During his life Sun Ra developed a complex persona and an idiosyncratic, myth-based credo that would make him a pioneer of Afrofuturism. He claimed to be an alien from the planet Saturn on a mission to preach peace, throughout his life he publicly denied any ties to a prior human identity.

The video uses 2d digitally drawn and vector animation arranged within a 3d enviroment of layers in Adobe After Effects. See the video above for the results.

I was inspired to create an animation to pay homage to the great Saturnian cosmic jazz composer, Sun Ra. 

After watching the Samurai Jack Series reboot I wanted to see what a short animation of a Sun Ra like character in the style of a Samurai Jack environment would look like.