Born and raised in Long Beach California is where, as a youth, John discovered he had a passion for animation, sci-fi, kung fu flicks and especially comic books. After moving to Carson CA in 1982, he met his childhood friend, James Merrill, and found they had the same passion. In 1990 the circle was completed when Mike Scott became the last piece of the puzzle. As a youth he loved to go to comic book conventions and dreamed of one day being able to be a vendor with his own super hero’s story.
Now he has the chance, along with his cofounders—who also dreamed of the same things—to bring new entertainment that will hopefully inspire a new generation of enthusiast.
Some people are artist, able to draw and write. Some are born salesman. Then there are those rare individuals who able to join with other creative talent to produce quality products. James Merrill is one of them.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, James later moved to California and grew up in Carson. The City was a small suburban community south of Los Angeles, during the 80s was home to notable icons a pop culture such as Quentin Tarantino, Who worked at the Carson twin cinema and Forest Whitaker, A public figure you could see strolling in Carson mall.
During those early years his love of comics, Japanese anime and movies with their unique storytelling and cinematography began to shape James’ aptitude for storytelling. Together, with his partners they formed their own publishing company to create quality characters and storylines based on the genre he loves so much.