Marcus D. Newsome

Hi, I'm Marcus. I was born and raised in Compton, California, and I fell in love with drawing as a child. Growing up, I found artistic expression to be my way of coping with and making sense of my environment. It was my safe haven, a place where I felt truly alive to express all that was on my heart and mind. I have continued to create original works of art for the past two decades. My expertise is in graphic art, character development, and artistic storytelling. I am the creator of the comic book series Lightning Strike, a story inspired by my personal experiences growing up in Compton.