John Williams, Jr.
First birth: September 2, 1964 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Second birth: January 1984, in my closet. That's when I repented and believed the Gospel!
Home: Atlanta, Georgia.
Marital status: Happily married to the beautiful Maeryia H. Williams.
Children: Three; Keshonda, David, and Danielle.
Occupation: Draftsman and comic artist. I also teach "How to draw comic heroes God's way", a class that teaches comic art from a Christian perspective.
Interests: Art (of course!), writing, Kung Fu, running, history, Kung Fu movies.
Favorite book: The Bible.
Favorite books of the Bible: Galatians, Ephesians, and Acts.
Ben Hur, It's a Wonderful Life; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; Chinese
Connection, Kid With the Golden Arm, You Only Live Twice,
All time favorite movie: Enter The Dragon. (Bruce Lee was pure poetry in motion, man!)
Favorite artists: John Buscema, Paul Gulacy, Barry Windor-Smith, Jack Kirby, Michaelangelo, Tom Palmer, Gil Kane, Gene Colon, Neal Adams, Travis Charest.
Favorite writers: Doug Moench, Chris Claremont, Roy Thomas.
artists: Helen Baylor, Petra, Newsboys, Michael Peace,
Favorite comic: Master Of Kung Fu. (A Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy masterpiece!)
characters: Shang-Chi, Captain America, The Liberator (Ha!)
Personal heroes: Roy E. Ogletree (Grandfather, dec.), Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Bruce Lee, America's War Veterans.
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. It's not the turkey man, it's the being thankful part that I like the best!
J. Hudson Taylor
"I am like a little
pencil in GOD's hand, he does the writing.
"Real men live by conviction, not by convenience."
come with age, but begins with the acceptance of responsibility."
"Everybody has asked
the question. . ."What shall we do with the Negro?" I have had but one
answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already
played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not
remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the
core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am
not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature's
plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro
cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him
a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!"
"Make your men accountable.
Lead them to be responsible to you for the performance of their work. They
will appreciate you more when you get the best out of them. Men have guilt
feelings when they do not do their best."
"Profanity is the
effort of a feeble mind trying to express itself forcibly."
"You don't raise
heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons,