I went to the New York Comic on Friday and I had an amazing time. I knew there was going to be some diversity but didn’t know how much. White male artist were the majority but I did see many artist of color. I know this blog is lacking queer artist of color and male artist of color which I hope to improve later on but I was happy to meet many cool diverse artist in Artist Alley.
One of those artist were Keron Grant. He had an amazing display and was very nice to talk to. I wasn’t able to converse much with him because the amount of art there was massive, but overall I knew I wanted to feature him. I pulled his information from his site:
Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Keron showed a keen interest in creating at a young age. At age fifteen this desire to create blossomed when he immigrated to the States and was exposed to American pop culture.
"Keron attended the Columbus College of Art and Design where he graduated with a degree majoring in Industrial Design and a minor in Illustration and Fine Art. While still in his junior year, Keron found himself working for Image Comics; and by the age 21, Keron already had his art published throughout DC Comics. Quickly, Keron found himself working with all of the major comic publishers on titles such as: Iron Man, Spider Man, Superman, and Fantastic Four among other major comics characters. From there, Keron also contributed designs and concepts for major motion pictures such as Transformers, The Matrix series, GI Joe, etc. as well as many blockbuster games like Suckerpunch Production’s Infamous. Presently Keron’s work can be spotted on a number of clothing items for companies such as Rocker Wear, Icon Motorcycle Gear, and Nike etc.
Keron currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys designing motorcycles in his spare time.”
Keron is a pretty accomplished artist with a great portfolio and an awesome personality! He is our spotlight of the week. Check him out on the sites below: