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Dread & Alive

Duppy Conqueror

On February 6, 2021, ZOOLOOK will officially release the long-awaited Dread & Alive: Duppy Conqueror, a one-shot comic book issue to the masses. Originally written as a short story, the one-shot comic book chronicles Philip’s life as a Duppy Conqueror.

A direct descendant of the Jamaican Maroons, Philip’s lineage traces back to the Ashanti people of the Gold Coast of Africa, present-day Ghana.

The Cultural Anthropologist is a local legend in the rural areas on Jamaica’s island. When darkness falls, he is often called upon to perform a Duppy Conqueror’s duties and cast out evil spirits. The locals refer to him as ‘fo-yeyed’ (four-eyed).

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Release Date: February 6, 2021
Publisher: ZOOLOOK
Language: English, Patois
ISBN: 978-0-9830637-8-0
Copyright: © 2021 ZOOLOOK
Total Lpages: 32
Package Dimensions: 10.25 x 6.25 x 0.2 inches
Format: Comic Book (One Shot)
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Duppy Conqueror

Like his son, Drew, Philip McIntosh was gifted with second sight. When he came into the world, he was born with a caul over his face.

Many people believe that a child born this way possesses the extraordinary power to see into the spirit world. Such a child not only can see spirits but can also converse with them.

Philip’s gift (and curse) earned him the name Duppy Conqueror. For Philip, benevolent and malevolent spirits, including the spirits of the dead, continuously inhabited his world.

Philip’s use of Myal focused on the connection between humans and the spirit world. But like the Obeah Man, he also operated in the same sphere of spiritual and herbal knowledge.

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Release Date: January 6, 2019
Label: ZOOLOOK / Dread & Alive Series
Copyright: 2019 ZOOLOOK
Total Length: 4:01
Total Tracks: 1
Format: Single
Genre: Dub Reggae

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