Artist: Death of a Hero
Ami Kyle has been drawn to powerful imagery and storytelling since childhood, and with that, she quickly dove into making her own creations. From fantastical expansive worlds to character studies, no narrative was off the table; and when words didn’t seem to do enough, she would draw.
Ami studied animation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design; University of Dundee, honing her skills to become a competent 2-D artist, and graduating with a Bachelor of Design with specializations in Concept & Comic Art. She prides herself in having an expansive inspiration pool, motivated by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Yoshitaka Amano, Junji Ito, and Satoshi Kon; appreciating filmmaking, pop art, illustrative works, video game artwork and of course, comic artistry.
Ami makes it her goal to produce well-informed creative pieces that captivate the intended audience.
Artist: Descent into Madness
Grayson is an aspiring illustrator hoping to one day be able to create works for the mass media in the form of games and the like. He was exposed to illustration and character design in games and anime, such as the Fire Emblem series, from a very young age, which serves as the inspiration for his creations. Although still fairly inexperienced, he aspires to create works in the future that will be enjoyed by countless others.
Letterer: Death of a Hero and Descent into Madness
K Deutsch is a native Texan and graduated with a degree in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Design from Texas A&M University Commerce, where she developed her love for typography and lettering. Additionally, she dabbles in many art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and more recently letterpress and screen printing. Since the moment she could hold a crayon, art has been an essential part of her life. It has always been a far more effective form of communication to her than language, which is a large reason that she is pursuing a career in communication arts. Something as little as a typeface or color choice can enhance a message tenfold, which is why good lettering in comics is so important to the integrity of the story. K is also a lover of music, ranging from Tchaikovsky to Streetlight Manifesto, all things Star Trek, and of course, comics. Her favorite comics include Marvels, written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Alex Ross, and God Loves Man Kills by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Brent Anderson, particularly because of the philosophical and ethical discussions that take place within the narrative and how they highlight that all actions have consequences. She is also one of 19 recipients of a “Platinum” award in the 2020 Graphics New Talent Annual and a scholarship recipient from the American Advertising Federation.
Personal site: kdeutschdesigns.com
Annie is a graduate of the University of North Texas as of May 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric and a minor in music. Searching for a field that would incorporate her love of language, she found her passion in editing. With this, she is also able to do a lot of reading, which she enjoys thoroughly. Some of her favorite works are The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Annie is excited to be a part of the Characters at Large team and is looking forward to what’s ahead.