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ELIJAH JOHNSON, (writer/artist/producer) was born in 1995 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in California. He entered the world of show business early, when his parents signed him to the Academy Kids casting agency, at the tender age of 2 months old. It was through this company that he began working in television on such shows as “Moesha” and “NYPD Blue” as an extra, as well as doing commercials for Gap and Chuck E. Cheese, among others.
In 2008, At the age of 13—he was able to turn his passion for art into the beginnings of a career: And over the course of a decade his highlights include being featured on: Adobe, Microsoft 365, MoveOn.org, and Columbia University. He was awarded as a Best-Selling illustrator Amazon thanks to his credits on published works such as: Monk Inyang’s critically acclaimed “Nightmare Detective: The Skeleton King”, and the 2018 Human Relations Indie Award-winning comic book “Seany Shoe Hands”.
He has also participated in and successfully helped crowdfund several projects for his clients, including horror/psychological thriller comic series “33” and superhero/fantasy genre comic “Leaders of the Free World,” generating nearly $40,000 in funds altogether.
In 2020 he co-created, illustrated and published his own graphic novel with his father and brother, “The Formula”, through FriesenPress. The Formula has been adapted into multimedia projects and sold across the country in comic book shops and convention events.
Around 2021, Elijah began doing journalism work for POCCulture.com, a media company covering and promoting diversity within the film/tv industry and since then, his reviews of films such as Disney’s “Moana” have been featured in their official press releases.
He is currently the lead animator of the black-owned animation production company, AnimeHipHop, and has brought their flagship series “Kishi and the Island of Dreams” to life, starring WWE Hall of Famer “Rikishi” and several members of the Samoan Dynasty wrestling bloodline.