Mekonnen Epic by Jerome Matiyas

is creating Illustrated Novels, Artwork and Comic Books




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Hello Family, this is Jerome Matiyas, author and artist for Mekonnen Epic Series. After some thought and research, I've decided to launch a Patreon page to help support life long desire to create more books and artwork. I figured Patreon will be one way to create a steady, base income and offset some costs for art and writing materials as I continue to produce my work, and grow my fan base. On April 27, 2019, I self-published my first illustrated novel for the Mekonnen Epic Series. It is titled Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light, (part 1), and it's available on, and select bookstore like Sankofa Books and Cafe in Washington DC.

After that, I was able to visit Ethiopia for the first time for 4 weeks this summer. It was the trip of a lifetime! I was able to see the historical and legendary sites the are mentioned in my novel, which are most of the places I've been reading about, researching and drawing for more than 20 years. To finally see Aksum, Gondor, Lalibela, Abay Falls, and Bahir Dar in real life was amazing! I'm looking forward to returning to Ethiopia to see more parts of the beautiful country.

If you're interested in seeing more artwork and would like to support and be a part of my effort to produce the next novel (part 2), and comic book versions with the best, positive and inspiring artwork without being hindered by costs and supplies then please become a patron today. You can donate as much as you can on a monthly basis, whether its $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 or more I will greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much!

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