Remember why you liked comics in the first place?
Our Comics Empower Project continues!
This time, Winston tells his story:
Hi, my name is Winston Malone and I’m 23 years old.
I’m an author currently publishing my first novel called Storm-Fallen on the social-writing website Wattpad.
I’m also an avid explorer of all things imaginary, whether they be comics, novels, movies, television series, or artwork.
I was a late bloomer when it came to reading. I read a Children’s Fantasy series called The Deltora Quest in its entirety when I was 10-11 years old, but I didn’t start reading again until I was in High School.
I remember walking through a Sam’s Club with my parents and passing the book section. I saw all those book covers displayed down the aisle and was drawn to them. I decided to pick up a detective novel by Jonathan Kellerman titled Rage, and was then swept into the world of crime and spy novels for almost a year.
It wasn’t until I was searching for a book online that I ran into Brent Weeks and his popular Night Angel trilogy.
I was blown away, to say the least. He not only introduced me to the fantasy genre, but inspired me to write altogether.
So at 17 I began writing and taking creative writing courses in high school. I went on to discover Brandon Sanderson and his amazing talents, but that’s another story.
As you might have noticed, comics weren’t even on my radar.
I loved superheroes and the superhero movies that were being released, but I’d never picked up a comic before–until four months ago, when a friend recommended a new series called Saga. I read the entire first volume within a few hours and was fascinated with the ideas and topics that were being covered. Now I’m a proud member of Marvel Unlimited and still can’t get enough.
Comics and comic-related material have improved my views and opinions of many current issues that we deal with today. I’m not going to share those views now, but you may see them permeate my writing.
All in all, comics have greatly influenced me as a writer, and I have come to appreciate them in a new light.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story, and I’m honored to have been a part of New Worlds Comics’ Comics Empower Project. If you would like to message me, or read Storm-Fallen, you can find me here: http://www.wattpad.com/user/
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