Could you tell us a bit about yourself? What is your name? How old are you? Where were you born and raised?
Armani B. Scott—Long Island
What did you want to become when you were a child?
What sparked your interest in comics?
All my lifeI read everything I could get my hands on from historical biography, fantasy and adventure to science fiction spiritual texts, and political satire. Good comics can have elements of many genres.
What is The Mighty Magical Majestics? Who are the Mighty Magical Majestics?
In the cinematic, entertainment industry sense, it is created to be a “tentpole franchise”.
Lotus, Brain & Mr. Blackstone are THE MAJESTICS.
What is the story about?
The Crenshaw Family is American Royalty, an African-American family of patriots, philanthropists and superheroes that trace their lineage back to pre-dynastic Egypt.
Here’s a piece of promotional art for the series.
Are you the writer or the artist (or both) for the series? Who are you working with? How did you and your team come together (if you are working with others)?
Danielle L. Williams – Massachusetts and I are co-Creators.
We have a great team of artists who are bringing the story to life.
Could you tell us a bit about the main protagonist and the primary antagonist?
The Crenshaw cousins (Asha, Henry and Stanley) are heirs to Crenshaw Foods fortune and Crenshaw Family superhero Legacy.
We’ve got great villains including: The Furies (twin sisters/ assassins from Argentina); Brett Bank (economic hit man); and The Hessian (super-soldier for hire).
What motivated you to create this story? What made this go from a concept to something that needed to be made?
Danielle and I love all the great epic stories. We wanted a new epic with action, adventure, intrigue, and love that reflected the brave new world we live in. Once you start writing and realize you’ve got something… you just go with it.
How many issues/books of the series have you released?
One—we learned a lot… wait til you see what we do next.
Is the story on-going like monthly comics or is there a set beginning and end to the saga?
We’re working on monthly serials as well as long forms. We have stories spanning many generations and look forward to sharing them in all formats from comics to television and film.
What series did you find as inspiration for The Mighty Magical Majestics?
We read everything from Egyptian mythology to Shakespeare to modern era comics.
Where can people purchase your book(s)?
Local community bookstores
If your books are in stores, how did you manage to get your story on the shelves?
Not easy as independent publisher. We developed digital distribution business plan to sell using internet.
What were some of the obstacles you had to overcome to get this far?
We’re first time writers with a pretty huge and awesome project/proposal that is also unique because the three main characters are wealthy, wholesome, African-American, children. Were newcomers with a new story…
How do you feel about diversity in comics considering most heroes and villains are White males? Do you plan to do anything about this?
The world is diverse. Comics will be diverse by any means necessary.
Where do you want to be five years from now?
Publishing multiple comic titles worldwide every month.
What advice do you have for others who want to do what you’re doing?
Study your craft. Treat it like a business from Day-1
Why do you think it’s important for people to follow their dreams?
Life is not a dress rehearsal so you better go for it.
Check out the series’ website here
This article originally appeared on DreamerLoop
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