Reggie Byers is an author, illustrator, youth mentor and brand creator from Philadelphia, PA.
In 2015, he was recognized and awarded with the ECBACC Pioneer/Lifetime Achievement Award
which credited him as a trailblazer for being the first
African American self-publisher of black and white comic books.
The creation was his manga inspired series, Shuriken in 1985.
He has worked on numerous comics and independently published children's books
including Robotech, Peace Posse, Crescent, Kangaroo Heroes
and The Official Philadelphia Soul Arena Football comic book.
Expressing his love for God, Reggie created the groundbreaking Christian comic book
Kidz of The King, which he and his wife self-published in 1994 which was
eventually published and distributed nationwide by Urban Ministries Inc (UMI).
Kidz of the King was also produced as an animated cartoon in 2008 by actor Peter Parros.
In 2017, Kidz of the King was acquired and rebooted and is currently
published by Urban Angel Comics.
Reggie's faith illuminates in all aspects of his works.
He continues to create art, comics and brands through his independent studio
and promotes a wonderful unique skin balm product created by his wife.