Today we’d like to introduce you to Ananya Vahal and Carlos “Loso” Perez.
Prime Vice Studios, LLC is the premier sequential art company. It was started in 2016 by Carlos “Loso” to provide creative services. He noticed the lack of diverse representation in the industry and the community and turned it into an opportunity to provide what was missing.
Ananya began writing comics in 2016 to help her nonprofit raise funds and build awareness in the community. Loso holds an MFA in Sequential Art and Ananya holds an MFA in Writing. They combined their skills and joined forces to build Prime Vice Studios. Today, Prime Vice Studios owns original characters and stories, produces online content, helps brands create intellectual properties, and teaches comics in the Metro-Atlanta area with their signature workbook and curriculum.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No. Perez and Vahal faced struggles that many start-ups face in the beginning. They established the world’s first sequential art company, so they had to educate their clients and community about their unique services. It is difficult to get investors and funding for an art-based business, so Prime Vice Studios has been completely self-funded. Perez and Vahal built the company while working through graduate school as full-time students. Also, as people of color, they’ve had to overcome biases and obstacles to create opportunities for themselves.
Prime Vice Studios, LLC – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Prime Vice Studios, LLC is the world’s premiere sequential art company. They specialize in, comics, intellectual property development, teaching, and digital content. They also provide illustrations for digital portraits, avatars, branding and apparel, character designs and concept art for comics, games, animations, and film.
They have their in-house intellectual properties which include characters and stories such as the Saint Love City Funk series, El Cómico, Damiana the Prickly Pixie, and The CLOKAS comics. They have proudly worked with nonprofits to develop intellectual properties. For example, the Lung Girl mascot and comic book series for The Sid Foundation Inc., and an educational comic book encouraging children to become a teacher for the Grow A Teacher organization.
They teach workshops all over the world using their signature Prime Vice “Fresh Voices” Comic Book Creator workbook and curriculum. They taught workshops at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), General Assembly, The Wren’s Nest, The Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center, Ohio State University, and New Delhi, India. They also received seed money to provide free workshops around the community by The Pollination Project Grant in 2018.
They create digital content such as sequential art tutorials, educational videos of panels and special events, webcomics, and social media movements such as #BAMRUARY and #PVSKETCH for the online art community.
Prime Vice Studios, LLC is proud to be the first established sequential art company. Their mission is to create chain reactions of progressive change in the lives of others through their original content and entrepreneurship. Their focus is to serve the marginalized & underrepresented demographic by creating diverse content and opportunities.
PVS builds community by encouraging talented individuals to own their narrative and share their stories. As a premier company, they provide innovative solutions for clients to grow their businesses and create a strong social impact. Prime Vice Studios stands out from other businesses due to its wide range of services that can be tailored to any enterprise.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Their proudest moment has been establishing a unique business model that helps them and helps others.
- Website: www.primevice.com
- Phone: (470)588-5676
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @prime_vice
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrimeVice
- Twitter: @prime_vice
- Other: YouTube: Prime Vice Studios
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August 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm
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