Odunze Oguguo, Whyt Manga
Now from Rockport Publishers and including new content: Apple Black, Volume 1.
Raised in isolation to be the world’s savior known as the Trinity, young sorcerer Sano ventures out to train with other talented magic-users just as evil emerges again to threaten the world.
Many years ago, humans acquired fruits called “Black” from a tree that descended from the skies, which turned humans into sorcerers. Although all of Black is now extinct, humans still have sorcery inherited from their ancestors. As generations go by, the effects of Black in the bloodline diminishes and sorcerers use a variety of objects as “wands” to harness their magical power. Blessed by “Merlin,” the god of sorcery, with the Arodihs arm, the young sorcerer Sano has the ultimate wand. He is raised and trained in isolation and secrecy to be the world’s savior known as the Trinity. The savior is believed to be the one who dawns the Infinite Night, an eternal night of chaos.
Sano begins his training amongst a group of other talented new magic-users where many already know his name. Sano gets a fiery start after being admitted to Black Bottom Island’s guild for young sorcerers with his newfound freedom. As his fellow gifted allies and sorcerers accompany Sano on his quest, the treachery, betrayal, and evil that have plagued nearly all of Eden emerge again to threaten the world. Can Sano survive the threats on his young life?
Apple Black is rated T for Teen, recommended for ages 13 and up.
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Nigerian artist Odunze Oguguo is the creator of hit manga series Apple Black and Bacassi. Oguguo is also an influencer who has garnered a large following as “Whyt Manga.” As one of the co-founders of MyFutprint Entertainment, LLC, and a central figure in developing its brands like Saturday AM, Oguguo has found time to achieve personal milestones. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a minor in computer science. He later graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from the same university with a degree in visual communication design. He resides in North Texas with his family. To see more of Oguguo's work, visit @whytmanga on Instagram, whytmanga on TikTok, and @WhytMangaOdunze on YouTube.
Saturday AM is a unique digital comics brand featuring an ever-growing catalog of popular, exclusive, and diverse action manga-style webcomics by independent creators from around the world. Among the nearly 50 visionary artists on the Saturday AM team are @WhytManga (Apple Black), @JeyOdin (Hammer), and @saigaimiproject (Saigami). To learn more about Saturday AM, visit saturday-am.com, or find them on Instagram (@saturday_am), YouTube (youtube.com/user/MyFutprint), and Twitter (@saturday_am).