Telly Watkins was born in Washington, D.C., has been drawing since before he learned to write, and distinctly recalls tracing the art from comics his parents would buy him from 7-11 spinner racks. The industry has always held an important place for him, because he can recall a childhood filled with fond memories of comics, toys, cartoons and video games. He had always taken the idea of comics art, as a profession, seriously, doing numerous submissions over the years, but never considered independent pulication until he met his Triad co-founders in the late 1990’s. After highschool, Telly was accepted to the Kubert School, but opted to attend Howard Univerity on an art scholarship, awarded after a portfolio submission. Since school, he has worked in comic book retail, in print at a local newspaper, and in several permutations of sales and management, which, he admits, has taught him several lessons in accuracy, deadlines, marketing, and leadership.
“I am humbled, thankful and blessed. I am so excited to bring you a new brand of entertainment that I had a hand in creating with the most talented group of guys ever.”