Baker’s Article #50, Mr. Keshawn Dodds ,
Hello Everyone, Here we are at a landmark as we Hit our 50th Article for ICC!
I couldn’t be prouder as We are reaching tons of new fans with just our Articles alone! The next Spotlight goes to a creator with an incredibly Inspiring story. Mr Dodds has a gift and He is pursuing it wholeheartedly. Once You read His story I am sure You will be just as moved as I was. It is incredibly inspirational and motivating. As You know ICC Articles reach out to more creators who have not been featured in our Spotlight or Magazine before, and this normally results in them getting that spotlight coincidently. ICC Magazine is published Nationally now, and anyone can buy it. It houses tons of great stories, interviews, event spotlights, Cosplay, elaborate features and tutorials even.
I did a small interview with Him for our 50th ICC Article and this is what I found out about Mr. Dodds
1} How did You got into your creation/hobby and what inspired you?
-1996, my best friend Marcus McDowell was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 years old. While he was in the hospital receiving his chemo treatments, we would hang out, thinking about creating our own comic book. Marcus loved to draw, and I loved to write stories, so this was an easy idea that we brought to life. Unfortunately, Marcus passed away eleven months later, and we never were able to complete our comic. I fell into a deep depression and didn’t want to do anything because I lost my best friend, my brother, to cancer. I kept the pictures that Marcus drew of our superhero that he named, Menzuo. Over several months, I kept having a reoccurring dream about our hero fighting evil, so one day, I started to put pen to paper and write out the story in my head. Six months later, I had my first manuscript. This shows that through loss and pain, my recovery came in the art form of writing.
2} How long have you been creating? Any advice You want to give to future creators?
-I have been writing for as long as I can remember, but I started to focus on it and take it seriously at eighteen. The advice that I would give to future creators is to “Just Write” and enjoy the process of creating stories and perfecting your craft. Study other authors and always continue to get better.
3} What do you enjoy about creating, things of that nature. Any Future plans?
-I enjoy writing in different genres, especially SciFi/fantasy and young adult fiction. My future plans revolve around creating my first comic book and releasing the next book in my Menzuo S.W. series.
An amazing creator and You will see why once You go to his links:
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ICC is honored to showcase Mr. Dodds as our 50th Article and we wish you continued success as a creator. You are doing it well and You inspire us, keep up the amazing work!