production of the series, with Composition Media fully funding development.
Their first project under the pact is an anime TV series adaptation of the comic Black Sands: The Seven Kingdoms. The deal marks Black Sands Entertainment’s first foray into the anime space. The partnership is set to create a new standard for high-quality animation that celebrates African heritage and empowers Black youth. The partnership is expected to bring together a Black-owned animation shop and Black-owned comics publisher to create a new standard for high-quality content that celebrates African heritage and empowers Black youth.
what other projects has Black Sands Entertainment worked on
Black Sands Entertainment has worked on several projects in the comic book and animation industry. For starters, the Black Sands: The Seven Kingdoms comic book series. It is set in ancient Africa and follows the adventures of a young prince named Ausar as he battles against powerful enemies to protect his kingdom.
Black Sands Entertainment initially launched a video game, Kids 2 Kings before transitioning to comic books. The game production did not succeed, but it marked the beginning of their journey into creating content centered around African mythology and Afrofuturistic titles.
Black Sands Entertainment has also signed a partnership agreement with Hartbeat Productions, Kevin Hart’s media company as a part of the animated series adaptation for Black Sands.
The Man Behind Composition Media
Carl Reed of Composition Media has worked on numerous animation projects prior to Black Sands. Under Lion Forge Animation, Reeds has worked for 20 years as a producer and executive producer on projects like Hair Love and Drawn In. While most of his projects are aimed at kids and for empowering black youth he is also currently working on another project aimed at adults, titled Bad Grandmas, an adult comedy animation.