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OUR TEAM

Every good creator must begin their journey as a fan. Boy, does that apply to us! We've been obsessed with the craft of storytelling our entire lives.
Read below to learn more about the history of our storytelling team.

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JUSTIN EUGENE EVANS

PUBLISHER & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
"You'll find I'm full of surprises."
LUKE SKYWALKER
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

JUSTIN BEGAN COLLECTING COMICS BEFORE HE WAS BORN. "I DON'T REMEMBER STARTING A COMIC COLLECTION BECAUSE MY PARENTS STARTED IT FOR ME. I ALWAYS HAD COMICS STACKED NEATLY IN MY ROOM...AND MY COLLECTION JUST KEPT ON GROWING."

 

WHEN HE WAS 13, HE MADE THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE TO CURATE HIS COLLECTION FOR ANY CHILDREN HE MIGHT HAVE IN THE FUTURE. "I KNEW I'D BE A DAD AND I WANTED MY KIDS TO HAVE A STELLAR COLLECTION. I BOUGHT BOTH READING COPIES AND COLLECTOR COPIES. I CAREFULLY BAGGED AND BOARDED THEM...BUT ALWAYS WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT COMICS ARE TO BE READ AND ENJOYED."

 

JUSTIN'S SON, DAVID, INHERITED HIS COLLECTION FOUR YEARS AGO. "I GAVE HIM MY COLLECTION ON HIS THIRTEENTH BIRTHDAY...BUT, HE DIDN'T FULLY APPRECIATE IT AND SO I DIDN'T PUSH IT ON HIM. SOMEHOW, HE DISCOVERED COMICS ON HIS OWN DURING THE PANDEMIC. NOW, THE FAMILY COLLECTION IS HIS TO CURATE. 4,000 BOOKS GOING BACK TO THE 1960'S. I LOVE THAT COMICS IS NOW A FAMILY LEGACY!"

 

JUSTIN BEGAN MAKING MOVIES WHEN HE WAS THIRTEEN. HE ATTENDED NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS ON AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP. HE WORKED AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, FILMMAKER, ANIMATION DIRECTOR AND VIDEO GAME ART DIRECTOR BEFORE DISCOVERING HIS PASSION FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INVENTION.

 

IN 2021 HE SOLD AN INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING COMPANY, ANTHEM ONE, INC. THIS GAVE HIM THE RESOURCES TO CREATE EVANSWERKS AND EVANSARTS. EVANSWERKS FOCUSES ON ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY. EVANSARTS FOCUSES ON GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MEDIA. "I'M EQUALLY INTERESTED IN BOTH THE SCIENCES AND THE ARTS. AND OUR FAMILY BUSINESS ALLOWS ME TO PURSUE BOTH OF MY PASSIONS. AND CONSISTENTLY, I FIND THE BEST ARTISTS THINK SCIENTIFICALLY AND THE BEST ENGINEERS LOVE BEAUTY."

JEANNE EVANS

OPERATIONS & HUMAN RESOURCES
"THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE

NEEDS OF THE FEW...OR THE ONE"
Spock

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

JEANNE GREW UP IN A LARGE CATHOLIC FAMILY NEAR SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. QUIET AND RESERVED, HER FAVORITE CHILDHOOD PAST TIME WAS READING AND WATCHING MOVIES. "IN A WORKING CLASS FAMILY WITH FOUR KIDS, THE MOVIE THEATER WAS A LUXURY. FOR US, GOING TO THE MOVIES MEANT GOING TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND WATCHING THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY. MY SISTERS, BROTHER AND I WOULD LIE ON THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR IN FRONT OF HER CABINET TELEVISION AS UNCLE WALT TOOK US ON ANOTHER STORYTELLING ADVENTURE."

 

JEANNE'S FIRST EXPOSURE TO COMIC BOOKS WAS MARVEL'S ADAPTATION OF RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. "I READ THE COMIC BEFORE I SAW THE MOVIE. MY AUNT BOUGHT IT FOR ALL OF US KIDS. AND IT WAS GRIPPING. IT WAS UNLIKE ANY STORY I'D EVER SEEN. I STILL REMEMBER INDY LASHING HIMSELF TO THE SUBMARINE PERISCOPE, BARELY KEEPING HIS HEAD ABOVE WATER. THAT'S TERRIFYING STUFF FOR A YOUNG GIRL WHO'D NEVER SEEN THE OCEAN!"

 

JEANNE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND AND BECAME A RETAIL MANAGER. "RETAIL DOESN'T GET THE RESPECT IT DESERVES. WHEN YOU RUN A RETAIL STORE, YOU LEARN EVERY ASPECT OF BUSINESS. SUPPLY CHAIN, HIRING WELL, SCHEDULING, LOGISTICS, MERCHANDISING, SALES TARGETS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE...I'VE HANDLED EVERY ASPECT OF RUNNING A COMPANY. MY PASSION IS IN BUILDING TEAMS. I THINK MY GREATEST STRENGTH IS IN SPOTTING TALENTED PEOPLE WHO OFTEN GO UNNOTICED IN A WORLD THAT OFTEN VALUES THE WRONG TRAITS. SUPERSTARS ARE OFTEN QUIET AND INTROVERTED, AND NOW I GET TO COMBINE MY TWO PASSIONS. I GET TO BUILD A TEAM TO HELP OUR FAMILY TELL AMAZING STORIES!"

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DEAN LIN

SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS
"IF I CAN'T EVEN PROTECT MY CAPTAIN'S

DREAM, THEN WHATEVER AMBITION I HAVE
IS NOTHING BUT TALK!"
RORONOA ZORO
ONE PIECE

MY GRANDMOTHER LIKES TO TALK, OR TO PUT IT IN A NICER WAY, TO SHARE. SHE OFTEN TELLS ME ABOUT WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS LIKE WHEN SHE WAS A KID AND HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE TO HAVE RUNNING WATER WITH JUST A TURN OF THE TAP, WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO A DISTANT RIVER TO FETCH IT. THESE STORIES SEEMED ALMOST UNREAL TO A 6-YEAR-OLD LIKE ME. LISTENING TO HER TALKING ABOUT HER LIFE STORY WAS LIKE READING A NOVEL, ONLY MORE VIVID AS YOU SEE ALL THE EMOTIONS ON HER FACE. SHE IS UNDOUBTEDLY A GREAT STORYTELLER.

 

COMICS WERE NOT PART OF MY LIFE UNTIL THE FIRST BOOK RENTAL STORE OPENED WHEN I WAS IN THIRD GRADE. I REMEMBER ME AND MY BROTHER WERE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO THE STORE ON WEEKENDS AND SPENT HOURS HAUNTING THE COMICS WE LIKED: RENT THEM BACK AND READ AGAIN AND AGAIN AND ONLY RETURN THEM WHEN IT WAS NECESSARY. IT'S DEFINITELY ONE OF MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES THAT I CHERISH THE MOST.

 

IT'S ALL ABOUT SALES, BEFORE MY CURRENT ROLE, I SOLD LANGUAGE LEARNING PROGRAMS, AND NOW MY GOAL IS TO SELL THE COMPANY TO FACTORIES AND PROVE TO THEM WHY WE ARE AN EXCELLENT BUSINESS TO PARTNER WITH.

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