My name is Jamal Makin Shabazz, and I am an aspiring storyteller attending Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the school of Communication Arts in the Sequential Art Program in Savannah, GA.
I have had a strong passion for telling stories since I was small. This method of communication has been around for quite sometime and has been used in many forms with different functions. I've found that storytelling acts as a portal to a world where imagination can be used to create worlds. At best my imagination can be described as a vast and forever expanding universe. Within this universe, several planets exist each containing its own individual story within its lands and atmosphere. This universe exist within the three pound grey matter resting inside my skull.
I wish to share this vast universe with all whom are in search of stories that they can get lost in. In an effort to share these stories a home was founded in my studio, Mercury Animation Studios. The focus of MAS is to provide stories and characters for all ages that will provide progression in there lives. As Director Andrew Stanton saids "Every good story should make a promise that the story will lead somewhere" I want viewers to pull something special from these stories and always be able to use them for reference in there own lives. Through full length animated theatrical films, television programs and many other branches of media. The viewer will feel not only be entertained, but educated and enlightened. I’m very excited to see these plans come to fruition and l seek to work with as many storytellers and artist as possible.
It's a pleasure to meet you all.