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STORY OF A DREAMER

One foggy morning in September during the late 90's a mysterious being crash-landed on earth. They later came to be known as Asian-American author, comic artist, photographer, and cosplayer Janejira Damron. Named after the main character in the Thai novel The Only Love of Janejira. As a child, they dreamed of being not only a Power Ranger but also a director, rock star, dancer, and author. They picked up drawing in the third grade after reading Natsuki Takaya's manga Fruits Basket. As the years passed they fell deeper in love with anime, manga, and Japanese culture. This later shaped their perspective of the world and sparked a deep passion for fashion. By 2011 they taught themself how to blog, create youtube content, digitally paint, and create original manga characters and storylines. With the help of their loving and supportive family of course.

During their awkward teenage years, they published their first novel The Girl in Black through CreateSpace, created a joke of a portfolio website, and started several youtube channels with silly skits and music covers. Before their high school chapters came to a close they switched platforms and published three more novels through lulu, (Which they are now in the process of completely re-writing) led two high school clubs at once, became a convincing substitute teacher for nine minutes, and tap-danced on the stairs to make Mondays more bearable.

It was during their early college years that the stars aligned and they finally figured out exactly where to go in life. They re-wrote Akemi: The Boy in Black and published Picture Us (Their greatest work thus far)

 

After escaping the merciless wrath of a pyramid scheme they earned a Bachelor's degree in film and is currently the storyboard artist for an animated series called American Kintsugi produced by Glass Iris Studios.