File:Http://www.heritagecomicshsq.com/1b498e80.jpg Heritage Comics HSQ is the brainchild of its' founding member Andre Campbell. Andre was born on august 7, 1964 in Baltimore Maryland. He is the youngest son of six children. At birth, he was diagnosed with an eye disorder called Retinoschis,which left him totally blind in his left eye and 20/200 vision graduated from Baltimore City Public School and later graduated from the Community College of Baltimore with an Associates of Art Degree in Graphic Design. Andre's love for comic books lead him to forming his own small press comic book company known throughout the world as Heritage Comics HSQ.
THE INITIAL PROCESS
The basic concept for Heritage Comics HSQ started in 1992 by a small group of aspiring Afro-American artists. The group's idea was to form a comic book company that would redefine comics for the 90s. A redefinition of the basics of comics, great art, incredible story-telling, and no super die-cut foil stamped hologram covers. With the ideals set and a clear direction, the group needed to gather all the ins-and-outs of the comic book business in order to make a dream a reality.
After a few years of gathering information and finishing up the Alpha Agents, the company's first published title, Heritage Comics HSQ was ready to get the word out to fan boys and comic conventions. From local Clandestine shows to the SPX (Small Press Expo) in 1998, Heritage made the dream a reality as a small press level company. This was a start but not what the small group originally envisioned. So more hard work and networking was crucial to making Heritage Comics HSQ not just another small press publisher in Baltimore, Maryland, but a comic book company for everyone and based in the backyard of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., the largest distributor of comic books and related merchandise in the U.S.
THE FOUNDATION AND BEYOND
With the millennium well underway and the comic book industry in constant flux, Heritage Comics HSQ was once again ready to re-ignite their passion for the medium that gave their imagination an outlet. 2007 saw Heritage Comics attend the Baltimore Comic Con, its first convention of the 21st century. This led to attendances at the Zapp! Con in 07, the Small Press Expo 08, Capicon Convention in Dec 2009, Clandestine Con in Nov 2009, the Pittsburgh Comic Con 2008 - 2010, Free Comic Book Day at Collector's Corner 2008 - 2010, the Baltimore Comic Con 2008 - 2010, and the San Diego International Comic Con 2010. Not to mention being featured in the Washington Post Magazine's December 2008 addition. By late 2011 Heritage Comics HSQ has published over 20 titles and plan to publish many more in the coming year. Now, the Legacy can really begin. . .
HERITAGE COMICS HSQ
We will expand the minds of our readers. Our characters will represent all races and nationalities. Some of the featured storytelling will be based in action, suspense, horror, romance, comedy and religion.
We will strive to make a contribution to our society in enabling persons of all ages to enjoy the art and creative talents of our publication. In turn, other artists and other creative talent will learn the skills needed to become successful.