"Drawing and art is a part of me, it defines me, its boiled deep within my blood. Its who I am and always will be."
Lashawn Colvin began her art journey at a very young age but, before she found that she was blessed with a tremendous talent, there was another gift she found herself having. Writing! Lashawn's passion for writing and creating stories goes very deep. As a child she drew inspiration to create and write stories from one of her favorite child hood TV shows. Power Rangers. The seed of creating a team of female fighters was planted there.
From there, Lashawn fell in love with another show, which is the number one inspiration for the Beautiful Soldiers series; Sailor Moon! It was because of this show she owes tribute for helping her find her gift of drawing. Lashawn has stated that she used to sit in front of her TV and draw Sailor Moon as a young child. This is when the idea of her creating a female led fighting force took off and followed her into her adult life, where it was fleshed out into the Beautiful Soldiers.
Beautiful Soldiers is Lashawn Colvins life work, the series first started in 2013 under a completely different title called "The 4 Elements" with a totally different story and premise, with the main 4 girls as witches. Fast forward to today Beautiful Soldiers has a huge following, has been featured 3 times
in a nationally distributed magazine HHH, interviewed by podcasts, websites, radio stations, YouTube Channels, showcased at conventions and more.
Lashawn Colvin has stated that her series is what drives her to get up every morning, to create something, so female centric, to show that young girls can be just as powerful IF NOT MORE than men.
"If its too easy, its not worth it. That's a method I apply to anything in life, especially to my dreams. I don't want my empire to come easy, I want to have to work to build it. I want to fail, because that's the only way I will learn...and grow."
Tyrone Jackson has been writing and drawing since he was a little boy in Elementary school. He’s always had a vivid imagination and easily gravitated to cartoons and comics. He also loved writing about horror and science fiction stories. Stephen King has always been an idol to him. In the elementary, Tyrone wrote his first horror story and launched his short story creations from there. In middle school he wrote his first script; another horror story. However, in High School, he began to watch anime more. He realized that he wanted to get into the field of animation and began creating his own universe based around a group of characters; characters that he designed. That was his first taste of world building.
Tyrone went to college to major in art however, he left school to join the military after 9-11. While in the military, he didn’t draw or write as much however, his imagination stayed vivid. Eventually, he got around to writing his first story, based on a character that he created in the MMORPG, City of Heroes. That character, and her twin sister, became the staple of what would become SoveReign Comics. In 2009, Tyrone decided to return to his dreams and began to heavily create his comic book universe. A universe that he'd allow imagination to reign, as well as diversity.
Tyrone’s first gig in the comic book world was as an inker on Lucid World issue 2. After that, he has helped others with editing their comic books and creating their universes. At the moment, Tyrone is a published inker(Lucid World #2, Orisha EXOS i01), colorist(Orisha Exos i01), cover artist(Orisha EXOS i01) and letter(Orisha EXOS i01). Orisha EXOS is a title from SoveReign Comics and you can expect a lot more; 12 more titles to come.
In 2015 Tyrone came across the path of an incredibly talented artist, Lashawn Colvin. He loved her style and contemplated reaching out to her to be artist for his book S.T.A.R.S. He eventually reached out to her after a post that she made showing her characters of Beautiful Soldiers and since then, they have been friends and have worked with one another.
"In consistent overflow," is the best way to describe the creative mind of Rae Sparks; a young woman from North London whose love for storytelling, and a great read, finally brought her to the world of comics and its industry.
In 2008 Rae successfully achieved a BA Honours Degree in Performing Arts where she studied Screen-writing and wrote a Pitch/storyboard for a 10 minute Screen play 'The Widow'.
It was during her years of study that Rae stumbled upon a graphic novel called Dharma Red; an unapologetic mutant Vampire goddess who took pleasure in devouring villains of the galaxy. Rae began to buy Marvel comics and fell in love with the female characters such as Mystic, Storm and many others.
Long after her years of study, Rae's passion for uniting text and imagery never died; In 2014 Rae produced a stage production of her own, 'Windows: A Place, A Space Of Expression.' Windows was a collaboration of poets & artist who used both poetry and art work to tell a story; set in an apartment block, where not only regular folk lived but, Death, Mother Earth and Ghosts of the past; all of whom had a poetic tale to tell (the production was inspired by Graphic Poetry).
In 2015 Rae decided to purse a writing career in comics and joined the Facebook group 'Women Creating Comics.' She decided to put her self out there as new to comic book writing; and wanting to gain some experience. To her amazement she was approached by Lashawn Colvin, who was looking for some one to write for her Beautiful Soldiers comic!! Having loved her style of writing, Lashawn introduced Rae to Tyrone Jackson, CEO of SoveReign Comics and was given full writing reign with his up and coming comic, S.T.A.R.S.
THE ART TEAM
"We consider ourselves blessed to have the privilege of working with what we love and loving with what we work!"
The Line Art Studios was created five years ago by experienced professionals in various sectors of illustration, comics and animation.
Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers, providing works with high quality within the stipulate time.
April Brown has been working in the comic book industry for over 10 years. She has worked for a variety books. Her first big manga project was Unico and ever since then, she hasn't stopped.
April Brown has been lucky enough to work with very talented writers and artists that have been in the industry for a long time, such as David Gallagher, Steve Ellis, in Only Living Boy and Scott O. Brown with Book of Dragons. However, she has also had the pleasure to work with emerging writers such as John Clark, in Thin. Her most recent project is, Broken Moon, from American Gothic Press.