IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - Dread & Alive: From Babylon to Zion
Roots, 2020, June 2020

ROOTS | From Babylon to Zion

Dread & Alive From Babylon to Zion Dread & Alive™ tells the tale of two Maroon brothers who ruled in the Cockpit Country of Jamaica years after their ancestors fought the colonial British to a standstill to secure their freedom in the First Maroon War. Born free in one of the communal settlements, Cudjoe™ and […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - ComiXstand
Roots, 2020, May 2020

ROOTS | ComiXstand

Dread & Alive ComiXstand May 2020 has been a busy month for the artist, ZOOLOOK. The remaining characters for Issue #1 have been finalized as ZOOLOOK begins production for the first chapter of the story arc, ‘Hide Your Soul’. ZOOLOOK will sketch the storyboards for ‘Hide Your Soul’ during the month of June with actual […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - Myal Man
Roots, 2020, April 2020

ROOTS | Myal Man

Dread & Alive Myal Man In ZOOLOOK’s Dread & Alive series, Philip McIntosh is the father of Drew McIntosh. 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. A cultural anthropologist by day, Philip McIntosh is a local legend in the […]

ROOTS | Obeah Woman 1
Roots, 2020, March 2020

ROOTS | Obeah Woman

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 […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - Dread & Alive
2020, February 2020, Roots

ROOTS | Dread & Alive

Dread & Alive CHRONICLE: February 6, 2010 On February 6, 2020, Nicholas Da Silva aka ZOOLOOK celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of his Dread & Alive series in comic book format. Dread & Alive is a Jamaican-inspired multimedia series spanning comic books, novels and music. Created and written by ZOOLOOK, the Dread & […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - Dread & Alive: Nine Night™
Roots, 2020, January 2020

ROOTS | Good vs Evil

Dread & Alive: Nine Night Good vs Evil ZOOLOOK, the alter ego of IRIE Magazine’s founder and Editor-in-Chief, Nicholas Da Silva, is taking over the ROOTS feature section of our publication as he returns to his comic book roots to pen the next story arc of his Dread & Alive series entitled Nine Night™. Each […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - Sojourner Truth
Roots, 2019, November 2019

Roots | Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth CHRONICLE: c. 1797 – November 26, 1883 Sojourner Truth was an African American evangelist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, author and former slave. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in 1797, a slave who lived a miserable life, serving several masters throughout New York before escaping to freedom in 1826. Sojourner would go on to […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - 30 Years Later
Roots, 2019, October 2019

Roots | 30 Years Later

30 Years Later CHRONICLE: October 17, 1989 – 5:04 PM Photography by: J.K. Nakata, United States Geological Survey On October 17, 1989, at 5:04 pm, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake severely shook the San Francisco Bay Area. The Loma Prieta Earthquake was the largest earthquake to hit San Francisco since 1906. The violent force of the […]

IRIE™ Magazine | ROOTS - W.E.B. Du Bois
Roots, 2019, August 2019

Roots | W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois… Facts an’ T’ings February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963 W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, historian, American sociologist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. W. E. B. Du Bois was born William Edward Burghardt Du Bois on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the only child […]