I grew up in the small city of Greenwood, South Carolina. Being from a football town, the only thing that saved me from utter loneliness and boredom was art. I watched my father and older cousin draw for me from an early age. Eventually, I started creating my own world by drawing.
While drawing was my gift, the 1990’s Disney Renaissance and any animated show, channel or block became my obsession. As I continued my animation infatuation, Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Samurai Jack”, Craig McCracken’s “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” and Hayao Miyazaki’s films pushed me towards pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Animation from SCAD.
As I matured, storytelling became just as important to me as animation. I was shaped as a writer and storyteller by reading Gertrude Chandler Warner’s Boxcar Children series, the works of Walter Dean Myers, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This led me to pursue my Master’s degree in Writing from SCAD.
My career has led me to create content for big and small companies and individuals like Green Cage Security and Chyle. Since then, I’ve been published by regarded media outlets like GameSkinny, HipHopDX, CBR, and Paste Magazine.
As I have come into my own, writing and animation have become who I am. My vision is to span both comedy and drama across various audiences through traditional animation. With that in mind, I want to change animation by championing diversity through storytelling and nuanced characters. As I continue my journey, I still feel like that little boy in his room creating his own world.
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I haven’t heard anyone mention the boxcar children since I was a child. These were my absolute favorite books.