Bringing imagination to life

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

A Pike County native has his eyes set on a creative media empire.

He’s the first to admit it will be a challenge, but with his creativity and vision, it could happen.  And if that day comes, Queen Black Cat could be the cornerstone. It’s a universe that’s developing steadily but surely in the fertile mind of Michael Lawson.

Inspiration for the characters, and subsequent storyline, came from Lawson’s family.

He explains it was his cousin Hannah’s cat, Shadow, that helped spur his imagination.

“I tried to make something about her, and her cat,” Lawson explains.

Following that effort, Queen Black Cat was born.

Queen Black Cat is centered on a girl named in honor of Lawson’s cousin: Hannah.

Hannah befriends a stray black cat, Hesper. And Hesper is no ordinary cat: This cat – named from the Greek god of shadow and darkness – will change Hannah’s life in strange and profound ways.

Queen Black Cat was Lawson’s first and most recognized  character.

Queen Black Cat was Lawson’s first and most recognized character.

Be sure to pick up this week’s edition of the Times for the rest of this story.

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