Who are you? My name is Takeia Marie and I’m an illustrator from New York.
Give 4 words that describe you? Honest, Contemplative, Creative, Hungry (I’m a sucker for good food!)
Favorite Music and / or Music Artist? I’m a big fan of Hip-Hop and my favorite artist is, and might always be..Nas.
Favorite Visual Artist (besides yourself 🙂 There’s so many to choose from, but I’m going to have to go with Joe Mad. Every piece he does never fails to inspire me. That being said, artists like LeSean Thomas, Dexter Vines, Fiona Staples, Bengal, Afua Richardson, Becky Cloonan, Skottie Young, and Khary Randolph, have all inspired me in one way or another with their work. The list goes on and on!
Project(s) you’ve worked on? Concept work for Yvonne Nicolas’ Dragon Queen Series (please check her out at www.yvonnenicolas.net – Some content may be NSFW)
Graphic Design work for various small businesses such as NSight 365, Lively Palate, Hug Appeal Cosmetics.
Concept work for various commercial brands including Country Crock, Nationwide, Valspar, Domestos, Fiber One, and others. I’ll include that work on my site as I’m able.
Pathways, a comic that I did with writer Justin Martin a while ago that we plan on releasing as a downloadable PDF.
Dream Project? My dream project isn’t necessarily comic book related, but I’d love to work with a Hip Hop artist using my illustration skills in some way. I’m not sure what the project would be exactly, but I’d love to work with someone like Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Rapsody, or even the aforementioned Nas. Again, not sure what the project would be but I’m putting it out there anyway, so here’s hoping!
Current Project(s)? The Forgotten, my personal project.
Describe the inspiration and process you that led to the creation of The Forgotten? The piece is from my comic, The Forgotten, and much like the story, was inspired by the waves of police brutality that have become more apparent in American society recently, personal experiences, and experiences of my family, friends, and peers. Although the topic and occurrences of police brutality are nothing new, especially in minority communities, I think that social media has helped to make it more prominent in the public eye. It’s something I’ve been wanting to comment on for a long time through my work.
You can read more about Takeia Marie here: Creator Spotlight – Takeia Marie
Contact Takeia Marie:
*Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
*Site – www.takeiamarie.com
*Twitter + Instagram: @takeiamarie
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