AHR Visions From my own experience I understand what it takes for someone to get their wares out there for everyone to see. You need a plan. You need stern focus. You need some money. And most importantly of them all, you need a vision. A vision like AHR Visions created by my good pal, Alexander Cutri. Here Alex, it's now over to you.

1) What are your own origins, Alexander?   I grew up in Florida and was always encouraged to be creative by my musical parents who supported my ambitions for art. I am traditionally trained, and have experience in painting, drawing, sculpting, and many other mediums, and it wasn't until college that I started using a computer to create art, afterwards studying animation and special effects thus allowing me to focus on digital painting. I have always been a huge fan of movies, comic books, and video games, so I've always been on a path to start making my own.

2) What inspired you to create, ‘AHR Visions’?   I had done some work for hire stuff in the independent comic book world and wasn't really happy with the way things were going. I had some bad clients and saw my work improperly used (or not used at all) and this led to me wanting more control. If I was going to write the script, design the characters, draw content, and paint final illustrations, then I should start owning the property myself. So I teamed up with a like minded friend and artist, Abdul Rashid, and we set out to do just that. Between the two of us we could handle every step of production for a variety of projects, and now we develop our own IPs.

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3) Can you briefly tell us about some of the titles you publish?   We have a wide range of titles currently in development here at AHRV. The Eight is a super hero themed project from Abdul Rashid. Black Rose is kind of a black Batman but instead of being a millionaire he is rooted in organized crime. And Skorn is a revenge story with a female lead who kicks ass as a masked vigilante.

I also have two series I'm working on with AIYA and Rebirth. AIYA is about the struggle between two brothers for what is best for their dying world. This is a cosmic war story and explores alternate views on ancient history. Rebirth, on the other hand, will come later but that will be a cyberpunk thriller that explores transhumanism and corporate conspiracy.

Abdul and I have also hooked up with actor Terry Crews and we're creating a really cool property called Notorium. Epic sci-fi, action and hip hop all rolled into a futuristic wasteland. A book is coming out later this year and we are looking to bring it to the large screens as well with a movie.

4) What song would you say best represents your comics and why?   Tough question. I think each project would have a unique soundtrack. AIYA feels like a classical orchestra piece. Notorium is like older hard west coast rap. Black Rose has a more NY hip hop feel. Maybe some rock for Skorn? No one song can sum it up.

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5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   I got one! Terry Crews has been great to work with and a lot of fun too. Notorium is his baby and I got a chance to sit with him and talk to people about the upcoming project at the Comikaze Expo, 2015. I have worked with other celebrities before and in truth I love to work with someone who is excited about the project and wants to be involved (not always what you get). Weather they are super famous or not, it is more about the experience of creating something that I am interested in.

6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavour?   I have pushed myself to do more and try to take on tasks that I am unfamiliar with. I have been doing more writing than ever before and consulting on story structure and other things I never used to do. I learned that with enough time and determination you can learn anything.

7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   Being an artist can be very difficult at times but I try not to think about things I can't control. Business can be a bummer, so that stuff takes time and I try to focus on the art. I am in control when it comes to a painting or a story and so I just try to improve with every attempt. The rest of the stuff I treat like a chore. Don't stress or put all your energy into it just get it done. Use that mental energy on something creative.

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8) If ‘AHR’ had a motto, what would it be?   My personal motto is 'Art comes first!', simply because I'm the art director and that's my main focus. We also promise to 'leave no doubt', as we work real hard at our goal to deliver strong new content that will impress you.

And on that note, I'd like to thank Alexander for telling us about AHR Visions, before directing you towards their website, facebook, twitter, and deviantart pages.