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KITCHENER, ON., January 16, 2013 - Writer and illustrator Andre Campbell works in his Kitchener apartment. Campbell’s latest work, ‘Starkeeper’, is about a disabled teen who is trying to change his life. (Adam Gagnon / Special to The Record)

KITCHENER, ON., January 16, 2013 – Writer and illustrator Andre Campbell works in his Kitchener apartment. Campbell’s latest work, ‘Starkeeper’, is about a disabled teen who is trying to change his life. (Adam Gagnon / Special to The Record)

“SINGLE MOMENTS ALONG YOUR JOURNEY DON’T DEFINE YOU;  IT’S THE JOURNEY AS A WHOLE THAT SPEAKS OF YOUR CHARACTER.”

Ever since I was little, I had a big imagination and rather idealistic personality. It was as if I caught glimpses into Plato’s world of ideal forms; everything is perfect and the good guys always win.

As a result of growing up with a physical disability, I use my imagination and my idealism as my escape. This has attracted me to the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Books like Harry Potter as well as The Sword of Truth series, along with a multitude of comics – were the frequent worlds that I would visit. In addition to my need to escape, I needed to express myself which I couldn’t do in the same way as my peers, friends and family. This led me to gravitate towards story-telling and arts.

As I got older, I began to see this as a viable career path. This is how I got into modeling, acting, writing, public speaking and creating comics of my own. I have written the first two issues of my debut sci-fi comic adventure series Starkeeper. At the time of writing I am in the midst of completing the third installment, as well as a prequel to the series (as requested by an indie comic book publisher Runciman Press).

4 Comments

  • jaseanp says:

    i would like to read this book in i can shere it with my friends

  • Phil Andrews says:

    Andre,

    KidsAbility made us aware of your story and your book project. I would like to produce coverage about this for our readers.
    Can you offer contact information so I may have a journalist follow-up with you about such a possibility.
    I’ll email you as well.

    Phil Andrews
    Managing Editor
    Guelph Mercury
    519-823-6050

  • Peter Martin(Lvegas69 on CB) says:

    Can’t wait to read it, gonna check on postage to UK then order.
    Just read your biog by the synopsis, sorry to hear about your bad experiences at High School, I hated it too. This world is full of bullies, just sad intolerant ignorant fucks who have a fear of anybody different in any way to themselves.Hope you have a particularly nasty demise for them in your novel!

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