Crown depicts the life of a black teenage girl, who wakes up with super power!
Like every superhero, Crown has a logo, a symbol that represents who she is in her core. Crown’s logo is inspired by a hair pick.
Teji Aka Crown
Two years ago I got an idea for a comic book. For two years this idea rattled around in my head with no outlet! Until now!
Teji aka Crown woke me up out of my sleep (most of my story ideas do). I had a dream of a superhero. A black superhero. A black female superhero. A black female superhero, whose hair was her superpower!
Black hair is the best hair (to me). There is so much black hair can do, from curls to coils, to an afro, to straight as a bone, to braids and finger waves! When wet our hair shrinks to sometimes half its length! Our thickness is unmatched! And don’t get me started on the many textures are hair can have! Black girls can change her hair and change her whole appearance in one day!
For a woman, her hair is a huge part of her identity. Black Women pay thousands of dollars a year on just their hair just to be told it’s not good enough! Black hair is being attacked in the workplace, in our kid’s schools and even by our own people!
Teji was created to tell black girls, black women that their hair is good enough! Their hair is beautiful! Their hair is accepted!
Her Crown was her hair. Her most prized possession!
Editor: John Schaidler Artist: Julie Anderson
Xabriere: The Tech Genius
Xabiere is the next character that I will be introducing from The Crown Universe.
Xabiere is a tech genius. He loves everything tech. He builds robotics. He has built 2 supercomputers, a motorbike, a car engine from scratch and a super suit. He has fully automated his family home. He’s a “nerd” who loves comic books, anime, manga, and history. He comes from the poor side of town, so everything he knows is self-taught.
He’s also a jock. He loves football, has been playing since he could run without dropping the ball. His captain of the JV football team at his school and averages at least 4 tackles a game as a safety.
If Xabiere isn’t locked away in his garage building something new or practicing on the field, you can find him with his friends jamming out to music.
Xabiere will be the man behind the woman. He will be the brains to Crown’s bronzes.
Xabiere refuses to change anything about himself to fit the norm of society. Xabiere’s strong character is based on my brilliant, resilient, and handsome nephew Gerald Shepherd Jr.