Maia “Crown” Williams is a busy woman. In addition to founding and running MECCAcon, Detroit’s newest black arts and comics convention, Maia also owns three other businesses (Amonyet Enterprises, Crown’s Royalties and Cooking Ciphers), working year round to build her entrepreneurial empire in the Motor City. Midwest BSFA recently caught up with her during a (small) break in her schedule to found out what motivates her, artistically speaking. (Spoiler alert: it’s independent comics and art.) Continue reading “Maia “Crown” Williams, Creator of Detroit’s MECCAcon”
Big ups to James Tecco, husband of Midwest BSFA member Renee Tecco, for recording and editing this for posterity.
Sebastian A. Jones, president of Stranger Comics, is the mastermind behind The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer, the dark fantasy comic which follows story of the Stranger and his bloody quest for revenge. We talked to Sebastian about his nerdy beginnings, independent comics publishing in a franchise-driven environment and his Kickstarter campaign to turn The Untamed into a hardcover graphic novel. Continue reading “Interview with Sebastian A. Jones of Stranger Comics”