We had the good fortune of connecting with William Satterwhite and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi William, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to help fill a need that was at the time being unmet by major players within the comic book industry, to provide worthwhile superheroes of color who could stand on their own and be as iconic as a Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Anything that I create- from characters and concepts to logos and other designs- I like to think in terms of creating iconic imagery that will stand the test of time and carry a legacy that extends far beyond me. As a primarily self taught digital artist I have had to hone my skills over years with whatever I could work on as far as computers, this experience has helped teach me that it is never about having the biggest or best system or equipment but about the heart and passion you put in your work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love the entire downtown to midtown area but I think I would have to narrow my favorite spots down to Atlantic Station and the Ponce City Market, I love the whole whole vibrancy of areas like that where you can just walk around for a day and have everything you might want just a quick stroll away.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family, without their love and support throughout the years I would be nothing. I’d especially like to call out my father and my recently departed uncle Bennie Satterwhite, two men who have served as role models as enterprising businessmen with my uncle in particular having owned the popular line of Satterwhite restaurants throughout the Atlanta area.