What is GreenByrd Comics?
GreenByrd Comics started as a collaboration between two artists working on a series of self-published comics and graphic novels.
Their mission was to create a company for publishing their own original stories without the dependence of a traditional publisher, and in doing so, has caught the attention of up-and-coming artists looking to create and publish their work.
To that end, GreenByrd Comics has become a place where artists who are passionate about art and storytelling can get together and share their creativity with the world.
Though small now, GreenByrd Comics has a LOT of big plans for the coming future.
Born in Fort Benning, GA, and growing up in Anniston, AL, Mickel Green was always fascinated by his surroundings; whether it be the modernized structure of a building, the interesting pose of a statue, the movement/stillness of nature, or even the simplicity of normal, everyday things. There was always something that caught his eye and intrigued him to recreate/mimic it somehow.
He started drawing at a young age; first, drawing characters from 1980's cartoons like, The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Later, he bought his first comic book, which was 1991's X-Men #19, and from that point on he started on his journey to recreating the human figure from a comic book standpoint.
After high school and through college, he took up traditional painting and excelled in all courses taken. He created, as well as participated, in many art shows throughout the city of Louisville, KY. He decided to take all he had learned throughout his art career and apply it to his first love of character design, and set out to start a business he could call his own.
He partnered with one of the artists that participated in one of his previous art exhibitions, by the name of Mikayla Byrd, and GreenByrd Comics was created in the summer of 2017.
With the success of the 2017 titles like Black Angel, Black Friday, and with the upcoming 2018 titles: Carcass and Dead Forbid, GreenByrd Comics looks to be a formidable competitor in the comic book world, and bring continued excitement, fantasy, and joy to its readers.
Mikayla is a jack of all trades in the art world - she's dabbled in a lot of art mediums including animation, photography, and painting. She mainly focuses on digital drawing, fine art painting, and comics.
She partnered with Mickel in 2016 to work on his independent comic book series called Black Angel, where she colored and edited issues both 1 & 2.
Aside from her contribution to GreenByrd, she produces and publishes her own body of artwork online, tables at artist alleys at conventions all over the U.S., and publishes a free web comic twice a month on the platform Webtoon.