|My favorite character and what I call the Triad/Trinity of my Universe! Zener, Toonman and Empress!|
Today I helped a lot fo people remember the good memory of Stan "the Man" Lee, letting everyone know how much of a hero he was not only to me, but everyone else. I posted something on every social media account I had.
Then, someone noted me with a similar message that made me realize that my dream of doing for people what Stan Lee did for me was already happening. I'm keeping the person anonymous for safety and to avoid misconception of favoritism, but I wanted to share with you want this person said to me:
I just got the bad news too. Like, a few minutes ago...
Stan was a huge inspiration to me, as he most likely was to you.
Not only was he a great writer, but an even better person.
I had actually had the honor of meeting him on several occasions. I even had the opportunity to show him some of my characters, to which he proclaimed, "Wow! Pretty good! Not half bad! That fella with the sword could use some work, but otherwise great!"
Yep... That's Stan for ya...
Actually, I sort of have a list of my top inspirations.
I... I was going to save this for another time, but I think these sudden tragic events call for me to say them...
"Mr. Redx, NRG... Whatever you like to call yourself, I have some words for you. You remember all those characters I told you about, right? Well, I've straighten them up and made them a full-fledged group. With improved origins, enhanced storytelling, and some artwork I've had the pleasure to work on with myself!
I plan on getting a job at a comics industry... Sort of. I have it all planned out. I'll make a indie comics series, which one of the big two will try to buy out. I'll give it to them, and they'll hire me to write for the characters they bought.
Anyways, I'm telling you all this because... I never would've gotten here without you...
When I was a kid, about 4 or 5, my uncle brought me all sorts of comics to read up on. I got Hercules teaming up with Spider-Man to stop an earthquake, Luke Cage fighting against Spider-Man as paid for by J. Jonah Jameson, Superman meeting Spiderman to stop the elusive Lex Luthor, and the first appearance of the Joker's daughter. It was a blast.
Even at a young age, I always wanted to be a superhero. But then I realized getting a radioactive spider bite would sting, and watching my planet blow up would really suck. So, while watching some cartoons, the things that got me into superheroes in the first place, I thought "Wow! These guys get to write about heroes?!". And so it began. I hung up my cape before I could even put it on, and turned over to the pencil and paper.
I made all sorts of heroes with interesting powers... It's just that my backstories were lacking that "Zap!" factor if you know what I mean. I had the art down, inspired by Jack Kirby to try my hand at drawing. And the stories were a sinch, thanks to Stan's tips on how to write an interesting tale.
But on how they became heroes... I just didn't know how to make a proper origin.
That is, until I saw your profile.
After seeing so many interesting backstories and biographies of so many wonderful characters, I feel understood how to give my heroes their beginnings.
And it's all thanks to you!
What I'm saying is, without you, I never would've made my start. And I've come so far. As have you.
You're a huge inspiration to me, alongside Stan the Man and King Kirby."
... I saved that for when I was going to tell you that I finally got all the characters I told you down to where they'd be a great read. But... This seemed like a good time to tell you those words.
And what I was saying, it was... That you're a huge inspiration to me. Right next to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
And I'm sure they were the same to you.
Without you, I wouldn't have the deep characters I always dreamed of making.
And I think Stan would be so proud of you for not only making such great characters, but for inspiring a fellow avod reader/writer the same way he did for so many.
You're destined for great things, RedX. And I'm sure Stan knew that.
As he would put it...
I always thought I had to be further into my career as a writer and publisher to inspire others the way I wanted to, when all along I was already doing it without even realizing, just being me and doing what I love.
I'm going to remember these words and this day for the rest of my life.
I am an aspiring comic book writer and artist with a deep love for the genre and everything superhero! Almost everything I do revolves around my own universe I am building. I hope that one day my universe will become a company as big as DC or Marvel, both of which are my inspirations.
Ever since I was a boy, I have dreamed and daydreamed about the world of superheroes, even putting myself in my own universes when daydreaming. To me, Comic Books are the perfect combination of literature and art; telling a story and giving the reader a visual representation of that story. Comic Books, as I see them, can be used to spread messages, share opinions, entertain the youth, and give the next generations heroes to aspire too. And that is why I hope to be apart of that vision someday.
What separates me from other comic book creators is originality. I always aspire to do things that have yet to be done. I believe comics should always push the boundaries on originality and imagination while aspiring to the legacy and genre of heroes the world has already given us(Detective Heroes, Action Heroes, Space Adventures, Sorcerer Supremes, etc). Every character I have created is from my own ideas and imagination, and appeals to multiple audiences. My favorite heroes I have created so far are Empress and Toonman, but I love all of them equally.
I am always looking for comments, critiques, questions, and praises on my characters. I look to improve myself and create my own voice in my comics.
Current Residence: Guess
Favorite Writer: Geoff Johns
Favorite Artist: Bruce Timm and Stan Lee
Favourite genre of music: Any thing that i hear that i think is good
Favourite style of art: Comic Book
MP3 player of choice: I-pod
Favourite cartoon character: Red X; All Total Drama Characters; Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Batman and their respective Rogues Galleries, Karolina and Nico from The Runaways, and Zenescope Characters.
Personal Quote: Awesome!