- Reggie Byers, Author/Illustrator -
Reggie Byers is a children's book author and illustrator residing in Philadelphia, PA.
He is also a 38 year veteran in the comic book industry.
In 2015, Reggie was recognized and awarded with the ECBACC Pioneer / Lifetime Achievement Award. He is credited as a trailblazer for being the first African American self publisher of black and white comics when he created and produced his manga inspired series, SHURIKEN in 1985.
He has worked on numerous comic books and children's books including ROBOTECH,
JAM QUACKY THE HIP-HOP DUCK, PEACE POSSE, CRESCENT and AFROBOY & PUFFGIRL.
Expressing his love for God, Reggie created the groundbreaking Christian comic book series, KIDZ OF THE KING, which he and his wife self published in 1994 and was later was picked up published and distributed by Urban Ministries Inc (UMI).
In 2017 Kidz of the King was acquired and rebooted and is currently produced by Urban Angel Comics.
KIDZ OF THE KING is also an animated cartoon that was released in 2008.