I started drawing as a hobby at about age 9 where I actually didn't see it as something I could do for a living. That was until I started doing comics in the 5th grade and had a lot of fun doing so and from there I developed a love for comics and animation as I was exposed to things such as cartoons comics and video-games. Growing up in Jamaica I realized there wasn't a lot of opportunities for any of these so I looked at America and Japan as a chance for me to chase my dreams.

I ultimately aimed for a career in animation after watching series such as "Adventure Time", "Dragonball Z", "One Piece" and "The Amazing World of Gumball" and playing video games such as "Sonic the Hedgehog", "Super Mario Galaxy" and the "Dragon Quest" series.

About Al-Malik Barnes