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BLACK SANDS STUDIOS
Black Sands Studios was formed to be a fiercely independent animation studio dedicated to developing and producing the highest quality animated content based on the bestselling comics of the Black Sands Entertainment library. Black Sands Studios was founded in 2020 by Black Sands Entertainment’s Owner & CEO, Manuel Godoy and animation industry luminary, Teunis de Raat as Partner & Head of Studio. With his veteran industry expertise, knowledge and connections to talent, Teunis will guide the development and production of the studio’s properties, maximizing budgets, and ensuring they will be of the highest quality.
Black Sands Entertainment was founded in 2016 by Manuel and Geiszel Godoy. In 2017 they launched the title Kids 2 Kings as a comic book about ancient African antiquities. Focusing on empowering youth with rich stories of the past, they had major success raising funds through kickstarter, patreon, and other avenues. To date, they have sold over 25,000 physical copies of their books, raised over $140,000 through crowdfunding websites, and published over twelve books in two years.
They also secured major endorsements from Michelle Obama, The Schomburg Center of Harlem, ReedPOP, and many other major influencers in this space. If any company is positioned to take on the industry, it is Black Sands Entertainment
But what is the most exciting thing about the studio is the traction the IPs being developed have accumulated over the years. Black Sands is the most popular black indie comic series in the nation, selling over 25,000 copies in the last two years. Being a stable and consistent guest at major comic and anime conventions around the nation, Black Sands Entertainment has proven their worth in this space.