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Inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:7 (“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good”) my flagship title Lightweightz tells the story of eight teenagers in California who discover they have unique abilities. Drawn by Przemyslaw R. Dedelis and colored by Lya, the comic explores a variety of themes as each character struggles to make sense of their ability in their own unique way. Before releasing the graphic novel, these eight teenagers, or Lightweightz, will be introduced in a two-part anthology, with each part introducing four of them. The first part, which introduces readers to Solomon the lie detector, Grace the empath, Abaddon the connector, & Kayin the precog. The second part introduces readers to Ayden the pusher, Qasim the revealer, Emi the adapter, and Gabriel the inscriber. Both are available now.

*Logo Designed by Kurtis Hamliton.

The Characters

Name: Solomon
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Ethnicity: African American
Ability: Lie-detector

 

 

 

 

 

A genius whose future was all planned out, Solomon was on his way to achieving his dreams.  When an event forces him to change those plans and adapt to a new reality, those dreams are put on hold. Due to the emergence of his ability, he becomes determined to learn the truth behind the cause of the event, but someone will stop at nothing to make sure that doesn’t happen.

 

Name: Grace
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Ethnicity: White
Ability: Empath

 

 

 

 

 

Fed up with the way things are going, Grace visits her best friend’s church for the first time, looking for a change. When her ability manifests during the sermon, she starts to believe that change is actually possible. But can she overcome her past for the sake of her present, while dealing with her emerging powers?

 

Name: Abaddon
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Ethnicity: Filipino American
Ability: Connector

 

 

 

 

 

Misunderstood and hot-tempered, Abaddon tends to find trouble; which is ironic for someone who sees what connects people. Once he learns a deep secret that his adoptive parents kept from him, he decides to learn the truth no matter the cost. But is he ready for what he finds?

 

Name: Kayin
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Ethnicity: African American
Ability: Precog

 

 

 

 

 

Focused and determined, Kayin has always been mature for her age. Believing that her ability to see the future is a gift from God, she’s determined to use her gift to help as many people as possible. But is she strong enough to handle what she sees?

 

GabrielName: Gabriel
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Ethnicity: Mexican American
Ability: Inscriber

 

 

 

 

 

For Gabriel, knowledge isn’t only power…it’s dangerous. After remembering a once-forgotten secret, he finds himself on the run and on a mission. What does he know that’s so important, and what does it have to do with the other Lightweightz?

Name: Emi Emi
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Ethnicity: Japanese American
Ability: Adapter

 

 

 

 

 

A loner all of her life, Emi’s always dreamed of the day she’d fit in. Once she gets her wish, everything changes…except her. Will she decide to carve a new path for herself and those around her, or will she continue to succumb to fear?

 

QasimName: Qasim
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Ethnicity: African American
Ability: Revealer

 

 

 

 

 

Once a stellar student, Qasim is now struggling to be average. Once he discovers the truth behind his recent struggles, he decides to embrace it so he can make a difference. But will be able to fully control his newfound ability before  it becomes unbearable?

Name: AydenAyden
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Ability: Pusher

 

 

 

 

 

Up until now, nothing’s went Ayden’s way. And just when he thinks things couldn’t get anyway worse, things begin to go in his favor…in a major way. Realizing how powerful he is, he decides use that power to his advantage. But what will it cost him in the process?