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Dread & Alive

Obeah Woman

In ZOOLOOK’s Dread & Alive series, Maria McIntosh is the mother of Drew McIntosh. An Ethologist (the study of the behavior of African Lions) at the local university, MARIA is highly intelligent and speaks English with a Jamaican accent. She is also well-versed in Patois. But everything is not what it seems with her character. Maria harbors a dark secret, one that she has kept hidden from Philip and Drew. She comes from a long line of Obeah Woman that traces back to the Ashanti Empire. In Dread & Alive: Nine Night, her secret and the powers she possesses will be put the test!

IRIE™ | ZOOLOOK celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Dread & Alive issue #1

Release Date: February 6, 2010
Publisher: ZOOLOOK
Language: English
ISBN-10: 096562286X
ISBN-13: 978-0965622868
Copyright: © 2010 ZOOLOOK
Total Lpages: 32
Package Dimensions: 10.25 x 6.25 x 0.2 inches
Format: Comic Book
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Queen Nanny

Jamaica’s most famous Obeah Woman is Queen Nanny (Granny Nanny or Nanny of the Maroons), leader of the Windward Maroons. Referred to as the rebels old obeah woman in British record, she was respected by the Maroons as the great scientist.

Queen Nanny’s legacy is preserved in oral form. The Jamaican Maroons credit Nanny’s power of science in defeating the British in 1739. Nanny’s science and every one of the stories of her powers is testimony to the Maroons’ own cunning and bravado that won them their freedom. Queen Nanny was the architect of the ‘Ambush’, the guerrilla tactic of camouflage where the Maroons disguise themselves as bush and trees, which baffled and deceived the British. Queen Nanny is buried at Bump Grave in Moore Town, Jamaica.

Nanny’s Pot

Queen Nanny single-handedly defeated a battalion of British soldiers by strategically placing her cauldron of boiling water (Nanny’s Pot) on the corner of a narrow pathway, forcing the soldiers to pass by one by one. When the soldiers saw that they were no fire beneath the pot, they were compelled to look inside the pot, and upon doing so, fell down the precipice and died. She spared the life of the lone survivor so that he could be witnessed to the fate that awaited them at Nanny Town.

Catching Bullets

Queen Nanny possessed the skills to catch bullets and demonstrated it on the day of the signing of the treaty. She told a British officer to order his men to fire their muskets at her. At first, the officer thought it was a ploy to renew the war. He eventually gave the order and when his men fired rounds and rounds of bullets toward Nanny, she half turned her back, and with her hands between her legs, caught every bullet.


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

Crowdfund Dread & Alive

Fans can now join ZOOLOOK by supporting the Dread & Alive: Nine Night™ project with a crowdfunding contribution through the official website at the url below:

LINK | Crowdfund Dread & Alive: Nine Night

Every contribution receives a perk. ZOOLOOK has included a special set of crowdfunding packages where fans can become part of the storyline, either as an extra or an actual character. There’s even a crowdfund package for product placement in the story.

Dread & Alive: Nine Night™ is scheduled to release on Halloween, October 31, 2020. To stay up to date on the latest developments and key events regarding the Dread & Alive series, fans and newcomers to the series can sign up for the DREAD ALERT at the URL below:

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