Indie Comics – Slate & Ashe
Slate & Ashe is an indie comic from Black owned independent comic book company Echelon Graphic Novels. Created by Ethan Murphy (a Raleigh, North Carolina native!), Slate & Ashe is about a Black police officer, Marlon Ashe, partnered with an intelligent and pretentious doctor, Vickrum Slate. They are using all they have to fight their way through a strange zombie filled future.
Slate & Ashe currently has 6 action packed issues out. Going along with building the table, Echelon Graphic Novels recently inked a partnership deal with Platinum Studios (The same studio behind Cowboys & Aliens and Men In Black) for the series. The development deal will help Echelon get their properties into franchises for theatrical release, streaming, and merchandising.
We got a chance to ask Ethan Murphy why working on this project was important to them:
Storytelling has always played a pivotal role in my life. I always knew that I wanted to carry on the tradition. But now, I’m more motivated than ever. People of all colors need to feel represented by what they read, inspired by heroes that genuinely resonate with them and given hope by a voice they can understandEthan Murphy – Echelon Graphic Novels
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