About Tyrone

Art has been one of my greatest passions as long as I can remember.

  • I used to decorate school notebooks with drawings of Naruto and Avatar: The Last Airbender characters;
  • I have spent hours watching YouTube tutorials on how to develop as an artist;
  • I started writing a comic book with friends when I was 10 years old.
  • In addition, I have a great appreciation for poetry and literature, specifically of the American Modernist era.

It is safe to say that creating art is a part of my essence.

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What I found in art

The comic book I created with friends during my early teens was my first endeavor into the art of storytelling. While it may have been a story that we nearly entirely copied from existing comic books and TV shows, it drove me to try to discover the captivating qualities of a good story. Naruto, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games were my early influences and I attempted to recreate the magic these stories encapsulated in my own works.
Manga and Anime were important influences during my high school years. I developed my art and my writing, mostly due to studying shows such as Attack on Titan. I started understanding the basics of foreshadowing, character development, and world-building. Additionally, I again attempted to create a comic book in 2015. The comic book that would slowly evolve into my current story The Goddess of Areth.
I began to dabble into American comic books in my first year of university. I learned of the philosophical intricacies that can be explored in a great number of ways in art. Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther (2016), Saga, Paper Girls, Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol (2016), and Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye (2012) provided me with material to study and to incorporate in my own art. Literature has also become a growing interest for me. Novels and Poetry have led me to obtain a greater understanding of the art of storytelling. And I have to thank Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, Mary Shelley, Angelina Weld Grimké, Stephen Crane, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman for that.

What I do now

I mainly work on a comic book series called The Goddess of Areth, and I occasionally do commissions. I also write poetry from time to time.

Contact Tyrone Hunte

Email: info@tyronehunte.com