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Creator Davien Watkins

1) On what project are you currently working?

Our current project is a comic strip entitled "Notes Notations." The "Notes Notations" comic strip is published weekly at the "Culver City Observer" newspaper right in "The Heart of Screenland," a star-studded movie town with two major studios and several production facilities in the city's surrounding areas.
It's the first ever appearance of "Notes" (music superhero) in a newspaper comic strip and it's really been the greatest experience with establishing the identity of the superhero characters origins, alongside a supporting cast of supervillains and the love interest in a dreamlike fictional music industry world.
The story world surrounding "Notes Notations" is loosely based on my experiences in the record industry and is a purposefully unrealistic world that offers versions of noir.

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?

We certainly have admiration for all of the comic book community's legends. The pioneer's Stan Lee (Pow Entertainment), Mike Richardson (Dark Horse), and Reginald Hudlin (Milestone Media 2.0) are all household names that we regard with respect and a warm approval. These are comic-book industry professionals who have defined the adolescent years of generations that are coming of age and shaped the childhoods of millions of kids.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

Beginning with the idea, our interest in comic books started with a concept logo for a music CD cover. At the time "Notes" was simply a character created as an emblem that would be the inspiration behind the music I had been producing. While attending Pepperdine I had the idea of creating a story for the character after attending an afternoon lunch meeting with a couple of alumni at the university. I felt it was a great idea, and at that point and I knew what I wanted to do. The first thing I did was head down to the local library where I found a copy of a book by author Scott McCloud entitled "Making Comics."
That's how we started and begin creating comic books.

4) On which title would you most like to work and why?

I'd like to turn our attention to the arch nemesis of Notes..."Duplicate". Although the story is currently untitled, the development of "Duplicate" as a supervillain bootlegger...in his own stories, is absolutely a project that I'd like to follow-up "The Origins Of Notes" story with...because there is a whole other underworld, "dark side" to the music industry.

5) On what project will you be working next?

Our fictional superheroine "Dark Love." The story arc follows "Dark Love" as she embarks on an unavoidable journey in search of the most illustrious, glorious, and magnificent love songs.

For more of Watkins' and Superhero Enterprises' work, please visit here and here.

(posted June 10, 2016)