I was born in Nashville, TN, moved to Washington DC when I was 3, then to Columbia, SC when I was 6. So Columbia has to take the credit for me coming of age...
How was your childhood?
Surrounded by artistic inspiration. I spent a lot of time watching cartoons. I was basically raised by the tv.
Did your parents encourage you to read?
Yes they did actually. I give them credit for the fact that I read as much as I do today. While my dad was encouraging me to read things like Tom sawyer and all that, my mom was busy reading anything written by Stephen King.
Did they approved of you reading comics?
My mom didn't too much care. My dad didn't but he did push me to read other things outside of comics.
Did they ever bought you comics?
Ohhhh yes.! Al the time!!! At least until I was old enough to work and buy my own.
Did you read comics as a kid or did you discovered comics later on in life?
I read comics like a mad man as a kid. It was like crack for kids!
What were your favorite comic book characters growing up?
The X-Men were my favorite characters by far. And Batman.
Around 89. My first comic i purchased as a kid was Uncanny Xmen #246. I was blown away by
Silvestri's art. Then two issues later I was introduced to the work of Jim Lee. I was HOOKED ever since. Claremont's
writing was awesome as well. He brought a sense of humanity to these characters that made you relate to them.
Do you still read and collect them?
Not so much now, but if I do its mostly underground stuff. That magic that was once in the mainstream stuff, in my opinion, is loooooong gone!
What books do you currently read?
Last things I really read was Rotten Apple by my good friends, Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown. A couple of my artist buddies introduced me to CHEW. Rob Guillory is an amazing artist.
When did you started doing comics?
I remember doing my own comics on notebook paper since elementary school. lol. i started learning how to do it on a pro level in college from my buddy Sanford. Not long after, I snatched up a few indy projects around the late 90's early 2000's.
Did you had any formal training?
Well I've always drawn and was a student of the game long before college came along, but college gave me a better understanding on how certain aspects of art worked for the field I was interested in.
Why did you choose to join Truthful Comics?
The first interesting factor was Rigz. I followed Rigz stuff on deviantart for a while. Then when I started following the works of the rest of the guys, saw their drive and their work ethic, it was a no brainer after that.
What books are you working on?
As of right now, I'm putting the finishing touches on ORDER: THE LOST PIECES for the ORDER trade paperback. Order was the first thing I did for Truthful in the form of a webcomic. I have one more called MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE coming up in a few weeks. These stories all lead up to SHADOWCLUB KARMA, which will be a 9 part mini series starting in Febuary.
What's it about?
Well Order and Mysteries of Science are just lead in's to the Shadowclub Karma story, so it all takes place within the Shadowclub KaRma universe. Shadowclub Karma is basically a tale of war. A war between Heaven and Hell that has gone on for ages with Earth and all of mankind caught in the middle. Our only line of defense is this rag tag band of misfits made up of, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. They all carry these mystical crystal skulls which tranforms them into the exact opposite of the monsters we know them to be. It was so fun to put this project together. 8 years in the making!
What's your goal as a creator?
To give people something they never really had before. Something a little different. Anybody can give you a story about a caped, spandex clad, superhero...but I'd much rather not force feed you the same formula every other comic has forced upon you for ages now. I'd much rather leave you with something a lot more entertaining, and actually makes you think. I like to take a look at what the greats are doing. The main guys. I like to look at their stories, their art, just whatever they are doing in general... and do the EXACT opposite!